Academic Learning Center - St. Cloud State University

Academic Learning Center - St. Cloud State University
Academic Learning Center - St. Cloud State University

Academic Learning
Center Office

236 Centennial Hall
(320) 308-4993
alc@stcloudstate.edu

Hours:
Monday-Friday
8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Academic Learning Center Courses

 

COLL 110, Reading and Study Strategies

 This course helps students:

  • Identify study strategies that suit the way they learn best.
  • Learn how to take better notes.
  • Read academic textbooks more efficiently.
  • Learn effective test-taking strategies.
  • Develop methods for decreasing procrastination.

Here’s what students have to say about COLL 110:

  • “It was a wonderful semester and this class should be required for all first year students because it really does help.”
  • “Reading [COLL]110 has helped me figure out what is needed to be a good student at SCSU.”
  • “I take more care/pride in my work than I did before; I know how to manage my time better, decrease my test anxiety, study better and more efficiently, and also I feel more motivated. I have learned how to improve all of those and applied all of them to not only my school work but also my personal life.”

COLL 120, Power Reading

This course helps students:

  • Increase reading rate.
  • Increase reading comprehension.
  • Improve vocabulary.
  • Learn to read critically.
  • Learn effective strategies for reading academic textbooks

Here’s what students have to say about COLL 120:

  • “I really liked this class because it helped me learn more vocabulary and helped me with my studying habits.”
  • “The reading strategies were very helpful to use in all my other classes and textbooks and I'm sure I will use them for the rest of my college career. “
  • “I have a reading assignment to read a chapter every week for one of my classes and it usually takes me about an hour to complete the reading. I noticed throughout the semester it took me less time each week and now it only takes me about a half hour to finish all of it.”

COLL 120 is required for some students at SCSU. Here’s the link to St. Cloud State’s Course Placement Testing Policy.


Both COLL 110 and COLL 120 are available in the traditional classroom setting and online.

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