Collin County Community College
COSU 0300 COURSE SYLLABUS
“The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with
which we created them.” - Albert Einstein
By appointment only
Course Credit Hours
In Case of an emergency, contact the Developmental Education office (SCC K102) at 972-881-5720
This course meets: Monday & Wednesday
9:00 – 11:45am in J131 SCC
COSU 0300 comprises lecture, class discussions, small group work, and individual assignments.
Essential Study Skills
By Linda Wong, 6
Three-ring binder, Daily planner, paper, pens, highlighter
Explores various methods and techniques of improving study skills and habits, including time
management, note taking, reading, communication, test preparation, test taking, problem-solving, and learning styles.
Developmental courses may be taken for a combined total of no more than 27 credit hours.
Note: This course may not
be used to satisfy the requirements for an associate degree.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to demonstrate mastery in the
goal-setting, time management, textbook marking, note-taking, preparation for tests, and test-taking.
Students will also learn how to: take charge of their lives, increase self-motivation, heighten self-awareness, maximize
learning, strengthen emotional intelligence, develop creative and critical thinking skills, and achieve greater success in
academic and personal careers.
Regular class attendance
Completion of all in-class and at-home assignments
Active participation during in-class/group activities
Completion of tests and final exam
Utilize instructor website to download materials and complete assignments
Attendance is MANDATORY.
Please sign in each class period. The attendance sheet
will be located at the front of the class and is the official attendance record. Attending class is extremely
important for this course as
in-class assignments and group work
cannot be made up
in most circumstances
CLASS BEGINS ON TIME.
Three tardies or three early exits equal one absence
Perfect attendance will net
20 extra points. One absence will earn 10 extra points. If a student misses more than three (3) classes, the
student may fail the course.
Absences are never classified as excused or unexcused.
It is the student’s
responsibility to formally drop the course if withdrawal is necessary.
Please see the schedule of classes for the
last day to withdraw.
Religious Holy Days:
Please refer to the current
Collin Student Handbook