Strategies for Academic Success (GS-100)

Spring 2023 Schedule of GS-100 Courses

GS-100-AMon & Wed1:30 – 2:20 p.m.1/16/23 – 3/1/23
GS-100-BTue & Thu11:30 – 12:20 p.m.3/21/23 – 5/4/23
GS-100-CTue & Thu3:05 – 3:55 p.m.3/21/23 – 5/4/23

Strategies for Academic Success (GS-100) is a 1-credit learning strategies and study skills course appropriate for Valpo students who want to enhance their academic achievement. Through focused discussion on course materials, peer interaction, skill development, self-assessment, visits to campus resources, and other activities, students will discover and integrate best practices for achieving their college goals. GS-100 is particularly beneficial to first-year students as it supports their successful transition to college life at Valpo.

Course Topics Include:

  • Effective Learning Strategies
  • Establishing Good Study Habits
  • Academic Resilience & Grit
  • Self-Efficacy & Self-Regulation
  • Test Preparation (Study Plans)
  • Test-Taking Techniques
  • Time Management
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • Goal Setting & Motivation
  • Support Systems
  • Decision-Making
  • Reading Strategies
  • Note-Taking Skills
  • Self-Assessments
  • Connecting to campus academic support resources

General Course Information:

  • GS-100 is a 1-credit course that meets for two 50-minute class sessions each week.
  • Classes run for 7-week periods and meet for a total of 14 sessions.
  • Class size is small, which allows for group discussion and peer interaction in a collaborative learning environment.