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They will be unannounced and unscheduled.

How you will be evaluated

Your success depends on being prepared for and participating in each class. You are expected to attend every class session on time and to have your homework and textbook reading completed when assigned. Assignments are due on the day of class (during class is preferable but assignments will be accepted via email by midnight of the class day for full credit). Late assignments will be accepted for half credit for one week after the due date. After that, zero points will be given for the assignment. The Late Assignment Coupon may also be used for one late assignment, please write that you are using your one-time coupon on the top of the assignment when you turn it in. All assignments are detailed below. Your grade for the course will be based on:

  • Attendance and Participation (300 pts)
  • Knowledge Check Quizzes (160 pts)
  • Success Journals Five Success Journals (50 pts each)
  • Study skills and Textbook Assignments
    • Academic Success Agreement (20 pts)
    • Time Management Assignment (100 pts)
    • Two SQ3R Mastery Study Sheets (25 pts each)
    • Cornell Lecture Notes (75 pts)
    • Aims Web Scavenger Hunt (50 pts)
    • Vision Board or Roadmap (100 pts)
  • Keeping the End in Mind (300 pts)

Summary grading criteria

  • Attendance and Participation: 300 points
  • Knowledge Check Quizzes: 160 points
  • Success Journals: 250 points
  • Study Skills and Textbook Assignments: 395 points
  • Keeping the End in Mind Assignment: 300 points
  • Total points available: 1405 points

Success journals

Five suggestions for writing a meaningful Success Journal include:

  1. reflect on all parts of the question,
  2. be spontaneous,
  3. be honest,
  4. be creative,
  5. dive deep!

Success Journals are assigned based on current and upcoming classroom topics. These writing assignments should be approximately one typed page (double spaced, 12 pt font, 1 inch margin) or approximately two hand-written pages and should include your thoughts, interpretations, understandings and application of the assignment related to your current experiences and anecdotal information from fellow college students. Points will be deducted if length requirements are not met. The purpose of these assignments is to encourage the internal and external processing of your college experience, learning about yourself, and from the experiences of those around you. The list of Success Journal questions and due dates are below. Instructor will provide grading guideline for Success Journals.

Course outline

Course outline
In-Class Activities Reading Assignments
Week 1: Introduction / Creating Success
  1. Let's Get Started! Introductions and Syllabus Review
  2. Sample Essay MLA Format
  3. Success Journal Criteria
Create - Building Your Own Successful Future
  • Academic Success Agreement (email)
Week 2: Prioritize Planning Time and Reducing Stress Prioritize - Planning Your Time and Reducing Stress
  • Letter to Me Success Journal
  • Time Management Assignment
Week 3: Read Building Successful Reading and Comprehension Skills with SQ3R Read - Building Your Reading and Comprehension Skills
  • SQ3R Mastery Study Sheet (p 211)
Week 4: Record
  1. Cultivating Listening Skills and Developing a Note-taking System for Textbook Notes
  2. Cultivating Listening Skills and Developing a Note-taking System for Lecture Notes
Cultivating Your Listening Skills and Developing a Note-taking System that Works for You
  • Cornell Lecture Notes
  • Academic Success Agreement Self-Evaluation
Week 5: Persist
  1. Understand the Culture of College
  2. Web Scavenger Hunt
  3. Calculating GPA, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Code of Conduct, Civility
Explore - Understanding Your Institution and the Culture of College Web Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
Week 6: Engage
  1. Developing Your Personal and Academic Motivation: Vision Board/Roadmap
  2. Vision Board/Roadmap Presentations
Engage - Developing Your Personal and Academic Motivation Vision Board/Roadmap Assignment
Week 7: Staying Power Staying Power Success Journal
Week 8: Developing a Study Plan
  1. Study Habits Inventory and Analysis
  2. Mindset
Learn - Using Your Dominant Intelligence, Preferred Learning Style, and Unique Personality Type to Become an Active Learner Mindset Success Journal
Week 9: Study
  • Developing Your Memory, Study, and Test-taking Skills
Understand - Empowering Your Memory, Studying Effectively, and Taking Tests With Confidence SQ3R Mastery Study Sheet (p258)
Week 10: Study
  • Developing Your Memory, Study, and Test-taking Skills
  • Stress-free Math Testing
    Bring copy of math test you have completed
Math Success Journal
Week 11: Plan Focusing on Your Future and Professional Career Transition - Planning Your Future
  • 7 Question Success Journal
  • Keeping the End in Mind

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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