Maricopa Community Colleges  CPD150AA   19956-19975 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 06/27/95
CPD150AA 19956-19975 LEC 1 Credit(s) 1 Period(s)
Success Orientation Seminar: Learning Techniques
Emphasis on time management/organization, notetaking, material reduction, textbook reading and studying, and test preparation and test-taking techniques. May be taken as credit/no credit option. Prerequisites: None.
Cross-References: AAA150AA
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
CPD150AA   19956-19975 Success Orientation Seminar: Learning Techniques
1. Analyze present use of time. (I)
2. Establish priorities. (I)
3. Establish short and long-term goals. (I)
4. Set-up weekly and monthly schedules. (I)
5. Identify alternate methods of time management. (I)
6. Utilize effective listening techniques. (II)
7. Apply effective notetaking from lectures and textbooks. (II)
8. Utilize effective cognitive mapping techniques to reduce information. (III)
9. Utilize effective charting techniques to reduce information. (III)
10. Utilize effective summarizing techniques to reduce information. (III)
11. Utilize a logical and systematic method for effective textbook reading and studying. (IV)
12. Utilize effective steps for previewing, understanding, and recalling material to be learned. (IV)
13. Manage effective physical study environments. (V)
14. Organize effective study time and material. (V)
15. Select appropriate test-taking techniques. (V)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
CPD150AA   19956-19975 Success Orientation Seminar: Learning Techniques
    I. Time Management/Organization
        A. Analyzing present use of time
        B. Establishing priorities
        C. Establishing short and long-term goals
        D. Setting up weekly and monthly schedules
        E. Identifying alternate methods of time management
      II. Notetaking
          A. Listening techniques
          B. Lecture application
          C. Textbook application
        III. Material Reduction
            A. Cognitive mapping techniques
            B. Charting techniques
            C. Summarizing techniques
          IV. Textbook Reading and Studying
              A. Logical and systematic method
              B. Previewing, understanding, and recalling application
            V. Test Preparation and Test-Taking Techniques
                A. Physical study environments
                B. Study time and material organization
                C. Test-taking techniques
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