Strategies for Academic Success Course (GS100)

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Classes start August 26, 2014

Schedule of Classes:

GS-100-A Wed 11:30-12:20 p.m.

GS-100-B Mon 3:30-4:20 p.m.

GS-100-C Mon 11:30-12:20 p.m.  

GS-100-D Tue 11:30-12:20 p.m.

GS-100-F Tue 2:30-3:20 p.m.

GS-100-G Tues 5:30-6:20 p.m

GS-100-H Thu 12:30-1:20 p.m.

GS-100-K Mon 11:30-12:20 p.m.  

Strategies for Academic Success is a seminar designed for students who want to enhance their academic achievement by strengthening their learning strategies and study skills.  Through focused discussion on course materials, peer interaction, skill development, self-assessment, visits to campus resources, and other activities, students will identify the best practices for achieving their college goals.  Freshmen may find the fall course particularly helpful with adjustment challenges as they make the transition to college life.

Course Topics Include:


  • Effective Learning Strategies
  • Establishing Good Study Habits
  • Test Preparation (Study Plans)
  • Test-Taking Techniques
  • Time Management
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • Goal Setting & Motivation
  • Decision Making
  • Reading Strategies
  • Note-Taking Skills
  • Strengths Assessment
  • Connecting to campus academic support resources

General Course Information:

  • GS-100 is a 1-credit course that meets for one 50-minute class session per week.
  • Class meets for a total of 14 sessions, plus students are required to complete 4 hours outside of class to conduct campus resource visits. 
  • Class size is small, which allows for group discussion and peer interaction in a collaborative learning environment.
  • Textbook:  Student Success in College:  Doing what works (1st Ed.) by C. Harrington

Contact Information

Tricia A. White, Director
Academic Success Center
Christopher Center Library, 110
Academic.Success@valpo.edu
(219) 464-5985