The Office of Undergraduate Studies provides a series of workshops throughout the semester to help you succeed both in and out of the classroom. Consult the calendar for the dates and times of the Success_Workshops and the Scholarship_Workshops.
Face-to-Face: How to Meet with Your ProfessorsWant your professor to know you on a more personal level, but don’t know how? Tired of being just another number? Then come to this workshop designed to provide you with the tools to improve your interactions with professors. Positive relationships with professors can save time in your studying, increase the probability of receiving a higher grade, and aid in forging career connections. Join us for an interactive discussion of proper etiquette, expectations, and sample questions to ask when meeting with professors.
To Read or Not To Read: Skills to Effectively Read TextbooksAfter spending hundreds of dollars for a semester of books, don’t let your books collect dust under your bed. Sure the 3 pound textbook can be quite daunting, but learn the skills you need to read your textbooks effectively to prevent the “all-nighters” before your big exam.
It's Easy as A-B-C-D: Test Taking StrategiesAs you have probably anticipated, college is going to be full of tests to measure your knowledge of subject matter. It started with the SAT and ACT, but the future holds the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and much more. No wonder we feel so much pressure to score high on standard exams! Learn some tips you can implement to make big exams feel like small take-home tests. It’s easy!
Time Flies When You Are On Facebook: Time Management & Goal SettingBusy with social media, academic work and professional development activities? Every day, many students often neglect some of their biggest priorities such as studying and health. Learn how to effectively manage your time and set goals for completing tasks to help you make the most of your time.
Paper Trail: The Art of Taking Dynamic Lecture NotesAlthough your professor mentions what be on the test, you don’t have to write every word down. Instead, find out how to distinguish critical from trivial information and how to do all this without cramping your hand. Effective note-taking enhances your learning and makes studying for exams easier!
My Mind Went Blank: Strategies for Memory and ConcentrationMake the most of your time in class. Don’t just sit there staring at a blank page of notes or someone else’s lunch. Find out what you can do to concentrate on the lecture and retain the information. Be engaged, participate and succeed!