Workshop Schedule & Registration

Workshop Schedule & Registration

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List of Workshops

Academic Time Management (ATM): A Simple Plan for Academic Success

Achieve academic success by moving beyond basic planners and calendars; learn how adding a few simple time management techniques to your routine can significantly improve your academic performance and reduce the anxiety that comes with procrastination

 

Tue 10/20 10:30-11:30a

 

High Impact Study Techniques 1 (HIST1): Spaced Study and Retrieval Practice 

Learn some simple, scientifically proven techniques that promote superior recall both on exams and in future classes in less time than “massed” study sessions (cramming).

 

Tue 10/6 9:00-10:00a

Wed 10/21 5:00-6:00p

Wed 10/28 4:00-5:00p

 

 High Impact Study Techniques 2 (HIST2): Brain Building

 

Learn more powerful tools, (building on HIST1): elaboration, dual coding, and concrete examples along with some equally effective graphical and analytical strategies can improve your understanding and recall of high priority course concepts.

Tue 10/6 12:00-1:00p

Th 10/29 12:30-1:30p

Mon 11/16 11:00-12:00p

 More Than Memorizing (MTM): Graphical and Analytical Strategies to Turbo-Charge your Recall and Critical Thinking for Exams

Learn study strategies that will take you beyond the memorization you have used successfully in the past. In this workshop, we will build on study strategies you have already have mastered to branch out into new strategies, that reinforce recall while expanding your higher order reasoning skills, preparing you to excel in the critical thinking and application, evaluation questions that will become increasingly common in your exams as you advance in your college studies.

Fri 10/16 1:30-2:30p

Tu 11/10 12:00-1:00p

 

Taming Your Text (TYT)

Don’t let your course readings be an obstacle to success. If you have trouble getting through your reading assignments, remembering what you have read, or making connections between readings and lectures, you may have fallen into a pattern of passive reading. Do you want to find out how to read with purpose and efficiency? This workshop will teach you to think strategically about efficient reading strategies. You will also learn ways to read for better recall and long-term retention.

October 16th 1:30pm – 2:30pm

November 10th 12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

Mathematics Success Skills (MSS)

Do you sometimes feel that the time you spend studying isn’t reflected in your exam scores? It doesn’t mean that you’re just “not good at math.”  Come learn some study, practice, and test-taking strategies that, if incorporated into your math study routine and test-taking strategies can help you improve your success and confidence in math classes.

Th 10/15 10:00-11:00a

Tue 10/20 12:00-1:00p

Fri 11/6 1:30-2:30p

 

Annotate Your Way to Higher Grades (AHG)

Research shows that students who learn how to annotate texts and lectures tend to significantly increase their grades while spending less time studying. This workshop teaches easy, time-saving, annotation skills to replace less efficient methods when you really need to understand large quantities of new information.  Underlining, highlighting, outlining, or copying of text content you may be doing now can all be good strategies, but may not be the most efficient learning strategy for more challenging reading tasks. This workshop will help you become a more engaged, strategic, and efficient reader.

Wed 9/30 5:00-6:00p

Mon 11/2 11:00-12:00p

 

The Most Effective Note Taking Strategies (ENT)

Do you find yourself taking notes and then not knowing how to study them later? Or maybe the way you take notes just isn’t working for every class. This workshop will introduce you to different strategies to revitalize your note-taking and and increase the variety of note-taking and note-using methods you can use for different purposes including note-taking during lectures, reviewing new material, deep study, and other circumstances.

Mon 9/28 6:00-7:00p

Wed 10/28 5:30-6:30p

 

Prioritize Like a Pro (PLP)

In this workshop, we will discuss time management and prioritization with an emphasis on tools and strategies. Bring your schedules, to-do lists, and planners to this session so you can practice during the workshop. We will discuss how to balance competing priorities and manage your tasks based on your own schedule. We will also discuss options for planners, to-do lists, and other productivity tools.

Th 10/29 11:00-12:00p

Tue 11/10 10:30-11:30a

 

Getting Over Procrastination (GOP)

Procrastination saps the energy and undermines the potential accomplishments of many talented people; so many of us see procrastination as an unwelcome but unavoidable part of our lives and even think it might be some sort of character flaw. The fact is that procrastination has many causes, and the key is to focus on making it easier to NOT procrastinate on high priority tasks.  This workshop will teach you how small changes in your thinking, your routines, your habits, and your surroundings can make it easier for you to get essential things done while saving mental and emotional energy.

Fri 11/6 12:00-1:00p

Wed 11/18 4:00-5:00p

Tue 12/1 12:30-1:30p

 

 Get Ready for Finals (GRF)

Learn easy strategies to prioritize learning goals and schedule study time for Finals Week. This session will also review a few high-performance study and time management strategies to help you give your best performance on final exams.

Tue 11/10 9:00-10:00a

Tue 12/1 11:00-12:00p

Mon 12/7 11:00-12:00p

Wed 12/9 4:00 - 5:00p

Mini-workshop: Understanding Your Course Syllabus 

Course syllabi are your roadmaps to academic success, but students may gain opportunities to optimize performance in every class by learning their way around their syllabi. Know how to succeed in each class by understanding course objectives, and knowing which course resources and assessments are most crucial to your grade. 

September 11th 3:30pm – 4:00pm

 Mini-workshop: Know How You Score: Calculating Your Course Grades
Calculating your course grades is easier than you think and helps you plan your studies throughout the semester.

October 21st 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Mini-workshop: Specialized Reading: Scholarly Articles

Students often feel overwhelmed and confused by challenging course reading assignments. This mini workshop will show you some strategies for reading and understanding academic articles that you may find in your course packs or encounter in research projects.

November 6th 3:00pm – 3:30pm