Monday, November 30, 2009
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Monday, November 16, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
The classes below are now available for enrollment. For information about the class or instructors click on the course title.
You can enroll online or call (310) 825-1204 for assistance
Instructor: Lindsey Dorise Moore, MPP
This course, which builds on the previous Pathway course, Skills for Academic Success I, is designed to teach students specific learning skills to help adjust to college. Students learn how to stay organized, use effective time management, ask good questions, build memory skills, and get help when needed. Prerequisite: Skills for Academic Success I.
UCLA Extension Building, Room 219
Instructor: Tamar Christensen, MA
In this course, organized as a book club, students will refine and enhance their reading and comprehension skills through the study of thematically selected novels. Students keep a journal and participate in class discussions and group activities.
Westwood Center, Room 413
Instructor: Jason Lupei, MA
This course looks at many issues in America including race and ethnicity, gender, prejudice, discrimination, disability and accessibility. This course will look at social movements and the impact of advocacy on the world.
UCLA Extension Building, Room 215
Instructor: Honor Dunn, MFA
This course introduces students to different movements and artists in modern art, such as Abstraction and Picasso. Students will explore examples of art at local museums and galleries. At the end of the course students will show the work they have created and talk about their class experiences in a public exhibition/fundraiser.
Westwood Center, Room 321
Instructor: Douglas Cooney, MA, Fiction Writer and Playwright
This course addresses aspects of creative writing such as traditional story structure, the use of language, and critical and analytical skills. Through presentations, discussions and writing exercises, students will be inspired to bring their thoughts to life through writing, both in this course and after the course ends.
Westwood Center, Room TBA
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
- Learn to manage your money - this is one of the biggest struggles that we all have when we move away from home. There is a lot of pressure to spend your money on fun things rather than the necessities and you budget can be blown in one trip to Westwood village.
- Learn to manage your time - students have a lot more responsibility for managing their time in the college setting and there is not always someone there to give reminders. If time management is a challenge start now developing ways to give your self reminders so you do not have to rely on others.
- Make the most of your high school activities - there are a lot of skills that you can develop by getting involved in activities in high school. Some of the most important skills you can learn are organizational and interpersonal - having good skills in these areas will make your transition to college much smoother.
- Think about getting a summer or part-time job - when it comes time to start an internship it is really helpful to have some good work experience. It is particularly important to have good work related skills - being on-time, knowing how and when to get help, interacting with co-workers.
- Invite relevant people to your IEP, i.e., an assistive technologist or a vocational rehabilitation counselor - everyone involved with supporting you should know that you are intending to continue your education. If you need support to get into a program or assistance while you are going to school start early getting those folks that can help you on board.