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1GE 101: College Success, Academic Support DepartmentGE 101: College SuccessCourse Purpose and OutcomesOur purpose is to empower each student with increased growth mindset, grit, and faith in theSavior’s Gracein applying new skills and utilizing university resources to achieve success atBYU-Idaho and beyond.Inner Qualities:Growth Mindset:Each student will learn about and work to apply the growth mindsetthat s/he can overcome obstacles and challenges towards personal success while as aBYU-Idaho student. This only happens as students open themselves up to challenges andopportunities that will help them grow. President Nelson recently stated: “the Lord loveseffort, because effort brings rewards that can’t come without it.” (April GeneralConference, 2020).Grit:Each student will also learn about and work to apply perseverance and persistence(i.e., “grit”)in accomplishing his/her long-term goals in the new context of being acollege student at BYU-Idaho. This will come through actively applying principles fromthe bookGritby Angela Duckworth.Faith in the Savior and His Grace:each student will work to develop and applyincreased faith in the Savior’s ability to help them deliberately practice improving inways each student feels s/he needs to improve in order to achieve success at BYU-Idahoand beyond.BYU-Idaho On-Campus Resources:Academic AdvisingTutoring Center DepartmentStudent SupportCourse Materials:Purchase a copy ofGrit, by Angela Duckworth(This is the required textbook that youwill need before Week 2 of the course).LaptopPersonal Journal to write in each day during class.Webcam (only for courses that are being held over video conferencing)
2GE 101: College Success, Academic Support DepartmentWhat you need to know to be successful in this course:This course asks you to go in-depth about some topics you might be familiar with already(grit, growth mindset, and the Savior’s Grace). It does differ in that it asks you tointernalize these in a new context at BYU-Idahowhich will be different from your highschool, mission, or other university experience.Minimal effort will not equal maximum reward (in terms of a grade). You will receiveout of this class what effort you put into this class. As your instructors, we want to helpyou and will help you. This will come in the form of regular evaluation as well as in theform of reaching out to see how you are doing.As your instructors, we want to provide the best opportunity for you to learn and to helpyou be successful in this course as well as your other classes. Don’t hesitate to talk tousabout challenges you are facing.Grading Procedures:94% and above = A87% - 89% = B+77% - 79% = C+67% - 69% = D+59% and below = F90% - 93% = A-84% - 86% = B74% - 76% = C64% - 66% = D80% - 83% = B-70% - 73% = C-60% - 63% = D-Attendance & Performance (40% of total grade)The first principle ofGritis showing up. In fact, studies show that students who show upto class regularly are the most likely to graduate.

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Fall
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Academia, Academic dishonesty, Academic Support Department

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