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Center for Academic Achievement

Center for Academic Achievement

SLS 1501


Center for Academic Achievement

What is SLS 1501?
  • A 3-credit hour, graded course; students can elect to enroll in for elective credit
  • SLS 1501 is ideal for any undergraduate FGCU student who has 30 credits or less and is possibly at academic risk


Why does FGCU offer SLS 1501?

Teaching metacognitive skills to students improves their academic performance. SLS 1501 is a course which offers students the opportunity to develop their academic skills necessary for their college success. This course provides a learning environment in which students can develop interpersonal relationships in a supportive atmosphere conducive to self-discovery, academic skill development, and personal growth.


Effective Learning (SLS 1501) is designed for students to:

Develop and/or enhance effective academic skills needed for academic success. These skills include:

  • critical thinking
  • goal setting; goal management
  • study skills
  • note-taking
  • test-taking
  • self-management/organizational
  • technology
  • reading
  • self-advocacy
  • communication

In addition, to basic and necessary student skill development, the course focuses on the following:

  • learning styles and personality types
  • individual academic plan development
  • interpersonal skills
  • exploration of major and career opportunities
  • University resources


For more information email, call (239)590-7906, or visit Center for Academic Achievement in LIB 103