College Success Skill Areas

College readiness and success comes from knowledge and skills that all students can learn. Each module contains information, tips, and activities that will help you develop your skills in five areas:

  1. Academics
  2. College Knowledge
  3. Attitudes
  4. Habits
  5. Goal Setting

Summaries of the 19 college success skill areas (modules) are shown on the right.


Skill Area Summaries

What to Expect from Online Learning introduces online learning and tips that will help you succeed in your online courses. 

Achieve Your Goals with College uses reflection and interactive tools to show the steps to setting and meeting your goals for attending college.

Tech Ready helps you understand what you’ll need to take part in online classes, complete assignments, and get help. 

Keywords of College helps you learn or remember the most important words used in college.

Exploring Your Financial Aid Options explains college costs, completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and accepting a financial aid offer from a college.

The English Placement Test module introduces how it works, and how you should prepare.

The Math Placement Test module explains how the ALEKS math placement test works and how you can prepare to take it.

Self-Empowered Learning helps you set achievable goals, face challenges, get support, develop skills and the confidence to reach your goals.

Communication for Online Learning  introduces the language and skills you need to be a good communicator in your online classes.

Create Balance and Manage Stress  explains different strategies for managing stress and reaching your goals.

Time Management explores balancing studying with social activities, family activities, work, and personal interests.

Study Habits make it easier to learn, apply new ideas, and make connections. 

Preparing for Tests helps you use quizzes and tests to learn more in your classes and improve your final grade.

Academic Integrity introduces skills that help students learn independently, and build on the knowledge that already exists. 

The Six Traits (qualities) of Good Writing shows you how to use Voice, Word Choice, and Sentence Flow to make your writing stand out.

Writing for College Success  guides you through basic skills and builds confidence in writing.

Information Literacy explains different ways to find information and decide whether it is reliable.

Connecting to the College Community helps you understand the resources offered by UAS for distance students and how to connect with them.

Student Code of Conduct introduces the rules that create a healthy and safe learning environment for all students.

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