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SLS 1105 Strategies for Success
Course Syllabus

Course Description
This course is designed to equip students for transitions in their education and life. The course includes an introduction to the university and its resources, study skills, and personal resource management skills. Students will be actively involved in learning and integrating practical applications to promote success.

Course Outcomes
Demonstrate the ability to utilize relevant resources to complete your program of study Develop the personal characteristics needed to be successful as a college student Demonstrate student life success practices by developing critical thinking, studying, and writing skills Explore the skills needed to prepare for and conduct a successful job search

Textbooks (Required)
Feldman, R. S. (2011). POWER learning and your life: Essentials of student success. New York, NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Online Resources
Academic Tutoring and Success Center
Click here to access the Academic Tutoring and Success Center. The Academic Tutoring and Success Center is a resource for all students seeking writing assistance. The ATSC offers tutoring assistance, writing resources, and resources for Strategies for Success. Tutors are available through live Webcam, telephone, email, and Smarthinking.

Online Learning Resource Center
Click here to find a variety of useful resources:

Find general resources, including online almanacs, article databases, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and tutorials. Find resources by program for your specific program of study, including allied health, business, information technology, justice, nursing, and trades.

Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN)
Please click here to visit Everest’s online library.  The online library features various databases, ebooks, program resources, study guides, and other student resources including tutoring, career, and job search information.  The Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN) is accessible under the “Databases” tab.  If at any time you are prompted to enter a password to access LIRN, it is 11911.

APA Style
Graded Activity Type| Requirement|
Class Discussion and Teamwork: Posts to threaded discussions.| Following APA Style guidelines is not required, but students must make reference or provide credit to the sources used. | Individual Work: PowerPoint presentations, Programming documents, flyers, Excel spreadsheets, textbook-based homework problems, etc.| Following APA Style guidelines is not required, but students must make reference or provide credit to the sources used. | Individual Work:Short answer and case studies.| Following APA Style guidelines is not required, but students must make reference or provide credit to the sources used. | Individual Work and Teamwork: Final deliverable (not referring to threaded discussion posts).Standard essays ranging from one page to several pages in length.Research papers.| Students must follow APA Style guidelines and must include the following standardized elements: * Title page * Main body * In-text citations for paraphrased and quoted material * References page * Minimum number of credible, academic sources * Running head * Page numbers * Double spaced on standard sized paper (8.5” x 11”) * 1” margins * 12 pt. Times New Roman * Indent each new paragraph (tab ½” or 5 spaces)Each of these elements should comply with guidelines presented in the APA Style 6th Edition Manual.In addition to the guidelines above, research papers must include an Abstract.|

Student Commitment10-12 hours per week on average.|
Student Services and Help Desk|
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