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Study Skills for College Learning

Course Number: CG 111A
Transcript Title: Study Skills for Coll Learning
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 18, 2013
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit


Placement into WR 115 and RD 115

Course Description

Provides information, techniques, and strategies helpful in becoming more efficient in studying, note taking, textbook reading, and taking exams. Identify preferred learning style and develop skills in scheduling study time, library research, memory strategies, and critical thinking. Prerequisites: Placement into WR 115 and RD 115 Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Identify learning style and apply preferred learning style.
  2. Utilize test-taking strategies.
  3. Utilize library resources for information and research.
  4. Use effective textbook reading techniques.
  5. Apply critical thinking skills.
  6. Develop memory strategies and review tools.
  7. Employ a study schedule and strategies to manage procrastination.
  8. Apply note taking strategies.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessments may include individual or group projects or group presentations, case studies, reports, portfolios, papers, quizzes and examinations, such as:

  1. Describe preferred learning style and how it applies to learning activities.
  2. Demonstrate test-taking techniques.
  3. Summarize personal strategies to reduce test anxiety.
  4. Document knowledge of library resources, including research databases and use of bibliographies and citations.
  5. Analyze texts for facts, opinions, and perspective.
  6. Describe preferred reading-study method.
  7. Describe long-term memory techniques.
  8. Produce a personal study schedule; identify personally appropriate review tools.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Competencies and Skills

The skills and competencies which students will develop by doing assignments and participating in this class are:

  1. Study skills.
  2. Presentation skills.
  3. Test-taking skills
  4. Use of appropriate learning style strategies.
  5. Reflect on own learning process and style.
  6. Library skills.

Concepts, Themes, Issues

The contextualized networks of meaning students must understand in order to demonstrate performance tasks and achieve the outcomes.

  1. Learning styles
  2. Concentration, attention, listening, distractions
  3. Long-term memory
  4. Short-term memory
  5. Reading strategies, e.g., SQ3R
  6. Note taking methods
  7. Testing and types of tests
  8. Test anxiety
  9. Study schedule; study environment
  10. Study groups
  11. Library resources, print and electronic data bases