Get Ready for Success Workshops
Free workshops designed to help you improve your academic skills and cope with the stresses of college life
Note Taking: How much should you write down during a class? How do you write and listen at the same time? Is there a more effective way to organize notes? These questions and more will be answered in our noteworthy, note taking workshop. Facilitated by Michael Kassel, coordinator of the Academic Enrichment Center/Tutorial Services and Lecturer in History and American Culture. Dr. Kassel is a co-organizer of the "Get Ready for Success" workshop series.
Text Comprehension: Am I supposed to know all the information in my text book? Is there a more effective way to read a text or assigned reading? Learn the trick and tips that make text reading less of a fight while increasing comprehension and reducing reading fatigue. Facilitated by Michael Kassel.
English Grammar for Foreign Language: If you have trouble remembering the difference between an adjective and an adverb, let alone knowing what the heck a prepositional phrase is, this is the workshop for you. If youa re taking or plan on taking a foreign language course, this workshop will re-introduce you to the parts of speech you need to know using example is English. Facilitated by Michael Kassel.
Test Anxiety: Do you dread the thought of taking tests? Learn how it is possible to reduce your anxiety and improve test performance. Facilitated by Campus Counselor Tamara McKay, MA LLP. Tamara is a co-organizer of the "Get Ready for Success" workshop series.
Staying Healthy Mentally: Learn how social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, physical and occupational wellness combine to give us a well-rounded, happier life. Facilitated by Amanda Smith.
Stress Management: Learn how to effectively identify your stress symptoms, understand your vulnerability to stress, and how to handle it using easy-to learn techniques. Facilitated by Amanda Smith
Time Management: If time is money are you in the Red or are you in the Black? This session will help you assess the way you spend your time and show how you can makes adjustments to get the greatest return on your investment. Facilitated by JoAnn Shabazz, an Academic Advisor and Career Counselor in the Academic Advising and Career Center. JoAnn has worked in higher education for over thirty years helping students accomplish their academic aspirations.
Math Anxiety: Math anxiety can result from several reasons, two of which are: (1) the “mile wide, inch deep” mathematics curriculum in this country is often taught as a mysterious, memorized, rule-based subject that does not make sense to many people; (2) individuals may have been bullied, embarrassed, or deeply frustrated at some point while trying to learn the subject. In this workshop we will address these two common causes of math anxiety and discuss ways in which individuals can learn to deal their math anxiety. Facilitated by Professor Matt Wyneken, the coordinator of the Elementary Education Mathematics program at UM-Flint. Dr. Wyneken works with both pre-service and in-service elementary school teachers, helping them make sense of basic mathematics so they can confidently and effectively help children to do the same.
Learning Styles: Have you ever studied with a friend, but then your friend did much better on the test? Have you ever sat through a lesson plan in class, and even though you tried to pay attention, you didn't remember as much as your friend did? Not everyone learns the same way. The way you studied or the way the lesson was taught might be right for your friend, but not for you. And if you studied a different way, you may find the learning process easier. This workshop will give you the tools to effectively identify your learning style and apply it towards improving your study skills. Facilitated by Kelly Miller, Academic Advisor and Career Counselor.