Essential Academic Strategies (UNIV 100)

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WHAT IS UNIV 100?

UNIV 100 is a non-credit, pass / no-pass five-week seminar that will help you in developing effective strategies for managing a busy schedule, preparing for quizzes and exams, taking good notes, and enhancing study skills. The seminar runs for one hour per week, and is facilitated by ESS staff.

WHAT DO THE UNIV 100 INSTRUCTORS ENVISION YOU BEING ABLE TO DO BY THE END OF THE SEMINAR?

The UNIV 100 instructors hope that you will finish the seminar comfortable in your ability to:

  • Understand your learning style and the ways in which recognition of that style may help you in study and communicate effectively with professors and peers.
  • Use effective time management strategies in order to handle a challenging course load and minimize procrastination, while taking into account your extracurricular activities and personal needs.
  • Take notes efficiently and effectively during lectures and while reading.
  • Create and maintain a consistent system for organizing and storing notes.
  • Prepare for multiple types of exams you may encounter at CWRU, including multiple choice, true / false, short answer, or essay tests.
HOW WILL UNIV 100 HELP YOU MEET THE OBJECTIVES LISTED ABOVE?

To help improve your time management and study skills, UNIV 100 will include:

  • Hands-on activities related to note-taking, test preparation and group conflict management.
  • Lively and thoughtful discussions with your peers and UNIV 100 instructors regarding how to best manage the course load at CWRU.
  • Short, weekly entries on the Blackboard discussion board in which you share goals you would like to achieve that day.
  • Weekly electronic journal entries that in which you reflect on how you are handling your work commitments and extracurricular activities.
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The seminar runs for one hour per week and is conducted two times a semester - beginning in weeks two and eight during the fall semester and weeks two and ten during the spring semester. Register through SIS today!