Study Skills for College Learning

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


Placement into WR 90 and RD 90

Course Description

Introduces information and techniques in note taking, textbook reading, taking exams, and developing a study schedule. Prerequisites: Placement into WR 90 and RD 90. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successfully completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Create a study schedule.
  2. Apply note-taking strategies.
  3. Use effective textbook reading strategies.
  4. Utilize 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. Produce a personal study schedule.
  2. Demonstrate a note-taking method
  3. Describe a textbook reading‐study method.
  4. Demonstrate effective test taking strategies.

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)

  • Memory-enhancing strategies
  • Reading strategies
  • Note-taking methods
  • Testing and types of tests
  • Test anxiety
  • Study schedule
  • Term calendar