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Study Skills for College Learning

Course Number: CG 111C
Transcript Title: Study Skills for Coll Learning
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 18, 2013
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 10
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

Introduces information and techniques in note taking, textbook reading, and taking exams. Develop a study schedule. Prerequisites: Placement into WR 115 and RD 115.

Intended Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Create a study schedule.
  2. Apply a note taking method.
  3. Identify a textbook reading strategy.
  4. Identify test‐taking strategies.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will demonstrate the learning outcomes by the following tasks conducted individually and in cooperation with other students:

  1. Demonstrate test‐taking techniques.
  2. Describe SQ3R or preferred reading‐study method.
  3. Produce a personal study schedule.
  4. Describe a note taking method.

Course Activities and Design

Lecture, small group activities, individual assignments, presentations.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Memory-enhancing strategies
  • Reading strategies, e.g., SQ3R
  • Notetaking methods: Cornell, mind-mapping
  • Testing and types of tests
  • Test anxiety
  • Study schedule
  • Term calendar