May 24, 2022
STSC 1050 - Essential Study Skills for College Success Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab None
Course Description: This course covers effective academic and study strategies using course material from other classes students are currently taking. Course topics include self-management strategies, concentration and memory improvement, listening and note taking, textbook processing, content specific reading strategies and vocabulary development, test-taking, test anxiety management, and use of library and college resources.
Prerequisite(s): Course placement into ENGL 0950 and RDNG 0950 or above OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher OR course placement into ESOL 0051 and ESOL 0052 and ESOL 1033 OR completion of ESOL 0041 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0042 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0043 with a grade of C or higher.
Recommendation: Enrolled in other college coursework to facilitate the application of study strategies and skills.
- Self-Assessment of Learning Attitudes and Preferences
- Learning Preferences
- Science of Learning
- Vocabulary Development
- Building vocabulary strategies for comprehension
- Memorization and application strategies
- Discipline/program specific vocabulary
- Information Processing
- Memory tools
- Text and lecture material synthesis
- Strategies for learning in both large and small class sizes
- Reading across Disciplines
- Critical perspectives of a discipline
- Organizational patterns
- Comprehend complex texts in academic disciplines
- Strategies for active reading: previewing, skimming, patterns of organization and structure
- Time Management Systems
- Note Taking
- Effective listening and note-taking strategies for lecture
- Adaptation of note-taking and study systems by discipline/program
- Strategies for before, during and after a test
- Reducing Test Anxiety
- Annotation/Marking Text
- Identify, locate, and evaluate information
- library resources/databases
- resources/services of the college
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- identify cognitive, motivational, and/or learning attitudes and preferences as it relates to college coursework.
- apply the principles of learning and memory to college coursework.
- use vocabulary acquisition strategies for both general and discipline/program specific vocabulary.
- apply the principles of information processing to college coursework.
- apply active reading strategies to discipline/program specific material.
- apply study skill strategies to discipline/program specific material.
- evaluate academic information as relates to college coursework.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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