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TSTC 1101 - Helping Students Succeed


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We all remember our first experiences going to school or college. They were both exciting and intimidating at the same time. We looked forward to meeting our instructors and classmates, but worried about everything thing else—taking enough the right notes in class, missing important deadlines, or knowing where to get information.

Throughout this year, Texas State Technical College (TSTC) students across the state will get a little help with those things and more by taking our TSTC 1101 course. This course is designed to help new students develop both academic and social connections with the college. Study skills, college electronic resources, financial literacy, goal setting, and information literacy are just some of the components of TSTC 1101. Previous courses like TECH 1100, CTEX Seminars, and LEAD will be replaced with TSTC 1101. By Fall 2016, all students will be required to take this 1 credit hour course as part of their degree plan across all programs.

Students in TSTC 1101 complete homework assignments like any other course, but these assignments are related to TSTC and college success. For example, students will be required to attend various student activities of their choice for a grade. Students will also learn important tools available to them like the TSTC Portal and WebAdvisor. They’ll also learn useful study skills like Cornell notetaking and SQ3R reading comprehension.

We know that we offer students a great opportunity through hands-on training. We want to ensure they have a great college experience so they can graduate and be gainfully employed. TSTC 1101 is designed to make sure they’re well on their way to success.

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