College-level assignments can be time-consuming, complex, and varied, causing many headaches for new students, or those who are returning to college. This course will teach proven reading, writing and presentation strategies that will allow you to finish assignments quickly and produce quality work.
Together we'll learn to skim-read academic articles and essays, organize reports and assignments, and give targeted presentations.
Learn to work smarter, not harder
We'll start with how to identify and understand key parts of academic articles and essays. From there, we'll go over how to plan, organize, and revise essays and reports. Finally, we'll cover how to prepare for and give targeted and focused presentations. All of these strategies are designed to help you be more productive in your academics.
Content and overview
I've designed this course for people with busy schedules, including adults with work and family commitments. By the end of the course, you'll be able to apply the strategies explored here to your own coursework, save time, and create quality work that you can be proud of.
We'll start the course with a quick introduction of the course goals, teaching methods, and course outcomes.
The following three sections will focus on reading, writing, and presentations. Each section will include a step-by-step walk through and demonstration of strategies in practice. To move through the course, we'll work together through slides with instructor voice-overs.
At the end, we'll revisit how we've hit each of the course goals and identify some major themes of the course.
We'll walk through a reading assignment to demonstrate some time-saving reading strategies in action.
We'll walk through two writing assignment prompts to demonstrate how to write thoughtful and organized essays and reports.
We'll revisit how we hit each of the learning outcomes and recap the major themes of the course.
I've spent the past 9 years working in higher education -- as an instructor and now as an administrator at one of the largest universities in the country.
As an instructor, I've taught courses in English Composition and College Learning Strategies to traditional and non-traditional students. I've also helped strengthen undergraduate writing curriculum and develop student outreach programs.
As an administrator, I manage one of the largest tutoring centers in the country where I train tutors to help students become stronger and more confident writers.
Combined, all of these things have taught me that having the right tools and strategies can be the key to a successful learning experience. I hope I can help you find yours.