University of Hartford
Fall Semester 2003
Academic Strategies (ASB 110)
Instructor:B.V. LaRosaOffice:H 137C
Office hours:Monday/Wednesday 1:30-3:30
Friday:11:30-2:00 and By Appointment
Course Description: This course provides students with an opportunity to
examine their study strategies in light of current theory about how college students learn.The specific course objectives are
1.To learn more about yourself as a learner.
2.To clarify academic goals as related to career goals.
3.To learn and employ a systematic approach to reading textbooks.
4.To learn techniques for taking more complete lecture notes.
5.To manage study time to maximize learning.
6.To develop procedures for marking and annotating texts.
7.To increase ability to summarize from text and lectures.
8.To learn several methods for preparing for exams.
9.To increase test-taking skills.
10.To increase the ability to apply what is learned.
Text and Required Materials:
Academic Strategies2nd Edition edited by L.C. Rosenberg
Independent Reading Book
Notebook, Appointment Calendar, university e-mail account
Attendance:Regular attendance is expected.Students are permitted 3 absences from class.Excessive absences will result in withdrawal from class. If you must miss class for any
reason, please call, email,or see me for assignments.
Grades:Grades will be determined in the following manner:
1/3 - projects
1/3 –quizzes and assignments
Due dates will be strictly adhered to.No assignments will
be accepted after the due date.You must plan your schedules and your
work accordingly to insure that it is completed on time.
Course Accommodations:If any student has special learning needs, please
let me know.
Plagiarism:Plagiarism will not be tolerated; you must give credit when you use another’s words, thoughts or ideas.This applies to information found on the Internet as well.If you are unsure of how to properly cite borrowed material, see your professor.This is treated very seriously; you will receive an F for your work and may be subject to dismissal from the university.
Tentative Academic Calendar
Orientation to College
University ResourcesAssign:Chap 1 TEXT, SOURCE
for Reading Text and Class
Listening SkillsAssign:Chap 4 TEXT
MidtermAssign:Chap 3 TEXT
Finding (and using) Information
Week 10-11 Nov 3-Nov 11
Memory SkillsAssign:Chap 8Text
Information Skills Tutorial