College Success

Free Course to Prepare You for College



College Success
Free Course to Prepare You for College

Free College Success Course from JumpCourse - we want to make sure you succeed in college!

College Success takes an in-depth look at what very student needs to succeed. It starts with some of the basics, including making the transition to post-secondary education and learning to navigate the college experience.

In this course, here's a sample of what you will learn:

1. Transition to College:

  • - How to set goals
  • - Using critical thinking skills
  • - Apply Emotional Intelligence

2.  Navigate College:

  • - Discover student resources
  • - Pick a major
  • - Selecting courses
  • - Advocating for yourself
  • - Staying healthy

3.  Time Management

4.  Reading and Writing Strategies

5.  Note-Taking and Test-Taking Best Practices

6.  Communication Skills (Written and Spoken)

7.  Practical Math:  Finances and Grades

8.  Planning for a Career and Writing a Resume

College Success
Sample Syllabus Sections 1 & 2


1.1 The College Experience -

1.2 Understanding What Drives You -

1.3 Setting Goals -

1.4 Making S.M.A.R.T. Goals -

1.5 Using Critical Thinking Skills -

1.6 Making Decisions -

1.7 Problem Solving Using Metacognitive Skills -

1.8 Applying Emotional Intelligence -


2.1 Discovering Student Resources -

2.2 Self Advocating -

2.3 Picking a Major -

2.4 Selecting Courses -

2.5 Getting Involved -

2.6 Managing Physical Health and Stress -

2.7 Staying Mentally and Emotionally Healthy -


3.1 And much more: Learning and Memory Skills, Time Management, Taking Notes, Strategies for Reading, Writing and Research, Test-Taking, Working in Groups, Calculating Your GPA, Setting a Budget, Writing a Resume, and Planning a Career -

Sample Questions

College Success Sample Questions

The following sample questions are here to help you get ready for college!

  1. by following her sister and helping out as her sister cleans the house
  2. by reading the list of tasks her sister writes out for her
  3. by listening to her sister explain what needs to be done
  4. by watching her sister clean the house

  1. completing a quickwrite that links a history chapter with geography
  2. writing down everything you want to learn from an article on homeopathic medicine
  3. taking notes on a separate sheet of paper as you read a Victorian novel
  4. quoting important terms and phrases from a physics text so you can study them

  1. be open-ended enough to allow for debate.
  2. contain an opinion that can be argued.
  3. include statements of fact.
  4. not include the author's personal belief.

  1. not using other people's works or ideas in any way
  2. writing only about topics considered common knowledge
  3. relying on your own research for papers
  4. and never the works of others
  5. always giving credit to every source used in an essay

  1. Write down the amount of money he expects to bring in this month.
  2. Make a list of all the things he would like to spend money on this month.
  3. Look for places to cut his monthly spending so he has more spending money
  4. Plan for the trip he and his friends want to take over the weekend

  1. Focus on the key points and the main ideas of the course
  2. Ask your professor what kind of questions will be on the test.
  3. Review old quizzes and practice answering the type of questions you expect to be on the test.
  4. Pay close attention to the details.

  1. Doug finishes the problems he does know how to do first
  2. then returns to the more difficult ones.
  3. Deb can't remember the equation she needs to complete a problem. She skips it and returns to it later.
  4. Mae can't figure out how to do a particular problem
  5. and spends half the test time trying to figure it out.
  6. Marco does the math problems in his head to save time
  7. and jots down just the final answers.

  1. Pay as much of the balance as you can to avoid interest charges.
  2. Pay on time to avoid damaging your credit score.
  3. Evaluate whether the purchases you make are needs or wants
  4. Use the credit card to pay for road trip expenses

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Credit is earned when you pass a standardized test accepted at 1000s of colleges and universities.

Credit-by-Exam Prep Course

Only for JumpCourse students, the College Success course will help make sure you have the skills to be ready for college. You'll learn and practice the skills you need (including calculating your GPA, managing your time, and managing your finances) to succeed at college. Currently offered at no cost!


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