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Workshop Descriptions

Below are brief descriptions of the information students can expect to cover during a given workshop.

Workshop Descriptions

Effective Note-Taking                                              

Taking notes is an essential part of the college experience.  However, knowing how to take notes that serve you well is even more essential.   If you need help identifying the most important information to record in your notes, learning what to do with your notes after class, and discovering the ways in which you can use your notes as a self-study tool, make plans to attend.

Finals Prep   

This workshop brings together goal-setting and action planning in a way that can make finals a time of minimal stress and positive outcomes.  To learn how to develop a plan that puts success with final exams, papers, and projects within your reach, make plans to attend.

Goal-Setting and Motivation                         

Written goals can serve as a wonderful visual reminder of what it is that you are working to achieve.  If you want to learn more about the relationship between the way goals are set and the steps that support their achievement, this workshop is for you.  The workshop will focus on the steps involved in the goal-setting process and evaluating your progress toward achieving those goals.  Attention will also be paid to the steps necessary to identify potential obstacles, and planning to overcome those obstacles.  

Managing Test Anxiety                                            

Does the thought of taking a test leave you with sweaty palms, headaches, nausea, or dizziness?  Have you ever thought that you really knew information, sat down to take a test, and discovered that things were not as clear as you thought?  If you have had any of these experiences, you may want to come to this workshop and learn what you can do to approach tests with greater confidence and less anxiety.

Memory Strategies                                                    

Repetition can be a wonderful memory aid.  However, there are many other ways in which you can go about remembering important information.  If you are interested in learning how to boost your memory through use of readily available aids such as color, locations, drawings, rhymes, and sentences, consider attending this workshop.

Preparing for College Exams
                                

This workshop is for students who want to trade in cramming and poor test performance for confidence and better outcomes.  Make plans to attend this session if you want to walk into tests with the ability to recall and apply the information that you have learned.  The session focuses on a range of test preparation strategies.   

Reading College Texts                                             

If you have ever closed a textbook and been unable to recall what you just read, continue reading.  Textbooks are one of the primary sources of information for college students.  Therefore, it pays to know how to read texts in a manner that will save you time and keep you from feeling frustrated.  This session focuses on strategies that can help you improve your ability to identify, comprehend, and recall main ideas and relevant supporting detail from texts without lots of re-reading.

Time Management                                                  

Knowing how to make the most of time is one of the best skills you can have.  In fact, the greater and more diverse your responsibilities, the more you owe it to yourself to take the time to learn the ways in which you can maximize effort and minimize stress.  This session is designed to help you learn how to effectively manage multiple priorities, avoid last-minute or trade-off work, and maintain balance in your life.