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Success Seminars: Learn what it takes to be a successful student!

Do you study effectively? Have you done poorly on a test, even though you knew the material? Are your notes more confusing than an ancient script?

If your answer to any of these questions was “YES”, these half hour success seminars are for you.studying

FREE! Just Drop In on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm in the Cisler Center MacArthur Room

Fall 2014 Student Success Seminar schedule!

9/9: Managing Your Time

So much to do but so little time? Learn ways to optimize your time and energy so you can do all the things you need and want to do.

9/16: Note Making Strategies

Taking notes in class is not enough. Using active strategies, learn how to make notes that will help your studying be more productive.

9/23: Using Textbooks Effectively

Your textbook is not just a paperweight! Discover how successful students use their textbooks before and after lectures.

9/30: Effective Study Groups

Don’t get caught in a study group where the only person doing the work is you. Find out about strategies you can use to form and keep a successful and effective team.

10/7: APA Formatting: The Basics

Don’t lose points on your papers because of formatting errors. In this seminar, you will learn the basics of APA (American Psychological Association) general formatting requirements.

10/14: MLA Formatting: The Basics

Don’t lose points on your papers because of formatting errors. In this seminar, you will learn the basics of MLA (Modern Language Association) general formatting requirements.

10/21: Study Smarter Not Harder

Successful students don’t just study harder, they study smarter. Find out how to make your study time more productive and less stressful.

10/28: Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

What does it mean to think critically and why is it important? Learn what critical thinking skills are and discover ways to enhance your learning.

11/4: Presentation Resources

Make your presentations stand out by using resources such as “thinglink”, “padlet” and “animaps”. Learn how tools like “screencastomatic” and “PowToon” can help you create videos and animations for powerful presentations.

11/11: Avoid Procrastination

Have your assignments piled up on you? Are you always trying to get caught up? Attend this seminar today to find out about strategies you can use to overcome procrastination.

11/18: Managing Stress

Stress is a part of life. Find out what other students do to keep stress from overwhelming them.

12/2: Test Taking Strategies

Learn the strategies that successful students use to do their best on multiple choice, essay and other types of exam formats.



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