This course is designed to introduce students to psychological theories of learning, cognition and motivation to serve as a conceptual basis for college-level student academic strategies. Activities are designed to help the student promote and apply newly learned study strategies and skills.
By the end of the semester, the successful student will be able to do the
- discuss the major differences between high school and college;
- create a personalized time-management schedule;
- describe the characteristics of setting personal goals;
- discuss several strategies to handle stress;
- describe several strategies to handle procrastination;
- describe the differences between attention, short-term memory, and long-term memory;
- describe the characteristics of good note-taking;
- differentiate between pre-reading, reading, and after-reading strategies;
- apply rehearsal strategies to a selected learning topic;
- describe the differences between preparing for objective and essay exams;
- use the library and internet to find resources; and
- describe the various processes involved in writing research papers.
What we are doing:
Data from 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 informed the policy that all first-time-in college students take Learning Frameworks (LF), a study skills course
- 71% of black LF students and 74% of Hispanic LF students succeeded in developmental math, out performing white LF students and non-LF cohorts
- 84% of LF students succeeded in developmental English compared with 70% of non-LF students
- 80% of black LF students, and 85% of Hispanic LF students succeeded in developmental English, outperforming white LF students and non-LF cohorts
Learning Frameworks - Brazosport College’s on-the-job training for college students to succeed—won the 2011 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board STAR Award for exceptional contributions toward closing achievement gaps by 2015.