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aCADEMIC STRATEGIES

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Academic Strategies 1  
(formerly Academic Strategies 1abcd)
Individualized Academic Strategies
1 unit; 3 hours lab per week to be arranged
This laboratory course emphasizes self-paced individualized instruction based on computerized diagnoses of difficulties in reading and/or mathematical computation. After diagnoses, individualized instructor-led and computer-based interventions are offered to improve reading or math skills.
Note: Pass/no pass only.

Academic Strategies 20
(formerly Academic Strategies 20ab)
Prewriting Workshop
2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable
In this course, students will learn strategies to increase their understanding and use of prewriting and planning techniques, which are important first steps in successfully completing college writing assignments.
Note:
Pass/no pass only.

Academic Strategies 22
(formerly Academic Strategies 22ab)
Vocabulary Building for College Students
2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable
This course is designed to increase the student’s reading, listening, writing and speaking vocabularies by introducing words and concepts that are essential to academic success. A systematic method for continued vocabulary development is emphasized. Note: Pass/no pass only.

Academic Strategies 23
(formerly Academic Strategies 23ab)
Spelling Techniques
2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable
This course is designed to help students identify and correct common spelling errors and to provide practice using the appropriate rules of spelling necessary for college-level writing.  
Note: Pass/no pass only.

Academic Strategies 25
(formerly Academic Strategies 25ab)
Thinking Skills for College Courses
2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable
This course is designed to instruct students on how to analyze and use information, identify patterns, find the relationships in analogies and draw logical conclusions with precision and accuracy.
Note: Pass/no pass only.

Academic Strategies 30
(formerly Academic Strategies 30ab)
Test-Taking Strategies
2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable
In this course, students examine how testing instruments (such as true/false, multiple choice, and essay questions) are structured. Students learn techniques designed to increase success on various types of achievement tests.
Note: Pass/no pass only.

Academic Strategies 33
(formerly Academic Strategies 33ab)
Memory Techniques
2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable
This course is designed to introduce the student to methods of memory improvement and to provide practice in the techniques and their application to individual learning situations.
Note: Pass/no pass only.

Academic Strategies 35
(formerly Academic Strategies 35ab)
Listening and Notetaking Strategies
2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable
This course is designed for the student who needs to improve listening for comprehension. They will learn to take organized notes, identifying main and subordinate points into meaningful categories.
Note: Pass/no pass only.

Academic Strategies 36
(formerly Academic Strategies 36ab)
Sentence Errors and Punctuation
2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable
This course focuses on students locating and correcting in their own writing the most common and troublesome sentence structure errors. The correct use of punctuation is reviewed and practiced.
Note: Pass/no pass only.

Academic Strategies 60
Strategies for Success in Distance Education
1 unit; 1 hour lecture
Credit, not degree applicable
The goal of this course is to prepare students for taking distance education classes. This course covers the basics of taking an interactive, asynchronous distance education course via the Internet or other computer-based systems. Use of email, online class interactions such as discussion groups, World Wide web access, equipment needs and differences between online and onsite courses will be covered.

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