ACS Learning Community summer 2008 workshop (supported by VITAL) Suggested paragraphs on course goals for inclusion (or adaptation) in Learning Community ACS Syllabi.
The more nuts-and-bolts goals of this course are to help you make a successful transition to the expectations of college level work by developing skills that will be helpful to you both in college and in a subsequent career.
|Goal||Method of assessment **this column should be customized for individual course|
|Read and think critically:||Analyze and bring critical understanding to difficult and important classical texts and develop an appreciation of how much these texts have to teach us||Participation in class discussion, short assignments, papers, course project|
|Write well:||Write clearly and persuasively, supporting your positions with argumentation and evidence||Papers, short assignments, course project|
|Communicate effectively orally:||Articulate your own views based on your reading and in response to the contributions of other students||Participation in class discussion, course project, in-class group work, oral exam|
|Master co-operative learning skills:||Work with and learn from other members of the learning community in a climate of mutual respect and support||In-class group work, course project|
|Apply new perspectives, make connections:||Test, refine, and make connections between your own ideas and values and the texts, and between the texts themselves||Papers, course project, short writing assignments|