This course introduces basic characteristics of being a successful college student, which include using critical and creative thinking processes as well as problem solving skills. Topics covered include:
- Goal setting, motivation, and time management
- Identifying learning styles
- Critical and creative thinking as part of problem solving
- Writing in college
- Managing stress and anxiety
In weekly assignments, students engage in discussions and written assignments, demonstrating how they will incorporate these success factors into their college pursuits.
Course Learning Objectives
- Outline educational goals and motivational factors needed to help achieve stated goals.
- Identify his or her learning style and ways to maximize that style in courses.
- Identify time management issues and use the SQ3R method for active reading to minimize time spent reading college texts.
- Use critical thinking to distinguish facts from opinions and analyze arguments.
- Employ a four-step problem solving process for managing time issues.
- Evaluate outside sources and paraphrase sources for use in college writing assignments.
- Assess stress levels associated with being a student and identify stress management techniques to employ.