Student Success Assignment For: Prof. Stratton’s History Courses Due: End of second week of classes. This assignment is required at the beginning of the semester to try to aid all students in performing to the best of their abilities or surpass them. It will help you in ALL classes, not just my history courses. Therefore, it is in every student’s best interest to complete these assignments. In addition, it is part of the grading criteria. ALL Students must complete the following assignment and turn in copies of the required printed pages at the time specified in the Syllabus. EVERYTHING must be turned in at the same time, and it will ALL be returned to you, so that you can use the materials throughout the semester. ALL students have free internet access through the school, and this is available through the computer labs on campus. The computer used will need to have Adobe Reader installed, as well as Microsoft Word [or a Word text translator for your own program]. You may need a different browser than MS Internet Explorer for some of the links, depending on which version of I. E. you are running. Either go directly to the [if you printed this and are doing it later] or follow the hyperlinks inserted to fulfill the assignment. For those who aren’t the most computer savvy: All hyperlinks in MS Word work if you hover over the link and press the control button while left-clicking the mouse. Generally, you need to save all documents to your computer before you can print them. If you open the document without saving it, generally you can't print it. Part I: Time Management Print out a copy of the Course Records/ Study Skills Hints (Divider Tabs), fill out the relevant sections and submit it. Print out a copy [it might be useful to do this now, and again in 2 months] of the Analyze Your Schedule form, fill it out and submit it Print out and fill out the Long-term Project Plan, and submit it. Print out the link that is titled My History Course Has a Syllabus?,then fill it out and submit it. Print out and fill out the Learning Style Inventory following the directions on that page and submit it. Parts II-VII: all of the pretest results may be ‘cut and pasted’ onto a single page if you choose, thus saving paper. Also, the following links take you to another college's website.. Their computer system is bogged down frequently, so DO NOT WAIT TO DO THESE SECTIONS, AS YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH! Part II: Test Taking Read through ALL links and answer any questions asked on each page.. Take the Exam Preparation Pretest and print the results for submission. On the last page, print out 3 copies of Learning From The Exam, and use it throughout the semester. Part III: Text Reading Read through ALL links, and answer any questions asked on each page. Take the Handling Reading Pretest and print the results for submission. Part IV: Note Taking Read through ALL links, and answer any questions asked on each page. Take the Lecture Notes Pretest and print the results for submission. Part V: Memory Tips Read through ALL links, and answer any questions asked on each page. Take the Memory Pretest and print the results for submission. Part VI: Time Management Read through ALL the links, and answer any questions asked on each page. Take the Time Management Pretest and print the results for submission. Part VII: Concentration Read through ALL the links, and answer any questions asked on each page. Take the Concentration Pretest and print the results for submission. I know this is a lot of work, and that is why two weeks are set aside for it [except the summer courses]. This is not designed to be ‘make work’, or ‘drudge work’. It is designed to cause students to think about how they learn and how they perform in class, and find tools to improve these skills. I hope you all find it helpful throughout not just my class, but all others as well. Please feel free to recommend this assignment to ANYONE whom you think will benefit from it. See you in class.