Fall 2020 Schedule of GS-100 Classes

GS-100-A   TUES/THUR    10:20 – 11:10 a.m.
GS-100-B   TUES/THUR   11:55 – 12:45 p.m.
GS-100-C   TUES/THUR     1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
GS-100-D   TUES/THUR     3:05 – 3:55 p.m.
GS-100-E   TUES/THUR     4:40 – 5:30 p.m.

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 over a shortened 13-week period and meet for a total of 25 sessions.
  • Students are required to complete three 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.
  • Required Textbook: Student Success in College: Doing what works (3rd Ed.) by C. Harrington.