SSC100 - Success Strategies for College

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Subject Title
Success Strategies for College

Subject Description
This subject is designed to provide first semester students with an opportunity to develop survival skills for college and business. Students will be introduced to the Faculty of Business and the resources available to support learning in a variety of subjects. Students will have an opportunity to develop transferable skills such as effective time management; research techniques; listening and memory techniques; note-taking skills; reading and annotating tips; and study techniques.

Credit Status
1 Credit. Subject is required for graduation.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the Faculty of Business course offerings and general flow of the curriculum and "What if" scenarios.

2. Work in a manner consistent with Faculty of Business professional standards, policies, protocol and due processes, which have been developed to assist students to achieve success in their chosen program.

3. Describe and apply business like behaviour in all facets of the learning process at college. Recognize that successful outcomes are directly related to this behaviour when learning and working with other students, professors and college staff.

4. Demonstrate a knowledge of the resources (i.e. library, learning centre, peer tutoring, counseling, etc.) available to support and encourage students in a variety of subject disciplines.

5. Describe different learning styles in relation to one's personal learning style in an effort to develop study strategies that are meaningful and useful.

6. Demonstrate, individually and in groups, the ability to locate, research and produce information for a given task.

7. Describe individual time management techniques and prepare a time management plan for the semester.

8. Demonstrate the techniques involved with developing good listening and memory skills.

9. Demonstrate note-taking skills and reading and annotating tips by providing samples of notes taken in current classes.

10. Research, develop and apply remedial strategies for improving success level if necessary.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.