On this page, you will find out whether you should take a General Studies course, success tips from OC instructors, staff, and other students, and links to websites that offer information about study skills.
How do I know if this course is for me?
As a college student, your success is influenced by your ability to learn effectively and efficiently. If you are like most students, you've never been given the opportunity to discover how to learn in a way that maximizes your time, effort, and strengths. This course introduces you to study techniques that help you ìlearn smarter, not harder.î
Being a college student is a lifestyle in the sense that your time, resources, employment, health, and/or relationships are all affected by your educational needs. While most students realize the importance of succeeding in their academics, students often underestimate how these other aspects of life will impact their college experience. To succeed, you will need to be able to manage these other aspects of your life, as well as your learning. This course therefore also explores self-management topics.
If you are new to college, you will discover that there is a ìcollege cultureî with which you need to become comfortable. There are new phrases, new ways of doing things, new responsibilities, people with unfamiliar functions on the campus with whom you will need to interact, and certain procedures that you will need to follow. There are also lots of ways to enjoy yourself - make new friends, become involved in recreational activities, and develop new interests. This course will help familiarize you with these sorts of things.
LINKS TO ONLINE STUDY SKILLS RESOURCES
(By listing these sites, OC does not imply an endorsement of the content of the pages; the sites are listed simply as a referral.)
Chemetka Community College
How to study
Contains comprehensive links on subject specific topics
University of Northern Iowa's listing of ìSites to Promote Academic Successî
A very comprehensive set of links to study skills and other student success topics, including science and math related - Scroll down to General Tips links section for complete listings.
Lots of links and topics in a nicely formatted page
Covers a wide variety of topics
This listing of sites offers ìratingsî by the site author.
(Please note that the web addresses are listed so that you can print out the URLs.)
Please let us know what other types of resources you would like to see on these pages.