Strategies for Success

Finding Success in Learning Support

The LS Strategies for Success flyer is a handy quick reference guide for success in Learning Support classes.

GPC Online math instructor Andrea Hendricks has good Web Resources for Success in College on her website.


The Learning and Tutoring Center (LTC) is a great place for students to find help in their college coursework. Besides having tutors available to assist students with one-on-one tutoring, they also have the Practice COMPASS and Diagnostic COMPASS tests for students to take. The Practice COMPASS gives students an idea of what to expect with the test itself; the Diagnostic COMPASS test covers all the possible material the COMPASS could test a student in. The Diagnostic COMPASS test gives the student a print-out and can help the student pinpoint deficiencies in their skill level to target extra studying.

To be successful in a Learning Support class, it is important to be aware of the expectations of your classes, the material they cover and what the end goal for the student is in the class. To that end, it may be useful to read through the Comprehensive Course Guides for your particular classes.

ENGL 0099- for students and instructors

READ 0098 - for students

MATH 0097- for students and instructors

MATH 0098- for students and instructors

HEDS 1011 - While not a Learning Support class itself, the Higher Education Seminar class is required for students who test into two or three of the lower level Learning Support Courses. Its mix of coursework includes information and instruction on Time Management, Test Taking, Critical Thinking, Learning Styles/Techniques Styles, Stress Management and communication skills and is a good class for all Learning Support students to take. You can read the HEDS 1011 common course outline to get an idea of what the course covers and its expectations of student's educational results.


All Math classes at GPC require a scientific calculator or the TI-83 or 84 graphing calculator. The following websites offer a fairly extensive online tutorial for the TI-83 or 84 graphing calculators.

http://www.prenhall.com/divisions/esm/app/graphing/ti83/ (for 83 only)

http://www.prenhall.com/divisions/esm/app/calc_v2/frameset_83.html (allows you to select any of the TI calculators)