Course Content and Outcome Guide for CG 111A

Course Number:
CG 111A
Course Title:
Study Skills for College Learning
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Course Description

Provides information, techniques, and strategies helpful in becoming more efficient in studying, notetaking, textbook reading, and taking exams. Identify preferred learning style and develop skills in scheduling study time, library research, memory strategies, and critical thinking.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Identify learning style and apply preferred learning style.
  2. Utilize test-taking strategies.
  3. Utilize library resources for information and research.
  4. Use effective textbook reading techniques.
  5. Apply critical thinking skills.
  6. Develop memory strategies and review tools.
  7. Employ a study schedule and strategies to manage procrastination.
  8. Apply notetaking strategies.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessments may include individual or group projects or group presentations, case studies, reports, portfolios, papers, quizzes and examinations, such as:

  1. Describe preferred learning style and how it applies to learning activities.
  2. Demonstrate test-taking techniques.
  3. Summarize personal strategies to reduce test anxiety.
  4. Document knowledge of library resources, including research databases and use of bibliographies and citations.
  5. Analyze texts for facts, opinions, and perspective.
  6. Describe preferred reading-study method.
  7. Describe long-term memory techniques.
  8. Produce a personal study schedule; identify personally appropriate review tools.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Competencies and Skills

The skills and competencies which students will develop by doing assignments and participating in this class are:

  1. Study skills.
  2. Presentation skills.
  3. Test-taking skills
  4. Use of appropriate learning style strategies.
  5. Reflect on own learning process and style.
  6. Library skills.

Concepts", Themes, Issues

The contextualized networks of meaning students must understand in order to demonstrate performance tasks and achieve the outcomes.

  1. Learning styles
  2. Concentration, attention, listening, distractions
  3. Long-term memory
  4. Short-term memory
  5. Reading strategies, e.g., SQ3R
  6. Not taking methods
  7. Testing and types of tests
  8. Test anxiety
  9. Study schedule; study environment
  10. Study groups
  11. Library resources, print and electronic data bases