Skills for College Success

Skills for College Success

NY/Westchester County Residency: All tuition rates in the section below are resident rates. Call 914-606-6830 (press 1) for information. Non-residents are welcome, but pay a 175% non-resident surcharge in addition to the regular tuition.

Spelling & Grammar Workshop
Improve your spelling skills through phonics, syllabification, and the study of prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Grammar instruction includes parts of speech, sentence structure, and punctuation. The focus is on correcting the most common errors. For native English speakers only.
CE-BSKLS 1004, 10 Tues., Feb. 17-Apr. 21, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $225 (+ textbook). P Alexander. #13066

Spelling 101

Are you embarrassed by misspelling and a poor vocabulary? Learn the phonetic and syllable-based rules that lead to better spelling. Learn word roots and apply new words in communicating. Recommended for anyone who wants to improve spelling skills.
CE-BSKLS 1005, 4 Sat., Jan. 31-Feb. 21, 10:30 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $69. TBD. #13068

Building a Good Vocabulary
Learn new words, their spellings, pronunciations, definitions and how to use each correctly in a sentence. The importance of prefixes and suffixes in identifying a word will be explained. Bring a paperback dictionary to class.
CE-BSKLS 1001, 6 Thurs., Jan. 29-Mar. 5, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $138. TBD. #13069

Math 101
For those who want a math brush-up before tackling college-level math classes. This refresher class covers skills in basic math through algebra.
CE-BSKLS 1003, 8 Sat., Feb. 7-Mar. 28, 1:00-3:00 pm, Room TBD, $184 (+ $25 materials fee, payable to instructor). S Zidan. #12759

Improve Your Writing Skills
For both new and out-of-practice writers. Learn to write clearer sentences, develop effective paragraphs, design opening statements, arrange facts and ideas logically, and increase readability. A knowledge of basic grammar rules is assumed.
CE-WRITG 1000, 6 Thurs., Mar. 19-Apr. 23, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $138. P Alexander. #13067

Master Time Management Skills

Learn to prioritize, organize, and carry out tasks in a timely manner.
CE-PRSDV 1000, 3 Sat., Mar. 7-21, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $103. #13070

Learning Strategies and Study Skills

Thinking of returning to school or the workforce? Or simply want to improve your ability to learn more effectively? Empower yourself by improving your study skills and boosting your confidence. Topics include: organization and time management, textbook reading, note taking and highlighting, memory techniques, reducing test taking anxiety, and test taking strategies.
CE-BSKLS 1002, 4 Mon., Mar. 2-23, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $92. #13071

Study Skills for Adults
Designed to improve your ability to read, study, learn, and succeed in college and other situations. Individual and group instruction in reading comprehension, note taking, and study skills.
CE-CLPRP 1000, 5 Sat., Mar. 28-Apr. 25, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $115. #13072

Test-Taking Made Easy 

Good test-taking skills will help you succeed, both in school and in life. Designed to help you master effective test-taking strategies to help reduce your anxiety and improve your performance. Includes isolating key words, techniques for answering multiple-choice questions, and organizing your essays.
CE-TESTG 1002, 3 Mon., Apr. 6-20, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-3, $103. TBD. #13073