College Readiness is an introduction to the expectations of college as well as learning strategies and skills proven to support a rewarding college experience. This course integrates cross-curricular concepts such as critical thinking, creative thinking, strategic thinking, design thinking, group problem solving, and effective study and learning techniques. Upon completion of the course, students will have engaged in learning projects designed to build confidence for the purposes of successfully meeting the expectations of college.
Develop attitudes and aptitudes which promote a learner’s mindset.
Bloom’s level 6
Choose which activities align with becoming a successful scholar, and identify the amount of time to allocate to these chosen activities.
Bloom’s level 5
Create productive study habits necessary for a successful scholar.
Bloom’s level 6
Cultivate practices for effectively communicating through a variety of appropriate modes.
Bloom’s level 6
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How Our Syllabus Stacks Up (Syllabus Equivalency)
Syllabi for equivalent courses from four other institutions were reviewed. The following table represents the coverage of rigor in terms of number of assessments and content in a TEL course as it relates to other similar courses.
4 Year Public College
|1 Quiz Per Lesson||Lesson Quizzes|
|Written Reflection Papers, Discussion Boards, Career Research Paper|
|1 Summative Quiz Per Module||Chapter Quizzes|
|1 Final Exam||1 Final Midterm|
Each of our lessons is designed as self-contained learning environment that provides all the context, explanation, and resources you need to learn about a specific topic. We give you the information you need in a format that helps you apply it in your daily life.
Knowing why a topic matters and how it applies to your experience is an important part of learning anything. That’s why we make sure you have the proper context for the information we give you.
Every TEL Library lesson features a video overview of the information being presented. Our videos provide helpful text callouts and a downloadable transcript.
We provide two different readings that elaborate information related to the lesson topic. The first gives you essential, objective information while the second offers a deeper look at a specific sub-topic or a view of different perspectives.
Check Your Knowledge
Developing a clear understanding of a topic generally requires that you spend time reflecting on the meaning or impact of its concepts and information. We facilitate this reflection with polls designed to help you create connections to the topic.
It’s easy to get tripped up on unfamiliar terms when you’re trying to learn something new. We’ve developed in-line glossary definitions of key terms to help make lessons easier to read and understand.
We know that our lessons are simply a starting point for many learners. That’s why we provide a toolbox with related web resources for each lesson so that you can continue your learning journey on a specific topic.