Test-Taking and Stress Management 85A ( Archived )
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Mt. San Antonio College

 

 

July 31, 2014

 

 

Effective Term:   200825 - Winter 2009

Course ID:

STDY   85A

Title:

Test-Taking and Stress Management

 

Division:

Library and Learning Resources Division

Department:

Learning Assistance Department

Discipline:

Short Title:

Test-Taking/Stress Mgmt

 

Course Status:

Approved

Maximum Class Size:

  35

 

 

Method of Instruction:

 

 Lecture

 Work Experience, Occupational

 Laboratory

 Work Experience, General

 Lecture and Laboratory

 Open Entry/Exit

 Independent Studies

 Apprentice

 Distance Learning (Distance Education Delayed) for online courses

 Distance (Hybrid Online) for online supported courses

 

** MAXIMUM CONTACT HOURS **

** CREDIT UNITS **

 

  Lecture Hours:

  18.00

  1.00   

 

  Lab Hours:

  

 

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  Total Hours:

  18

 

 

Taxonomy of Programs (TOPS) Information:

TOPS Code and Course Program Title:

499900 - Other Interdisciplinary Studies

 

SAM Priority Code: 

A.

Apprenticeship

Courses offered to apprentices only.

B.

Advanced Occupational

Courses taken in the advanced stages of an occupational program. Each “B” level course must have a “C” level prerequisite in the same program area.

C.

Clearly Occupational

Courses taken in the middle stages of an occupational program. Should provide the student with entry-level job skills.

D.

Possibly Occupational

Courses taken in the beginning stages of an occupational program.

E.

Non-Occupational

 

Discipline Placement:


State Transfer Code:

C1 Not Transferable, AA/AS Degree

Grading Method:

Letter Grade Only

Frequency Offered:

 Fall

 Winter

 Spring

 Summer

 On Demand

Earn Credit:

Non-repeatable Credit - equates to 0 repeats

 

Transfer Status

Baccalaureate Status is granted by the Educational Design General Education and Baccalaureate Level Subcommittee.

 CSU Transferable         CSU Approval Date:                      (mm/dd/yyyy)                  

 UC Transferable             UC Approval Date:                      (mm/dd/yyyy)                 

 

Course Requisites

Prerequisite:


Co requisite:


Advisory:

Eligibility for ENGL 67

 

Course Special Designators


Course Description:

A single purpose course designed to support learning in either an academic field or in a vocation. Provides support in understanding how the brain functions and applying that knowledge to test-taking and stress management strategies.

Course Outline:

- Identify and understand the implications of brain-based research for their own learning process.
- Identify different teaching and learning theories.
- Identify and apply test-taking strategies necessary for academic success.
- Identify stressors in personal life and develop strategies for managing them.
- Identify teambuilding strategies and apply those strategies to collaborative learning exercises.
- Final exam.

Lab Outline:


Course Measurable Objectives:

Using a brain-based research perspective, students will:
1. Identify and understand the implications of brain-based research for their own learning process.
2. Identify different teaching and learning theories.
3. Identify and apply test-taking strategies necessary for academic success.
4. Identify stressors in personal life and develop strategies for managing them.
5. Identify teambuilding strategies and apply those strategies to collaborative learning exercises.

Course Methods of Evaluation:

Category 1. Substantial written assignments for this course include:

Essay Exams
Written Homework

If the course is degree applicable, substantial written assignments in this course are inappropriate because:


Category 2. Computational or non-computational problem solving demonstrations:

Exams
Homework Problems

Category 3. Skills Demonstrations:


Category 4. Objective Examinations:

Multiple Choice
Matching
True/False
Short Answer

Sample Assignments:

1. Using brain-based research, use your current life habits (including your physical, emotional, and mental patterns), to identify what experiences support your memory functions and which ones hinder them.
2. Predict and create a major exam for one of your most difficult classes and base the exam on previous exams given in the class.
3. After examining your stressors, develop a personal stress management strategy, implement your strategy, and evaluate its effectiveness.

 

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