HD 101 : Study Strategies

Transcript title

Study Strategies



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours


Recommended preparation

HD 100CS.


Introduces students to academic success skills essential for effective learning. Topics include: applied learning theory, growth mindset, academic reading, note taking, active learning, organizing study materials, rehearsal and memorization, time management, and test taking. Upon completion, students will be able to apply appropriate, researched-based strategies and techniques to develop an effective study plan for academic success.

Learning outcomes

1. Explain current research on learning theory and factors that promote college success and academic learning.
2. Identify, explain, and apply effective academic reading and note taking strategies.
3. Demonstrate effective, active learning strategies for information retention and recall.
4. Practice test taking skills and implement techniques to manage test anxiety.
5. Apply self-management tools.

Content outline

Neuroplasticity and How the Brain Learns
Academic Reading Strategies
Reading Academic Articles and Research
Effective Note-Taking Strategies
Active Learning, Retention Recall
Memorization Strategies
Test Taking Strategies
Test Anxiety
Self-Management Tools
Developing and Implementing a Study Plan

Required materials

Required textbook.

Grading methods

Grades may be determined by in-class exercises, written assignments and journals, articles of learning and practice, quizzes and a final project with presentation.

Outside of

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