Your mindset is your foundation for resilience and persistence. This workshop is an
introduction to understanding how your beliefs affect the way you think and react,
as well as introduce strategies to increase academic success.
Boundaries for Academic Success:
Learn about personal boundaries and how they affect your academic success. Boundaries
are ‘what is ok and not ok,’ and knowing when and where to set limits. Learn to identify
different types of boundaries. Receive tips for improving your personal boundaries
so you can have more time to get your homework done and achieve your academic goals.
Capture the Topic Essence - Notetaking:
Increase your understanding of lectures and remember more material by developing effective
note taking skills. Improve your listening skills. Learn to recognize what information
to take down, and not take down. Identify different note-taking styles, and one's
own preferred note taking style.
Clarify Priorities for Academics:
Prioritizing is about deciding what is important and what is not; deciding what can
wait and what can’t, and what should be done first, second, third, etc. Too often
students get overwhelmed when they have too much going on in their lives and thus
have difficulty getting their homework and other important activities done. Learn
how to identify your own priorities so you can become more effective in your academic
Coping Strategies for Academics:
Learn about five different types of coping mechanisms and five maladaptive coping
mechanisms and how to apply those principles to your school success.
Critical Thinking in Academics:
This workshop helps participants to understand the similarities and differences in
critical thinking and critical reading. They will identify their own strengths and
weaknesses in critical reading, and apply their own critical thinking skills to how
they comprehend higher education readings.
Emotional Intelligence in Academics:
Students who are better able to understand and manage their emotions effectively,
a skill known as emotional intelligence, show a higher level of academic success.
This workshop brings the concept of grit and emotional intelligence together with
strategies to manage emotions and improve quality of life and learning.
Finals Exam First Aid:
Final exams aren’t just another test. They draw upon your knowledge from the entire
semester, and you have to take a bunch of them at once. Depending how your finals
are weighted, your final exam grade could even mean the difference between an A and
a C on your transcript.
Know Your Audience:
Knowing how to identify your audience and tailor your message accordingly is a fundamental
part of effective communication. It is also an essential skill expected of people
who attend college. Workshop participants will learn why it is important to tailor
their message to their audience, consequences of not tailoring their message, what
tailoring the message involves, receive tips for identifying their audience, and steps
to take when tailoring the message. Participants will also receive referrals to resources
on campus that can help students them tailor an effective message for their audience.
Learning Styles & Strategies:
There are many ways to teach and learn, and several things that affect the learning
process. Learning is required throughout life, and a person’s ability to learn will
impact his/her academic and career success. Learn about theories related to how people
take in, process, and apply new knowledge. Take an assessment to identify your preferred
sensory style of receiving new information, and will receive strategies and tips for
utilizing those preferred ways of learning.
Locus of Control:
Learn about Locus of Control (LOC) and how it affects your success at achieving your
goals. Take a survey to identify where you are on the LOC Scale. Receive tools and
tips for increasing your internal LOC.
This workshop provides a comparison and contrast between short-term memory and long-term
memory. It also provides an opportunity to review and practice memory techniques.
Organize Your Semester:
Understanding the connection between life organization skills and academic success
by adopting a set of tools and techniques, along with a self-care mindset, can ease
the stress and challenges students face in higher education
Pass Quizzes & Tests:
Learn effective test strategies, develop coping strategies for managing test anxiety,
and identify your own strengths and weaknesses and improve your and develop regarding
test preparation skills.
Remember What You Read:
Improve your ability to understand, remember, and recall what you learn while reading
classroom texts. Discover tools, techniques, tips and other resources for making your
reading efforts more productive and efficient.
Success in Everyday Life:
Life struggles and challenges in higher education are a part of life. This workshop
shares how prioritizing obligations, managing expectations and conflicts, and setting
boundaries, can balance life areas in order to achieve academic goals that contribute
to personal success.
Time Management & Online Learning:
This workshop provides several resources, in a variety of formats, that help students
manage their time so you can complete your online classes