Study Skills Courses

MENT 100
Foundations for Academic Success (3 credit hours)

This course is designed to assist students in their academic adjustment to college. There is a focus on learning and application of study strategies and self-management skills. In addition, emphasis is placed on community and accountability which provide the foundation for academic success.

MENT 101
Mentoring for University Transition (1 credit hour)

**Course for First Semester Freshmen**  ****

This course is designed to provide instruction in study strategies and life skills basic to the successful transition to the university.  Within a small group setting, instructors will mentor students in their understanding and application of these concepts.

If you are concerned about your transition to college as a First Semester Freshman at Liberty, this course is for you.  Classes will be limited to small groups and your instructor will provide mentoring and accountability to help you survive your first semester and achieve your best grades.  it is a one hour elective credit which will count towards any major.  Ask your Admission Counselor to sign you up when you register or add it yourself on ASIST.  Just go to "Look up Courses" and search for MENTORING 101.  It will be one of the best decisions you make for getting started on the right track at Liberty.

CLST 101
College Learning Strategies (1 credit hour)

This course is designed to equip students with the study strategies necessary for success at the college level.  It teaches self-management skills such as organization and time management, as well as learning strategies including memory and test- taking.  Students are also encouraged to discover their individual learning styles, while incorporating practical application techniques.

CLST 102
College Reading Improvement (1 credit hour)

This course is designed to teach students the essential reading skills necessary to improve their ability to comprehend the material contained in college textbooks.  Topics include analytical reading, critical reading, and vocabulary development.

CLST 103
Individualized Laboratory Reading and Study Strategies (1 credit hour)

This course is an individualized program in reading and study strategies based on students’ goals and assessed needs.  The varied curriculum focuses on academic, personal, and/or spiritual domains.  It is delivered in a lab format with faculty/student interaction. 

**This course also includes preparation for professional testing, such as ACSM, GRE, LSAT, NCHEC, NCLEX, and PRAXIS.

CLST 104
College Transition and Study (3 credit hours)

This summer program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and study skills necessary for successful transition to a Christian university setting, while facilitating academic, spiritual, and social development.  Interaction between faculty and students establishes high academic expectation and encourages connection to community and university life.  Neither MENT 100 nor CLST 101 may be taken for credit if a student has already completed CLST 104.

CLST 105
Strategies for the Application of College Learning Skills (1 credit hour)

No Prerequisite for this course. This course provides strategies that will enable students to apply college learning skills to their current courses. It incorporates one-on-one mentoring, as well as weekly accountability.  It is designed to foster an awareness of current academic progress and to encourage the motivation and responsibility necessary for academic success.

CLST 301
Advanced Reading/Vocabulary Development (1 credit hour)

This course focuses on building personal/professional vocabularies and accelerating reading speed/ comprehension.  Higher level critical reading skills are developed for upper-level and graduate courses. 


Supplemental Academic Assistance

The Bruckner Learning Center is equipped with various audio/visual materials to enhance the academic programs offered at Liberty University. For students who are sent by advisors, professors, or drop by on their own initiative, every effort is made to give personal counsel and direct students to materials appropriate to meet their individual needs.