CSP 100. CSP Freshpersons Readings Seminar
(2). May be elected twice for credit. F, W, Su. Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

In CSP 100 participants are encouraged to learn and apply meta-cognitive principles to the planning of their own academic, professional, and personal goals. Participants in the seminar work to enhance their academic success by embarking on a thorough examination of how they are currently approaching their learning. They then set goals for adjusting and improving their current skills to help them become better learners in this context.

Topics participants in this seminar explore have included but are not limited to the following:

  • Developing critical thinking skills
  • Basic principles of formal argumentation
  • Enhancing study techniques.
  • Improving and/or developing test-taking strategies.
  • Creating a personal philosophy and four or five-year plan
  • Establishing academic and personal goals [short and long term]
  • Identifying individual learning styles
  • Time Management
  • Effective note-taking
  • Enhancement of Test Taking
  • Stress Management
  • The impact of diversity on academic success
  • Problem solving techniques in an academic context
  • Discussion of faculty/instructor expectations for academic success
  • Career Exploration and its related skills [interview techniques/marketing self]
  1. First-Year Student
  2. Improve Test-taking Strategies
  3. Reduce Test Anxiety
  4. Learn Successful Methods for Note-taking From Textbooks and Lectures
  5. Understand Faculty-Student Relationships
  6. Develop a 4-year Plan for Graduating
  7. Learn How Your Memory Works and How to Improve it
  8. Explore Your Career Interests and Skills
  9. Set Goals and Manage Your Time
  10. Discover Your Learning Style and Cultivate Effective New Styles

*Ask your advisor for an override into this class