Academic Strategy Instruction staff can speak on a variety of topics with respect to student success. Submit a request to have a member of our staff present to your class or other university organization, from the options below:
Student Learning Center Services Overview - Discover all of the wondrous ways that the Student Learning Center supports students’ academic success, including tutoring, individual consultations, elective classes, learning labs, and peer academic coaching in this overview of our services. And find out why we’re called “The Disco!”
Plan, Prioritize, and Take Control of Procrastination (Time Management) - College is overwhelming and it is typical for students to struggle to manage the multiple priorities and demands being placed on them. In this workshop, students will learn effective time management habits, including how to prioritize deadlines, combat procrastination, and promote a sense of balance and well-being to achieve their personal and academic goals.
Work Smarter, Not Harder (General Study Skills) - For many students, “studying” has become synonymous with pulling an all-nighter before a test. In reality, cramming actually works against the way the brain naturally learns and processes information. In this workshop, students will be introduced to proven learning strategies, including how to use the study cycle, develop a study plan, and create intense study sessions that promote deep and lasting learning.
Life is Hard, Y’all! (Stress Management) - Stress is a normal part of life, yet managed properly, stress can be beneficial in the development of sustainable academic practices. In this workshop, students will learn how to use the upside of stress to cultivate stress management and self-care behaviors that replenish their motivation and promote good decision-making.
The Art of Reading (Reading Strategies) - Reading is an essential component of the learning process. Yet, many students discover that they have not developed the kind of reading habits or skills that will help them be successful in college. In this workshop, students will learn active and efficient reading strategies to improve retention, reduce fatigue, and foster meaningful learning connections.
Jot this down (Note-Taking)- Taking notes in class is a balance of listening for understanding and marking down important information. Many students try to transcribe everything the professor says and fail to recognize key concepts and identify what is relevant. In this workshop, students will learn tips for staying alert in class, identifying cues as to what information is important, and using effective note-taking systems.