Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of the Trade

(Winter 2017)

Seven areas of what you should know before you come to college ranging through avoiding procrastination, developing higher thinking skills and organizing your life for the best college experience.

Registration is open from January 10 until May 02, 2017.

  • Video Lectures
  • Interaction Opportunities
  • Discussion Forums
  • January 10 to May 02, 2017 (16 weeks)
  • Cost per student: FREE
  • Lead Instructor: Karen Harris

Course Description

Welcome to COLLEGE. In “Tricks of the Trade” you will learn how to make a successful transition to college. Whether you are right out of high school, or are coming back to school after a break, this course will emphasize a wide range of factors that can contribute to your success. The course will consist of the following sections:

C - Communicate with your instructors: email etiquette, how to ask questions, how to use instructor office hours

O - Organize yourself: important dates in the college year, how not to procrastinate, scheduling your time, budgeting

L - Learn the college system: how to decode assignments, interpret the timetable, read the course syllabus, and avoid plagiarism

L - Life as a college student, including how to study, balance your life, plan a menu, cook, keep a budget, etc.

E – Emotions, including dealing with stress and anxiety, making time for recreation, etc.

G – Goal setting: reach your potential, develop new skills

E – Expertise: leverage available resources to be successful as a student