The Circle of Divine Destiny

Subtitle

HEAP PROGRAM INITIATIVE

Dr. Jerry B. Madkins


HIGHER EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT PROCESS (HEAP)


“Nuggets of Wisdom” 
“What’s In A Name?”
 
   The program which will assist CODD journeyers who are students that need to take the SAT or ACT college entrance examinations is call: HEAP.  This acronym stands for: The Higher Education Achievement Process. Its conception can be attributed to Drs. Jerry B. Madkins, HEAP Director and Gary Patterson, CODD, Executive Director.  They wanted to choose a name that would accurately define the concept of giving high school students or GED recipients the most outstanding standardized test preparation class in town, in the state or in the country in order to enable them to achieve the highest possible scores on these tests that they might have the score necessary for them to apply to the college or university of their choice. At the same time they wanted a name that would epitomized the “helping hand” that this dedicated Christian organization could extend to Jesus’ children to enable them to achieve their “Divine Destiny” in the Kingdom of God. Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary defines the word “heap” as follows:
          “To pile or collect in great quantity; to form or round up into a heap;
            to accord or bestow lavishly or in large quantities”.
  This is exactly what the CODD Initiative HEAP intends to do for the San Antonio inner city youth who are African-American or Latino and rural Anglo youth. These groups of youth sometime needs an extra helping of God’s love to achieve the right place in today’s higher education process because many of them will be in most cases, either first or second generation college student. And the HEAP program wants to “pile on” and “bestow lavishly”, “great and large quantities” of earthly knowledge that these youth might be great and successful journeyers in the Higher Education 

VISION:  To provide CODD Initiative Training that will assist potential college bound students to critically think, develop successful study habits, and establish essential learning skills so as to dramatically improve their SAT/ACT College entrance examination scores.


PURPOSE:  To create and deliver various teaching blocks and learning modules that will improve                                     students’ abilities to successfully take and pass standardized tests with scores that will enable them to achieve their career educational goals.


STRATEGIES:  

  • Design the system of CODD learning along with time line requirements. . . .
  • Develop and publish course syllabus, power point presentation and on-line materials for each offering along with objectives, projected outcomes and evaluations . . . .
  • Establish early and programmatic intervention techniques to identify and educate potential African-American and Latino inner-city students and Anglo rural students who might benefit from these services . . . .
  • Develop multi-layered safety net procedures that will encourage potential first and second generation high school students to participate in SAT/ACT prep courses . . . .
  • Produce a group learning process that allows all students to work in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere where they are supported by parents and other church personnel . . . .
  • Involve students’ parents in the college and career selection process early as possible in their children’s lives . . . .
  • Gather resources, facilities and annual schedule to conduct courses . . . .
  • Initiate and increase marketing and advertising materials for CODD publication/dissemination.
  • Maintain website information to recruit new students . . . .


COURSE OFFERINGS:

  • Selected and appropriate college/university/trade school
  • Career Development and Management
  • Concurrent high school/college enrollment
  • Essential written skills
  • Essential mathematical skills
  • Essential reading skills
  • Successful scholarship seeking skills
  • Selecting the correct college major/minor course of study
  • Short and long range life goal setting

SAT/ACT PREP CLASS:

ESSENTIALS OF WRITING


FACULTY: DR. JERRY B. MADKINS

MEETS: Once Weekly for 8 weeks

OFFICE LOCATION: Berean Fellowship

OFFICE HOURS As scheduled

PHONE/EMAIL (254) 485-1276 /  [email protected]


COURSE DESCRIPTION:  SAT/ACT Prep Class: Essential of Writing is designed to orient and engage students in analytical and critical writing skills that will essentially improve their SAT/ACT college entrance examination scores on these standardized tests. This course is structured to acquaint the student to the methodologies and strategies involved in successfully attaining appropriate scores on the SAT/ACT to allow them to attend the college/university of their choice. This course will expose the students to various writing skills and different vigorous learning aspects of the many techniques associated with good writing habits.


COURSE OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES:

Student will be able to:

  • Engage the student into interactive writing exercises in various in class activities.
  • Use different professional writing skills.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and to work effectively in teams.
  • Develop techniques to learn to apply critical reasoning to all writing exercises.
  • Understand the importance of effective writing techniques as these relate to successful life careers.
  • Present complex ideas in a succinct and persuasive manner.
  • Explain how the study of proper writing techniques will help them to meet their long-term goals and help develop their specific career goals as this relates to successful college engagement.
  • Introduce the various writing concepts and terminology used by successful college students.
  • Facilitate an understanding of the breadth of activities that falls within the domain of the           essentials of effective writing skills in communicating successfully with others.
  • Provide the foundation to pursue even higher educational goals after their undergraduate studies are completed.


COURSE FORMAT:

This course will use various techniques and approaches to insure that each student will learn and grow academically in an aggressive, challenging and supportive classroom atmosphere. Some of the techniques to be employed in this course are, but not limited to the following:

  • The class will involve “interactive” lectures, debates, writing exercises and group work.
  • The eight week semester TEAM project will be explained in class but can include

a. Classroom discussions in a group setting

b. Outside readings

c. Library research

d. Specialized team projects

e. Classroom lectures


REQUIRED TEXTS:  The King James Version of the Holy Bible and “SAT/ACT Preparation Handbook: A Road Map To College Success”, Madkins, Jerry B., Guthrie Phyllis and, Schwartz, George, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa, 2003.


SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS: 

May be required and provided by the Instructor.


REQUIRED MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:  Three rings, loose-leaf binder to organize materials for the course, stapler, highlighters, sticky notes, and other supplies needed to stay organized the entirety of the course. Access to a computer.


EVALUATION:

           

            ACTIVITY                                                        AMOUNT OF FINAL GRADE

            Six Major Writing Presentations (5% each)                           30%

            Four On-Line Practice Tests (10% each)                               40%

            Three Group/Team Presentations (5% each)                          15%

            Pop Quizzes (Unannounced)                                                15%


Quizzes:   The purpose of each quiz is to test your understanding of the theories and concepts learned through the required reading and in-class lectures. There are no make-up quizzes.


ATTENDANCE:

  • **You are required to come to class on time in order to be counted as present.
  • No student can miss more than one class and complete this course successfully.


CLASSROOM POLICY:

  • We will strive for a friendly learning environment, where mutual respect and reasonable expectations are fostered.
  • To avoid disruption to others and foster professionalism, please make sure that you come to class on time and refrain from doing other things in class, such as chatting or text messaging, arriving late, sleeping or any other disruptive behavior. Students will be asked to leave class if disruptive “behavior’” is excessive. There will be no cell phone use in the class. If you have to text message, you will be asked to leave class.


HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS COURSE:

  • Always come to class prepared. This means that you MUST read all the assigned readings prior to class meetings.
  • Try to think like a college student in your reading, writing, and responding to relevant class materials and assignments.


SPECIFIC COURSE OBJECTIVES AND COURSE SUBJECT MATTERS AND DUE DATES:

Course Outline:  The following course outline describes the subject that will be explored. This schedule is tentative and is subject to change. This outline is also provided to allow the student to study in advance of all class meetings and thereby be totally prepared to fully engage him or herself in class participation. Any questions on any subject matter should be addressed directly to Dr. Madkins.

 

WEEK SUBJECT MATTER                                                 ASSIGNMENT     

                                                                                                    

1  Course Introduction and Basic                                      Read I, II, III John in their

          Writing Skills                                                       entirety and Chapters 1 

                                                                                     and 5-SAT/ACT Book  

        

2  Proper Composition Techniques and                             Read Genesis, Chapters 

            Sentence Completion                                          1-3 and Chapter 2- SAT/ACT Book

                        

3   Advanced Writing Skills                                             Read Revelation, Chapter 1-3 and

                                                                                     Chapters 3-SAT/ACT Book

 

4   Critical Writing Skills for College Students and             Read Genesis, Chapters 4 -8  

               Basic Reading Skills                                         and Chapter 4; SAT/ACT Book

 

5   Group Exercises in Advanced English Writing               Read Leviticus Chapters 1-6

                Techniques                                                      and Chapter 4-SAT/ACT Book

 

6   Building an Adequate Vocabulary                                 Read Job Chapters 1-17 and

                                                                                      Chapter 7 and Appendix A   

                                                                                      SAT/ACT Book

 

7   Developing Superior Reading, Wisdom and                    Read Proverbs Chapters 1-31

                 Reasoning Skills                                              and Chapter 8-SAT/ACT

                                                                                      Book

 

8    Acquiring Background Knowledge on Prefixes,             Read Ezekiel Chapters 1-48                          Roots and Suffixes to Enhance Word Identification             and Appendix A and F

                                                                                     SAT/ACT Book        

                                                                                                                                                                        NOTE:  (THIS SYLLABUS CAN BE UPDATED BY THE CLASS INSTRUCTOR AT                            HIS DISCRETION AS NEEDED!

SAT/ACT PREP CLASS:

ESSENTIALS OF READING


FACULTY: DR. JERRY B. MADKINS

MEETS: Once Weekly for 8 weeks

OFFICE LOCATION: Berean Fellowship

OFFICE HOURS: As scheduled

PHONE/EMAIL: (254) 485-1276 /  [email protected]


COURSE DESCRIPTION:  SAT/ACT Prep Class: Essential of Reading is designed to introduce and acclimate students to practical and significant critical reading skills that will substantially improve their reading skills and abilities so as to allow them to achieve improved scores on these standardized tests. Additionally this course is also structured to acquaint the student with the methodologies and strategies involved in successfully attaining appropriate scores on the SAT/ACT to allow them to attend the college/university of their choice. This course will expose the student to diverse reading materials, philosophies and theories that will dramatically broaden their reading arenas.


COURSE OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES:

Student will be able to:

  • Understand and define the meaning of the basic terms associated with and related to modern day reading theory.
  • Comprehend how a current day student must master a rapid reading process in order to quickly grasp the basic meaning of  complex reading passages.
  • Recognize the importance of being a “well-read person” in today’s 21st Century global           environment is essential to being a good student in today’s ever changing society.
  • Develop techniques to learn to apply critical reasoning skills to all exercises.
  • Understand abstract ideas in a cogent and succinct manner when reading difficult subject matter.
  • Consider how one’s individual reading comprehension can complement others in team process reading events.
  • Establish coping techniques to avoid “panic attacks” when confronted with new reading           materials and concepts never seen before.
  • Encourage each student to expand their reading boundaries to materials that college students           may be reading in their junior and seniors years in their studies.
  • Establish life-long reading skills that will allow the student to become eager about reading in           various situations and environments.
  • Excite the student to want to teach others to read with them.
  • Understand how extensive reading exercises will allow and help them to meet their long-term           college goals and develop specific career enhancement opportunities to reach their full career           potential.
  • Use various reading techniques that are used by successful college student.
  • Have a solid foundation to pursue even higher educational goals after their undergraduate studies are completed.

COURSE FORMAT:

This course will use various techniques and approaches to insure that each student will learn and grow academically in an aggressive, challenging and supportive classroom atmosphere. Some of the techniques to be employed in this course are, but not limited to the following:

  • The class will involve “interactive” lectures, debates, writing exercises and group work.
  • The eight week semester TEAM project will be explained in class but can include

a. Classroom discussions in a group setting

b. Outside readings

c. Library research

d. Specialized team projects

e. Classroom lectures


REQUIRED TEXTS:  The King James Version of the Holy Bible and “SAT/ACT Preparation Handbook: A Road Map To College Success”, Madkins, Jerry B., Guthrie Phyllis and, Schwartz, George, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa, 2003.


SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS: 

May be required and provided by the Instructor.


REQUIRED MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:  Three rings, loose-leaf binder to organize materials for the course, stapler, highlighters, sticky notes, and other supplies needed to stay organized the entirety of the course. Access to a computer.

EVALUATION:

           

            ACTIVITY                                                          AMOUNT OF FINAL GRADE

            Six Major Writing Presentations (5% each)                           30%

            Four On-Line Practice Tests (10% each)                               40%

            Three Group/Team Presentations (5% each)                          15%

            Pop Quizzes (Unannounced)                                                15%


Quizzes:   The purpose of each quiz is to test your understanding of the theories and concepts learned through the required reading and in-class lectures. There are no make-up quizzes.


ATTENDANCE:

  • **You are required to come to class on time in order to be counted as present.
  • No student can miss more than one class and complete this course successfully.

CLASSROOM POLICY:

  • We will strive for a friendly learning environment, where mutual respect and reasonable expectations are fostered.
  • To avoid disruption to others and foster professionalism, please make sure that you come to class on time and refrain from doing other things in class, such as chatting or text messaging, arriving late, sleeping or any other disruptive behavior. Students will be asked to leave class if disruptive “behavior’” is excessive. There will be no cell phone use in the class. If you have to text message, you will be asked to leave class.

HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS COURSE:

  • Always come to class prepared. This means that you MUST read all the assigned readings prior to class meetings.
  • Try to think like a college student in your reading, writing, and responding to relevant class materials and assignments.

SPECIFIC COURSE OBJECTIVES AND COURSE SUBJECT MATTERS AND DUE DATES:

Course Outline:  The following course outline describes the subject that will be explored. This schedule is tentative and is subject to change. This outline is also provided to allow the student to study in advance of all class meetings and thereby be totally prepared to fully engage him or herself in class participation. Any questions on any subject matter should be addressed directly to Dr. Madkins. 


WEEK SUBJECT MATTER                                                      ASSIGNMENT                                                                                                         

1  Course Introduction and Basic                                        Read I and II Corinthians in

            Reading Skills                                                      their entirety and chapter 1 in the   

                                                                                       SAT/ACT Book 

 

2  Proper Reading Techniques and                                      Read Matthew chapters 1-6   

           Reading Theory Studies                                          and chapter 2 in the SAT/ACT Book

                        

3  Advanced Reading Skills and Reading                              Read Ecclesiastes chapters 1-

           Comprehension Concepts                                         12 and chapter 4 in the SAT/ACT Book

 

4  Critical Reading Skills for College Students                      Read Deuteronomy chapters 1-20 and 

                                                                                        chapter 7 in the SAT/ACT Book

 

5  Group Exercises in Complex Reading                               Read Numbers chapters 1-36

            Techniques                                                            and Appendix B in the SAT/ACT Book

 

6  Building a Superior Reading Vocabulary                          Read James chapters 1-5 and chapter 8  

                                                                                        in the SAT/ACT Book

 

7  Developing Superior Reading Skills                                 Read Isaiah chapters 1-66 and   

            When it Comes to Complex Subject Matter               Appendix C in the SAT/ACT Book

                                     

8  Acquiring Background Knowledge on Prefixes,                Read Daniel chapters 1-12  

            Roots and Suffixes to Enhance Word Identification   and Appendix A in the SAT/ACT Book        

                                                                                                                                                                     

NOTE:  (THIS SYLLABUS CAN BE UPDATED BY THE CLASS INSTRUCTOR AT                           HIS DISCRETION AS NEEDED!)

ESSENTIALS OF MATHEMATICS

FACULTY: DR. JERRY B. MADKINS                

MEETS:  Once Weekly for 8 weeks

OFFICE LOCATION: Berean Fellowship

OFFICE HOURS: As scheduled

PHONE/EMAIL:  (254) 485-1276 / [email protected]

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  SAT/ACT Prep Class: Essential of Mathematics is designed to familiarize students with the basic mathematical skills associated with Algebra and Geometry. And to introduce them to advance mathematical skills and techniques associated with college level calculus that will substantially improve their mathematical critical thinking abilities and problem solving patterns so as to allow them to achieve improved scores on standardized tests. This course is constructed in a precise and topological manner so as to assist the student enrolled to acquire advanced methodologies and strategies involved in successfully attaining appropriate scores on the SAT/ACT to allow them to attend the college/university of their choice. This course will inform and expose the student to various analytical models, paradigms and quantitative methodologies to advance their overall understanding of mathematical modeling.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES:

Student will be able to:

1.   Recognize the importance of applying critical and analytical thinking skills in solving all           mathematical problems, equations and algebraic expression.

    2.  Understand how a current day student must become proficient in process mathematics             modeling whereby they easily solve everyday problems associated with careers in business,  the sciences, education or the medical field. 

3.  Establish long term mathematical skills that will allow the student to strengthen his or her  test taking abilities on all forms of standardized tests.

    4.  Explain terms and concepts associated with the most common elements of the modern           mathematical process such as inductive reasoning, graph interpretation and rational functions.

5.  Recognize the necessity of being able to analyze and assess new concepts and models when it comes to connecting mathematics to other disciplines such as the social sciences, education and the business arena.

     6.  Develop basic mathematical skills that will allow the student o easily and correctly solve real word problems.

7.  Apply critical thinking mathematical techniques to everyday problem situations such as            decision theory, public presentations and solution acquisitions.

     8.  Identify multiple and viable solutions to various problems that can allow the student to            become more “situation aware” in various problem dynamics. 
    9.  Connect the use of the mathematical problem solving process to the student’s particular           chosen field of college study and life-long career objectives.

10.  Develop problem solving techniques that can effectively cope with a myriad of issues that may arise in a 21st Century global environment.

     11.  Learn to use mathematical modeling and problem solving that is used by the successful            college student.

12.   Have a solid mathematics’ foundation in order to pursue higher educational goals after their           undergraduate studies are completed.

    13.  Encourage fellow students to expand their mathematical boundaries and horizons.

 

 COURSE FORMAT:

This course will use various techniques and approaches to insure that each student will learn and grow academically in an aggressive, challenging and supportive classroom atmosphere. Some of the techniques to be employed in this course are, but not limited to the following:

  1. The class will involve “interactive” lectures, debates, writing exercises and group work.
  2. The eight week semester TEAM project will be explained in class but can include

            a.         Classroom discussions in a group setting

            b.         Outside readings

            c.         Library research

            d.         Specialized team projects

            e.         Classroom lectures

 

REQUIRED TEXTS:  The King James Version of the Holy Bible and “SAT/ACT Preparation Handbook: A Road Map To College Success”, Madkins, Jerry B., Guthrie Phyllis and, Schwartz, George, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa, 2003.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS: 

May be required and provided by the Instructor.

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:  Three rings, loose-leaf binder to organize materials for the course, stapler, highlighters, sticky notes, and other supplies needed to stay organized the entirety of the course. Access to a computer.

 

EVALUATION:

           

            ACTIVITY                                                  AMOUNT OF FINAL GRADE

            Six Major Writing Presentations (5% each)                 30%

            Four On-Line Practice Tests (10% each)                     40%

            Three Group/Team Presentations (5% each)                15%

            Pop Quizzes (Unannounced)                                      15%

Quizzes:   The purpose of each quiz is to test your understanding of the theories and concepts learned through the required reading and in-class lectures. There are no make-up quizzes.

 

ATTENDANCE:

  1. **You are required to come to class on time in order to be counted as present.
  2. No student can miss more than one class and complete this course successfully.

 

CLASSROOM POLICY:

  1. We will strive for a friendly learning environment, where mutual respect and reasonable expectations are fostered.
  2. To avoid disruption to others and foster professionalism, please make sure that you come to class on time and refrain from doing other things in class, such as chatting or text messaging, arriving late, sleeping or any other disruptive behavior. Students will be asked to leave class if disruptive “behavior’” is excessive. There will be no cell phone use in the class. If you have to text message, you will be asked to leave class.

 

HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS COURSE:

  1. Always come to class prepared. This means that you MUST read all the assigned readings prior to class meetings.
  2. Try to think like a college student in your reading, writing, and responding to relevant class materials and assignments.

 

SPECIFIC COURSE OBJECTIVES AND COURSE SUBJECT MATTERS AND DUE DATES:

Course Outline:  The following course outline describes the subject that will be explored. This schedule is tentative and is subject to change. This outline is also provided to allow the student to study in advance of all class meetings and thereby be totally prepared to fully engage him or herself in class participation. Any questions on any subject matter should be addressed directly to Dr. Madkins. 

 

WEEK            SUBJECT MATTER                                               ASSIGNMENT                                                                                                         

1   Course Introduction and Basic                                          Read Genesis, chapters 6-8 in

               Mathematical Skills                                               their entirety and chapter 1 in the                                                                                                               

                                                                                          SAT/ACT Book  


2    Basic Mathematical Techniques and                                 Read Exodus, chapters 16-20

              Critical Thinking Theory                                        and chapter 9 in the SAT/ACT Book

                        

3    Advanced Mathematical Skills and the                              Read Leviticus, chapters 24-   

               Analytical Thinking Process                                   27 and chapter 10 in the SAT/ACT 

                                                                                          Book

 

4    Issues in Modern Mathematical Theory and                       Read Numbers, chapters

                Techniques                                                          3-11 and chapter 11 in the SAT/ACT 

                                                                                          Book

 

5    Group Exercises in Complex Mathematical                       Read Joshua, chapters 2-24

                 Problem Solving                                                 and chapter 12 in the SAT/ACT Book

 

6     Establishing a Sound Foundation for Life-Long                Read Judges, chapters 6-21     

                 Use of the Mathematics Process                             and chapters 5 and 8 in the SAT/ACT 

                                                                                          Book

                                                                                                                                         

7    Developing Superior Mathematic Skills                            Read Revelation, chapters  44-  

                When it Comes to Complex Problem Solving          14 and Appendix C and D in the 

                                                                                          SAT/ACT Book

 

8     Recognize the Need For Acquiring Critical                       Read Revelation, chapters 15-   

             Mathematical Modeling Theories For Life-Long         22 and Appendix E-G in the   

            Applications                                                             SAT/ACT Book       

      

 NOTE:  (THIS SYLLABUS CAN BE UPDATED BY THE CLASS INSTRUCTOR AT                        HIS DISCRETION AS NEEDED!)

COLLEGE SELECTION AND INDIVIDUAL

CAREER DEVELOPMENT/MANAGEMENT

FACULTY:  DR. JERRY B. MADKINS                

MEETS: Once Weekly for 8 weeks

OFFICE LOCATION: Berean Fellowship

OFFICE HOURS: As scheduled

PHONE/EMAIL: (254) 485-1276 / [email protected]


COURSE DESCRIPTION:  SAT/ACT Prep Class: College Selection and Individual Career Development/Management is carefully structured and oriented to assist students in accurately selecting the college/university/trade school of their choice that best compliments their individually chosen career choice. This course will guide the student to understand that their higher educational goals may/should include programs of studies far beyond their undergraduate degrees into professional degrees such as medicine, law, business, education, etc. until they obtain their terminal degree. This course also focuses on the student thinking about what their ultimate career goals should be. This is a comprehensive course that will introduce the student to career planning, development and management. This course is also designed to have the students be acquainted with such issue and subjects as internships, long term life goals, job hunting and interview techniques, developing a cover letter, resume and thank you letters, completing a job application, participating in mock job interviews and how to deal with interpersonal/social relationships present in the modern day workplace of a global world economy. This course finally will focus on employee/employer communications, self-marketing, team building in the work environment, modern day leadership and motivational theory, conflict management in the workplace, and strategies for effective negotiations. This course will highlight the necessity for proper career planning at the earliest stage of a student’s life.


COURSE OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES:

Student will be able to:

  1.           Understand the importance of early college/university/trade school selection in order to         insure career success.
  2.           Use the computer and internet to do myriad college/university searches to find out admission           requirements, college expenses, and programs of study for the best nationwide/worldwide       courses of study for the selected career choice.
  3.           Recognize the need to travel and visit potential college campuses starting in the student’s        sophomore year in high school through their senior year of graduation.
  4.           Consider summer enrichment programs that the student can apply for, be accepted to and        participate in starting as early as their freshman class year in high school.
  5.           Seek financial funding for their college career through the students appropriate terminal          degree starting with the junior year of study in high school that will include scholarship         monies, grants, fellowship, work-study on-campus in college and concurrent jobs after class hours off-           campus.
  6.           Comprehend the necessity for enrolling in programs of concurrent university course study       while still enrolled in high school starting in at least their junior year in high school.
  7.           Have completed at least one semester of college courses (12-14 semester hours) prior to the     student’s high school graduation.
  8.           Establish a firm college major prior to high school graduation to prevent being an undeclared major in student’s first year or two of college studies.
  9.           Seek out only college courses beyond the student’s major course of study that will         complement their life-long career choice.
  10.           Develop a set of life goals that will keep the student “on-track” and “on-course” for       successful career development and management.
  11.           Identify job choices that are best suited for one’s personality types (e.g.: Left Brain vs Right     Brain; Type A or Type B Personalities, etc.)
  12.           Understand the necessity of “dressing for success”.
  13.           Comprehend the proper way to prepare for and successfully complete a professional job             interview.
  14.           Consider ways to improve their communication skills; both written and oral.
  15.           Understand the ways to use the World Wide Web to do successful job hunts.
  16.           Develop workplace interpersonal and social skills necessary to compete in a global and             worldwide work environment.
  17.           Establish profitable networking sources for job hunting and career management that include   mentors and life coaches.

 COURSE FORMAT:

This course will use various techniques and approaches to insure that each student will learn and grow academically in an aggressive, challenging and supportive classroom atmosphere. Some of the techniques to be employed in this course are, but not limited to the following:

  1. The class will involve “interactive” lectures, debates, writing exercises and group work.
  2. The eight week semester TEAM project will be explained in class but can include

            a.         Classroom discussions in a group setting

            b.         Outside readings

            c.         Library research

            d.         Specialized team projects

            e.         Classroom lectures


REQUIRED TEXTS:  The King James Version of the Holy Bible and “SAT/ACT Preparation Handbook: A Road Map To College Success”, Madkins, Jerry B., Guthrie Phyllis and, Schwartz, George, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa, 2003 and “The Essentials of Modern Management”, Madkins, Jerry B., Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa, 2001.


SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS: 

May be required and provided by the Instructor.


REQUIRED MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:  Three rings, loose-leaf binder to organize materials for the course, stapler, highlighters, sticky notes, and other supplies needed to stay organized the entirety of the course. Access to a computer.


EVALUATION:

           

            ACTIVITY                                              AMOUNT OF FINAL GRADE

            Six Major Writing Presentations (5% each)                30%

            Four On-Line Practice Tests (10% each)                    40%

            Three Group/Team Presentations (5% each)               15%

            Pop Quizzes (Unannounced)                                     15%

Quizzes:   The purpose of each quiz is to test your understanding of the theories and concepts learned through the required reading and in-class lectures. There are no make-up quizzes.


ATTENDANCE:

  1. **You are required to come to class on time in order to be counted as present.
  2. No student can miss more than one class and complete this course successfully.

CLASSROOM POLICY:

  1. We will strive for a friendly learning environment, where mutual respect and reasonable expectations are fostered.
  2. To avoid disruption to others and foster professionalism, please make sure that you come to class on time and refrain from doing other things in class, such as chatting or text messaging, arriving late, sleeping or any other disruptive behavior. Students will be asked to leave class if disruptive “behavior’” is excessive. There will be no cell phone use in the class. If you have to text message, you will be asked to leave class.

HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS COURSE:

  1. Always come to class prepared. This means that you MUST read all the assigned readings prior to class meetings.
  2. Try to think like a college student in your reading, writing, and responding to relevant class materials and assignments.

SPECIFIC COURSE OBJECTIVES AND COURSE SUBJECT MATTERS AND DUE DATES:

Course Outline:  The following course outline describes the subject that will be explored. This schedule is tentative and is subject to change. This outline is also provided to allow the student to study in advance of all class meetings and thereby be totally prepared to fully engage him or herself in class participation. Any questions on any subject matter should be addressed directly to Dr. Madkins. 


WEEK   SUBJECT MATTER                                        ASSIGNMENT                                                                                                         

1      Course Introduction and Proper                           Read Ruth, chapters 1-4;

                College Selection                                       chapter 1 in the “Essential

                                                                                of Management” Book and Appendix D in

                                                                                the SAT/ACT Book   

                                

2      Selecting the Correct Major in College for            Read Psalms, 1, 3, 6, 7, 12   

                Proper Career Development and                  and 23; Chapter 2 in Essential     

                Management                                              of Management Book and  

                                                                                Appendix D in the SAT/ACT Book

                         

3      Exploring the Importance of Traditional               Read Psalms 48, 50, 51, 55,

                Management Theories on Career Selection    63, 65 and 68; Chapters 3 and

                Development and Management                     4 in the Essential of Management Book and 

                                                                                Appendix E in the SAT/ACT Book

                                                                                                                   

4      The Student as a Person in College and in              Read Deuteronomy, chapters

           the Modern Day Workplace: Leadership Style;    5, 6, 11, 13, 14, 17 and 25;

           Work Approaches, Motivational Style; Personal  Chapters 6-9 in the Essentials

           Contacts and Orientations                                  of Management Book


5      The Student as an Effective Communicator            Read Matthew, chapters 5-7,    

            in College and in the Modern Day Workplace    Mark, chapters 4-6 and Luke,

                                                                                 chapters 6-7; Chapter 10 in

                                                                                 the Essential of Management Book

                                                                       

6       The Student as an Ethical and Morally Correct      Read Proverbs 12 and 15-24;       

          Contributor in the Global Workplace                  and chapters 13 and 14 in the

                                                                                Essential of Management Book 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

7       Profitable Career Selection and Development       Read  John, chapters 3-6 and 10-17; Chapter

                                                                                5 in the Essential of Management Book

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

8       Profitable Career Management and Retirement      Read Matthew, chapters 25-28, Mark, 

                                                                                 chapters 8-16, Luke, chapters 18-24, and

                                                                                 John, chapters 16-21; Chapters 16 and 17 in 

                                                                                 the Essential of Management Book and

                                                                                 Appendix G in the SAT/ACT Book

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

NOTE:  The attached model for Career Planning, Development and Management is the

                   “Dr. Madkins’ Model”. It should be followed as closely as possible to ensure full and 

                    complete successful career development and management!

Dr. Madkins Corner

The tentative course syllabus for the Essential Writing Skills Eight Week Class is posted below. We will conduct 8 week classes each fall and spring starting 2014.

The course syllabus on Essential Reading Skills Eight Week Class will be published soon and will be  fall/spring classes also of 2014.

In the summer we will to conduct a couple of one week Intensive Summer Scholastic Book Camps to further enhance the fall/spring 8 week courses.

DR.MADKINS´ CORNER:

“Nuggets of Wisdom”:

The following poem was written by a former student of Dr. Madkins’ whom he had assisted in preparing to attend college. The student really admired all the Christian care given to her and she wrote this poem that speaks to the love she had for  fellow Christians after completing her course of study. She does not want her name published and the poem is untitled:


May the good Lord be with you down every road you roam.

And my sunshine and happiness surround you when you are far from home.

And may you grow to be proud, dignified and true.

And do unto others as you would have done unto you.

Be courageous and be brave and in my heart you will

always stay forever young.

May good fortune be with you.

May your guiding light be strong.

Build a stairway to Heaven where the

Prince is and there is no vagabond.

And may you never love in vain.

And in my heart you will remain forever young.

And when you finally fly away

I’ll be hoping that I served you well.

For all the wisdom of a life time no one can ever tell.

But whatever road you choose

I’m right behind you when you lose.

Forever young!

 Anonymous

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