Do College: Faster, Smarter, Better

Learn how to finish assignments quickly and produce quality college-level work
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  • Lectures 5
  • Length 36 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2016 English

Course Description

College-level assignments can be time-consuming, complex, and varied, causing many headaches for new students, or those who are returning to college. This course will teach proven reading, writing and presentation strategies that will allow you to finish assignments quickly and produce quality work. 

Together we'll learn to skim-read academic articles and essays, organize reports and assignments, and give targeted presentations.  

Learn to work smarter, not harder

We'll start with how to identify and understand key parts of academic articles and essays. From there, we'll go over how to plan, organize, and revise essays and reports. Finally, we'll cover how to prepare for and give targeted and focused presentations. All of these strategies are designed to help you be more productive in your academics.  

Content and overview

I've designed this course for people with busy schedules, including adults with work and family commitments. By the end of the course, you'll be able to apply the strategies explored here to your own coursework, save time, and create quality work that you can be proud of.

We'll start the course with a quick introduction of the course goals, teaching methods, and course outcomes. 

The following three sections will focus on reading, writing, and presentations. Each section will include a step-by-step walk through and demonstration of strategies in practice. To move through the course, we'll work together through slides with instructor voice-overs.  

At the end, we'll revisit how we've hit each of the course goals and identify some major themes of the course.

What are the requirements?

  • No extra software or previous experiences are needed

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn time-saving reading strategies
  • Write thoughtful and organized essays and reports
  • Give engaging and targeted class presentations

Who is the target audience?

  • Adults thinking of going to college for the first time
  • Adults thinking of going back to college after a break
  • College students with part- or full-time jobs
  • College students that need help honing in on their reading, writing, and presentation skills
  • High school seniors

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

We'll walk through how the course is structured and what you should expect to learn. 

Section 2: Reading strategies

We'll walk through a reading assignment to demonstrate some time-saving reading strategies in action. 

Reading strategies quiz
1 question
Section 3: Writing strateges

We'll walk through two writing assignment prompts to demonstrate how to write thoughtful and organized essays and reports. 

Writing strategies quiz
1 question
Section 4: Presentation strategies

We'll walk through two presentation assignment prompts to demonstrate how to give engaging and targeted presentations.

Presentation strategies quiz
1 question
Section 5: Conclusion

We'll revisit how we hit each of the learning outcomes and recap the major themes of the course.

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Instructor Biography

Peter Freeman, Experienced Instructor

I've spent the past 9 years working in higher education -- as an instructor and now as an administrator at one of the largest universities in the country.

As an instructor, I've taught courses in English Composition and College Learning Strategies to traditional and non-traditional students. I've also helped strengthen undergraduate writing curriculum and develop student outreach programs.  

As an administrator, I manage one of the largest tutoring centers in the country where I train tutors to help students become stronger and more confident writers. 

Combined, all of these things have taught me that having the right tools and strategies can be the key to a successful learning experience. I hope I can help you find yours. 

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