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AVID for Higher Education

AVID for Higher Education at Texas Tech University works to support students with the goal of increasing academic success, persistence, and completion rates in the Student Success Initiative.   

IS 1102-Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Skills

The primary goal of AVID Seminar course is to introduce students to the use of the WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading) strategies and the AVID system as a means of developing theoretical and practical approaches to their academic efforts in order to promote success and personal achievement. AVID Skills incorporates WICOR strategies as a means of focusing on student’s time management, critical thinking, exam preparation, communication and discussion skills. Register Here >>

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will create works (which may be written, oral/aural, visual, and non-verbal) that demonstrate essential communication skills.
  • Students will engage in active discussion and discourse that will demonstrate essential critical thinking and inquiry skills.
  • Students will create works (which may be written, oral/aural, visual and non-verbal) that demonstrate group collaboration, participation and communication.
  • Students will learn to organize their course content and responsibly to manage their time so that they may be academically successful.
  • Students will engage in skilled reading and reporting activities that will demonstrate essential reading skills as well as critical thinking skills.