Want to add to your study skills or need a couple credits to round out your summer schedule? Think about taking PDEV 290:  Introduction to Academic Success (2 Credits) during Summer Session (May 14 – June 1) from 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. by Stacy Voeller. See course description below.

Here’s what students said about the course who took it fall 2011:
•Made me realize what I need to do to be successful.
•Taught me a lot about myself and how I study best.
•This helped me a lot during this past semester with my homework and time
•Everyone should take this course.
•I learned a lot about myself and how to be a successful student in college. Also realizing when I’m getting off course with my studies and how to get back on course too.

Course Purpose: This course is designed to help you create greater success in college and in life. In the coming weeks, you will learn many proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional, and personal success. In this course, you will learn how to . . .

1.  Demonstrate self-management and personal responsibility.
•Attend class regularly and complete assignments on time
•Use a planner to develop a daily, weekly, and semester schedule
•Seek assistance as needed or recommended
•Assess needs, problem-solve, and effectively manage stress

2.  Employ strategies for academic success.
•Apply active reading and note-taking skills
•Demonstrate effective test-taking and test-prep strategies
•Understand and employ critical thinking
•Implement CORE strategies: collect, organize, rehearse, evaluate

3.  Develop and practice successful interpersonal skills.
•Manage relationship transitions
•Develop relationships with professors, campus staff, and advisor
•Expand social conscience/campus community involvement

4.  Identify personal/academic goals for self-motivation and future planning.
•Formulate tentative major/career goals
•Assess strengths and weaknesses
•Target areas of personal growth and development