Study Skills for College Learning

Course Number: CG 111A
Transcript Title: Study Skills for Coll Learning
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 26, 2019
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
Repeats available for credit: 0


Placement into WR 90 and RD 90

Course Description

Provides information, techniques, and strategies helpful in becoming more efficient in studying, note taking, textbook reading, and taking exams. Develops skills in scheduling study time, library research, memory strategies, and critical thinking. Prerequisites: Placement into WR 90 and RD 90. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students 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. Evaluate memory strategies and review tools.
  7. Design a study schedule and choose strategies to manage procrastination.
  8. Apply note taking strategies.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

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

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Study Skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Test-taking skills
  • Beginning research skills
  • Use of appropriate learning style strategies
  • Reflection on own learning process and style.