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Special Workshops and Seminars

In order to help students be successful in college, several Student Success Workshops are held each quarter. Topics include Test Strategies, How to Reduce Test Anxiety, Time Management, Stress Management, Financial Aid Information, Financial Literacy, and more.

Overview of Workshops

Study Skills...
In this workshop, students will learn the importance of developing effective study habits, which are extremely necessary in a college environment. Several tips will be addressed, including:

  • Attending class helps students to retain the material.
  • Taking notes provides positive results (Most of the material discussed in class is forgotten within the first 24 hours if not reviewed.).
  • Other topics such as critical thinking, study groups, time management, note cards, and maintaining a positive attitude are discussed.

Test Taking Strategies...
In this workshop, students will learn various strategies to assist them in becoming successful at taking tests. Several tips will be addressed, including:

  • Importance of arriving early, being comfortable, and confident
  • Avoiding carelessness
  • Reading directions carefully
  • Answering questions in a strategic order
  • Proofreading for spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Reading Comprehension and Memorization...
This workshop focuses on what students need in order to improve their reading and memorization skills. Several additional tips will be addressed, including:

  • Paying attention to supporting cues
  • Building a good vocabulary
  • Rewriting main points
  • Categorizing
  • Visual Aids

Note Taking...
Good note taking skills are important for effective time management. This workshop offers tips on:

  • Listening
  • Avoiding distractions
  • Communicating with the instructor

Time Management...
Time is always an issue. Scheduling and managing time wisely are important factors to obtaining good grades. In this workshop, the following tips are addressed:

  • The Three Keys to Time Management (remembering, setting priorities, and motivation)
  • "Best Time" for studying
  • Conducive Surroundings

Self Motivation...
This workshop focuses on the underlying behavior, which arouses and maintains activity. Self Motivation determines the general direction of individual behavior and is directed towards goals.

  • Goals - Anticipated rewards toward which motives are directed
  • Intrinsic Motivators - Pursuit of activities when there are no external rewards
  • Extrinsic Motivators - Money, recognition, work environment....

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