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Academic Skills Workshop Schedule Fall 2014

Time Management and Organization
Thursday, September 4th, 3:00-4:00 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 weekly and monthly schedules, prioritizing tasks. Students should come prepared with their course schedule and syllabi.
Location: Room 001, Dickgeisser, lower level of Griswold Library

Stress Management: Advice, Tips and Techniques
Thursday, September 11th, 3:00-4:00pm
In this interactive workshop, students plan ways to properly attend to their personal wellness while in college. As a group, we will learn different stress management techniques, physically explore different campus resources, and discuss tips to staying and remaining academically and personally successful.
Location: Room 001, Dickgeisser, lower level of Griswold Library

Balancing Your Academic and Social Life
Thursday, September 18th, 3:00-4:00pm
This workshop will explore how to balance your schoolwork with other aspects of your life, including the social and extracurricular activities that are available to you at GMC.. As a group, we will discuss prioritizing tasks and how to prevent the dreaded “burnout” Students will then 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 will explore the pieces of our lives and see how they fit into our wheel and look at other ways of making our lives more academically and socially balanced.
Location: Room 001, Dickgeisser, lower level of Griswold Library

Note Taking and Test Taking Skills
Thursday, September 25th, 3:00-4:00pm
In this workshop students will explore different note taking styles and test taking strategies. As a group, we will discuss the importance of studying and preparing oneself effectively for an upcoming test. We will discover the best and easiest ways to take notes and review for different kinds of tests. Using these tools can undeniably help improve a student’s academic performance.
Location: Room 001, Dickgeisser, lower level of Griswold Library

Effective College Level Reading and Writing
Thursday, October 2nd, 3:00-4:00pm
Through interactive activities, students explore what it takes to be an effective and efficient reader and writer at the college level. Individuals identify their own reading and writing challenges and appropriate strategies and guidelines to address those challenges are discussed. Students are encouraged to follow up with ongoing tutorial assistance.
Location: Room 001, Dickgeisser, lower level of Griswold Library

Research: Developing a Strategy
Thursday, October 9th, 3:00-4:00pm
**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: Graphics Lab, 2nd floor of the Griswold Library

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

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