Two Fall 2013 courses at the SAC

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to announce that there are still open spots in the following two courses offered by the Student Academic Center this Fall.  Brief descriptions are provided below.  More complete descriptions may be found on our website at the links provided, and also through the class search tools in SIS.

X152: “Read-Learn Techniques 3”

VT: Learning Strategies for the New College Student

Special Topic: New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina

This 2-credit, small (10-19 students), 8 week seminar is the total package.  We work on the rapid development of college-level skills, focusing specifically on critical thinking and argument.  At the same time, we use an incredibly rich topic to develop these skills: the culture of New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina.  We study the history, geography, and cultural forms of the city (including food, music, and Mardi Gras) as well as varying perspectives on Katrina.  It’s really a chance to try out a whole bunch of different disciplines while studying an extremely interesting subject and working on skills students can transfer to any of their classes.

Spots available in the following sections for Fall 2013:

1st 8 Weeks:
12166 TR 11:15 AM-12:30 PM

2nd 8 Weeks:
121667 TR 11:15 AM-12:30 PM


X150: “Read-Learn Techniques 1”

VT: Becoming the Best Student

This course is an 8-week “academic booster shot” for freshmen and sophomores who need to quickly and drastically ramp-up their performance in all their classes and become the best students they can be. Instructors will assist in the development of a series of attitudes essential to making this transformation happen. Students will learn to use these attitudes to build individually-tailored and maximally effective skills in time management, note taking, studying, test-taking strategies, and critical thinking.

Spots available in the following sections for Fall 2013 (1st 8 weeks):

2478 MW 9:30-10:45 AM
2479 MW 11:15 AM-12:30 PM
2481 MW 1-2:15 PM
2483 MW 2:45-4 PM
2484 TR 9:30-10:45 AM (Groups-only section)
2482 TR 9:30-10:45 AM

2485 TR 11:15 AM-12:30 PM
2486 TR 11:15 AM-12:30 PM

Please let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to put students in touch with me directly (email or call at 855-7301).  For ongoing updates to SAC courses, workshops, and other programs – as well as regular news items about undergraduate education and academic support more generally – you can:  Like us on Facebook:  Follow us on Twitter:   We look forward to working with you all and your students!

Thanks so much,


Anthony Guest-Scott, Ph.D.

Academic Coordinator,
Student Academic Center

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