A Little Bit About Me
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Psy 208 Syllabus
Psy 136 Syllabus
Psy 101 Syllabus
Psy 200 Syllabus
Psy 215 Syllabus
PSY 215 ALP Syllabus
PSY 136 ALP Syllabus
PSY 204 Syllabus

Francis P. O'Neill M.A.


(9/3) Class 1:  Introductions and syllabus review. Making the Transition to College. Chapter 1: Survival Tips. Course Topics, Requirements and Expectations.

Due for Class 2: Read Chapter 2: Ongoing Survival.

(9/8)   Class 2:  Report to the Library for Class. College Resources: Library, Computer Labs, Learning Assistance Lab (LAL).

 Due for Class 3: Read Chapter 3: Confidence Building and Goal Setting &

 Read Chapter 4: Minimizing and Managing Stress. Review College Catalog.

(9/10)    Class 3:  Blackboard how to use it? Short and Long Term Goals;

 Due for Class 4: Read Chapter 5: Multisensory Learning.

(9/15)    Class 4:  Stress Management. College Policies and Procedures.

 Due for Class 5: Read Chapter 6: Getting Control of Your Time and Life & Chapter 7: Developing Concentration.

(9/17)    Class 5:  Learning Styles Inventory and VAKT System: Strategies for Success..

 Due for Class 6: Read Chapter 9: Active Listening and Note taking. Reaction Paper.

(9/22)    Class 6:  Planning, Procrastination, Time Management and Concentration Techniques, Reaction paper due!

 Due for Class 7: Read Chapter 12: Test Taking

(9/24)    Class 7:  Active Listening and Note Taking Systems. Test Taking Techniques and Skills.

Due for Class 8: Review for Mid Term Exam.

(9/29)    Class 8:  Mid-Term Exam.

Due for Class 9: Read Chapter 8: Memory: How It Works.

(10/1)     Class 9:  Test Taking Techniques and Skills.

 Due for Class 10: Read Chapter 10: Textbooks: Reading, Highlighting & Note taking.  

(10/6)     Class 10: Short and Long-Term Memory; Whole Brain Learning; Visual Memory Aids.

 Due for Class 11: Read Chapter 11: Writing Effectively and Chapter 18: Effective Communication.

 (10/8)    Class 11: SQ3R, Marking Textbooks and Taking Notes.

 Communication Styles and Active Listening. Due for Class 12: Read Chapter 13: Preparing for a Career.            

(10/13)  Class 12: Career Exploration and Decisions; Tips for Job Application Forms and Interviews.

Due for Class 13: Read Chapter 14: Diversity and Chapter 16: Well-being and Being Well. Campus Involvement Paper.

(10/15)  Class 13: Financial Aid for College. Elements of Effective Writing, Research Papers, Presentations and Reports. Campus Involvement Paper.

 Due for Class 14:  Read Chapter 17: Relationships.

 10/20  Class 14: Recognizing Diversity and Cultural Differences; Mental, Emotional and Physical Health. Career Research or Interview Paper Due

Due for Class 15: Read Chapter 15: Managing Your Money. Class Presentations.

 10/22   Class 15: Class presentations, Recognizing 

10/27   Class 16: Class Presentations, Student concerns question and answer session

 10/29   Class 17:  Class Final Exam

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