UNIV1050: Success Strategies

Success Strategies is offered as an elective course to help first-year students and transfer students make a successful transition to college life at Auburn. This course provides opportunities to explore strategies for academic success relevant to first-year students through discussion, activities, reading, writing, teamwork, and community service. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of academic skills, career options, time management, test taking, note taking, reading for content, computer skills, personal development, and relevant social issues. The Success Strategies course also provides a general orientation to the functions, support services, and resources of the University as a whole.

Course Objectives:

  • Will examine common transitional issues and assess their impact on daily life.
  • Will demonstrate awareness of the structure and mission of a research university.
  • Will explore career interests and seek the support of an academic advisor.
  • Will demonstrate knowledge of academic policies and procedures.
  • Will demonstrate knowledge of student services and academic resources.
  • Will demonstrate application of academic and study strategies discussed in class.
  • Will examine cultural differences and diversity among people.
  • Will demonstrate critical thinking skills through a variety of assignments involving reading, writing, and speaking.
  • Will demonstrate understanding of the learning process and the role it will play throughout the lifespan.
  • Will examine issues that influence the learning process such as goal setting, motivation, and personal attitude.

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Last Updated: March 26, 2012

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