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Everyone can use strategies for more effective note and test taking, and who wouldn't like to improve their reading speed and comprehension? Basic computer skills, study skills, and reading improvement classes, taught by Student Support services instructors are offered every semester. Course credit is optional. (Look under Education in the NDSU Registration Schedule) Small class sizes allow the instructor to focus attention on teaching you.

SSS students can take our courses at no cost to them. However, if a participant wishes to take any of our classes for credit, you will need to officially register and pay the NDSU tuition and other fees for one-credit. All of our courses are graded on an A-F scale.

UNIV 220: Careers & Graduate School Prep

The class will focus on the benefits of a Graduate degree, researching graduate programs, and the process and procedure of applying to graduate school. Students will develop a knowledge of the Graduate admission process, writing a Personal Statement, the Graduate School Interview, Financial support while in Graduate school.

Topics included in the class:

  • Laying the foundation
  • Do you have what it takes?
  • Stakeholders in your Graduate school success
  • Resources in Graduate school-the importance of a cohort, financial assistance, scholarships. grad assistantships/ fellowships, self-care, etc.
  • What does a great resume look like?
  • Interviewing for your spot in Graduate school
  • The role and importance of personal statements

For further questions, contact Student Support Services in Ceres Hall, Phone: 701-231-8028.

EDUC 121: Strategies for Reading and Writing

Approaches to Critical Reading (EDUC 121) is a one-credit graded class which is offered each session as a joint effort of Student Support Services and the School of Education. Education 121 is a developmental reading program designed to help the student improve in reading efficiency.

Topics included in the class:

  • Determine the Meaning of words through context
  • Analyze word structure
  • Determine the topic of a paragraph
  • Formulate the implied main idea of a paragraph
  • Recognize author’s writing patterns
  • Apply all the basic skills to paragraphs
  • Distinguish facts from opinions
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions
  • Determine an author’s purposes, tone, point of view, and intended audience
  • Evaluate an author’s argument
  • Apply all the advanced skills to single-and multiple-paragraph selections
  • Organize information for study

For further questions, contact Student Support Services in Ceres Hall, Phone: 701-231-8028.

EDUC 123: Study Skills

Study Skills (EDUC 123) is a one-credit graded class which is offered each session as a joint effort of Student Support Services and the School of Education. The basic skills needed to do well at NDSU are taught in a concise, easy to follow format that is designed to make you a better student in all classes. EDUC 123 offers you the opportunity to become the student that you always wanted to be.

Topics included in the class:

  • Getting ready to learn
  • Learning Styles
  • Goal setting smart moves
  • Time management
  • Memory and learning
  • Taking lecture notes
  • Improving concentration
  • Reading your textbook
  • Organizing text information
  • Preparing for exams
  • Taking objective exams

The course makes use of the textbook, Graduate Admissions Essays (4th Edition) by Donald Asher.

For further questions, contact Student Support Services in Ceres Hall, Phone: 701-231-8028.

EDUC 291: Math Study Strategies

Math Study Strategies (EDUC 291) is a one-credit graded class which is offered each session as a joint effort of Student Support Services and the School of Education. The basic skills needed to do well in university math classes are taught in a concise, easy to follow format that is designed to make you a better math student. EDUC 291 offers you the opportunity to become the math student that you always wanted to be.

Topics included in the class

  • How Learning Math is Different & Why It Pays Off
  • Assessing & Using Math-Learning Strengths
  • Reduce Math Anxiety
  • Reduce Math Test Anxiety
  • Create a Positive Study Environment
  • Manage Your Time
  • Understanding & Improving the Memory Process
  • How to Improve Listening Skills
  • Math Note-Taking Skills
  • Improving Your Reading Techniques
  • Homework Skills
  • Improve Your Math Test-Taking Skills
  • Take Control & Motivate Yourself to Learn Math

For further information, contact:


Your SSS Education Specialist


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NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
TRIO Student Support Services
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8028
Campus address: Ceres Hall 404
Physical/delivery address: 1301 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2839 / P.O. Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Student Support Services

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