Study Skills

SS 070 Vocabulary Basics

(20 class hrs, 1 cr) F/W/Sp/Su

This self-paced minicourse is part of a comprehensive vocabulary program that helps students build vocabulary and strengthen their reading, writing and thinking. Features include an intensive words-in-context approach, abundant practice, individual feedback, and focus on high-frequency words and word parts known to be most helpful for students. Prerequisite: Townsend Reading Placement Test.

SS 071 Vocabulary Improvement I

(20 class hrs, 1 cr) F/W/Sp/Su

This self-paced minicourse is part of a comprehensive vocabulary program that helps students build vocabulary and strengthen their reading, writing and thinking. Features include an intensive words-in-context approach, abundant practice, individual feedback, and focus on high-frequency words and word parts known to be most helpful for students. Prerequisite: Townsend Reading Placement Test.

SS 072 Vocabulary Improvement II

(20 class hrs, 1 cr) F/W/Sp/Su

This self-paced minicourse is part of a comprehensive vocabulary program that helps students build vocabulary and strengthen their reading, writing and thinking. Features include an intensive words-in-context approach, abundant practice, individual feedback, and focus on high-frequency words and word parts known to be most helpful for students. Prerequisite: Townsend Reading Placement Test.

SS 073 Vocabulary Improvement III

(20 class hrs, 1 cr) F/W/Sp/Su

This self-paced minicourse is part of a comprehensive vocabulary program that helps students build vocabulary and strengthen their reading, writing and thinking. Features include an intensive words-in-context approach, abundant practice, individual feedback, and focus on high-frequency words and word parts known to be most helpful for students. Prerequisite: Townsend Reading Placement Test.

SS 074 Vocabulary Improvement IV

(20 class hrs, 1 cr) F/W/Sp/Su

This self-paced minicourse is part of a comprehensive vocabulary program that helps students build vocabulary and strengthen their reading, writing and thinking. Features include an intensive words-in-context approach, abundant practice, individual feedback, and focus on high-frequency words and word parts known to be most helpful for students. Prerequisite: Townsend Reading Placement Test.

SS 075 Vocabulary Improvement V

(20 class hrs, 1 cr) F/W/Sp/Su

This self-paced minicourse is part of a comprehensive vocabulary program that helps students build vocabulary and strengthen their reading, writing, and thinking. Features include an intensive words-in-context approach, abundant practice, individual feedback, and focus on high-frequency words and word parts known to be most helpful for students. Prerequisite: Townsend Reading Placement Test.

SS 087A Part I: Techniques of Studying Math

(10 class hrs, 1 cr) As needed

Develops study skills and college success skills. The course emphasizes study of the materials used in MTH 065A Part I: Elementary Algebra. Prerequisite: Adequate reading preparation for the materials being used. Co-enrollment in MTH 065A is required.

SS 087B Part II: Techniques of Studying Math

(10 class hrs, 1 cr) As needed

Develops study skills and college success skills. The course emphasizes study of the materials used in MTH 065B Part II: Elementary Algebra. Prerequisite: Adequate reading preparation for the materials being used. Co-enrollment in MTH 065B is required.

SS 1.181 Taking Lecture Notes

(20 class hrs, 1 cr) F/W/Sp/Su

In this self-paced, instructor-guided course, students develop effective note-taking skills. Students analyze their current skills and problem areas. Course includes pre-lecture preparation, effective listening techniques, identifying key information in a lecture, outlining skills, note-taking strategies, and the Cornell method of note taking and studying. Application activities reinforce concepts in each area.

SS 1.184 Studying for Tests

(20 class hrs, 1 cr) F/W/Sp/Su

In this self-paced, instructor-guided course, students develop strategies for test preparation. They learn how to anticipate course requirements, plan study time, and learn methods for identifying, organizing and actively learning the important information in a course. Included is study of mapping as a tool for learning course information.

SS 1.185 Test-taking Skills

(20 class hrs, 1 cr) F/W/Sp/Su

In this self-paced, instructor-guided course, students develop test-taking skills. They learn to anticipate why and when tests are given, evaluate their test-taking attitudes, develop successful test-taking strategies for objective and essay tests, learn post-test evaluation, and explore test anxiety and methods for managing it.