The skills taught in this course are designed to help students set goals and develop skills and confidence to get into college/university and succeed once there.

By completing this course, students will be able to:

  • tackle the college admissions process.
  • develop college and job interview skills.
  • showcase skills by writing a resume and cover letter.

The samples provided in this preview illustrate how these skills are addressed in the Sylvan Advanced Study Skills program.
 

Conquering College/University Admissions Skill #1:

Goal-Setting for College/University Readiness

Guided Practice lessons for this skill provide instruction related to the importance of and details to consider when planning for college and Skills Application activities prompt students to practice applying this information by creating their own action plan for college/university readiness. All lessons address the following objectives related to goal-setting for college/university readiness.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • recognize the importance of setting college-related goals.
  • identify short- and long-term goals to help prepare for college.
  • write short- and long-term goals related to college planning and readiness.
     

Conquering College/University Admissions Skill #2:

Completing the College/University Application

Guided Practice lessons for this skill provide an overview of the features of a college/university application and how best to effectively address them. All lessons address the following objectives related to completing the college university application.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • identify important features of a college application.
  • demonstrate an understanding of how to complete a college application.
     

Conquering College/University Admissions Skill #3:

Writing the College/University Application Essay

Guided Practice lessons for this skill provide instruction related to the purpose and features of a college application essay and Skills Application activities prompt students to apply this information by brainstorming their own application essay. All lessons address the following objectives related to writing the college/university application essay.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • identify the necessary elements of a college application essay.
  • demonstrate an understanding of how to write a college application essay.
     

Conquering College/University Admissions Skill #4:

Interviewing for College/University

Guided Practice lessons for this skill provide an overview of strategies and techniques related to the college/university interview and allow students to practice these techniques with and receive feedback from the instructor. All lessons address the following objectives related to the college/university interview.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • describe strategies and techniques for every stage of the college interview process (before, during, and after).
  • demonstrate an understanding of strategies and techniques for every stage of the college interview process (before, during, and after).
     

Conquering College/University Admissions Skill #5:

Resume Writing

Guided Practice lessons for this skill provide an over the structure, purpose, and details to consider when writing a resume; Independent Practice lessons provide activities to practice applying this information; and Skills Application activities allow students to apply this information by drafting their own resume. All lessons address the following objectives related to resume writing.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • identify the components of a resume.
  • describe the characteristics of an effective resume.
  • construct a resume.