Master Student Class

The Master Student Class (MSC) is a five-session mini-course designed for any student wanting to improve academic skills, habits, and attitudes. It is non-credit, free, and does not impact course load or GPA. We typically have a very diverse audience in the class (first year students through seniors, all majors, etc.). The MSC experience is designed to assist ALL students in becoming more efficient and effective learners.

The Master Student Class is 100% virtual (and asynchronous) and actually does not meet as a “class”. The 5 instructional sessions are pre-recorded video lectures on critical academic success topics.  MSC also includes periodic meetings with the class instructor for individualized academic coaching and a survey on learning strengths and weaknesses (L.A.S.S.I.). Over the course of the MSC experience, students will explore the “best of the best” learning strategies and academic skills from the fields of educational psychology and the cognitive sciences. Class Topics include: motivation, changing habits, time management, reading speed and comprehension, note taking, test taking, test anxiety, procrastination, and much more.

If you are interested in participating in the Master Student Class, you can register on T-Net (UNIV-0900) or simply e-mail Greg Strouse at

  • Assessing Academic Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Self-Management Skills (Motivation, Stress, Concentration, Attitude)
  • Task Management / Organizational Skills / Procrastination
  • Reading Speed and Comprehension
  • Decoding The Lecture / The Note Taking Experience
  • Test Preparation / Memory Skills
  • Test Taking Skills / Test Anxiety
  • Utilizing Academic Resources

Upcoming session information:

The Master Student Class is currently virtual and asynchronous.

For more information or to register, please email Greg Strouse.

This class is a complete/no complete experience (It is free and will not impact your academic credit load).