Build Your Study Skills
The university offers a non-credit, pass/no-pass course that can help you adjust to various demands of a college schedule. The course is taught by Academic Resources staff. Registration is handled through SIS.
UNIV 100 - Essential Academic Strategies
Essential Academic Strategies (UNIV 100) is a non-credit, pass/no-pass five-week course that will help you develop effective strategies for managing a busy schedule, preparing for quizzes and exams, taking good notes and enhancing study skills. The seminar runs for one hour per week, on Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., and is conducted two times a semester. Academic Resources staff members lead the sessions. Register through SIS.
The UNIV 100 instructors hope that you will finish the seminar comfortable in your ability to:
- Understand your learning style and the ways in which recognition of that style may help you study and communicate effectively with professors and peers.
- Use effective time management strategies to handle a challenging course load and minimize procrastination, while taking into account your extracurricular activities and personal needs.
- Take notes efficiently and effectively during lectures and while reading.
- Create and maintain a consistent system for organizing and storing notes.
- Prepare for multiple types of exams you may encounter at Case Western Reserve, including multiple choice, true/false, short answer or essay tests.
To help improve your time management and study skills, UNIV 100 will include:
- Hands-on activities related to note-taking, test preparation and group conflict management.
- Lively and thoughtful discussions with your peers and UNIV 100 instructors regarding how to best manage the course load at CWRU.
- Weekly electronic journal entries in which you reflect on how you are handling your work commitments and extracurricular activities and set goals for the upcoming week.
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