Strategies for Academic Success Course (GS100)

FALL 2016 Schedule of GS-100 Classes:

Classes start August 23, 2016

GS-100-A  TUE/THUR 11:30-12:20 p.m.

GS-100-B  MON/WED 11:30-12:20 p.m.

GS-100-C  TUE/THUR 9:00-9:50 a.m.

GS-100-D  TUE/THUR 10:30-11:20 a.m.

GS-100-F  TUE/THUR 12:30-1:20 p.m.

GS-100-G  MON/WED 12:30-1:20 p.m.

GS-100-H  MON/WED 1:30-2:20 p.m.

GS-100-I  TUE/THUR 11:30-12:20 p.m.

GS-100-J  TUE/THUR 9:00-9:50 a.m.

GS-100-K  TUE/THUR 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 two 50-minute class sessions per week.
  • Classes run over a 12-week period.  Fall classes end before Thanksgiving break.  
  • Students are required to complete 3 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 (2nd Ed.) by C. Harrington

Contact Information

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