Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center

Reading and Learning Strategies (HDEV 1110)

SMU students can develop advanced strategies for reading and studying in

Reading and Learning Strategies (HDEV 1110)

Lengthy,challenging textbook assignments demand strong critical reading skills; cumulative exams require organized, thorough study methods. The better your reading and study skills, the more effective and efficient your efforts. As you become more effective as a learner, you will find your whole college experience becoming more satisfying and more successful.

You know who you are...
  • You're the high-school valedictorian who never had to study 
  • You're the first-chair violinist who struggled in calculus 
  • You want to keep your 3.5 GPA 
  • You're the first person in your family to go to college 
  • You know that your current GPA is not a true reflection of your academic strength 
  • You're struggling with the Business Subset 
  • You're an SMU student who wants to succeed! 

We have what you need....

  • An approach to studying that builds on your individual learning styles and strengths 
  • Time management skills that will help you to reach your academic goals and still have time for everything else 
  • Strategies for reading faster with deeper comprehension 
  • Techniques for improving concentration and memory 
  • A system for taking and using class notes 
  • Test preparation procedures and test taking strategies to help you learn, recall, and apply what you've learned 
  • Methods for organizing your desk, your notebook, your planner... your life! 

Fall and spring classes meet two times weekly for the first twelve weeks of the term. Choose from morning or afternoon, MW or TTh. HDEV 1110 is a one-credit elective course.

For more information about
Reading and Learning Strategies, take a look at a current syllabus.

Enroll during registration (see "HDEV" in the schedule of classes). For more information about
Reading and Learning Strategies, call 768-3648.