Welcome to Study Skills Courses

Non-Credit Courses

Credits

Description

Organizing Your Life
0

Review this 10 minute presentation on organizing your life.

Memorization
0

Review this 12 minute presentation on improving your memory

Textbook Study
0

Review this 8 minute presentation on improving your textbook study habits

The Value of a College Education
0

Review this 8 minute presentation on how college will benefit your life

Note Taking
0

Review this 11 minute presentation on how to take notes

Motivation and Goal Setting
0

Review this 6 minute presentation on how to set goals

Thinking Skills
0

Review this 13 minute presentation on thinking

Concentration and Avoiding Procrastination
0

Review this 10 minute presentation on how to concentrate

Test Taking
0

Review this 12 minute presentation on how to take tests

Personal Responsibility
0

Review this 5 minute presentation on how to take personal responsibility

Credit Courses

Credits

Description

GS-102
Study Skills
(Block Class)
1.0

This block class is designed to help students improve their learning effectiveness, attitudes, and motivation. The following are part of the curriculum: Time management, concentration, note taking skills, textbook study methods, test taking strategies, and critical thinking skills.

GS-103A
Online
Concentration & Memorization

 

 

(Class runs the first four weeks of the second block.)
.5

The aim of this course is to enhance student concentration through physiological preparation and awareness of learning styles. Students will identify personal internal and external distractions and apply strategies for overcoming these. they will learn how good concentration can enhance memory and how to retain learned information.

Note: This module is NOT well suited to students who are not taking other concurrent courses.
GS-103B
Online
Note Taking & Listening

 

 

(Class runs the last four weeks of the first block.)
.5

This online course is aimed at improving note taking and listening skills. Students will learn to identify important points in classroom lectures along with note taking strategies for increasing the quality of their notes. Students will practice taking notes techniques as well as how to use their notes for maximum recall.

Note: This module is NOT well suited to students who are not taking other concurrent courses.
GS-103C
Online
Thinking Skills

 

(Class runs the first four weeks of the second block.)
.5

This online course is aimed at improving the critical thinking skills of college students. Students will examine their paradigms and understand why they think the way they do. They will learn to question received information and to identify fallacies in reasoning. They will also learn basic problem solving skills for life and for their problem based courses.

Note: This module IS well suited to students who have no concurrent courses.
GS-103D
Online

 

Textbook Study

 

 

(Class runs the last four weeks of the first block.)
.5

The aim of this course is to help students improve their textbook study strategies and reading comprehension. Students will learn the SQ3R approach to textbook reading and textbook marking strategies. They will learn how to improve vocabulary and basic speed reading techniques. They’ll have the opportunity to try out these methods in their other classes.

Note: This module IS well suited to students who have no concurrent courses.
GS-103E
Online
Time Management

 

 

(Class runs  the first four weeks of the first block.)

 

 

 

.5

This course is aimed at helping students value their time. Students will learn how to realize their goals through the use of semester, weekly, and daily charts and schedules wherein priorities are set and carried out. Students will learn how to schedule their study time for maximum efficiency as well as strategies for overcoming procrastination.

Note: This module is NOT well suited to students who are not taking other concurrent courses.
GS-103F
Online
Test Skills

 

 

(Class runs the last four weeks of the second block.)
.5

The aim of this course is to help students prepare for and take exams. Students will learn why it’s important to identify the learning outcomes in their courses and how to predict possible test questions. They will also be taught basic test taking tips and specific strategies for answering multiple-choice, true-false, and essay type tests. Students will learn the importance of performing a post exam survey after each test.

Note: This module is NOT well suited to students who are not taking other concurrent courses.
GS-105
College Success
2.0

This semester-long class is designed to help students make a smooth transition from high school to BYU-Idaho. The purpose of the class is to introduce students to the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, equip students with basic college study skills, familiarize students with campus resources, and connect students with academic planning tools.