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Learning Skills Workshops

Learning Skills workshops are designed to improve the students' ability to gather, process, and retain information. As the students learn these concepts, their course content will become easier and more enjoyable.

Below you will find a list of learning skills topics offered in Supplemental Learning activities:

  • Avoiding Plagiarism: Identify effective strategies such as citing, paraphrasing, and summarizing to avoid plagiarism (intentional or unintentional) and its consequences.
  • Evaluating Online Sources: Using five reliability criteria to evaluate online sources, determine whether a web source qualifies as valid and locate an additional source that meets the criteria.
  • Note Taking: Take lecture notes effectively using the techniques of the Cornell Method.
  • Online Research: Explore COC's online databases and apply research skills by conducting a topic search in one of the library's online databases.
  • Outlining Essays: Identify the key components of an effective essay outline. Using a fact sheet provided on a specific topic, create a thesis and outline for an essay on this topic.
  • Outlining Readings: Identify strategies to create detailed, organized outlines of textbook chapters.
  • Preparing for Finals: Identify the resources available on campus and create a 2-week time management plan to complete end-of-the semester projects and assignments.
  • Reading Textbooks: Identify effective reading strategies and apply them to increase comprehension of college texts.
  • Remembering What You Read: Recognize the "reading coma" and how it undermines effective reading and studying. Use active reading strategies to avoid it in the future.
  • Stress Management: Explore various coping strategies and develop a personal plan to manage stress more effectively.
  • Test-taking Strategies: Explore your personal test-taking style. Distinguish between effective and ineffective test taking techniques and strategies for multiple choice and essay exams.
  • D2L Basics: Learn how to access and explore the system. Identify and navigate the home page, course home page, and self registration.
  • Timed Writing: Identify and apply the five steps involved in completing timed writing assignments successfully.