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Study Skills

Starting college as a high school graduate or as a returning adult can seem overwhelming, especially when balanced against your family, social and work obligations. Hitting the ground running with powerful study habits will give you the advantage you need to succeed academically.

Study Skills

Contact Information

Greg Dahlstrom
Study Skills Instructor

Admissions Team
College Center

The College Study Skills course at Inver Hills gives you a concise, workable game plan to accomplish the above task list and master your coursework.

Top students follow a basic checklist:

  • Get organized
  • Buy a backpack or bag to transport school materials
  • Set your priorities
  • Find your routine
  • Manage your time
  • Create a dedicated study space
  • Use a separate notebook for each course
  • Stop, watch and listen
  • Take notes like a pro
  • Learn to remember what you learn
  • Keep your school supplies replenished
  • Test well under pressure
Course Descriptions

STSK 1101  FYE - College Study Skills   2.0 cr

Course Outline for STSK 1101

Provides an overview of efficient study habits. Emphasizes test taking, studying texts, time scheduling, concentration, memory, listening, note-taking, analyzing teaching/learning styles, using web-based campus resources, and basic strategies for learning any new content. Intended for any student who wants to improve academic study skills. This course fulfills the FYE (First Year Experience) requirement for Goal 2 of the MnTC.

Meet the Faculty

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Why Inver Hills?

Completing your Study Skills course obligations at Inver Hills is smart on several key levels:

  1. You will receive an outstanding education with one-on-one interactions with study skills faculty
  2. You will benefit from small class sizes while developing practical, real-world study skills
  3. You will save money and continue your academic and professional careers with less student debt *

* On a national scale, student loan debt has mushroomed to $1.2 trillion, which is greater than credit card debt and auto loan debt combined. In Minnesota, the average debt for four-year grads tops $30,000; 70 percent carry a student debt load.

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,300. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000 at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver getting a topflight education firsthand from Ph.D. instructors and then transfer to a four-year as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars. It's a no-brainer.

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