COLLEGE SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES

COURSE INFORMATION: COUN 53

INSTRUCTORS: Amy Merkel

DESCRIPTION

This class is designed to assist students in learning how to manage their time, take notes, read a textbook, create a study system and learn about resources SRJC has to offer. Throughout the semester students will learn strategies to enhance success while in college and beyond. 

The course combines comprehensive academic study strategies with critical thinking and personal development. The following topics will be covered: 

  • memory and concentration techniques
  • lecture note taking systems
  • textbook study systems
  • test taking
  • research strategies
  • critical analysis
  • effective problem solving
  • life and time management
  • learning styles
  • personal and educational values and goals
  • instructor-student relations
  • maintaining health