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Student Success Seminar

About the course

This elective course (1100:101) is designed to help new students transition from high school or work to the college environment. The 2-credit seminar covers topics such as:

  1. Transitioning to the Campus Community - Learn about the campus resources, academic skills, attitudes, and habits of mind necessary to achieve educational and personal goals and become a part of the academic community. Have the opportunity to interact with fellow students, faculty, and staff to build a community of academic and personal support.
  2. Developing Learning Skills - Learn how to actively and effectively set goals and manage time. Develop critical and creative thinking, study and note-taking skills, as well as research, writing, and test-taking strategies. Utilize computing resources such as Springboard, ZipLine, DARS, and UA email.
  3. Building Academic Awareness - Gain a better understanding of the curriculum, academic standards and faculty expectations, major and course options, library and tutoring resources, and academic policies and procedures. Develop academic, social and personal "survival skills" that contribute to academic success.
  4. Discovering The University of Akron - Learn about the campus layout, student services, involvement opportunities (e.g., student organizations and service learning), UA history, and the greater Akron community.

Voice of the student

"I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to take the Student Success Seminar class because it has benefited me in a lot of different ways.

"I am doing quite well in all of my classes. I have been able to keep a handle on all of my school assignments and projects. I think that I do a good job in keeping my priorities straightened out.

"This class in particular has shown me where things are in the library, and how to use the library equipment. It has taught me ways I can become a more organized person. It also has got me in the habit of checking my University of Akron e-mail account."

Danielle Knepp
2003 Graduate of Hoban High School
Written when she was a first-year student at UA

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