Workshops

Academic Success Workshops - Autumn 2019

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, January 8, 3-4 p.m.
  • 220 Younkin Success Center
  • 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

Building Confidence in Participating in Discussions and Preparing a Class Presentation

  • Wednesday, January 15, 1-2 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

Developing Effective Study Skills: Memory Tools and Reading Strategies

  • Friday, January 24, 2-3 p.m.
  • 100 Enarson Classroom Building 
  • This workshop 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

Preparing Effective Papers

  • Friday, February 7, 2-3 p.m.
  • 100 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

Keys to Strategic, Confident Test Taking

  • Wednesday, March 4, 1-2 p.m.
  • 100 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

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