Nervous about college? Have you been away from school for a long time? Are you feeling
anxious about balancing college with work and/or family? Marion Technical College (MTC)
offers a Skills for Success course that is specifically designed to help individuals
master basic study skills and become the best students they can be.
"Being a modern college student means dealing with new information and new
situations that may be outside the 'comfort zone,' so Skills for Success helps build
skills and confidence for tackling a college education,'' explains Angie Voll, Assistant
Professor of Psychology at MTC.
Skills for Success (ASC1020) is a one credit hour course designed to dissect the ''learning
process'' for college-bound individuals. The course combines lecture materials with
fun activities, team projects, and individual assignments that illustrate how people
learn and what skills and resources are available to them. Students learn strategies
for managing their time; setting and achieving goals; improving memory and reading
comprehension; strengthening note-taking and general study skills; and becoming
better ''test takers.''
At Marion Technical College, we strongly believe in lifelong learning. The workplace has
become technically advanced and most jobs now require a college degree. While you need a
college degree to succeed, you may not feel confident about returning to the classroom.
We strongly believe in YOU and your ability to succeed. So, we'll pay your tuition for the
Skills for Success class. ''First time'' college students who are not receiving other financial
aid may apply for the Skills For Success Grant. To apply, complete the MTC Application
for Financial Aid, apply for a PIN number and Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA).
Skills for Success is the best two-hour investment you'll ever make! Contact the MTC
Admission or Financial Aid Office for more details or an application by calling 740.389.4636.
SKILLS FOR SUCCESS
Provides an introduction to the following topics:
• Time management.
• Setting and achieving goals
• Improving memory skills
• Study skills such as effective reading and note taking
• Test taking and conquering test anxiety
• Improving your writing skills
• Learning how to upgrade your personal health
• Improving your relationships through better communication
• College resources
Marion Technical College provides equal opportunities regardless of race, color,
national origin, sex, disability, age, military status, or sexual orientation.
Financial Aid Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
For more information contact Financial Aid by phone at 740.389.4636 Ext. 334 or E-mail