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1 GE 101: College Success, Academic Support Department GE 101: College SuccessWelcome to BYU-Idaho and to College Success! We are grateful to have you here and hope you will work to find success and happiness in your journey here. Our purpose is to empower you with increased self-confidence, perseverance, and faith in the Savior as you apply new skills and utilize university resources in achieving personal success at BYU-Idaho and beyond. Course Outcomes Develop Increased Faith in the Savior: each student will develop increased faith in the Savior’s ability to help them deliberately practice improving in ways each student feels s/he needs to improve in order to achieve success as a BYU-Idaho student. Develop Growth Mindset: Each student will be empowered with the mindset that s/he can do and overcome difficulties. Grit: Each student will practice perseverance and persistence in accomplishing his/her long-term goals Self-Reliance: Each student will develop greater self-reliance in personal wellness, finances, and academic aspects of his/her life. Sound-Thinking: Each student will develop greater abilities to use sound thinking to find solutions to challenges and problems in his/her life. Effective Communication: Each student will develop greater communication skills through in-class collaboration and through the application of effective communication strategies. Skilled Collaboration:Each student will develop inter-personal relationships and collaboration skills through a variety of in-class application activities as well as I-team events and activities. What you will need for class: Laptop Personal Journal to write in each day during class. Purchase a copy of Grit, by Angela Duckworth(This will be a primary source for this course; you will need this by Week 2 in the course)
2 GE 101: College Success, Academic Support Department What you need to know to be successful in this course: This is a block course, so you will you meet twice a week for seven weeks. This is a one-credit class that is meant to challenge your current thinking and help you develop growth mindset, grit (perseverance and passion for your long-term goals), and greater faith in the Savior’s grace. Minimal effort will not equal maximum reward (in terms of a grade). You will receive out of this class what effort you put into this class. Your instructors want to provide the best opportunity to learn and help you be successful in this course. Don’t hesitate to talk to them about challenges you are facing.Course Topics Topics 1 Difficulty is Normal, and Potentially Good 2 Growth Mindset, Grit, and Grace Towards Achievement 3 Time Management for Student Success 4 Planning your Career, Major, and Coursework 5 BYU-Idaho History, Learning Model, and Honor Code 6 Transformational Learning on a Steady Upward Course 7 Culture Shock and Transitioning to College 8 Mid-Term Check-In with Instructors (no class) 9 Wellness and Stress Management 10

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