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The Sacred Journey:
Religions of the World
Core Discovery Course 116
Study Guide, Pilgrimage Edicts, and Suggestions on Learning the Course Materials
Use the following information as you would use a map, to help chart the best trails through the territory of this course in pursuit of your academic destination.
A. Pilgrimage Edicts
To stay on course and reach your destination, there are certain rules - "Pilgrimage Edicts" - that you will be expected to uphold and follow. By adhering to these edicts you will be able to get the most out of your experiences in this course. On this page is an important discussion, distinguishing a "theological approach" from an "academic approach." In this course, we are attempting to adhere to the latter approach.
B. Study Skills and Resources
Remember, you should spend, on average, at least 3 hours of study time (textbook reading, reviewing class notes, etc.) for each hour you spend in class. There is additional time devoted to researching and writing papers, and to developing projects. Plan accordingly. If you need help with note-taking, strategies for studying, writing, time-management, or tutoring assistance, please to not hesitate calling your professor.
Consider using the vast range of resources and expert assistance offered through the Academic Assistance Programs. There are a lot of on-line links to suggestions on textbook reading, note-taking, studying and preparing for exams.
Be sure to take complete notes of all key materials presented by the lecturer, guest speakers, other students, and any video presentations.
Writing Your Research Paper
Consider the resources at The Writing Center. The Writing Center is a collaborative learning program dedicated to providing one-on-one assistance to student writers. The Writing Center also provides a library of handbooks and style manuals, three student computers, a collection of handouts about writing, and a comfortable place to sit, read, and write.
Become very familiar with our library, as it will become a second home. To become more familiar with and fully utilize the resources of the library, take the Information Literacy Tutorial. You can also schedule an appointment with a library who will assist you in your research project. Submit the following form to begin the process. Student Assistance Research Form. While doing your research, be able to critically evaluate your sources and judge what resources are valuable and valid. This is especially important in evaluating web site resources. Go to the following site to assist you Critically Analyzing Information Sources.
Questions About Technology
Plagiarism - know the difference between learning from the ideas of others, and passing off the ideas of others as your own.
C. Disability Support Services
Reasonable accommodations are available for students who have a documented disability. Please notify the instructor during the first week of class of any accommodation(s) needed for the course. Late notification may mean that requested accommodations might not be available. All accommodations must be approved through Disability Support Services located in the Idaho Commons Building, Rm. 306
If students request accommodations for a disability without presenting a completed, signed Accommodation Form for the current semester from our office, please refer them to the Disability Support Services office (Idaho Commons, Rm.305) to obtain one. If you have any questions regarding a student(s) with a disability(s), or how to best work with a particular student in class, please contact our office at:
D. Study Guide for the Exams, go to:
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