The Successful Scholar
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The Successful Scholar

How I Graduated with a 4.0 GPA
5.0 (1 rating)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
12 students enrolled
Created by Tracy Atkinson
Last updated 7/2018
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 51 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Students will:
  • Know the value of higher education and how to achieve success.
  • Identify learning styles and personalize learning strategies.
  • Explore and develop time management strategies, study skills, organizational tips, test-taking skills and note-taking approaches.
  • Examine aspects of campus life including ... Managing finances; Creating a college community; Familiarizing yourself with campus resources; Developing professional relationships; Create the foundations of career planning consisting of exploring a major, writing a basic resume and setting career goals.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

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This course prepares students for the experiences and challenges of higher education. Various learning and studying strategies will be introduced in addition to necessary planning and organizing skills. Students will be familiarized with several learning theories and develop a proficiency in time management, test-taking techniques, note-taking skills, study methods and learning from a textbook. Other topics explored include: choosing a major, career planning, managing finances, choosing a college, creating a college community, getting to know your campus and developing professional relationships with peers, faculty and staff.

Who this course is for:
  • High school junior and seniors. College students. Individuals looking to return to college.
Course content
Expand all 33 lectures 03:09:13
+ Introduction
2 lectures 12:19
Give a brief introduction of yourself.
4 questions
+ Choose a Career
5 lectures 30:21
Choose a Career or Major
Holland Code
To learn about the website and resources available.
O*Net Evaluation
10 questions
My Next Move
Making a Choice
Take the evaluation and ponder the responses.
My Next Move Evaluation
9 questions
+ Prioritizing
4 lectures 20:08
Identify Your Values
A resource to develop one's core values prior to goals and mission statements.
Values Worksheet
1 question
Set Your Goals
Student Goal Examples
Students will learn to set a goal in each of their values.
Set the Goal
1 question
Create the Daily Tasks
Learning to prioritize time and effectively use time to reach one's goals.
The Quadrant Tool
3 questions
+ Develop a Personalized Learning Plan
9 lectures 54:13
The Personalized Learning Plan
Why Create a Personalized Learning Plan
Learning Styles
VARK Learning Style
Using the VARK questionnaire, discover your VARK learning style.
Discover Your VARK Learning Style
4 questions
Kolb Learning Style
Use the prompts to help find your Kolb Learning Style
Discover Your Kolb Learning Style
5 questions
MBTI Learning Style
Assess your personality to learn which of the 16 personality types the student identifies with.
Discover Your MBTI Learning Style
5 questions
Multiple Intelligences
Students will discover their association with a multiple intelligence.
Discover your multiple intelligences.
2 questions
Use Your Strengths
Create Your Personalized Learning Plan
Students will compile the information in this section to
Create Your Personalized Learning Plan
6 questions
+ Manage Learning
5 lectures 31:23
Manage Your Time
Students will evaluate how they currently spend their time.
How are you Spending your Time now?
2 questions
Students will make decisions and observations on how to improve the way in which they spend their time.
Making Improvements
3 questions
Plan the Best Study Times
Learning from a Textbook
Note-Taking Skills
Test-Taking Skills
Students will compile tips from this section and add them to their personalized learning plan.
Personalized Study Skills
5 questions
+ Build a Campus Community
2 lectures 14:53
Know Your Campus Resources
Students will be cognizant of their campus resources, knowing what is available to them and their location.
Know Your Campus Resources
11 questions
Students will be presented with a variety of needs and assist by providing the accurate campus resource.
Campus Resources Case Study
10 questions
Build Your Campus Community
Students will become familiar with student organizations to aid in the development of their campus community.
Build Your Campus Community
2 questions
+ Plan Your Career
5 lectures 23:51
The Beginning of Your Career
Students will compose a mission statement.
Compose Your Mission Statement
1 question
Start Your Professional Portfolio
Create Your First Resume
Students will write their resume.
1 question
Set Up LinkedIn
Students will set up their LinkedIn account.
Set up LinkedIn
4 questions
Develop Professional Relationships
+ Putting It Altogether
1 lecture 02:05
Putting It Altogether
Students will give feedback.
Finishing Up
4 questions