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1 GE 101: College Success, Academic Support Department GE 101: College SuccessCourse Purpose and Outcomes Our purpose is to empower each student with increased growth mindset, grit, and faith in the Savior’s Grace in applying new skills and utilizing university resources to achieve your goals at BYU-Idaho and beyond. Guiding Principles: Growth Mindset: Each student will learn about and work to apply the growth mindset that s/he can overcome obstacles and challenges towards personal success while as a BYU-Idaho student. This only happens as students open themselves up to challenges and opportunities that will help them grow. President Nelson recently stated: “the Lord loves effort, because effort brings rewards that can’t come without it.” (April General Conference, 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 a college student at BYU-Idaho. This will come through actively applying principles from the book Gritby Angela Duckworth. Faith in the Savior and His Grace: each student will work to develop and apply 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 at BYU-Idaho and beyond. BYU-Idaho On-Campus Resources: Academic Advising Tutoring Center Department Student Support Course Materials: Purchase a copy of Grit, by Angela Duckworth(This is the required textbook that you will need before Week 2 of the course). Personal Journal to write in each day during class. Webcam (only for courses that are being held over video conferencing)
2 GE 101: College Success, Academic Support Department What 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 to internalize these in a new context at BYU-Idahowhich will be different from your high school, mission, or other university experience. 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. As your instructors, we want to help you and will help you. This will come in the form of regular evaluation as well as in the form 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 help you be successful in this course as well as your other classes. Don’t hesitate to talk to us about challenges you are facing. Grading Procedures: 94% and above = A 87% - 89% = B+ 77% - 79% = C+ 67% - 69% = D+ 59% and below = F 90% - 93% = A- 84% - 86% = B 74% - 76% = C 64% - 66% = D 80% - 83% = B- 70% - 73% = C- 60% - 63% = D- Participation (30% of total grade) The best way to have a great time in class is to prepare for class, arrive on time, and meaningfully participate in class.

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