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UCC2020: Applied Cognitive and Affective Learning Strategies

NOTE: UCC2020 will not be offered in the 2016-2017 academic year. 

The Student Wellness and Counselling Centre has offered UCC2020: Applied Cognitive and Affective Learning Strategies, a 3-credit hour course in applied learning skills, since 1998. This course provided currently registered students with effective learning strategies to:

1. Enhance their overall academic achievement;
2. Personalize their own particular learning styles and learning environments;
3. Provide them with knowledge concerning applied learning strategies.

Topics included:
Human information processing
Myths of memory
Strategies for effective learning and study systems
Hierarchies (using MindManager)
Hierarchies (using Freemind)
Speed reading and improving comprehension
Mnemonics and Mnemonic Systems (Link, Story, Method of Loci, Pegword, Phonetic)
Public speaking
Stress management
Anxiety and recall
Time management
Planning and scheduling
Test anxiety
Learning styles
Memory Olympics

Students were evaluated through practical homework assignments, term examinations, and regular submissions to a Learning Journal that constituted a significant part of semester work. Classes met three times weekly. Students needed access to "D2L," Memorial's computer portal to submit assigned work and journal entries.

Students registered for UCC2020 through Memorial Self-Service.