This course provides students with a strong foundation for understanding the skills and habits to achieve success in online courses. This course will discuss the components of a learning management system and review the basic word processing skills. The course investigates the role between learning styles, multiple intelligences and personality spectrum for online students. In addition, the course discusses how learning styles impacts student personal and academic goals. Time and organizational management are discussed in relation to note-taking and test-taking skills and strategies. The course reviews recommended academic research resources (both Internet and campus supported) and three most commonly used citation styles (e.g., APA, MLA, and Chicago Turabian). An examination of plagiarism and ways to avoid plagiarism conclude this course.