Study Skills Course Description(s)

STSK1210 University Success (1)

Students will learn several useful strategies for maximizing self-awareness, establishing goals, developing interdependence, identifying learning styles, managing time, taking notes, reading a textbook, and taking tests while developing self-management and self-motivation. Grade of C- or higher must be earned to satisfy provisional admittance requirement.

STSK1320 Computer Applications- Introduction to Word (1)

A self-study course of introductory word processing concepts using Word. This course will be graded Pass/Fail.

STSK1330 Computer Applications- Introduction to Excel (1)

A self-study course of basic spreadsheet concepts using Excel. This course will be graded Pass/Fail.

STSK1350 Computer Applications- Introduction to PowerPoint (1)

A self-study course introducing PowerPoint. This course will be graded Pass/Fail.

STSK1410 Reading Strategies (1)

An independent study course that assists readers in developing higher level reading skills while increasing reading speed and comprehension. Focus will also be given to strategies for reading different types of documents.

STSK1510 Mathematics Strategies (1)

An individualized study of mathematics emphasizing re-entry, review, or development of mathematics competency in new areas. May be repeated a maximum of six times for credit.

STSK1610 English Strategies (1)

An individualized study of English writing conventions necessary to develop effective prose writing.

STSK1810 Major and Career Exploration: A Strengths-Based Approach (2)

This course is designed to assist students in their major and career exploration process. Activities and course assignments are interactive and reflective in nature, and include self and career exploration, in-class and outside of class activities, usage of career assessment resources, exploration of academic majors and career options.

STSK3120 Academic Peer Mentoring (1)

This course is required of Academic Peer Mentors within the Center for Academic Success and Advising. It is a one semester, one credit, letter grade course consisting of learning theory and skill training for coaching provisionally admitted freshmen. Topics include: time management, sensory learning preferences, note-taking, reading strategies, test taking, memory, education and development theory, motivation, self-regulation, wellness, and other general university study skills. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor's Permission

STSK3710 Career and Life Planning: Preparing for the Journey (2)

This course will assist students with many aspects of transitioning from NNU, including clarifying strengths and goals, marketing yourself to find a meaningful job/career path, and exploring adjustments to change. Activities and course assignments will be interactive and will including creating a vision for life and work, learning how to develop job search skills and tools.

STSK4120 Writing Consulting (1)

This class is required of writing consultants in the Center for Academic Success and Advising. It is a semester long, one credit, letter grade course that covers the basics of editing, structure of essays and research papers, improvement of writing and how to do a one-on-one writing conference for various disciplines. The first half of the semester consists of class work and internship; the second part of the semester consists of a continued internship with one-on-one meetings with the professor. Prerequisites: Instructor's Permission.