Academic Achievement Programs


Contact Us

Sheena Afoakwa
Academic Program Specialist
Summer Transitional Program
2212E Marie Mount Hall,
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 405-4739
Fax: 301.314.9162
safoakwa@umd.edu

Intensive Educational Development Programs (IED)
And
Student Support Services Program (SSS)

College Study Skills Component

The goal of the College Study Skills Component (CSS) is to assist students in becoming confident, self-regulated learners in all types of courses at the university.  This effort is facilitated through the CSS component section of EDCI 288 D/E and Supplemental Instruction. 

The CSS component section of EDCI 288D/E aims to provide a foundation of study skills' techniques students can readily apply to their coursework.  Class topics include: time management, note taking and organizational tools, text book reading strategies, goal setting, motivation, critical thinking, identifying and using resources/support systems, and communication skills.

In addition, Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a peer facilitated academic support program designed by the University of Missouri-Kansas City, which targets historically difficult courses so as to improve student performance and retention by offering regularly scheduled, out-of-class review sessions.  In the SI sessions, students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together. The sessions are facilitated by "SI leaders", students who have previously done well in the course and who attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students.

For additional information on the College Study Skills Component contact:

Sharon Vanwright, Coordinator, College Study Skills
2204 Marie Mount Hall
College Park, Maryland 20742
301.405.7464 tel
301.314.9794 fax
svanwrig@umd.edu