Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: EDUC-1300- Section: 73E
Learning Framework
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Instructor Information
Instructor Wayne Wells
Phone(409) 984-6229
Location:Madison Monroe Education - Room: 228
Hours:M-F, 1:30-2:30 p.m. - Virtual Appointment - Microsoft Teams
Inmate Instruction
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description Study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition and motivation; 2) factors that impact learning; and 3) application of learning strategies. Students use assessment instruments (learning inventories) to identify their strengths and weaknesses as learners. Develops skills and techniques necessary for success in college including memory development, note-taking, test preparation, study skills and time management. Assists the student in making adequate social and persona
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret assigned reading materials and written instructions from both the textbook and instructor measured by pretest, posttest, written class exercises, and essay rubric (PSLO ALPHA, PSLSO 1, PSLO 2)
2. Demonstrate the ability to produce clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience measured by pretest, posttest, written class exercises, and essay rubric. (PSLO ALPHA, PSLO 1, PSLO 2, PSLO 5)
3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience measured by class exercises and rubric (PSLO 2)
4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret forms of spoken language measured by pretest, posttest, class exercises, and essay rubric. (PSLO 1, PSLO 2)
5. Identify and demonstrate the ability to apply standards and elements of critical thinking measured by pretest, posttest, and class exercises.(PSLO ALPHA, PSLO 1, PSLO 2, PSLO 5))
6. Demonstrate the ability to use computer-based technology in communicating, solving problems, and acquiring information measured by class exercises and essay rubric. (PSLO 2)
7. Demonstrate awareness of cultural differences and similarities measured by class exercises. (PSLO 2, PSLO 5)
8. Demonstrate the ability to identify, use, and apply mathematical and scientific principles measured by pretest, posttest, and class exercises. (PSLO 3)
Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis,
evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging
effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading Skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.

PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Keys to Effective Learning, 7th edition. Carol Carter and Sarah Kravits, Pearson.

Other materials needed for class include a three ring notebook, notebook paper, and pens.
Lecture Topics
1.    Topic: EDUC 1300 Syllabus; Chapter 1 –Habits for Success in College, Career, and Life

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student
should be able to:
a.    Understand how college can help you succeed in work and life. P. 4
b.    Transition to college-level work and college culture. P. 7
c.     Explore how effective habits can promote success. P. 11
d.    Learn what habits can keep you moving toward personal goals. P. 14

2. Topic: Chapter 2 –Learning Preferences: Building & Using Self-Knowledge

    Objectives: Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
    a. Assess learning preferences. P. 26
b. Investigate how you prefer to interact with information and people. P. 33
    c. Identify in-class and study strategies that work effectively with particular preferences. P. 36
    d. Build lesser-developed learning preferences. P. 36
    e. Determine ways to adjust to different teaching styles. P. 37
    f. Identify and manage learning disabilities. P. 42

3.    Topic: Chapter 3 –Time and Money: Managing Important Resources

Objectives:Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:

a.    Understand who you are as a time and money manager. P. 54
b.    Explore ways to build a schedule and prioritize tasks. P. 57
c.    Manage procrastination and time traps. P. 61
d.    Use a budget to evaluate and adjust spending and income. P. 63
f. Investigate how to increase income through work and financial aid. P. 65
g. Analyze the cost of credit and adjust credit use. P. 70
4. Topic: Chapter 4 –Setting and Reaching Goals: Using Values, Stress Management…
    Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:
a.Explore values in connection with goals. P. 86
        b. Work toward goal achievement and use the SMART goal system. P. 89
        c. Recognize and analyze causes of stress. P. 93
        d. Explore stress management strategies. P. 95
    e. Build teamwork skills. P. 104
    f. Communicate effectively. P. 107
5. Topic: Chapter 5 – Critical and Creative Thinking: Solving Problems…

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student     
should be able to:

    a. Define critical and creative thinking. P. 118
    b. Improve critical thinking skills, including analysis, comparison, and evaluation. P. 119
    c. Develop creative thinking. P. 125
    d. Apply thinking skills to problems and decisions. P. 130
    e. Identify, analyze, and solve problems effectively. P. 132
f. Define and think through decisions. P. 134
6. Topic: Chapter6–Active Reading: Learning from Print and Online Materials

Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:
a.    Improve reading comprehension. P. 146
b.    Understand and use the SQ3R reading technique. P. 150
c.    Effectively highlight and annotate reading. P. 156
d.    Choose what is important to remember. P. 157
e.    Read online materials productively. P. 162

7. Topic: Chapter 7–Reading and Information Literacy: Targeted and Critical Strategies

    Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to
a.    Use targeted strategies for specific subjects. P. 172
b.    Know a basic search strategy for library and electronic research. P. 182
c.    Critically evaluate reading materials. P. 186
d.    Use strategies to assess the quality of materials found online. P. 188

8. Topic: Chapter8–Listening and Note Taking: Taking in and Recording Information
    Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student     should be able to:
    a. Actively listen for meaning and important information. P. 198
b. Record effective notes in class. P. 203
c. Understand outline, Cornell, and mind-map note-taking formats. P. 205
d. Identify which note-taking format will work best for different situations. P. 205
e. Determine which note-taking format feels most comfortable to you. P. 205
9. Topic: Chapter 9–Memory and Studying: Retaining What You Learn
Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:
a.    Understand how memory works. P. 224
b. Build your ability to retain and recall information. P. 227
c. Build studying effectiveness with targeted strategies. P. 229
d. Identify and use mnemonic devices and other memory techniques. P. 238

10. Topic: Chapter10 –Test Taking I: Test Preparation and Objective Tests
Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:
a.     Create a test preparation plan. P. 248
b.    Study effectively for tests. P. 252
c.    Manage text anxiety. P. 254
d.    Identify and address different types of objective questions. P. 261
e.    Learn from test mistakes. P. 265

11. Topic: Chapter11–Test Taking: Essay Tests and Graded Projects

    Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student     should be able to:

a. Construct answers to essay (subjective) questions. P. 276
b. Create and deliver an effective presentation. P. 285
12. Topic: Chapter 12–Moving Toward Success: Putting Habits into Action
Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:
    a. Continue to build the habits for Success. P. 298
b. Apply each habit in personal situations. P. 300
c. Connect the habits to professionalism and employability. P. 312

Major Assignments
Final Exam Date December 7, 2020 - 7:00 AM   Through  December 8, 2020 - 9:00 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests - 60%
Personal Responsibility Poster (Core Assignment) - 25%
Attendance - 15%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must contact Mrs. Hilda Billups, Director of Dual Credit and Early College, 409-984-6102.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. More than 4 unexcused absences will result in a grade of "F", regardless of the student's performance in class to that time. Excused absences include hospitalization of you or an immediate family member, participation in a college event, or a religious holy day. Prior notification to me for pending absences due to college events or religious holy days is required. Documentation of hospitalization is required. LATE WORK IS UNACCEPTABLE.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.