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Philosophy:

Learning is a dynamic process of challenging one’s limits to change, grow and understand through discovery. It is an experience that involves every aspect of one’s mental, emotional, physical, and social being. Study Techniques courses introduce students to systematic models for learning how to learn that lead them to the realization of their desired learning outcomes.

Classes:

STDY 80 - Foundations for Academic Success

3 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass

College success course emphasizing academic achievement that promotes learning through self awareness, time management, listening, note taking, oral and written communication, test taking, memorization, and the use of campus resources using a brain-based perspective.

STDY 85A - Basic Overview of Strategies for Academic Success

1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 67 and Eligibility for READ 80

Brain-based perspective emphasizing study techniques that include self-awareness, self-motivation, note-taking, test-taking, studying and learning strategies and learning preferences.

STDY 85C - Online Learning Success Skills

 1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 67 and Eligibility for READ 90

Introductory college success course overview for online learning using a brain-based perspective emphasizing success strategies designed to prepare students to take online classes and to introduce students to strategies for online learning.

STDY 100 - University-Level Academic Success Strategies

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 68 and eligibility for READ 100

Advanced transfer-level college success course emphasizing study strategies that include Triune Brain Theory, Emotional Intelligence, learning theories, preparation for transfer, self-management, and critical thinking using a brain-based perspective.


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