Academic Skills Workshops
FALL 2012- Summer 2013
Developing good academic skills will bring greater academic success. These study skills workshops can help you improve your academic performance. To register for these workshops, call 703-993-2999, email Learning Services, or come to our office in the SUB I addition, Room 3129.
The Certificate in Academic Skills Program utilizes these workshops to help students develop their study skills and receive recognition for their effort. Participants complete an initial assessment and receive an individually tailored plan of workshops, audiotapes, videotapes, and readings designed to enhance academic performance. Call 703-993-2999 to get started.
Academic Survival Skills for Finals
|Fri||April 19, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Thur||October 25, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
Advanced Reading Strategies
This workshop provides information on strategies for various reading demands. Learn techniques for getting the most out of textbooks, literature, and research articles.
|Tues||February 19, 2013||4:30pm-5:45pm|
|Mon||March 4, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
|Fri||April 12, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Thur||June 27, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
|Tues||July 23, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
Crash Course in Academic Skills
Get ready for the semester by attending this academic skills workshop the week before classes begin. Topics covered are: good study strategies, effective note-taking techniques, individual learning styles, ways to be test-wise and well prepared for exams, and effective time management.
|Mon||August 19, 2013||10:00am-2:00pm|
Be well prepared and test-wise for your next exam. This workshop teaches preparation and test-taking strategies.
|Fri||February 22, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Thur||February 28, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
|Wed||March 27, 2013||6:00pm-7:15pm|
|Tue||April 16, 2013||4:30pm-5:45pm|
|Fri||May 3, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Thur||June 6, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
|Tue||July 9, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Thur||August 1, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
The ability to concentrate, to focus one’s attention exclusively on the task at hand, is essential to learning. Both internal and external distractions can make concentration difficult. This workshop examines these distractions and strategies to enhance concentration. You learn to identify your distractions and develop strategies to eliminate them, practice relaxation techniques to improve focus, and explore other tactics to improve your concentration.
|Mon||March 18, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
|Fri||April 5, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Tue||June 11, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Thur||July 25, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
|Tue||August 13, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
Managing Performance Anxiety
Does worrying about a test make it hard for you to study? Do you forget all you know just as the exam begins? Any time you are asked to perform, tension can interfere with you doing your best. This workshop examines the reasons for performance anxiety and explores strategies for cope with it.
|Fri||February 15, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Thur||March 7, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
|Wed||April 3, 2013||6:00pm-7:15pm|
|Tue||April 23, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Thur||June 13, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
|Tue||July 16, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Thur||August 8, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
Motivation and Goal-Setting
What do you want to do with your life? Are you feeling overwhelmed or confused about your future? Are you unclear as to which path to take? This workshop examines the power of higher education and its role in your future. Learn why it is important to look at the BIG PICTURE when planning your course work and choosing your major. This workshop also allows you to explore your values and see how the choices you make now will lay the foundation for your future.
|Fri||March 1, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Tue||March 26, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Tue||June 18, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Thur||July 18, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
Is clutter getting in the way of your academic success? Do you have trouble keeping up with all your papers, texts, e-mails, and assignments for your classes? Come to this workshop to learn techniques to better manage your paper flow and arrange your desk, computer files, and living space in ways that will help you be more efficient and productive. We'll help you develop an individualized plan to meet your unique needs, style, and schedule. Get ready for your classes with a clean sweep!
|Thur||February 21, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
|Tue||March 19, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Thur||June 20, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
|Tue||July 2, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
Do you find yourself constantly putting off projects, assignments, or commitments? You may be caught in the "not now, later" trap. Overcome this difficulty by discovering what makes you procrastinate.
|Thur||March 21, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
|Tue||April 9, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Tue||June 25, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Thur||July 11, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
Overview of Study Strategies
This workshop explores effective study methods and note-taking techniques. You'll examine how you learn best, explore strategies to capitalize on your learning style, and learn methods to transfer information from short-term to long-term memory.
|Mon||February 18, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
|Fri||April 26, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Tue||May 28, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Tue||July 30, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
Scheduling & Time Management
Do you spend too much or too little time studying? Learn the skills of successful time management and increase your ability to balance study with other activities.
|Mon||February 25, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
|Mon||March 25, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
|Tue||June 4, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Fri||July 5, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
|Tue||August 6, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
Thinking Outside the Box; Going Beyond the Basics
Thinking and problem solving at the college level requires well-developed and structured cognitive skills. In this workshop, we will teach you how to be purposeful, reasonable, and goal oriented in your thinking in order to make decisions, formulate inferences, and solve problems.
|Thur||February 14, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|
|Fri||March 29, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Fri||June 28, 2013||10:30am-11:45am|
|Wed||July 24, 2013||1:30pm-2:45pm|