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Course Number: Course Title: Palm Beach State College Course
Palm Beach State College Course
Syllabus – Classroom Course
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: SLS 1501
Course Title: Introduction to the College Experience
Term/Dates: Fall 2016 (16 weeks)
Reference Number: Below
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: #216800
Credit Hours: 3
9:30-10:45 a.m.
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
12:30-1:45 p.m.
3:30-4:45 p.m.
5-6:15 p.m.
Clock Hours: N/A
Room: TC 110
Course Description: This course enhances success and retention of students entering Palm Beach State College.
Students will engage in meaningful self-assessment, develop and strengthen academic skills, participate in career
exploration and educational planning, and explore college culture and academic resources.
Professor’s Information
Name: Monica Hamlin
Office Location: BA 103
Telephone: (561) 868-3945
Notes: E-mail is preferred. The professor does not return
“missed calls,” so be sure to leave a proper message,
including your full name, phone number, class meeting time, and
reason for your call.
Email: [email protected]
Note: E-mail is subject to spam filter, so use
only your College e-mail account to contact
professors via e-mail. Include your full
name and class meeting time. Use SLS 1501 as
the subject.
Faculty Web Page:
Note: There is a link to the syllabus on the faculty page. You
can find employee contact information using the People
Finder tool on the College home page,
Office Hours: Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Note: E-mail (or call) to set up an appointment
during office hours, subject to availability, and
include your full name and class meeting time.
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks
Edition Author
POWER Learning and Your Life:
Essentials of Student Success with
additional material and Connect Plus
access (Come to class before buying.)
Feldman, Robert
Other Information on Textbooks and Materials needed for class
Textbook (unwrapped textbooks are treated as used books by the bookstore)
Planner (bring everywhere)
3-ring binder with pockets/tabs and loose-leaf paper OR spiral notebook with pockets (bring to every class)
USB flash drive (as needed for saving assignments)
College ID/library/print card (Panthercard) (bring whenever you’re at school) (Get your card at the bookstore.
Add money to it online; by mail; or at the Cashier, LLRC 1st and 3rd floors, TC 204, PG lobby, or ETA 230.
Blue or black ballpoint pens (bring to every class)
#2 pencils with erasers (bring to every class)
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Stapler (Note: Assignments requiring staples must be stapled prior to class!)
PBSC Catalog and Student Handbook (online) http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/catalog/
1 package Scantron sheets (1/2 sheet size) (bring to every class)
A willingness to try new things; a sense of humor and perspective; a cooperative, generous, adventurous
spirit; an open, curious mind; respect and dignity; and high standards and integrity (bring to every class)
Students will also need access to a computer with Internet and printer. Students may purchase these items or use the
ones in the Student Learning Center (SLC) labs or Library (LLRC).
Students are encouraged to use the resources and assistance in the SLC Computer and Science Lab, TC 204.
Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to
1. Engage in our college culture and utilize academic resources.
2. Explore and research career options.
3. Establish an educational plan.
4. Develop and strengthen academic skills.
Full Course Outline - Click on the following link: Course Outlines and enter the course number (no space between the
prefix and the number).
Class Information
Professor’s Expectations
Students are responsible for their own learning. They will come to class on time, prepared to stay for the entire class
period, with all assignments completed prior to the corresponding meeting. Students will participate in class discussion
and in-class exercises. They will complete and submit all assignments on time and will follow all directions carefully.
They will keep track of their own progress. (The professor calculates grades at the middle and end of the term and does
not calculate grades on demand.) They will seek additional help from the professor and/or lab personnel when needed.
Students will abide by the rules and expectations set forth in the Student Handbook. They will devote the entire class
time, as well as additional study time, to the course, refraining from unrelated or out-of-turn conversation or activity,
including the use of electronic devices for any purpose, during class sessions. Students are expected to maintain proper
decorum in the classroom. The College is an institution of higher education that promotes the free exchange of ideas.
However, students must adhere to the rules set forth by the professor. Noncompliance with classroom and/or College
rules may result in dismissal from the class and/or the College.
Comments, Concerns, and Assistance
Students enrolled in this course who have comments or concerns about their experience should feel free to discuss them
with the professor first. In addition, other people are available to assist students, including the associate dean, Susan
Bierster, your professor’s supervisor. Academic, financial aid, and disability advisors are here to help. Personal
counseling is available as well; students who are interested can get more information or schedule an appointment by
calling 868-3980 or visiting http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/counselingcenter/. Student Learning Center staff members
are another very important form of assistance for students. Students in need of help just have to ask!
Methods of Instruction
To help prepare students for a variety of educational situations, different instructional methods will be used, including
lecture, group discussion, group activities, multimedia, guest speakers, independent learning, and exploration activities.
Learning is a collaborative exchange!
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Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Any student who commits academic dishonesty will receive a grade of zero
for the assignment or test. A second instance of cheating will culminate in a student receiving an F for the class.
Professors may also pursue disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Handbook. Academic dishonesty includes
the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation with respect to the student's
academic performance: (1) cheating on an exam, (2) collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to
the stated rules of the course, (3) submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another
course, (4) knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an
arrangement whereby work, classroom performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a
person other than the student under whose name the work is submitted or performed, (5) plagiarism. Plagiarism is the
act of presenting the ideas, words, or organization of a source, published or not, as if they were one’s own. All quoted
material must be in quotation marks, and all paraphrases, quotations, significant ideas, and organization must be
acknowledged by some form of documentation acceptable to the professor for the course. Plagiarism also includes the
practice of employing or allowing another person to alter or revise the work that a student submits as the student’s
own. Students may discuss assignments among themselves or with a professor or tutor, but when the actual material is
completed, it must be done by the student and the student alone. The use of the term “material” refers to work in any
form, including written, oral, and electronic. All academic work, written or otherwise, submitted by a student to a
professor or other academic supervisor is expected to be the result of the student’s own thought, research, or
selfexpression. In any case in which a student feels unsure about a question of plagiarism involving the student’s work,
the student must consult the professor before submitting the work. (Source: Kentucky Community and Technical
College System)
Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook for additional policies:
See http://palmbeachstate.libguides.com/plagiarismresourcecenter for more information about plagiarism.
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade
Grading Criteria: Course work averages approximately as follows:
Final Exam
See Course Schedule for specific point breakdown, test dates, and final exam date.
Some assignments will be peer-graded. Some may be graded by the professor’s assistant.
Some assignments may not be graded but are included to enhance your understanding of the material and your
participation in the course. College includes independent learning and learning for its own sake, not merely
for a grade.
All students must take the final exam in order to pass the class. The final exam is comprehensive and consists
of 50 questions.
No extra credit will be given in this class.
Midterm grade information will be available approximately one week after midterm.
Final grades are not mailed to students’ homes. Students may access grades as follows:
o By Web using PantherWeb: http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/pantherweb/ then click on
Records/Grades. (Students can view grades for the previous five terms.)
By Web using Florida Shines (formerly Florida Virtual Campus): https://www.floridashines.org/
(Students can view full College transcripts and degree audits.)
Note: For all services, students use their Student Identification Number and PIN.
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Letter Grade
below 60%
Class Policies
Professors are required to take attendance. Students are expected to attend all courses and course activities for which
they are registered. Any class meeting missed, regardless of cause, reduces the opportunity for learning and may
adversely affect a student’s achievement in the course, including participation points. Students are required to attend
at least 90% of the class meetings in order to receive credit for this course. An accurate attendance record will be kept
via a sign-in sheet on which students will clearly sign only their own names upon arrival in the classroom. The professor
will draw a “late line” on the sign-in sheet at the scheduled time for class to begin, and tardy students will sign below
that line. Unless it malfunctions, the classroom clock will be the official time. Therefore, students should arrive with
time to spare. Students are expected to attend class on time and stay until class is dismissed. Packing up to leave
prior to dismissal is disruptive and disrespectful; students who arrive late or must leave early should make every effort
to do so quickly and quietly and should sit nearest the door. The 10 percent of meetings that students are permitted to
miss and still pass the class should be reserved for an emergency or serious illness. Absences are neither “excused”
nor “unexcused”—all absences count equally. A late arrival or early departure counts as 1/3 of an absence, and
missing more than 1/3 of a class counts as an absence. Students who need to miss part of a class should still come for
as much of that class meeting as they can. For absences due to religious observance or official representation of the
college (field trips), students must give the professor written notice at least one week in advance and make
arrangements with the professor to satisfactorily complete all work. Students who miss 10 percent of the class prior to
the withdrawal deadline should withdraw; students who fail to withdraw or whose absences reach more than 10
percent after the withdrawal deadline will receive a grade of F for the course. In this class, you can have up to four
absences. When you miss all or part of a class, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed as soon as possible,
not at the next class meeting. Check the syllabus, phone a classmate for notes, and if possible, make arrangements to
submit assignments on time. E-mail or call the professor as soon as you know you will be missing a class in order to
minimize the impact of the absence on your grade and to avoid a 10-point participation deduction. Avoid making
appointments that conflict with class. Students with perfect attendance will receive a 20-point bonus (but they
probably won’t need it)!
Electronic Device Use Policy
Students will turn off and stow all electronic devices during class. The use of cell phones is not permitted during class
time. (Students should give those who might need to reach them in an emergency their class schedule and the phone
number for Security: 868-3600.) Students who step out during class are expected to leave their phones on the front
E-mail Policy
Be sure you regularly access your College e-mail account; it and the College Web site are the College’s official lines of
communication with students. The professor may also disseminate important class information via College e-mail.
College e-mail is also the best way for you to communicate with the professor outside of class time. Be sure to include
your full name and the days and times your class meets in all e-mails to professors. Please do not e-mail from nonCollege accounts. For assistance, contact [email protected] or call (561) 868-4000.
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Late Assignment Policy
Assignments count toward the final grade and are listed on the syllabus. Students should establish connections with
other students to get information and copies of handouts from missed classes. Assignments are due at the beginning of
class on the due date. Absolutely no late assignments will receive points. Students are welcome to turn assignments
in early to avoid getting zeroes on assignments due to tardiness. Work slid under the professor’s office door must be
there no later than 9:00 a.m. on the due date. Work submitted early via e-mail will be marked received when the e-mail
is received, but the student must submit a hard copy at the next class meeting he or she attends. The checking of notes,
planners, and some assignments may occur at unannounced times during class. Students must be present to earn
these points.
Make-up Test/Quiz/Exam Policy
All quizzes, tests, and exams count toward the final grade. Students who miss a quiz, test, or exam will receive a zero.
Test/quiz/exam times will not be extended for late students. Absolutely no make-up quizzes, tests, or exams are
permitted, early or late, but the professor drops the lowest test/quiz grade. The final exam is mandatory and will not be
Withdrawal Policy
The last day to withdraw from the course with a “W” grade is Nov. 4, 2016. It is the responsibility of the student to use
the PantherWeb system or visit the Registrar’s Office to withdraw. An official withdrawal entitles the student to a grade
of “W” in the course. The professor may initiate a “WX” grade, or if a student is no longer attending but fails to
withdraw from the course, the student will receive a grade of “F” or “FX.” Upon the third attempt to pass a course, a
withdrawal is not permitted, and the student will receive a course grade. Students considering withdrawing should first
speak to the professor, an academic advisor, and if receiving financial aid, a financial aid advisor.
SCORE (Student Contact Request)
The College has a system in place to enable personnel to notify advising staff of students who may be having some
difficulty. The professor may use this system at her discretion, in which case a student would receive follow-up contact
from an advisor. Our class has an assigned advisor, so the professor typically will work with that advisor directly.
Solicitation and Gifts
The College, campus, and class are no-solicitation zones. The professor does not accept gifts from students, but she truly
appreciates the sentiment and gratefully accepts it in the form of e-mails, letters, and cards.
Student Assessments
The Student Assessment of Courses and Faculty provides students with an opportunity to express their views on classes
and instruction. Students are asked to submit an evaluation of each class near the end of the term in order to help
faculty and administrators improve instruction. To complete an evaluation of this course, log on to PantherWeb after
the withdrawal deadline but before the last day of the class. (You will be reminded by the College via e-mail.) Select
the “Evaluate Courses” Quick Link and follow the directions. For SLS 1501, print your “receipt” at the end for your
assignment. Your evaluation is confidential, and results are not released until after grades are in.
Emergency Alert System
Sign up for College emergency notification at http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/alert/.
Hurricane Plan
Please look at the following Web site to become familiar with the College’s Hurricane Preparedness Plan.
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Students must get parking decals from the Security Office and park in unmarked spaces.
College Policies and Web Information
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines
Students will demonstrate respect for themselves, professors, and fellow students. An air of professionalism and
maturity should be maintained at all times. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning environment reported by
the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in expulsion from the course
or campus. Students should refer to the Student Handbook and become familiar with what is expected of them; the
“Student Responsibilities” section expands on this topic.
Computer Competency Component
Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer
operations through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments. Students are encouraged to use the
computers and assistance in the SLC Computer and Science Lab in TC 204.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws, that accommodations and services are
available through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled
Student Services Advisors and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services. Please see the Web site
at http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/disability/default.aspx. On the Lake Worth campus, contact Jelecia Kirk at 8683046. Students must work with DSS to keep any accommodations current each semester.
Eating, Drinking, Smoking, and Other Personal Matters
Eating and drinking are confined to areas designated on the campus and are not permitted in the classrooms. Smoking is
not permitted in any College building and is permitted only in areas designated at each campus. Students are expected
to take care of such activities, as well as bathroom and electronics usage, before or after class time.
Final Course Grade Appeal
The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigning the
final course grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructors shall
communicate the grading policy of the course to their students in writing. If this policy changes during the term,
students should be notified of any changes in writing. The method to determine final course grades must be given to
students in a course syllabus at the beginning of the class. Should a student have a question about a final course grade,
please follow the procedures as outlined in the student handbook: http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/studenthandbook/
Student Responsibility Policy
When students attend the College, they become subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conduct themselves
in a responsible manner in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules and regulations of the
College and are responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in the student handbook, the
College catalog, and other College publications. The student is responsible for preparing for class, participating in class,
and completing assignments on time. Students, not SLC tutors, are responsible for their own work; tutors are helpful
guides, not 100% guaranteed correction services.
Palm Beach State Web Sites of Interest
Please see this Web page www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for a list of useful Web addresses for students.
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Department Contact Information
Name: Susan Bierster
Office Location: TC 120
Telephone: (561) 868-3245
Email: [email protected]
Job Title: Associate Dean
Developmental Education main office: (561) 868-3290
Other Information from your Professor:
Keep all course materials until you have received your final grade and verified that it is accurate.
Classmate Information
Making connections with other students is often a very important factor in college success (and enjoyment)!
Use the space below to jot down notes that will help you learn the names of your classmates. Also be sure to
get contact information from at least one or two other students in the class so you have someone to call, text, or
e-mail regarding notes, class work, assignments, etc. Record their contact information here so you will always
know where to find it.
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My Attendance
Good attendance is required to pass SLS 1501, and it is also necessary to get the most out of your education.
The professor will keep the official attendance records for the class, but you should also keep track so that you
will know your standing. Use this sheet to record any class meetings that you miss and any dates that you are
late to class or leave early. Be sure you understand the following information.
In this class, I can miss no more than four class meetings. If I miss more than that, I will be unable to pass
regardless of my grades.
I know I should reserve absences for true emergencies so that I have them if I need them, and I should not
schedule appointments that conflict with class time.
I know that absences are neither excused nor unexcused in this class—all count equally.
I know the procedure in the Student Handbook for letting my professor know if I need to miss a class due to
religious observation or a College-sponsored trip.
I will let the professor know if I anticipate a problem with my attendance. If there is enough time (fall and
spring only), I can ask permission to attend another section to make up an absence.
If I have missed more than 10% of the class meetings prior to the withdrawal deadline, I should ask the
professor in advance of that deadline whether withdrawing would be wise, since missing more than 10% after
the deadline will lead to failure in the class.
If I am late to class (even one minute), I understand that this counts as a tardy, which equals 1/3 of an absence.
If I leave before class is dismissed, I know this also counts as 1/3 of an absence. I should plan to arrive at least
a few minutes early.
If I miss more than 1/3 of a class meeting, I know this counts as one absence. 1/3 of a class meeting in this class
is 25 minutes.
I know that I should attend class as much as I can, so even if I am late or cannot stay for a whole meeting, I
should show up anyway, making every effort not to disturb my classmates.
I know that whenever I sign in below the “late line,” I am tardy, no matter what. I will arrive early so that I
have plenty of time to park, get to class, and settle in before our start time.
I have a back-up plan in case a problem arises with my usual mode of transportation to school.
Date I was late
Date I left early
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Date I missed 1/3 or
more of class=1
Date I missed the whole class
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Course Schedule
The following chart is the tentative schedule for the class. The professor reserves the right to modify this
schedule as needed. Students are responsible for knowing what is on the schedule and for knowing about
modifications announced in class. Unexpected developments may lead to postponement or removal of some
scheduled items. In addition, students may be asked to watch short videos for homework and may be asked to
submit assignments or take quizzes based on the content.
Specific assignments, deadlines, and test information will be announced in class. The dates that notes, planners,
and some assignments might be checked might not be announced in advance. Students must be present to
earn points during these checks if they occur. Students who miss all or part of a class are responsible for
finding out information they miss and will not have the opportunity to earn points for any checks that take place
when they are not present.
Tests will take place in the regular classroom unless otherwise announced. Quizzes may be announced or
unannounced. Students can expect to be tested on all assignments, reading, class discussion, and College
information related to this course. The professor may give additional tests and quizzes at her discretion.
Students must be present in order to take tests and quizzes—there are no early or make-up tests or quizzes in
this class, and students who miss a part of a class in which a test or quiz is given will not have the opportunity to
take it.
Please note dates on which the class meets in a location other than the regular classroom. Students should
become familiar with these locations ahead of time to avoid being late for class.
Page numbers on the schedule refer to POWER Learning and Your Life: Essentials of Student Success, 2nd edition.
There is a copy of our textbook available in the “Reserve” section on the third floor of the LLRC (library).
Students who are unable to purchase a book immediately, or who temporarily misplace their book, can go to the
circulation desk and request the copy reserved by Monica Hamlin or Pamela Mason-Egan. Reserve materials
cannot be removed from the library, so students using this book must stay in the library to read it and can make
copies of pages if needed. Students must put money on their Panthercard to use the copier, which costs 10 cents
per page. Students who purchased an access code also have access to this textbook as an online e-book at this
Web address: http://connect.mheducation.com/connect/shortUrl.do?accessUrl=m-hamlin-copy-of-2e-mastercopy. If you have already purchased a book, you can then enter the code that came with your book. If you
haven’t purchased the book, you can still go to the Web address and access the e-book for a free 2-week trial.
Important dates for the Fall 2016 16-week term:
Last day to drop with a full refund or elect to audit: August 29, 2016
Last day to withdraw from a course with a “W” grade: November 4, 2016
Last day of the term: December 19, 2016
Note: M=Mon., T=Tues., W=Wed., R=Thurs.
Note: PG indicates assignments that may be peer-graded. Each student will be given a number to use, rather
than his or her name, for these assignments. Students should expect to share information about their
progress and challenges with others in the class.
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Class 1
Aug. 24
In class:
Discuss: Welcome! Let’s get started!
Handouts: Student info form (do today)
Add/Drop worksheet (do today)
Get Set Up checklist
Review syllabus
Do Get Set Up checklist
Bring planner and student ID to
next (and every) class
Check College e-mail regularly!
Do Syllabus Hunt (PG)
Read pp. 1-16 (stop at learning
styles section)
Pick up your free copy of the
common reader, The
Immortal Life of Henrietta
Lacks, on 2nd floor of Library
Do Student Handbook
Assignment (PG)
Aug. 29
Class 2
Aug. 29
16-week Add/Drop ends
Due: Student ID
Discuss: Syllabus, “house rules”
Handouts: Getting Along with Instructors
Syllabus Hunt (PG)
Class 3
Aug. 31
Due: Syllabus Hunt (PG)
Discuss: Peer grading, class numbers,
reports, who’s here, safety,
common reader, advice
Handouts: Report assignments
Student Handbook assignment
Sept. 3-5
College closed: Labor Day Holiday
Class 4
Sept. 7
Due: Student Handbook assignment (PG)
Discuss: pp. 1-16, academic advising, SLC
labs, testing format
Handouts: Academic Calendar
Computer & Science Lab fill-in
notes (PG)
Read Chapter 2—reporters prep
Write 10 possible test questions
and answers for Test 1 (PG)
Schedule future appointment
with academic advisor
Class 5
Sept. 12
Due: Chapter 2 reports
Test 1 Q & A (PG)
Discuss: Professional habits, task precision,
time, planner workshop
Handouts: Time assignment (PG)
Establish Your Planner
(add at end)
Start time assignment (PG)
Keep working on your planner
Finish Computer & Science Lab
fill-in notes (PG)
Bring ID w/$1 on it next class
Class 6
Sept. 14
SLC Computer & Science Lab
orientation: class meets in TC 204—
please be on time!
Due: Computer & Science Lab fill-in notes
Print out: Web Hunt (PG) (do today)
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Continue time assignment (PG)
Finish Web Hunt (PG)
Upcoming events reporters prep
Prepare for Test 1
Read Chapter 6—reporters prep
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Class 7
Sept. 19
Class 8
Sept. 21
In class:
Due: Web Hunt (PG)
Chapter 6 reports
Upcoming events summary reports
Test 1
Discuss: Expectations, civility, values,
goals, interests, abilities
Handouts: Career Center assignment (PG)
Career Center & Advising orientation:
class meets in CT 105—please be on
Due: Career Center assignment (PG)
Handout: Career & Advising materials
(add at end)
(add at end)
Continue time assignment (PG)
Do Career Center handout (PG)
Finish time assignment (PG)
Select career for research
Class 9
Sept. 26
Due: Time assignment (PG)
Discuss: Test 1 results, ed planning
Handouts: Career reports schedule
Ed Plan assignment (PG)
Test Analysis form
Academic Policies assignment
Do Academic Policies
assignment (PG)
Start Ed Plan assignment (PG)
Make appointment with advisor
if you haven’t already
Upcoming events reporters prep
Class 10
Sept. 28
Due: Upcoming events summary reports
Academic Policies assignment (PG)
Discuss: Personal responsibility and outlook
(add at end)
Read Chapter 9—reporters prep
Do Career Report 1
Continue Ed Plan assignment
Registration for spring begins Oct. 4.
Meet with your advisor ASAP for ed
planning if you didn’t already!
Class 11
Oct. 3
Due: Career Report 1
Chapter 9 reports
Discuss: Personal responsibility and
outlook, cont’d.
(add at end)
Write 10 possible test questions
and answers for Test 2 (PG)
Continue Ed Plan assignment
Comfy shoes (& umbrellas?)
next time!
Do Career Report 2
Class 12
Oct. 5
Due: Test 2 Q & A (PG)
Career Report 2
Handout: Campus Hunt (PG)
Prepare for Test 2
Finish Campus Hunt (PG)
Finish Ed Plan assignment (PG)
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In class:
Due: Campus Hunt (PG)
Ed Plan assignment (PG)
Test 2
Discuss: Ed plans
Do Career Report 3
Read Chapter 7—reporters prep
Class 14
Oct. 12
Due: Career Report 3
Chapter 7 reports
Discuss: Test 2 results, spring registration,
midterm workshop
Handouts: Test Analysis form
Midterm Status packet
(add at end)
Read Chapter 3—reporters prep
Print ed plan from PantherWeb
Upcoming events reporters prep
Class 15
Oct. 17
Due: Upcoming events summary reports
Chapter 3 reports
Ed plan printout from PantherWeb
Discuss: Notes
(add at end)
(add at end)
Do Career Report 4
Oct. 19
Class 16
Oct. 24
No classes: Development Day
Do Library fill-in notes (PG)
Class 17
Oct. 26
Library orientation: class meets on first
floor of LLRC—please be on time!
Due: Library fill-in notes (PG)
Read Chapter 8—reporters prep
Upcoming events reporters prep
Do Career Report 5
Class 18
Oct. 31
Due: Upcoming events summary reports
Career Report 5
Chapter 8 reports
Discuss: Thinking
Handout: Withdrawal deadline info
(add at end)
(add at end)
Write 10 possible test questions
and answers for Test 3 (PG)
Class 19
Nov. 2
Due: Test 3 Q & A (PG)
Discuss: Thinking, cont.
Read pp. 16-28—reporters prep
Prepare for Test 3
Do Career Report 6
Nov. 4
16-week Withdrawal deadline
Class 20
Nov. 7
Due: pp. 16-28 reports
Career Report 6
Test 3
Discuss: Learning styles
(add at end)
Read Chapter 5—reporters prep
Upcoming events reporters prep
Class 13
Oct. 10
Due: Career Report 4
Discuss: Notes, cont.
Handout: Library fill-in notes (PG)
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Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Class 21
Nov. 9
In class:
Due: Upcoming events summary reports
Chapter 5 reports
Discuss: Test 3 results, reading
Handout: Test analysis form
(add at end)
(add at end)
Do Advising Survey and print
“receipt” page
Nov. 11
College closed: Veterans’ Day holiday
Class 22
Nov. 14
Due: Advising Survey “receipt”
Discuss: Memory and studying
Read Chapter 4—reporters prep
Class 23
Nov. 16
Due: Chapter 4 reports
Discuss: Tests
Handout: College & Coping assignment
(add at end)
Do College & Coping
Assignment (PG)
Class 24
Nov. 21
Due: College & Coping assignment (PG)
Discuss: Tests, cont.
Write 10 possible test questions
and answers for Test 4 (PG)
Upcoming events reporters prep
Nov. 23
Monica’s SLS 1501 classes do not meet.
Note: On Nov. 23, other College classes
are in session as usual unless they BEGIN
at 5:00 p.m. or later.
Nov. 2427
College closed: Thanksgiving holiday
Class 25
Nov. 28
Due: Test 4 Q & A (PG)
Upcoming events summary reports
Discuss: Writing, e-mail
(add at end)
Prepare for Test 4
Class 26
Nov. 30
Test 4
Discuss: Writing, cont.
Handout: What’s Great assignment
Do What’s Great assignment
Class 27
Dec. 5
Due: What’s Great assignment
Discuss: Test 4 results, your contribution to
what’s great about Palm Beach
Handout: Test Analysis form
Do student assessment of our
class and print your “receipt”
at the end (see syllabus p. 5
for steps)
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Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Class 28
Dec. 7
In class:
Due: Student Assessment “receipt”
Discuss: Wrap up!
Dec. 1217
Final Exam Week
Dec. 12
Final exams for classes that begin at
Dec. 14
Final exams for classes that begin at
Your chapter report
Your upcoming events summary
Dec. 20
Study for final exam!
Grades available on PantherWeb
*Point tallies are an approximation of where you stand in the course at any given time. They do not account
for the dropping of the lowest test/quiz grade, class participation points, or the final exam grade, so they will not
tell you your final course grade. However, although the day-to-day points may not be an exact picture of your
grade, they (along with your attendance) give you a clear idea of how you’re doing in the class.
**For assignments requiring reading pages in the textbook, students are not required to do exercises on those
pages unless specifically directed to do so. If exercises in the book are assigned, write directly (and clearly) in
the book in blue or black ink. If you choose, you may photocopy the page first and write on that. If you run out
of room, continue on a separate sheet and clearly label it. Of course you may always try book exercises on your
own even if they aren’t specifically assigned. You paid for them, and the will likely be useful!
All homework and in-class assignments are subject to collection. Be sure your full name (or your peer grading
number when appropriate) is on every sheet you turn in. Any assignment with multiple pages must be stapled
in the upper left-hand corner before class.
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Here’s how to use the “Points” column:
Week 20
Week 21
In class:
Rocket design due
Rocket due
Assignment due
Points you earned
_75 _/100/100
Build rocket
Launch rocket
Points possible on
this assignment
Total possible points so far in the class
Points earned ÷ possible points = grade on that item
Total points earned ÷ total possible points so far = approximate overall grade up to that day
For example, if the student in the SAMPLE above got a 75 on the rocket design and an 80 on the rocket, the
student would have a total of 155 points out of a possible 200. 155 ÷ 200 = .775, or 77.5%. Anything from 70
to 79% in this class is a C, so the student has a C average (approximately) at that time.
Class participation, a good attitude, and the development of successful habits are essential for getting the
most from this course. Be sure to keep close track of your attendance (absences, tardy arrivals, and early
departures) because attendance is included in determining the number of points you receive for class
participation. Class participation also involves your behavior during class: being prepared, attentive,
productive, professional, constructive, responsive, alert, and so forth, and having all the required supplies with
you. Points may be deducted for unprofessional behaviors including but not limited to the following: talking
out of turn, putting one’s head on the desk, sleeping, frequently leaving the room during class, leaving during
class to use a cell phone, rudeness, inappropriate language, failure to turn off and stow all electronic devices,
inattentiveness, lack of preparation, packing up early, and engaging in any activity other than what the class is
working on during class time. In addition to losing points, students exhibiting unprofessional behavior will be
asked to leave the class and will be counted as absent. Because one uncooperative person can ruin the
experience for the entire class, such behavior will not be tolerated.
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