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Vicki,



I teach a free 6-week, non-credit study skills course for students in all majors and at all levels.  The course is designed as a follow-up to our FYE course for first semester students.  Half of my students are "required" to take the class because they are on academic probation.  The other half of my students are mostly upper-classmen vying for spots in our more competitive programs, like Nursing, Physician Assistant, etc. and have signed themselves up for the class.  I take attendance daily but I encourage students to choose which workshops to attend or not (they manage their time; I don't manage their time).   I teach 7-8 sections each semester to 300+ students each year.  More than 60% of my students attend 10 or more of the workshops I offer each semester and the class is generally quite popular with students.  Like Pat Maher, "I wish someone had made me take this class my freshman year" is a frequent comment on their evaluations.



A few years ago I was asked to jot down the major points I cover in each of the workshop topics, so I have attached those notes for you. They are not formal learning objectives, but if you are looking for ideas, it's a place to start.



Pat Scheib



Pat Scheib
Academic Skills Specialist, Study and Enrichment Skills
Academic Success Center
Adjunct Faculty, School of Sciences, Humanities and Visual Communications
PA College of Technology
Williamsport, PA
570-320-2400 x7575






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Subject: Academic Success course for upperclass students



Hello!





I was wondering if anyone offers an Academic Success Course for upper class students. If so, would you be willing to share your Learning Objectives?





Thank you,





Vicki Dominick, MSEd

Associate Director for Learning Services



Learning Services

Counseling & Psychological Services

George Mason University

Student Union Building I, Room 3129

4400 University Drive, MS 2A2

Fairfax, VA 22030

(703)993-2380

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