Course Descriptions

Learn more about the courses available for Visiting College Students.

 

 

Required Course

 

 

SVSFY010: Narrowing the Gap - Becoming a Strategic College Student
Credits: 0.000 - Landmark College understands how bright students struggle or fail in college because of executive-function difficulties or learning disabilities. This required, non-credit course is key to Landmark's summer program— teaching visiting college students how to function better in school and improve everyday self-management. Through this structured, stimulating and supportive course, students learn strategies and resources for improving executive function, working memory, study skills and ability to meet commitments. Students become self-advocates in identifying and experimenting with the kinds of support needed for success.

Students will:

  • Narrow the gap between their academic potential and their ability to realize that potential.
  • Improve executive function: planning, setting priorities, organizing and following through on commitments.
  • Develop insight into the ways in which they learn and function best.
  • Manage writing and homework assignments.
  • Engage in effective approaches to research.
  • Develop a mindset toward college work that is confident and realistic.
  • Sample, experiment with, and adopt specific strategies for becoming a more strategic college student.
  • Produce a final project, synthesizing the knowledge and skills gained.

 

 

Track A: Developmental Focus
Non-Credit Courses (Choose one)

 

 

SVSEN0111: Structure, Style and Strategies - Demystifying Academic Writing
Credits: 0.000 - Do you want to return to college this fall with a renewed passion for and confidence in writing? Do you sometimes have difficulty understanding how to organize your thoughts for writing or how to find support for your ideas from course readings? Does the idea of doing a research paper seem daunting? Students in this non-credit course will learn individualized strategies that will improve their college-level writing. Seminar discussions and individual conferencing will help students understand their own gifts and challenges as learners. Students will gain confidence by applying newly learned strategies through reading, writing, interaction with peers and hands-on activities.

Students will:

  • Identify individual writing process steps that work, with a particular emphasis on those steps that have proven to be difficult in the past
  • Develop a better understanding of the demands of academic writing and the strategies that can make writing more efficient
  • Distinguish between types of secondary sources and practice effectively integrating source material into drafts
  • Set goals for an individual plan for success for future writing challenges, particularly during the next semester

SVSEN0112: Establishing an Effective Writing Process - Improving Your Executive Function
Credits: 0. 00

  • Generate daily writing.
  • Learn how to improve executive function, including: planning, setting priorities, organizing and following through on process steps for writing.
  • Explore impediments to improving efficiency in the writing process.
  • Manage larger writing assignments.
  • Set goals for an individual plan for success for future writing challenges, particularly during the next semester.
  • Identify individual writing process steps that work, with a particular emphasis on those steps that have proven to be difficult in the past.

 

 

Track B: Developmental/Academic
Credit Courses

 

 

Track B: Academic/Developmental Credit Electives- Course Descriptions

Physical Education (PE) Courses
One Credit (Choose one, optional)

Physical Education-Course Descriptions

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