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TLC-021 Critical Thinking

Cr Hrs

1-1-0

This course will assist students in developing critical thinking skills.  Students will learn to make logical decisions through thoughtful text analysis, self-examination and problem-solving strategies.  In-class interactive critical thinking groups will read, answer questions and collaborate (through discussions of logic and reasoning) in order to arrive at the best possible conclusions.  Other activities include examinations of primary sources (from various dates and a variety of subjects), how authors’ perspectives and language shape documents, and how readers’ emotions and experiences affect perception of information.  Critical thinking skills will be beneficial in taking tests and can be applied to all subjects encountered by students as well as improve career and citizenship opportunities.

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TLC-022 Study Strategies for College

Cr Hrs

1-0-2

This course is designed as a brief overview of study strategies that college students need in order to succeed in college course work. Topics covered in this course include time management, organization, note taking, textbook reading, test taking, memory and learning, critical thinking and health issues that impact learning. Students should report to the Speckman Tutoring and Learning Center to develop a course completion plan.

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TLC-030 Algebra Essentials

Cr Hrs

2-2-0

This B-Block course is designed for the student who drops a math course. The student will be assessed on current math knowledge then guided through a self-paced learning of math concepts. This should help the student be more successful the next time that math course is taken. It can also benefit the student who wants to strengthen math skills prior to enrolling in a new math course. It is recommended that the student also take a B-Block TLC 023 class, and it should be noted that this course does not replace any required math course. Students should report to ICE 212 to begin and are welcome to start prior to the posted start date of B-Block classes.

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TLC-038 Beginning Algebra Refresher

Cr Hrs

1-1-0

This course reviews basic arithmetic and basic algebra skills in an effort to more accurately assess students’ current math knowledge and prepare them for their initial math class at OTC. This course is designed for students who need a review of math basics and is not recommended for students who need in-depth instruction in math.

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TLC-041 Basic English Grammar

Cr Hrs

1-1-0

This course provides students an opportunity to review basic English language skills in preparation for college-level courses and employs a functional approach to grammar. Students learn the basics of punctuation, grammar and sentence structure, then apply what they have learned to their writing. Students enrolled in 100-level courses who need to review language skills are encouraged to enroll in this course as well. The class meets one time per week for 50 minutes, and additional outside work will be required. Students should report to the Speckman Tutoring and Learning Center during the first week of classes. Enrollment is open until midterm, but it is suggested that students enroll by the fourth week of the semester.

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TLC-048 Academic Refresher in English

Cr Hrs

1-1-0

This course prepares students by focusing on test-taking strategies and reviewing basic college-level writing skills. It is best suited to students who need a review of writing basics and is not recommended for students who need in-depth instruction in English.

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TLC-050 Vocabulary

Cr Hrs

1-0-2

This course is for students who want to improve their vocabulary. It is a self-paced, computer-assisted course that emphasizes learning vocabulary through context. Students should check Blackboard on or before the first day of class for instructions on course procedures and requirements.

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TLC-295 Mathematics Study Strategies

Cr Hrs

1-0-2

This course will assist students in developing the study skills necessary for success in any mathematics class. Some of the topics include: note taking, reading a math textbook, test taking and reducing math anxiety. This course is open to any student currently enrolled in any OTC mathematics course.

Prerequisite: student(s) must be concurrently enrolled in a mathematics course.