College is filled with new and exciting learning opportunities. And, academic support is always available to help you take maximum advantage of the rewarding, and at times challenging, opportunities that await you. You can access the support services available to you in one of three ways: visit Resources for Online Learning at any time, schedule a virtual one-on-one meeting at salem.youcanbook.me, and/or participate in scheduled workshops or Academic Success Boosters. Each workshop introduces a skill or strategy designed to support you in approaching your studies with greater confidence and effectiveness. You can join from any location where you have access to a computer, mobile phone, or landline phone. Session schedules and access information are updated monthly. Workshop registration is not necessary.
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Spring 2022 Workshops and Descriptions
Monday, January 24, 12 Noon-1:00 PM
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. For this session, please have your syllabi nearby.
Reading College Texts
Monday, January 31, 12 Noon-1:00 PM
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.
Wednesday, February 2, 12 Noon-1:00 PM
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.
Preparing for College Exams
Wednesday, February 9, 12 Noon-1:00 PM
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.
Wednesday, February 16, 12 Noon-1:00 PM
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.
Managing Test Anxiety
Monday, February 21, 12 Noon-1:00 PM
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.