Study Skills Workshops

Workshops

We offer workshops to help students hone their writing and study skills. Many of the workshops offer LEAD credit when offered in person.

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In this one-hour workshop, learn about proofreading, editing, and ways to do both so you can find and correct your own sentence errors. Pre-registration is required. Sign up for this workshop.

Learn how to plan and write an essay exam. 50 minutes. Pre-registration is required. Sign up for this workshop.

Taking classes online is challenging. This free workshop provides tips and strategies for finding balance while working remotely. (LEAD credit eligible when offered in person.)

If you are interested in this topic but don't need LEAD credit, you can watch this video of the content. Here are the handouts.

Three super-short mini video-based workshops that will help you get started with online or in-person learning.

Workshop #1 is "Time, Tech and Taming Your Space." (Handout for this topic.)

Workshop #2 is "Managing Overwhelm and Setting Priorities."

Workshop #3 is "Making a Schedule." ("Every Stinkin' Minute" spreadsheet file.)

We recommend you watch Workshop #1 on or even a bit before your first day of classes. Once you have some work to do (maybe on day 3 or 4 of classes), watch workshop #2. Workshop #3 can be watched as a follow-up (maybe the next day) to workshop #2.

These workshops are NOT eligible for LEAD credit.

This short video workshop will explore how you can work with classmates effectively to study for your courses.

Watch video on Stream here: How to Form & Use a Study Group

Link to the Study Group Agreement Template.(You must be signed in to Office 365 to access this document.)

This workshop is NOT eligible for LEAD credit.

In this workshop, "You're Not the Boss of Me: Becoming the CEO of your own Brain," we will use the work of Guare and Dawson to consider the 12 executive functions and how they are related to a college student's success. (LEAD credit eligible when offered in person.) Pre-registration is required. Sign up for this workshop.

This workshops examine how to TAKE GREAT NOTES and then how to turn your notes into a great study guide that will help you study effectively and efficiently. (LEAD credit eligible when offered in person.) Pre-registration is required. Sign up for this workshop.

We call this workshop "But I Knew it This Morning! How You Forget What You Thought You Knew." The topic is the Illusion of Knowing, which is the problem so many of us run into when we're studying. We study and study and still do poorly on the test despite all our time and effort. There is a reason for this that can often be explained by the concept of the Illusion of Knowing. I'll offer some strategies, especially "retrieval practice," and advice for changing your study habits to defeat the illusion of knowing. (LEAD credit eligible when offered in person.) Pre-registration is required. Sign up for this workshop.

This workshop was originally designed to be taken around the mid-point of the semester, but it has some great tips no matter when you take it. We've added some ideas about setting boundaries for yourself and some ideas about managing time when taking classes online. (LEAD credit eligible when offered in person.) Pre-registration is required. Sign up for this workshop.

This workshop looks at how to find the willpower to make the choices that will bring you success in college and in life. Drawing from the work of Kelly McGonigal, Academic Coach Kim Griswold walks you through McGonigal's research and helps you find your own WillPower. (LEAD credit eligible when offered in person.) Pre-registration is required. Sign up for this workshop.

In this workshop, you will learn strategies for relaxing to help you refocus to do your best work. (LEAD credit eligible when offered in person.) Pre-registration is required. Sign up for this workshop.

We'll talk about how you can communicate effectively with your faculty. (LEAD credit eligible when offered in person.) Pre-registration is required. Sign up for this workshop.

You'll learn study strategies that help you retain and recall the information and ideas you're studying. (LEAD credit eligible when offered in person.) Pre-registration is required. Sign up for this workshop.

Learn strategies for managing emotions and interpersonal interactions. 50 minutes. Pre-registration is required. (LEAD credit eligible when offered in person.) Sign up for this workshop.

What works for you? Which environment will allow you to think and work most efficiently and effectively? Think about your options! 50 minutes. (LEAD credit eligible when offered in person.) Pre-registration is required. Sign up for this workshop.

Feeling like a fish out of water? Learn how to identify and counteract imposter syndrome. (LEAD credit eligible when offered in person.) Pre-registration is required. Sign up for this workshop.

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