Academic Success Boosters

College is filled with new and exciting learning opportunities.  To help you take maximum advantage of the many challenging and rewarding opportunities that await you, plan to join in one or more of this semester’s Academic Success Boosters.  Each online session will introduce a skill that allows you to approach your studies with greater confidence and effectiveness.

Session schedules will be provided monthly and access information provided pior to each session.  Feel free to join in as few or as many of the sessions as your schedule will allow.  You can join from home, work, or any other place where you have access to a computer, mobile phone, or landline phone. To register for sessions, please email ida.davis@salem.edu.   

Use the “Join Hangouts Meet” links to add to your calendar and join live online. See descriptions of workshops below.

Time Management

Wednesday, October 16, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Join by phone, dial +1 347-560-8930‬ ‪ PIN: ‪107 983 101‬#

Reading College Texts

Thursday, October 17, 1:00 pm-2:00 PM

Effective Note-Taking

Wednesday,  October 23, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Preparing for College Exams

Thursday, October 24, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Join by phone, dial +1 314-474-1862‬ ‪ PIN: ‪508 779 756‬#

Memory Strategies

Tuesday, October 29, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Join Memory Strategies Hangouts Meet October 29

Join by phone, dial ‪+1 402-726-1070‬ PIN: ‪723 806 154‬#

Managing Test Anxiety

Wednesday, October 30, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Goal-Setting and Motivation

Thursday, October 31

Join by phone, dial ‪+1 269-948-7428‬ PIN: ‪188 395 759‬#
 

Workshop Descriptions

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.