Learning Strategies workshops Winter 2014

Learning Strategies Workshops

What are Learning Strategies workshops? How can they help YOU?
Learning Strategies workshops are a great, easy way to reduce tension in your life, and help you become a better student. These workshops, led by professionally trained peer tutors and created by Dr. Michael Kassel, focus on the little things that sometimes keep students from being successful. Workshops include Time Management, Note Taking, and Reading Comprehension! Workshops are offered weekly, on a walk-in basis! These subjects are covered in each session:

Time Management
If time is money, are you in the Red or are you in the Black? Time Management will help you figure out if you are “wasting” time, and how you can work to better manage the time that you have.

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?

Reading 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 struggle, while increasing comprehension and reducing reading fatigue.

Dr. Kassel is the coordinator of Tutorial Services and Lecturer in History and American Culture.

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Get Ready for Success Workshops

On February 18 and 19, 2014 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., one-hour workshops are being offered each day in the UCEN Happenings Room. Each workshop is aimed at improving students’ overall academic success. There are a total of seven different topics covered during the course of two days. Six workshops will be offered each day.

Topics include effective time management, note-taking secrets that work, understanding test anxiety, dealing with math anxiety, studying for the sciences, improving your reading comprehension and staying healthy.

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Get Ready for Success workshop - Effective 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.

Did you know that studies show 70% of college students procrastinate on academics once in a while, and 50% procrastinate at least half of the time, or more? Don’t wait until the last minute to do your assignment or write that paper! Learn now how to avoid procrastination. Facilitated by Samantha MacFarland.

ONE DAY ONLY!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

UCEN Happenings Room - 1st floor

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Get Ready for Success workshop - Note Taking Secrets that Work!

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, Ph.D, coordinator of Tutorial Services and Lecturer in History and American Culture. Dr. Kassel is a co-organizer of the “Get Ready for Success” workshop series.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
or
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

UCEN Happenings Room - 1st floor

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Get Ready for Success - Understanding 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.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
or
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

UCEN Happenings Room - 1st floor

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Get Ready for Success workshop - Dealing with Math Anxiety

Math anxiety can result from several reasons, two of which are: 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 and individuals may have been bullied, embarrassed, or deeply frustrated at some point while trying to learn the subject. 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.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
or
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

UCEN Happenings Room - 1st floor

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Get Ready for Success workshop - Studying for the Sciences

Studying science isn’t necessarily like studying for other subjects, but this workshop can help! Learn what to focus on and what strategies to use to be successful in science. Facilitated by Judith Federico.

ONE DAY ONLY!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
 

UCEN Happenings Room - 1st floor

Improve Your Reading Comprehension

Get Ready for Success workshop - Improve Your Reading 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, Ph.D, Tutorial Services Coordinator and Adjunct Lecturer in History and American Culture.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
or
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

UCEN Happenings Room - 1st floor

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Get Ready for Success workshop - Staying Healthy

Learn how to effectively identify your stress symptoms, understand your vulnerability to stress, and how to handle it using easy-to learn techniques. Learn how social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, physical and occupational wellness combine to give us a well-rounded, happier life. Facilitated by Amanda Smith.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

or
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

UCEN Happenings Room - 1st floor