Introduction to York College

YCS 101

The YC Academy’s Introduction to York College course guides students through an exploration of the expectations of college, as well as those learning strategies that support a successful and rewarding college experience. This course integrates cross-curricular concepts such as critical thinking, creative thinking, strategic thinking, design thinking, group problem solving, and effective study and learning techniques.

Register Now

Course Outline

Click the + icon in each module to see its contents.

Outcomes/Objectives

Click on each tab to view its contents.

Module #1

How to Learn Online

  • What College Looks Like
  • Face-to-Face vs. Online Learning
  • Becoming an Effective Online Learner
  • Time Management and Scheduling
  • Digital Tools Beyond Email
  • Group Work and Collaborating Online

Module #3

How to Study

  • Preparing to Study
  • Perseverance and Staying Motivated
  • Creating Study Materials
  • Study Strategies
  • Testing Effectively

Module #2

How to Think

  • Developing a Learner’s Mindset
  • What is Critical Thinking?
  • What is Creative Thinking?
  • What is Strategic Thinking?
  • Design Thinking

Module #4

How to Communicate

  • Appropriate Channels of Communication
  • Effective Listening
  • Asking Questions: The Bad and the Better
  • Self-Assertion and Respectful Disagreement
  • Communicating with a Purpose

Develop attitudes and aptitudes which promote a learner’s mindset.

Bloom’s level 6

Choose which activities align with becoming a successful scholar, and identify the amount of time to allocate to these chosen activities.

Bloom’s level 5

Create productive study habits necessary for a successful scholar.

Bloom’s level 6

Cultivate practices for effectively communicating through a variety of appropriate modes.

Bloom’s level 6

Course Outline

Click the + icon in each module to see its contents.

Module #1

How to Learn Online

  • What College Looks Like
  • Face-to-Face vs. Online Learning
  • Becoming an Effective Online Learner
  • Time Management and Scheduling
  • Digital Tools Beyond Email
  • Group Work and Collaborating Online

Module #3

How to Study

  • Preparing to Study
  • Perseverance and Staying Motivated
  • Creating Study Materials
  • Study Strategies
  • Testing Effectively

Module #2

How to Think

  • Developing a Learner’s Mindset
  • What is Critical Thinking?
  • What is Creative Thinking?
  • What is Strategic Thinking?
  • Design Thinking

Module #4

How to Communicate

  • Appropriate Channels of Communication
  • Effective Listening
  • Asking Questions: The Bad and the Better
  • Self-Assertion and Respectful Disagreement
  • Communicating with a Purpose

Outcomes/Objectives

Click on each tab to view its contents.

Develop attitudes and aptitudes which promote a learner’s mindset.

Bloom’s level 6

Choose which activities align with becoming a successful scholar, and identify the amount of time to allocate to these chosen activities.

Bloom’s level 5

Create productive study habits necessary for a successful scholar.

Bloom’s level 6

Cultivate practices for effectively communicating through a variety of appropriate modes.

Bloom’s level 6

Outcomes/Objectives

Click on each tab to view its contents.

Develop attitudes and aptitudes which promote a learner’s mindset.

Bloom’s level 6

Choose which activities align with becoming a successful scholar, and identify the amount of time to allocate to these chosen activities.

Bloom’s level 5

Create productive study habits necessary for a successful scholar.

Bloom’s level 6

Cultivate practices for effectively communicating through a variety of appropriate modes.

Bloom’s level 6

Course Outline

Click the + icon in each module to see its contents.

Module #1

How to Learn Online

  • What College Looks Like
  • Face-to-Face vs. Online Learning
  • Becoming an Effective Online Learner
  • Time Management and Scheduling
  • Digital Tools Beyond Email
  • Group Work and Collaborating Online

Module #2

How to Think

  • Developing a Learner’s Mindset
  • What is Critical Thinking?
  • What is Creative Thinking?
  • What is Strategic Thinking?
  • Design Thinking

Module #3

How to Study

  • Preparing to Study
  • Perseverance and Staying Motivated
  • Creating Study Materials
  • Study Strategies
  • Testing Effectively

Module #4

How to Communicate

  • Appropriate Channels of Communication
  • Effective Listening
  • Asking Questions: The Bad and the Better
  • Self-Assertion and Respectful Disagreement
  • Communicating with a Purpose

Lesson Features

Each of our lessons is designed as self-contained learning environment that provides all the context, explanation, and resources you need to learn about a specific topic. We give you the information you need in a format that helps you apply it in your daily life.

Context

Knowing why a topic matters and how it applies to your experience is an important part of learning anything. That’s why we make sure you have the proper context for the information we give you.

Video Overview

Every TEL Library lesson features a video overview of the information being presented. Our videos provide helpful text callouts and a downloadable transcript.

Readings

We provide two different readings that elaborate information related to the lesson topic. The first gives you essential, objective information while the second offers a deeper look at a specific sub-topic or a view of different perspectives.

Check Your Knowledge

Developing a clear understanding of a topic generally requires that you spend time reflecting on the meaning or impact of its concepts and information. We facilitate this reflection with polls designed to help you create connections to the topic.

d

Glossary

It’s easy to get tripped up on unfamiliar terms when you’re trying to learn something new. We’ve developed in-line glossary definitions of key terms to help make lessons easier to read and understand.

Toolbox Resources

We know that our lessons are simply a starting point for many learners. That’s why we provide a toolbox with related web resources for each lesson so that you can continue your learning journey on a specific topic.

Register Now