Strategies for Academic Success

Course Description 

Offering a comprehensive analysis of different types of motivation, study habits, and learning styles, EL1087 encourages high school and middle school students to take control of their learning by exploring varying strategies for success. Providing engaging lessons that will help students identify what works best for them inpidually, this one-semester course covers important study skills, such as strategies for taking high-quality notes, memorization techniques, test-taking strategies, benefits of visual aids, and reading techniques.

Course Objectives: 

Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:
• Compare different types of motivation and explain how motivation affects academics
• Understand the concept of academic integrity, and define cheating as it relates to online learning
• Identify different types of organizers, and describe the purposes of each
• Describe different strategies for remembering information
• List and explain each of the five steps of test preparation
• Explain the importance of following a rubric
• Describe the benefits of creating study groups, and distinguish the characteristics of quality study groups Student Expectations Student Expectations This course requires the same level of commitment from you as a traditional classroom.

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