HLTH 1000 is a course at ECU that is required by all majors. This means that every semester there is about 2,500 students taking the course, so the instructor does not have much time to work one-on-one with you. That being said, you will have to be focused throughout the course, and following these 5 simples steps will lead to your success in the course.
1. Go To Class!
HLTH 1000 can be uncomfortable at times, as you are learning about a wide range of topics dealing with your body, but it is worth it to go to class. Going to class allows you to learn new information, and it impacts your grade. Also, you only have to go to class one day a week, so you have no excuse to miss class.
2. Do The Online Assessments Before Class!
The teacher assigns online assessments each week, and each assessment is worth 10 points (with 440 points being the most you can get). There is an online quiz that follows the assessment that is worth 5 points, and the other 5 points is given when the teacher checks your in-book assessment that is based off of what you learn online. Make sure to do these assessments, as you can only miss 28 points and still make an A in the class.
3. Take Notes During Class!
Some of the questions on the tests come from the lectures from the classes. The teacher does not post the powerpoint lectures to Blackboard, so it is critical to go to class to get this information. On top of this, the teacher checks your in-book assessments that you completed before the class. If you do not attend class, you will not get any credit for the in-book assessment.
4. Complete and STUDY The Study Guides!
What? There’s a Study Guide for the tests? There sure is, and the study guide follows what the test will be like almost exactly. If you learn the study guide inside and out then you will be sure to ace the test!
You do not know everything that there is to know about your health. Between facts about alcohol, diseases, and sexual education, you will be sure to learn something new in HLTH 1000. Keep your mind open, and be ready to learn. If you go to class with the mindset that you want to learn something new, you will come out of each and every class feeling enlightened.
HLTH 1000 can be an extremely easy class at East Carolina University, but you do have to put time and effort into the course. You can not expect to walk in on day one and be given a free A. Even so, if you follow the 5 steps given to you then you will be guaranteed to succeed in the course.