Workshop:  Teaching Essential Skills for College Success

Course ID - CTD0432

Short Title: Essential Skills

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:   Faculty
Length of Workshop:    2 hours
Prerequisite None

Description: Participants will learn how to deliver a 50-minute presentation to students which stresses the essential study skills and behaviors they need to practice if they are to succeed in college. Concentration, listening, storing data for easy retrieval, taking good notes, studying for recall, the Cornell Method of note taking, and the SQ3R method for reading textbooks will be addressed.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


 As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Deliver a 50-minute presentation stressing essential skills and behaviors necessary for college success
  • Know how to use the Cornell Method of note taking and the SQ3R method for reading textbooks in order to help students concentrate, listen, and store data for easy retrieval



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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0432
Course Title: Essential Skills
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.