Here are some ideas that I have used: Simulations of exploration exercises where you have students go on a simulated expedition and have to bring limited supplies and simulate a disaster and what to do. this helps with group dynamics and time management. As for career services, have them visit the career services department and hold a resume writing and interviewing atelier that students can participate in. For university involvement, have the student activities office make a visit to your classroom. Also have your class visit your school's writing and tutoring centres for help with study skills. simulations and group work also help in study skills. Also I had my students keep a journal which helps in noticing their progress. Hope this helps. France -----Original Message----- From: ANNTONIA OWENS To: [log in to unmask] Sent: 10/4/00 2:47 PM Subject: freshman orientation course I am looking for teaching stragerties for a freshman orientation course that will include topics such as time management, study skills, university involvement, career services, school history, and any other areas of interest to freshman students.