Courses

Enhance your skills and habits for academic success.

Fall 2018

TLC 199: Tackling Texts

Having trouble getting what you need from your textbooks? Learn strategies for managing your reading load, taking notes, and writing about assigned readings. Meets weeks 1-3. 1 credit.

TLC 199: Tackling Time

Wondering how to structure your study time for best results? This course is designed to help you set goals, identify priorities, explore learning styles, and manage time. Meets weeks 4-6. 1 credit.

TLC 199: Tackling Tests

Wishing you had more confidence when it comes to tests? Discover ways to anticipate exam questions, create study guides, form effective study groups, and reduce test anxiety. Meets weeks 7-10. 1 credit.

TLC 199: Memory Upgrade

Have you ever begun an exam—only to find all the material you studied suddenly missing? Why does this happen, and what can you do to fix it? In this course we’ll work on how to better store, recall, and use memory to succeed in college and beyond. 1 credit.

TLC 199: Inside Higher Ed

Want to know how a university works and how you can make the most of your time here? In this course we’ll investigate the history and philosophies of higher education in America so that we might take on more informed, active roles as members of this community. 2 credits.

TLC 199: Write with Purpose

Arguments work only if they appeal to the values of the audience. Improve the focus and effectiveness of your arguments by learning how to apply this principle to a variety of writing tasks across the university curriculum. 1 credit.

TLC 199: Money Matters (online)

Gain money-management tools as you complete weekly online modules. Learn how to construct an income and spending log, develop a personal budget, use credit cards wisely, understand your credit report, and set financial goals. 1 credit.

TLC 399: Speed Reading

Learn techniques that help boost reading speed, concentration, and comprehension. Meets weeks 1-5. 1 credit.

TLC 399: Transfer Seminar

You’ve arrived at the UO—now what? In this course, transfer students will develop practical skills in steering between the murky assumptions and pressures of the university as we navigate the resources, workload, and communities of academia together. 1 credit.

Winter 2019

TLC 101: Introduction to University Study (partly online)

Explore a wide range of study skills—including reading, time management, and test preparation—while examining issues within higher education. This course has a significant online component. 3 credits.

TLC 199: Tackling Texts

Having trouble getting what you need from your textbooks? Learn strategies for managing your reading load, taking notes, and writing about assigned readings. Meets weeks 1-3. 1 credit.

TLC 199: Tackling Time

Wondering how to structure your study time for best results? This course is designed to help you set goals, identify priorities, explore learning styles, and manage time. Meets weeks 4-6. 1 credit.

TLC 199: Tackling Tests

Wishing you had more confidence when it comes to tests? Discover ways to anticipate exam questions, create study guides, form effective study groups, and reduce test anxiety. Meets weeks 7-9. 1 credit.

TLC 199: Memory Upgrade

Have you ever begun an exam—only to find all the material you studied suddenly missing? Why does this happen, and what can you do to fix it? In this course we’ll work on how to better store, recall, and use memory to succeed in college and beyond. 1 credit.

TLC 199: Public Speaking

Learn the basics you need to make effective presentations in academic settings. Reduce your anxiety, plan an effective presentation, and deliver it using strong oral and visual techniques. 2 credits.

TLC 199: Studying Science

Practice study strategies specific to the demands of science courses. Learn how to interpret scientific texts, take notes, manage time, use campus resources, and prepare for exams. Science majors and non-majors are welcome; concurrent enrollment in a science course is recommended. 2 credits.

TLC 199: Functions of Algebra / Math 111: College Algebra

This is a two-term version of Math 111. During winter term, TLC 199 covers the first 60% of the Math 111 curriculum. Upon successful completion, students are authorized to sign up for a designated spring-term section of Math 111. Instructor approval required. 1 credit winter, 4 credits spring.

TLC 399: Speed Reading

Learn techniques that help boost reading speed, concentration, and comprehension. Meets weeks 1-5. 1 credit.

Spring 2019

TLC 101: Introduction to University Study (partly online)

Explore a wide range of study skills—including reading, time management, and test preparation—while examining issues within higher education. This course has a significant online component. 3 credits.

TLC 199: Study with Focus

Amid constant distractions, many students have difficulty concentrating. This course helps students develop the focus needed for academic success. Delve into strategies for working efficiently, managing time, motivating self, staying organized, and completing assignments. Meets weeks 2-6. 1 credit.

TLC 199: Motivation

What’s your relationship with chocolate? How many times have you promised you’d start your essay? If your willpower is out of whack, this course will help you understand what’s getting in your way and move you closer toward your goals. 1 credit.

TLC 199: Studying Science

Practice study strategies specific to the demands of science courses. Learn how to interpret scientific texts, take notes, manage time, use campus resources, and prepare for exams. Science majors and non-majors are welcome; concurrent enrollment in a science course is recommended. 2 credits.

TLC 199: Money Matters (online)

Gain money-management tools as you complete weekly online modules. Learn how to construct an income and spending log, develop a personal budget, use credit cards wisely, understand your credit report, and set financial goals. 1 credit.

TLC 199: Major Decisions

This course will help you articulate your values and interests, find majors that fit them, and discover purpose and relevance in your studies. Along the way, we’ll learn about the psychology of decision-making, and we’ll consider some of the philosophical implications of the choices we make. Meets weeks 2-8. 1 credit.

TLC 399: Grammar & Style

Designed to help students polish their writing, this course covers a wide range of techniques for spotting grammar errors and making sentences more clear and engaging. 1 credit.

TLC 399: Speed Reading

Learn techniques that help boost reading speed, concentration, and comprehension. Meets weeks 1-5. 1 credit.