Skills for Success
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