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College Life Studies

If you are a student attending Lake Michigan College for the first time and if you need to take pre-college-level courses in any two of the three basic skills areas (English, Mathematics, Reading), you are required to enroll in CLS 103, Learning to Learn during your first term. This three-credit course is an introduction to the Learning to Learn Thinking Skills methodology. This class will teach you how to use inquiry-based reading, note-taking, and organizational strategies that can be applied to all current and future content classes.

If this is your first experience at any college and if you need to take pre-college-level courses in only one or none of the three basic skills areas mentioned above, you are encouraged to enroll in CLS 100, College and Career Success during your first term. This one-credit class is designed to increase your success by offering a comprehensive orientation to the Lake Michigan College experience. You will be introduced to the College’s web-based resources and services including WaveLink and Canvas, program planning and transfer information, and library research databases. Additional topics of study include career/major decision-making, understanding college expectations, time management, effective study and learning strategies, and living and working in a diverse global society.