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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-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-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.

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CAC-101 Strengths in Careers and Beyond                  1-1-0

 

This interactive course offers students the opportunity to discover, develop, and apply their talents to college success, relationships, and career fulfillment.

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OTC-101 Navigating College                                    2-2-0

 

This course is designed to help students create greater success  in college and in life. Students will learn strategies to set and achieve their academic, professional and personal goals. With a focus on the empowerment of wise choices, students will explore possible barriers to success and experience greater self-awareness, self-management, creative and critical thinking skills, emotional intelligence and lifelong learning skills.

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RDG-070                                                                     3-3-0

 

Students will be actively engaged with a reading specialist in an individualized program that will build vocabulary, increase comprehension, improve study habits, and develop critical reading strategies and critical thinking skills. Reading will become more efficient and enjoyable. Progress will be measured through pre and post assessments, completion of coursework, and by reading specialist observation.

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RDG-100 College Vocabulary                                           1-0-2

 

There is a positive correlation between an extensive vocabulary and academic success. This course is designed to be above the developmental level. It will meet the needs of college students who already have a solid vocabulary but need a more challenging course. The design of the course will help expand receptive and expressive vocabulary and vocabulary building skills. This course is offered in a self-paced format to better facilitate student needs and schedules.

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