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Study Skills – Literacy Level

Course Code: ENGU 0140
Faculty: Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department: English Upgrading
Credits: 1.5
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Tutorial
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course introduces those study skills which are necessary for successful classroom learning. It is for adults who have spent little time studying. As a beginning level, it covers how to organize and remember, how to use the library and basic reference books, and how to read for information.

Course Content

  1. Organizing for schoolwork – notebooks and scheduling
  2. Study and memory techniques
  3. Listening skills
  4. Using the library
  5. Using reference books
  6. Setting a purpose for reading
  7. Scanning for specific information

Methods of Instruction

A variety of teaching methods will be used.  There will be small group instruction, individual assistance and student directed learning where appropriate and possible.  Collaborative learning will be facilitated.

The student will be expected to attend class regularly, to progress, and to work independently as directed

Means of Assessment

A mastery model of on-going evaluation will be used.  A student will have completed the course when he/she has shown in exercises and assignments that the course objectives have been achieved.

Progress will be monitored on a regular basis by the instructor in consultation with each student.

Learning Outcomes

The aims of the course are for students to:

  1. learn basic skills necessary to organize materials and time for successful learning;
  2. practice study, memory and listening techniques for successful learning;
  3. acquire a basic understanding of resources and procedures of the library;
  4. learn the uses of basic reference books as study-aids;
  5. acquire and apply a systematic approach to written material for use when studying or seeking information.

course prerequisites

Instructor permission


One other ENGU course

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.