How to Succeed in College

VU Course ID: ED209
Curriculum: 5 weeks, 1-3 hours per week
Textbooks: None
Prerequisites: None
Instructors: Dr. Jonathan Golding, Dr. Phil Kraemer
Provider: University of Kentucky
Recordable: Statement of completion is available from the provider. This class can be recorded in your Virtual University e-transcript.

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starts Class starts July 15, 2014ends Aug 19, 2014)

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Course Description

In this free multimedia course developed by the University of Kentucky, students will interact and plan their transition to higher education and beyond. The course incorporates presentations, videos and social media while focusing on strategies for student success. Various perspectives are introduced through interviews with faculty, alumni and current students to provide a holistic view of the college experience. Topics include instructor expectations, social interaction, acclimating to new environments, strategies for studying, student resources and basic issues in psychology.

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Unit 1 – Prepare for the College Student Experience
Unit 2 – Learn About Various Types of College Courses
Unit 3 – Develop Strategies for Active Listening, Note Taking, and Exam Taking
Unit 4 – Learn About Memory Recall and Best Practices for Studying
Unit 5 – Explore Student Resources That Can Help You Succeed ~ Leave yourself notes in the cloud!

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