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Academic Skills Workshop Schedule Spring 2014

Time Management/Organization
Thursday, January 23rd OR Thursday, January 30th, 2:00-3:00 pm
**Please bring your course syllabi and your academic planner!!!
Students identify strategies and barriers to effective time management. In this applied workshop, students demonstrate their understanding of effective time management by creating their own schedules and prioritizing tasks. Students should come prepared with their course schedule and syllabi.
Location: Special Collections Room, 2nd floor of Griswold Library

Getting the Most Out of Your Reading in the Least Time
Thursday, February 6th, 2:00-3:00pm
Through interactive activities, students explore what it takes to be an effective and efficient reader at the college level. Individuals identify their own reading challenges, and appropriate strategies to address those challenges are discussed.
Location: Room 002, lower level of Griswold Library

Effective College Writing
Thursday, February 13th, 2:00-3:00pm
Students share their particular difficulties and frustrations in this multi-dimensional area of academic performance. Some basic guidelines are presented to help organize and monitor writing tasks. Students are encouraged to follow up with ongoing tutorial assistance.
Location: Room 002, lower level of Griswold Library

Research: Developing a Strategy and Identifying Peer-Reviewed Research
Thursday, February, 2:00-3:00pm
**Please bring with you a topic to research.
The Griswold Library staff collaborates to guide students through effectively utilizing the library’s electronic research databases. This is an interactive workshop. Students are encouraged to bring a topic that they are currently researching.
Location: PC Lab, 2nd floor of the Griswold Library

Balancing Your Academic and Social Lifestyle
Thursday,  February 27th, 2:00-3:00pm
This workshop will explore how to balance your schoolwork with other aspects of your life, including the social and extra curricular activities that are available to you at GMC. Students will use the “Life Wheel” to look at the different pieces of their life and how their wheel may or may not be as balanced as they would like. We all know that a wheel must be balanced in order for it to roll. The same applies to our lives. As a group, we will explore the pieces of our lives and see how they fit into our wheel. We will then look at other ways of making our lives more academically and socially balanced. Location: Special Collections Room, 2nd floor of Griswold Library

How Do I get More Information?
Please contact the Learning Center at x8287 for more information!



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