CLASS - College Language and Academic Success Strategies

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CLASS gives you an honest look at what college is really like. If you struggled in high school or never had to work for good grades, you will benefit from learning effective academic strategies that will help you not only survive college, but also become a lifelong learner. In CLASS you’ll learn:

  • How to understand unfamiliar academic language used by professors and textbooks
  • How to read and study a textbook—and remember and understand what you read
  • How to take notes in class that will actually help you learn
  • How to study for a test without depriving yourself of sleep
  • How to take a test—and how not to freak out while doing it
  • How to manage your study time to get good grades and still have fun
  • How to navigate the university system and take advantage of services


  • Getting to know professors, administrators and staff
  • Becoming realistically confident of your academic skills
  • Discovering the confidence, motivation and skills to do your best

Course Information

You will enroll in a 1 unit course (CP 118) and pay the appropriate summer tuition fees. The textbook is included in the tuition fee, and will be mailed to you before class begins. A letter grade will be recorded on your official transcript. Class units will count toward graduation, but as an elective, not as part of the general education or major requirements. The benefit to you is progress toward graduation. August 17 - 19, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.August 20, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please contact Melinda Gunning for more information at or 559-453-2247.

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