Workshops

Academic Success Workshops

Academic Success workshops offered through Student success focus on academic tools and resources to help your students succeed in your classroom and beyond. Our workshops are designed to teach students general study and college transition skills which are applicable to all courses and programs of study.  

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In this workshop, students will learn about the study cycle and can create their own 5-day study plan. Students will also learn how to recognize the signs of text anxiety with tips for reducing its effects. Topics this workshop covers include:

  • The study cycle
  • Creating a 5-day study plan
  • Identifying test anxiety
  • What to do before and during a test to ease anxiety

 

Length of Workshop

30-35 minutes

When to Schedule

At least 2 weeks prior to desired day/time

Resources Needed

Presenter will need access to a computer and projector/monitor

In this workshop student's will discuss how motivation and perseverance relates to finding their academic passions and success. Topics this workshop covers include:

  • Grit
  • Mindset
  • Introduction to life design concepts

 

Length of Workshop

30-35 minutes

When to Schedule

At least 2 weeks prior to desired day/time

Resources Needed

Presenter will need access to a computer and projector/monitor

In this workshop, students will assess their own note taking skills and steps to improving on them. Students will learn different notetaking styles and be encouraged to find a method that works for them. Topics this workshop covers include:

  • Digital vs. handwritten note styles
  • Steps to improve notetaking
  • Notetaking styles such as concept mapping, charting method and outline notes

 

Length of Workshop

25-30 minutes

When to Schedule

At least 2 weeks prior to desired day/time

Resources Needed

Presenter will need access to a computer and projector/monitor

In this workshop, students will learn how to prioritize tasks, learn where they currently spend their time, and time management tips. Topics this workshop covers include:

  • Where does the time go activity
  • Moving beyond a to-do list
  • The Pomodoro technique

 

Length of Workshop

35-40 minutes

When to Schedule

At least 2 weeks prior to desired day/time

Resources Needed

Presenter will need access to a computer and projector/monitor

Writing Workshops

Our workshops are designed to support faculty and instructors by reinforcing what is already being taught in the classroom—our goal is to encourage a campus culture of writing. We can conduct these workshops in your classroom or in the Writing Studio; if you choose the Writing Studio for your workshop, we can include a short tour of our space.

We are also offering our workshops to any groups or organizations on campus such as RSOs, sororities, and fraternities.

Assigning a specific type of paper and not seeing what you need? We will work with you to mix-and-match our workshops to fit your needs. Once you fill out the form and indicate that you would like a custom workshop, we will get in touch through email.

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In this presentation, students will learn about the Writing Studio and how it can help them succeed in their courses and beyond. Topics this workshop covers include:

  • Scheduling a consultation
  • Utilizing drop-in times
  • Making the most of your session
  • Accessing writing resources

 

Length of Workshop

20-25 minutes

When to Schedule

1 week prior to desired day/time

Resources Needed

Presenter will need access to a computer and projector/monitor

In this workshop, we will teach students how to use APA Style formatting and briefly discuss the purpose of citing sources. Topics covered in this workshop include:

  • Title pages
  • Running headers/page numbers
  • In-text citations
  • Reference page
  • Any other specifics regarding APA Style that the instructor requests (writing concisely, paraphrasing, etc,)

 

Length of Workshop

20-40 minutes, depending on instructor customization

When to Schedule

1 week prior to desired day/time

Resources Needed

Presenter will need access to a computer and a projector/monitor if presenting in class

In this workshop, students will learn what makes academic writing academic, and how it is the same, yet differs, from the writing they do every day. Topics this workshop covers include:

  • Identifying an audience
  • Following conventions
  • Clear & concise writing
  • Using sources
  • Polishing your work

 

Length of Workshop

40-50 minutes

When to Schedule

1 week prior to desired day/time

Resources Needed

Presenter will need access to a computer and projector/monitor

Students are often confused with the concept of using sources in academic writing, many times asking: what sources are reliable and how do I find them? In this interactive workshop, students will learn about curating information, telling the difference between reliable and unreliable sources, and why any of this is important for academic writing. Topics this workshop covers include:

  • identifying filter bubbles and echo chambers;
  • understanding how algorithms help curate information;
  • searching Mullins Library, Google Scholar, and online as well as emphasizing the differences between .com, .org, .edu, and .gov

 

Length of Workshop

50-60 minutes

When to Schedule

1 week prior to desired day/time

Resources Needed

Presenter will need access to a computer and projector/monitor

During this in-Studio workshop, students will learn how to effectively peer review a paper. Students will use worksheets to guide their peer feedback, and we will have writing consultants available to assist students who may be new to the peer feedback process. This workshop will help students build skills that will not only help their peers but also help each student think critically and strategically about their own writing. Topics in this workshop include:

  • Understanding the need and potential for peer review
  • Identifying specific elements of good academic writing (i.e., thesis statements, sources, organization, etc.)
  • Providing constructive feedback

 

Length of Workshop

50-75 minutes

When to Schedule

1 week prior to desired day/time

Resources Needed

Presenter will need access to the assignment prompt and/or rubric

In this interactive workshop, we will teach students how to use MLA Style formatting and briefly discuss the purpose of citing sources. Topics covered in this workshop will include:

  • Headers/page numbers
  • Titles
  • In-text citations
  • Works Cited page
  • Any other specifics regarding MLA Style that the instructor requests

 

Length of Workshop

50-60 minutes

When to Schedule

1 week prior to desired day/time

Resources Needed

Presenter will need access to a computer and projector/monitor

In this interactive workshop, students will learn how to read less and learn more. Topics this workshop covers include:

  • Tips for skimming
  • Tips for scanning/searching for specifics
  • Tips for annotating

 

Length of Workshop

40-50 minutes

When to Schedule

1 week prior to desired day/time

Resources Needed

Presenter will need access to a computer and projector/monitor

Custom Workshop

We can combine any of our existing workshops to fit your needs. For example, we could discuss how to find credible sources then show how to incorporate and cite them in a paper; or we could discuss what academic writing is, how to find the sources that are part of academic writing conventions, and how to set up a Reference or Works Cited page.
 
When you sign-up on the request form and indicate that you would like this option, we will email you to collaborate on what you want/need.

Length of Workshop

50-75 minutes

When to Schedule

1 week prior to desired day/time

Resources Needed

Presenter will need access to a computer and projector/monitor