Throughout the process of preparing for a range of college assignments, students will receive instruction in skills and strategies in the following areas:
Take responsibility for:
Use common software to communicate and to complete information management tasks such as word processing assignments, sending emails, or signing in to an online learning management system.
Some or all of the following methods will be used:
Student achievement will be measured using formative assessment tools and the mastery system in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. Students will receive on-going feedback from the instructor throughout the course. Evaluation will be based on learning outcomes as well as instructor-specified criteria. Mastery will be granted to students who achieve an average of at least 70% on the items listed below. Evaluation will include, but may not be limited to, completing the following tasks:
-A collection of writing and research tasks demonstrating consistent attention to instructor and peer feedback. Assignments could include single and connected paragraphs, short answer and other tests demonstrating understanding of written and spoken texts, research skills practice, or group work.
-At least 1 composition-based project, such as the following:
The final product must have at least 5 paragraphs and up to 1,000 words, include a description and an analysis of a global issue, specific examples, and recommendations. It must also incorporate source material from at least 2 credible sources, using a citation style such as APA or MLA in accordance with academic practices and College policies.
-In-class planning and writing in long hand of at least 2 1-3 paragraph answers to an exam question requiring at least 250 words each, under time constraints. The final exam should be completed in no more than 30 minutes.
-At least 1 research assignment demonstrating understanding of source credibility and reliability.
-At least 1 self-assessment of learning strategies, progress, and classroom skills (to be discussed with the instructor).
Sample grade breakdown:
Composition and essay exam tasks worth up to 20% (total)
Reading and research tasks worth up to 15% (total)
In-class paragraph or essay exams worth up to 25%
Composition-based project worth up to 30%
Participation worth up to 10%
By the end of this course, successful students will
Reading and Writing Skills
Students may be required to purchase one or more of the following:
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|