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Freshman Study Skills Seminar : Week 1 - Course Outline


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Course Outline

“Anyone who tells you that he or she knows the "correct" way to study either is lying or has a superiority complex." -Stefanie Weisman, The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College

Welcome to the Study Skills LibGuide! All the materials you  need for this seminar can be found here. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me for help!

A skill is something you DO. This seminar is designed to help you become more aware of the kinds of skills you need to know to achieve both academic success at school and success as an adult after you graduate. We will look at different kinds of skills, including note-taking, good study habits, test-taking, and time management. For every class you'll receive an assignment geared towards a skill which we will work on and then discuss as a group. 

The goal of the seminar is to provide you with useful skills that you can transfer and use in your other classes. If you don't understand some of the concepts we'll be discussing, please don't hesitate to ask. If you need to find me outside of class, my office is in ROOM 230 (second floor, above the library). 

Mr. O'Neill

Getting Started

Since not everyone learns the same way, consider taking the Vark Learning Styles Inventory to learn more about what type of learner you are and receive some personal suggestions on how best to prepare for review, study and take tests. 

Remember good study skills will help prepare you for work and college.

Now, get motivated!

Executive Functioning Questionnaire

For your first assignment in Study Skills, download and print the Executive Functioning Questionnaire. Complete each section and calculate what your strengths and weaknesses are. Hand it in when you are finished. 

About the Teacher

David Halpin

Study Skills Videos

Our Classroom Video on Demand database has several streaming videos on developing study skills, one of which is embedded below.  If you need the username and password please contact