Welcome to the Cornerstone Course (XIDS 2002) Lab Guide page. On this page you will find all the instructions you need to complete each of the four required Lab assignments for your Cornerstone Course (XIDS 2002). While each of you have unique and exciting courses, we also want to make sure that you are getting access to key resources that we know aid in your academic success. As such, we require the four activities below.

To see your options on how to complete each activity, review this matrix.

The purpose of the Clarifying Career Purpose Cornerstone Lab is to assist students in confirming that their majors are appropriate and well-suited for the outcomes they expect to receive. In addition, the YouScience assessment and subsequent reflection help students explore myriad careers for which they are well suited based on their aptitudes and interests.

Tasks: This lab requires a multi-step process for completion:

  1. First, attend your Cornerstone (XIDS 2002) class on the day of the pre-assessment workshop hosted by the Academic Transition Programs as scheduled by your instructor. We will help you create your YouScience account that day. AND
  2. Then complete the assessment on your own following the directions provided in class. AND
    • To start this process, search your UWG Google account for an email titled “Your YouScience account is waiting” and follow the instructions accordingly.
  3. Finally, attend your Cornerstone class the following week to receive your assessment results as provided by the department of Career Services and complete the reflection to receive credit for the lab.

The purpose of the Growth Mindset Cornerstone Lab is to help students practice optimism when faced with unexpected challenges and unknown problems. In other words, perceived failure can lead to greater success. Therefore, we want students to understand that practice (studying) is a necessary part of success and that there are many ways to find support to help practice (study) effectively.

Tasks: This is an in-person activity and can be completed in a variety of ways: 

  • at the Cornerstone Conference (you will be invited to attend), OR
  • during select workshop dates throughout the semester (to be announced), OR
  • or in class (ask your instructor if your class will be having a workshop).

The purpose of the Developing Curricular Plans Cornerstone Lab is to help students understand the curriculum, the advising process, and program maps, all necessary components to registering for classes and completing required coursework for graduation in a timely and effective manner.

Tasks: This activity can be completed in one of the following ways:

  • at the Cornerstone Conference (you will be invited to attend), OR
  • in class (ask your instructor if your class will be having a workshop), OR
  • Complete this Advising Self-Guided Activity

The purpose of the Practicing Academic Skills Cornerstone Lab is to guide students towards a program or programs on campus that will assist them in being successful at UWG. As a result, we would like you to make an appointment to use ONE of the study skills supports available on campus. These programs include: Academic Coaching, Supplemental Instruction, Tutoring, and the Writing Center.

Tasks: This activity can be completed in one of the following ways: