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Academic Success Workshops - Autumn 2018

These workshops are presented by learning specialists from the Walter E. Dennis Learning Center and are intended to help international students with a variety of academic tasks, including studying, writing papers, presenting speeches, taking notes and taking exams. Visit the Dennis Learning Center to learn more about the services they offer. Registration to each workshop is preferred but not mandatory

  • Communicating with Faculty and Instructors
    • Wednesday, August 8, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. and Monday, August 13, 3 - 4 p.m.
    • 160 Enarson Classroom Building
    • This session is intended to provide international students with tips on how to effectively communicate with their professors and instructors. Specifically, the session will offer guidance on:
      • Asking course-related questions in and outside of class
      • Discussing ideas with professors/instructors
      • Discussing academic performance with professors/instructors
      • Etiquette of writing emails to professors/instructors
      • Building a relationship with your professor/instructors
    • Register for August 8
    • Register for August 13
  • Keys to Strategic, Confident Test Taking
    • Thursday, August 9, 2 - 3 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 3, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    • 160 Enarson Classroom Building
    • This session is intended to provide international students with tips on how to effectively prepare for tests and exams. Specifically, the session will offer guidance on:
      • Combating pre-exam stress
      • Planning study sessions that lead to a sense of preparedness
      • Effectively gathering and utilizing feedback from past exams
      • Strategically approaching multiple choice exams
      • Strategically approaching essay exams
      • Staying calm during exams
    • Register for August 9
    • Register for October 3
  • Developing Effective Study Skills: Memory Tools and Reading Strategies
    • Friday, August 10, 2 - 3 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 29, 2 - 3 p.m
    • 160 Enarson Classroom Building 
    • This will teach international students to:
      • Describe different types of memory
      • Identify their sense-related learning style
      • Optimize factors that lead to rote learning
      • Utilize processes that build meaningful learning
      • Attend to overarching factors that affect memory
      • Develop a personal study plan incorporating the components above
    • Register for August 10
    • Register for August 29
  • "Oops, Did I Just Plagiarize?!": An International Student's Guide to Avoiding Academic Misconduct
    • Tuesday, August 14, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    • 160 Enarson Classroom Building
    • For graduate students only
    • This workshop will provide students with general guidance on avoiding academic misconduct and will focus in particular on:
      • Using outside sources in academic writing
      • Correct citation
    • Register
  • Building Confidence in Participating in Discussions and Preparing a Class Presentation
    • Wednesday, August 15, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, September 5, 3 - 4 p.m.
    • 160 Enarson Classroom Building
    • This session is intended to provide international students with tips on participating in academic discussions and preparing for class presentations. Specifically, the session will offer guidance on:
      • Preparing for class discussions
      • Getting involved in class discussions
      • Asking and answering questions during class
      • Useful phrases for academic discussions and presentations
      • Practicing presentations and using feedback
    • Register for August 15
    • Register for September 5
  • Introduction to CarmenCanvas, Ohio State’s Online Course Management System
    • Friday, August 17, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    • 160 Enarson Classroom Building
    • This session will guide students through the basic functionality of Carmen (which you may also hear referred to as “Canvas,” after the application it is built on), the online system used to some degree in nearly all Ohio State courses. It is used by most instructors as a supplement to in person courses, and used entirely for online courses. This workshop is highly recommended for students who have not previously worked within an online course management system.
    • Register
  • Preparing Effective Papers
    • Friday, August 17, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, September 19, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
    • 160 Enarson Classroom Building
    • This workshop will help students with the most common writing assignments at the undergraduate level, including short and long research papers, essays, and response papers. Students will learn about:
      • Assignment expectations
      • How to effectively plan papers
      • Rules regarding plagiarism and citations
      • Writing resources on campus
    • Register for August 17
    • Register for September 19

For information on CPT and OPT workshops, visit this page.