Francis P. O'Neill M.A.
ORI 100: COURSE CALENDAR & CLASS ASSIGNMENTS –Fall, 2008
(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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