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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Will examine common transitional issues and assess their impact on daily life.
  • 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.
  • Will demonstrate awareness of the structure and mission of a research university.Will actively explore major and career interests.
  • Will investigate selected curriculum and identify opportunities for academic and professional enrichment with the assistance of an academic advisor.
  • Will demonstrate knowledge of student services and academic resources.Will demonstrate application of academic and study strategies discussed in class.
  • Will demonstrate knowledge of academic policies and procedures.
  • Will examine cultural differences and diversity among people.
  • Will develop personal competencies with regard to living independently.
  • Will demonstrate awareness of basic wellness principles and the effects of personal choices on health and safety.

UNIV1050: Success Strategies

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Last Updated: May 9, 2014

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