Preparing for Academic Success

Preparing for Academic Success will help you discover who you are as a learner and become an active agent of your own college journey. This is a highly participatory course that will help you to define and navigate what academic and career success means to you through self-reflection and planning exercises. You will cultivate strategies and techniques that will help you to develop critical thinking, informational literacy, goal setting, active reading, note taking, test preparation, time- and self-management skills. This course presents opportunities for you to connect with Durham College's services and resources to enhance you post-secondary experience. Preparing for Academic Success will help you identify and clarify skills, and personal development themes that help bridge the gaps between academic achievement, campus and community connections, and life after school, including personal and professional aspirations. Through various activities, application, and reflection, the material covered in this course will support and assist you for continuing your education.