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 College Success Seminar

Suha Jarad-Hattab
BEGIN YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE AT TRUMAN COLLEGE WITH INTDSP 101                                        


New students are strongly encouraged to enroll in College Succes, which is titled INDTSP 101 in the college catalog. It is graded and structured such that it reflects most classes students will take during their college education. It counts as an elective towards an associate's degree.                                                                                          


This course introduces students to the expectations of the college community and helps them develop skills that promote success during and after their college career.                                                                                                          

Topics will include:                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Note-Taking Methods
  • Study and Test-Taking Strategies​
  • Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking
  • Oral Communication
  • Use of Technology and Library Resources
  • Campus Support Services
  • Time and Stress Management Strategies
  • Career Exploration

In College Success Seminar we will discuss:
  • ​What is success and what does it mean to "be successful?"
  • What habits lead to success in college and how can I develop or strengthen these habits?
  • How can I be a success-oriented student and where can I find support to achieve this goal?
  • What motivates me and why?
  • What type of learner am I?
  • What can I start doing now to sucessfuly graduate/transfer in 2 years?
  • Am I emotionally prepared for college?
College Success is offered in the fall, spring and summer. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the College Success Coordinator at                                                                                                                                     

Check out the slide show of our SU18 College Success Students!                                                                      View slide show here​.                                                         

Students You Should Know.                                                                                                                            
Learn about their stories here​​.                                                                                                          


Interested in registering for a College Success course?                                                                                      ​​FA18 College Success sections can be found here.                                                                                                           






Faculty & Staff

Maggie Ayala, FT College Success Instructor 773-907-4041​
Diego Baez, FT College Success Instructor ​773-907-4899 3439
Suha Jarad-Hattab, College Success Coordinator ​773-907-4391                                                        

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Contact Information

(773) 907-4391
1145 W. Wilson Ave
Room 2237 - Main Building
Chicago , IL 60640
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SP20 Hours
Mon-Fri  9:15 to 2:15