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This course will help students become familiar with expectations for academic studies at the college level and get ready for Empire State College studies. The learning activities are organized by the following themes: getting ready for college studies, introduction to Empire State College learning resources and support services, exploration of active and independent learning skills, development of strategies, resources, and attitudes needed for successful college studies, and assessment of learning effectiveness. The course utilizes a "learning by doing" approach to help students develop and practice important college study skills: active and independent learning skills. Through group and individual projects, students will have opportunities to assess their learning styles and study skills as well as to collaboratively develop strategies and resources for successful Empire State College studies. As students engage in active and guided independent learning activities, they will also be expected to exercise critical thinking, critical reading, effective writing and technology literacy. New Empire State College students may find this course beneficial in helping them make transition to the college and prepare for academic success.
Important Note: this course was renamed effective the January 2010 term and was formerly offered as Introduction to Guided Independent Study. Students who have successfully completed 232022 should not enroll in this course.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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