Tricks of the Trade Winter 2019

Seven areas of what you should know before you come to college ranging through avoiding procrastination, developing higher thinking skills and organizing your life for the best college experience.


Course Description

Welcome to COLLEGE. In “Tricks of the Trade - Winter 2019” you will learn how to make a successful transition to college. Whether you are right out of high school, or are coming back to school after a break, this course will emphasize a wide range of factors that can contribute to your success. The course will consist of the following sections:

C - Communicate with your instructors: email etiquette, how to ask questions, how to use instructor office hours
O - Organize yourself: important dates in the college year, how not to procrastinate, scheduling your time, budgeting
L - Learn the college system: how to decode assignments, interpret the timetable, read the course syllabus, and avoid plagiarism
L - Life as a college student, including how to study, balance your life, plan a menu, cook, keep a budget, etc.
E – Emotions, including dealing with stress and anxiety, making time for recreation, etc.
G – Goal setting: reach your potential, develop new skills
E – Expertise: leverage available resources to be successful as a student

Course Details

Karen Harris / Tami Smith
Lakeland College

  Video Lectures
  Interaction Opportunities
  Discussion Forums
  Cost per student: FREE

Start Date: January 23, 2019
End Date: April 23, 2019
Duration: 4 hours (self-paced)
Cost: FREE

Registration is open from January 23 until April 12, 2019.

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Price: Free