Students learn and adopt methods and attitudes that promote success in college or university. Study skills learned are memory techniques, goal setting, time management, note taking and test taking. The reading component focuses on problems students have with textbook comprehension and retention, vocabulary development, and critical thinking and reading. In addition, this course addresses challenges students face through participation in courses delivered on-line, via course management software. Topics include log-in and navigation basics; use of calendars; downloading and submitting assignments; completing self-tests, quizzes and surveys; participating in discussions and chats; creating student presentations and homepages; and tracking progress and grades.
Students may not enrol in USS 100 and USSD 105 concurrently.