Course Outlines: More than Just Due Dates
This short library video will show you how to use course outlines to your advantage.
This short library video will show you how to use course outlines to your advantage. The basics of a course outline include the course description, class time and location, and course and university policies. What’s more important than this information is how you use it to prepare for assignments and exams.
The evaluation section of your course outline lists each assignment and exam, when they’re due and how much they’re worth. This information can teach you how to prioritize your time between course assignments and exams.
Onscreen text: Prioritize Definition: designate or treat (something) as more important than other things
For example, you will likely want to spend more time preparing for a 30 per cent midterm on Saturday than your 1 per cent online assignment due Wednesday. The evaluation section can also give you tips on how to study for midterms and exams. For example, this midterm will have multiple-choice, short-answer, and problem based questions. When studying, you should practise answering each type of question.
The learning outcomes listed in your course outline describes what you should be able to know and do by the end of the course. You may also find more specific learning objectives. Every time you see an outcome or objective, use it to quiz yourself.
Course Materials and Resources
The course materials and resources on your course outline provide you with tools you can use to succeed in the course. Make special note of these. They’re in the course outline to help you!
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