Academic Learning Center (ALC)


The Academic Learning Center offers two courses designed to improve your reading comprehension and study skills. The tips and techniques learned will be valuable in your college and your professional career.

COLL 110 and COLL 120 are available in a classroom setting and online.

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.

COLL 120 Power Reading

COLL 120 is required for some St. Cloud State students. Check our Course Placement Testing Policy.

This course helps students:

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

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