ASC Courses

Success Courses

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This lecture/lab course is designed for students interested in further developing and practicing their abilities in the areas of study skills and time management. Students enrolled in this course will gain a greater understanding of the learning process through guided practice and will be able to identify and use strategies that meet their preferred learning style. Students will practice and apply these strategies to their current credit courses to develop advanced proficiency as active learners. Additionally, students will receive support through individualized coaching sessions.
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This hands-on course is designed for students interested in maintaining their study strategies and organizational skills with regular support and feedback from an instructor.
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This course is designed for multiple start points of the semester and is geared toward students who, at mid-semester, are not being successful in their current credit courses due to study skills, time management, and/or academic organization. Students enrolled in this course will explore and practice essential study techniques and time management skills as they relate to the current credit courses in which students are enrolled. This course is not designed for students whose academic struggles are caused by attendance or participation challenges.

Math and Physics Courses

All of the following courses work off of a customized list of review topics, called a Study Plan, created for each student. This is created based on an initial math assessment, the Math Placement Exam, and or a series of quizzes.

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A course offered to RIT students who wish to strengthen their math skills before registering for or while taking an RIT credit math course; class consists of a self-review or remediation of prerequisite math concepts in which a student may find themselves struggling. A customized list of review topics, called a Study Plan will be created based on an initial math assessment that focuses on basic Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus and introductory Calculus. An instructor is present to provide adequate support to enhance students’ math study skills as well as deepen their understanding of math concepts. This course requires meeting with a Student Support Specialist in the Academic Support Center prior to enrollment. *Note: Please contact the ASC for additional details*
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Critical Trigonometry is a course offered to develop or enhance students’ trigonometric skills before registering for an introductory calculus course. This course will cover a variety of topics from trigonometry such as measures of angles, trigonometric ratios, right triangle trigonometry, trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometry identities, formulas, and trigonometric equations. The specific topics will be based on the current trigonometric skills and impending math needs of students enrolled in the course. A customized list of review topics, called a Study Plan, will be created based on the results of an initial trigonometry assessment and/or series of quizzes taken by the students. Students will review topics that are identified in their Study Plan to develop or improve their trigonometric skills, as needed to meet the criteria for enrollment into a math course recommended by their department. Therefore, at the end of this course, students will take a trigonometry aptitude test.