TLC for Biology 2

Extra Credit in BSC 2011

The Center for Academic Success (CfAS) offers learning strategies workshops via your general biology content. These workshops are designed to make you better readers as the volume of information increases throughout the semester. They are structured for small groups of students to facilitate in-depth application of these strategies.

  • Workshop Syllabus

    Session 1: Knowledge & Comprehension

    In this workshop, students will be introduced to Bloom’s Taxonomy and how it is applicable to GBII. In this session, the first two levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (Remember and Understand) will be discussed in greater detail.

    Session 2: Application & Analysis

    This session will focus on levels three and four of Bloom’s Taxonomy (Apply and Analyze). Students will be able to reflect on how these skills are applicable to biology.

    Session 3: Evaluation

    Students will be focusing on level five of Bloom’s Taxonomy, Evaluation. Students will be able to understand how this level is applicable to GBII setting.

    Session 4: Creation & Synthesis

    Students will be introduced to the last level of Bloom’s Taxonomy, Create. The session will focus on understanding the connection between this level and how it can be seen in GBII. Students will use skills of all five previous levels to be able to create their own hypothesis in a practice exercise.

    Session 5: Bloom’s Taxonomy in Action

    In this final session, students will create a study guide using Bloom’s Taxonomy. Students will be able to understand how each level is interconnected and necessary to reach higher levels of thinking within the biology content.

  • Workshop Expectations
    1. Be prepared. Bring your textbook, syllabus, and any pertinent materials related to your class. Any forms of assessment are extremely helpful.
    2. Be on time. Sessions are one hour in length. The tutors need all of this time in order to provide each participant with the necessary attention and detail to his/her progress.
    3. Be consistent. In order to receive your extra credit points, you must complete all five sessions throughout the semester. This is an opportunity for you to earn more points for your class. Sessions cannot be skipped, missed, or partially completed.
    4. Be receptive. You will receive a variety of strategies, graphic organizers, mnemonics, and study rubrics throughout these sessions. Not all of them may apply to BSC 2011, but they may be useful in another course. Keep these in your ‘metacognitive bank’ and ask your tutor questions.
    5. Be responsible. Once you register for a workshop at our center you are reserving a place that no other student can take. Be considerate of these workshops. Keep your Panther ID handy when you arrive at the center. You must enter your information at the front area of our center, and make sure that your tutor records your attendance. At the end of the semester, these records will be submitted to your professor.


On the registration page, select the set you want or have been assigned. 

You will be dropped if you do not attend the first session. Please register for Set Two.

Fill in all personal information, then select the section which suits you best.