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Academic Skills Workshops

Select a workshop category to view related workshops offered in the Summer 2019 Semester.

 
 

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Develop your Academic Skills

Getting Started on your Assignment - This workshop covers strategies for interpreting the question, guidelines for research, applying the assessment criteria and initial assignment planning. Plan Your Semester - Learn how to create a written semester schedule that includes important information about assignments, tests, and other deadlines.

Get Your Project Done - Learn strategies to tackle your assignments and projects.

 

Targeting Your Academic Skills

Say No To Procrastination - This workshop will help you identify why you procrastinate and will introduce strategies for overcoming procrastination and getting back on track.

Exam Preparation Strategies - Why wait until the exam to find out what you know? Use this workshop to develop your study and self-testing techniques before your next test. Get prepared!

Master Your Memory - In this workshop, you will learn how to fine-tune your memory and apply strategies for recalling more of what you learn. Study Smarter - This workshop will give you strategies for deeper-level thinking and will help you be successful as you go through the semester and prepare for your exams.
Strategic Time Management - Come to this session and find out ways that you can be the most effective and efficient as you strategically make the most of the time that you have. Reading Texts and Making Notes - This workshop will help you learn from your textbooks and university lectures by introducing a variety of effective pre-lecture reading strategies along with in-class note-taking and post-class techniques.

  Note Taking and Summarizing - Come to this session and find out ways that you can take lecture notes more effectively. 

 Writing-Specific Workshops

Effective Editing - You've written your paper, and you've received feedback that you've made some grammar or style errors. Come and learn strategies for finding and correcting your mistakes before you submit your assignments. Bring an essay draft or marked paper to the workshop.
University Essays: First Steps - This workshop will introduce some of the requirements and expectations for university-level writing as well as effective strategies and resources to help in the writing process.

Discipline-Specific Skills Workshops

Accounting Skills Workshops

Accounting 1110 Final Exam Review Session
Get ready for your Accounting 1110 final. In this workshop, you will learn how to analyze your exam questions and how to prepare for success by identifying what successful students do to prepare for exams. Create an organized study plan to manage your time under pressure.

Accounting 3320 Final Exam Review Session
Get ready for your Accounting 3320 Final Exam! Learn how to use relevant costing to make business decisions like “Make or Buy” or “Special Orders.”

Biology Skills Workshops

Study Smarter In Biology - This workshop will give you strategies for deeper-level thinking and will help you be successful as you go through your Biology course.

Business Skills Workshops

No scheduled workshops at this time. Please check back soon. 

Chemistry Skills Workshops

No scheduled workshops at this time. Please check back soon. 

Economics Skills Workshops

Economics 1150 Review Session - Get ready for your ECON 1150 midterms! Learn how to prepare for success by identifying what successful students do to prepare for exams. Available in Richmond.  

Nursing Skills Workshops

Drug Dosage Calculations Workshop - Numeracy competence, in drug-dosage calculations, is an essential nursing skill that is important in assuring the safe administration of medication. This workshop is intended to help you understand and become better at drug-dosage calculations, and it will focus on oral and parenteral medications.

Computer Skills Workshops

Learn Touch Typing - This series of workshops will help learners to familiarize with computer keyboards, use the touch typing method (type without looking) to key letters and punctuation, and type assignments faster and accurately. Excel - Basics for Undergraduate and Post Bacc. Accounting - In this workshop, you will develop your competencies with this spreadsheet application. Learn a wide range of skills, from how to perform basic calculations with formulae to analyzing large datasets with pivot tables.
Word - Formatting your Assignments - Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word. Discover how to fine-tune your document formatting. Learn how to create reports, table of contents, citations lists and more. Excel - Basics for Coursework - In this workshop, you will develop your competencies with this spreadsheet application. Learn a wide range of skills, from how to perform basic calculations with formulae to analyzing large datasets with pivot tables.
Mahara Bootcamp - This e-portfolio platform is a great way to ensure you are taking the knowledge and skills gained in each course forward to the next course, to your practicum project, to your first job. Learn how to use Mahara as a platform for showcasing your achievements. PowerPoint Basics for PresentationsIn this workshop, you will develop the skills to create basic presentations for your course material. Follow along as you work through how to create a new presentation, add or remove slides, upload pictures, and more.

Sensational Saturdays

Preparing for Your Final Exams Prepare for your exam in advance by learning how to schedule targeted study sessions based on your unique learning preferences.

 

 

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