Workshops for Students
This interactive workshop is designed to help you become an active reader. Attending class and taking notes are key to becoming a successful college student but taking advantage of the information in your textbook is also important. During the workshop, you will develop your critical thinking skills and learn how to get the most out of each chapter. You will learn specific strategies to improve your understanding of a textbook, such as reading with a purpose, previewing a text, and identifying the main ideas and details.
Taking clear and concise notes in class can be difficult. Professors do not always write important information on the board. As a college student, it is vital that you have clear and understandable notes to help you study for your class. During this interactive workshop, you will learn different methods of note-taking and discover which note-taking techniques best fits your learning style.
College courses require a lot of reading! This workshop will help you make the most of your time and make your reading go much smoother. You will uncover the distinct features that set apart textbooks in different subjects. We will discover how a history textbook is different from a biology textbook, which is different than an accounting textbook. Together, we will discuss and practice strategies you can use to help you efficiently read your textbooks.
As students, you interact in school with your professors, friends, and administrators. If English is not your first language, communicating can be challenging. You might even be nervous to raise your hand in class or participate in group projects. The Student Learning Center offers a 5 session workshop to help you improve your communication and build your confidence. You will learn about word pronunciation, the basic concepts of grammar, and work on your interpersonal and group communication skills. The workshop is interactive providing you with ample opportunities to practice speaking in a variety of settings.
Do you get anxious before taking an exam? Not sure how to study for a class? If you answered yes to either question, then this is the just the workshop for you! In this workshop, we will discuss different study techniques to help you learn information and concepts covered in your class. Test-taking strategies for tackling multiple choice and short answer questions will also be discussed and practiced so that you can be more relaxed and ready for your tests.
You are given a problem set from your science professor. You're not sure how to solve the problem or how to approach it. In this workshop, you will learn about the different methods and strategies you can use when solving problems in the sciences. The workshop takes a hands-on approach providing you with the opportunity to apply the strategies learned. These strategies include clarifying the problem, focusing on the goal, and understanding vocabulary.