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Center for Student Success

Tutoring Services College Success Skills Workshops

FALL 2018


Active vs Passive Reading: Strategies for Academic Success

SQ3R, Cornell, Annotation, etc. So many choices! Learn which one will work best for based on your learning preference and course demand.

  • September 24 @ 10:15 a.m. RSSC 202A
  • October 10 @ 11:00 a.m. RSSC Affilitto Conference Room
  • October 22 @ 11:45 a.m. RSSC 202A
  • October 31 @ 12:30 p.m. RSSC 202A
  • November 12 @ 1:15 p.m. RSSC 202A
  • November 28 @ 1:15 p.m. RSSC 202A

Conversation/Speaking: English Language Learner Series

Students will be given situations: personal and university. Students will practice asking for information with other students and instructor. Students will be given instructions and then asked to tell what was expected and be able to ask questions about instructions/information if necessary.

  • September 17 @ 2:00 p.m. RSSC 202A
  • November 5 @2:45 p.m. RSSC 202A

Idioms vs. Slang: English Language Learner Series

Students will learn about American English idioms. After a brief introduction on what an idiom is, students will view short video on idioms. Websites and handouts will be given to further learn more about idioms. Fun, short dialogues will be practiced demonstrating the use of idioms. Towards the end of the discussion, a brief discussion on the use of slang and how it differs from idioms.

  • October 4 @11:45 a.m. RSSC 202A
  • November 29 @ 10:15 a.m. RSSC 202A

Learn How to Learn in College: Strategies for Academic Success

Learn about the difference between the kind of work required of students in high school vs. college and how to achieve your academic goals.

  • September 27 @ 10:15 a.m. RSSC 202A
  • October 24 @ 12:00 p.m. RSSC 202A

Learn How to Learn History: LHTL Series

Presented by Professor William Gorman

In every subject students study at college, new terminology, facts, and ideas must be learned and students must develop the ability to apply that learning to solve various types of problems within that discipline in an efficient and effective manner.  This workshop will address some of the specifics of how to efficiently and effectively study history.

  • October 2 @ 11:45 a.m. RSSC 202A
  • November 6 @ 12:30 p.m. RSSC 202A

Learn How to Learn Psychology: LHTL Series

Presented by Dr. Michele VanVolkom

In every subject students study at college, new terminology, facts, and ideas must be learned and students must develop the ability to apply that learning to solve various types of problems within that discipline in an efficient and effective manner.  This workshop will address some of the specifics of how to efficiently and effectively study psychology.

  • October 4 @ 10:00 a.m. RSSC 202A
  • November 8 @ 11:30 a.m. RSSC 202A

Learn How to Learn Science: LHTL Series

Presented by Dr. Jeffery Weisburg

In every subject students study at college, new terminology, facts, and ideas must be learned and students must develop the ability to apply that learning to solve various types of problems within that discipline in an efficient and effective manner.  This workshop will address some of the specifics of how to efficiently and effectively study science.

  • October 1 @ 1:15 p.m. RSSC Affilitto Conference Room
  • November 5 @ 2:00 p.m. RSSC 202A

 Making the Most of Your Time: Strategies for Academic Success

Do you spend too much or too little time studying? Learn the skills of successful time management and increase your ability to balance your workload.

  • October 5 @ 1:30 p.m. RSSC Affilitto Conference Room
  • October 18 @ 2:00 p.m. RSSC Affilitto Conference Room
  • October 26 @ 12:00 p.m. RSSC Affilitto Conference Room
  • October 29 @ 4:00 p.m. RSSC Affilitto Conference Room

 Test Taking Strategies for Better Results: Strategies for Academic Success

Learn about the difference between objective and subjective exams and strategies to improve test scores and help manage anxiety.

  • October 3 @ 11:30 a.m. RSSC Affilitto Conference Room
  • October 19 @ 11:00 a.m. RSSC 202A
  • November 2 @ 2:00 p.m. RH115
  • November 5 @ 10:15 a.m. RSSC 202A

The Home Stretch-Finals Prep: Strategies for Academic Success

Learn about some classic tips and strategies to help you manage anxiety and succeed while taking final exams in college. Perfect for first semester college students!

  • November 27 @ 11:45 a.m. RSSC 202A

 Word & Grammar Challenges: English Language Learner Series

Students will be exposed to major word/grammar problems (words that sound alike: effect/affect; using a, the) in writing and speaking. A list of common words that are easily mistaken will be provided with definition and usage. An activity sheet will be provided. Time permitting -Fun, short dialogues will practice usage.

  • September 25 @ 11:00 a.m. RSSC 202A
  • November 13 @ 10:15 a.m. PZ206

 Recognizing and Using Your Personal Learning Style: Strategies for Academic Success

Your personal learning style can impact the way you study and learn. Discover your style and learn specific strategies for using your preference in the classroom.

  • October 11 @ 2:00 p.m. RSSC 202A
  • November 7 @ 3:00 p.m. Affilitto Conference Room