Gain Foundational Academic Skills Through COD’s High School Success Series

By: Jordyn Holliday

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College of DuPage is hosting the High School Success Series this summer to educate students on how to manage workloads and expectations.

The following courses will be offered in July:

Writing Workshop

Gain skills to improve sentence structure, punctuation and grammar. This three-day series of courses will be offered Mondays to Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on July 8 to 10 at COD’s Westmont Center; 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on July 15 to 17 at COD’s Naperville Center; and 1 to 3 p.m. on July 22 to 24 in the Student Resource Center on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus. The price of each course within the series is $119.

Note-Taking and Outlining

Learn to discern relevant material and concentrate on the process of effectively organizing notes. This one-day course will be offered three times: from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8, at COD’s Westmont Center; 4 to 5:50 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at COD’s Naperville Center; and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22, in the Berg Instructional Center on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus. The price of each course is $49.

Test-Taking and Group Study Strategies

This project-based course involves group assignments to help students develop interpersonal skills, navigate group dynamics and gain strategies for task completion. This one-day course will be offered three times: from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, at COD’s Westmont Center; 4 to 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at COD’s Naperville Center; and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, in the Berg Instructional Center on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus. The price of each course is $49.

Time Management

Learn to manage time, class workload and enrichment activities. This one-day course will be offered three times: from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at COD’s Westmont Center; 4 to 5:50 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at COD’s Naperville Center; and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, in the Berg Instructional Center on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus. The price of each course is $49.

Computer Applications

 Practice touch-typing on the keyboard of a personal computer while developing speed and accuracy. Learn basic word processing skills, including how to properly format and edit text using the appropriate software applications. This one-day course will be offered three times: from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, at COD’s Westmont Center; 4 to 5:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at COD’s Naperville Center; and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, in the Student Resource Center on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus. The price of each course is $49.

For more information and to register, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208 or email CE@cod.edu.