Study Strategies Courses

Our study strategies courses help get you on the right track for academic success!

We offer two different courses, each 1-credit-hour, that are designed to help students understand the “hidden rules” of college success. Sometimes experienced students learn about these classes and say, “I wish someone had told me about that class! I needed it!”

GNST 120:

Transitioning to College


Offered in the fall for first-year students.

Topics include:

  • Motivation
  • Time management
  • Note-taking
  • Textbook reading strategies
  • Studying for exams
  • Research-based learning methods
  • Understanding GPAs
  • Choosing a major
  • & more!

GNST 150:

Strategies for College Success


Offered fall and spring for returning students needing to bring up their GPA.

Topics include:

  • Motivation
  • Time management
  • Reading and note-taking
  • Memorization techniques
  • Research-based learning methods
  • Improving GPAs
  • Planning for graduation
  • & more!

We often try to recommend (or even require) these courses for students who need them, but anyone can sign up! Please talk to your advisor if you are interested, or contact Jolie Lewis, Director of Academic Success and Student Retention, at jllewis@ehc.edu.