SLS 1501 – College Success


High School Credit: 0.5

Course Instructor: Meredith Beaupre
Meredith Beaupre
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About The Course

SLS 1501 is designed to help you develop strategies to make you a successful college student. The course will begin with individual self-assessment followed by topics such as motivation, time management, active reading, memory, note-taking, and test-taking. Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis on the relationship between academic interests, skills, abilities, a major, and a career. Students will submit a cover letter and resume at the end of the course. Chapter quizzes are given for each chapter, and there is a cumulative final exam. The quizzes are open book, but the final is closed book and utilizes ProctorU web proctoring.

Course Goals

This course will help you:

  1. Learn about your academic strengths and weaknesses, your preferred learning style, and your personality type.
  2. Understand the role that attitude, motivation, and integrity play in your daily life.
  3. Manage your time more effectively and efficiently.
  4. Become a better listener, reader, and note-taker.
  5. Improve your memory skills.
  6. Become a better test-taker, writer, and public speaker.
  7. Become a critical thinker and creative problem solver.
  8. Take care of your physical and emotional needs.
  9. Build diverse and healthy relationships.
  10. Get the most out of your community’s resources.
  11. Develop habits that lead to success.
  12. Begin thinking about your career by developing a basic cover letter and resume.

Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Elective