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Center for Academic Excellence

Student Success Workshops

Student Success Workshops

The Center for Academic Excellence is excited to begin hosting a series of Student Success Workshops this summer! These workshops are designed to provide students with strategies on improving important skills to support them on their pathway to success. These skills include organization, note-taking, developing effective relationships, and more!

This workshop series will be running every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00PM-2:30PM.
Please click the following link to register for a workshop today!
Student Sucess Workshop Registration

 

Calendar of Events

JUNE

Organizing Yourself for Academic Success 
Date: Tuesday, June 30th, 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Description: Being successful is something every college student envisions. This workshop outlines the habits of successful college students and explains how to incorporate them into your life. Students will be given powerful organization tips for their academic success.    

  

JULY

Transitioning from High School Writing to College Writing
Date: Thursday, July 2nd, 2:00pm-2:30pm
Description: Writing can be difficult for everyone, no matter what level you’re at. However, one of the biggest mistakes college freshmen make when it comes to writing is believing that college papers require the same demands as high school papers. This workshop explores some of the most important differences between high school writing and college writing. In addition to learning how to prepare for writing assignments and tackle difficult essays, students will also learn tips and tricks for learning how to take on college writing. Most importantly, students will have a judgment-free zone in which they are able to ask questions regarding their own writing challenges.   

 

How to Give a Strong Presentation
Date: Tuesday, July 7th, 2:00pm – 2:30pm 
Description: Presentations—some of us love them, some of us hate them, but all of us have to give a presentation at least once in our college careers. Presentations can not only be nerve-wracking, but they can also be quite challenging, because we don’t always know which material is most important to cover. This workshop helps students understand what kind of information they should include in their presentations, how to include strong visual aids, and how to keep your audience engaged throughout.   

 

Develop Effective Relationships with Faculty & Staff    – Ms. Owens
Date: Thursday, July 9th, 2:00pm-2:30pm 
Description: Students must be active participants in their learning. This workshop shares strategies on how to develop strong connections with faculty and staff that will ultimately contribute to their academic success  

  

Résumé and Cover Letter Workshop
Date: Tuesday, July 14th, 2:00pm – 2:30pm 
Description: Part of student success means being prepared for the job force. It’s always better to start early on your resume so that you don’t miss any opportunities that arise during the year! This workshop will help students understand the basic format of a resume, along with all the information they should include in it. Additionally, we’ll discuss the importance of a strong cover letter and how to write one. Finally, we’ll conclude with some tips and tricks for making your resume and cover letters stand out!  

  

Prioritization 
Date: Thursday, July 16th, 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Description: There are 168 hours in each week. Do you spend them wisely? This workshop will provide tips and strategies to assist students in making the most of their time.  

  

Creative Writing for Mental Health
Date: Tuesday, 21st,  2:00pm – 2:30pm 
Description: Mental health is still a taboo subject in many communities. However, almost everyone experiences mental health struggles now and then. This workshop begins with a discussion of the different ways we might experience mental health struggles and then offers a possible outlet: creative writing. There is no pressure to create anything perfect in this workshop. Instead, we will talk about writing as an outlet, whether it’s journaling, writing poetry and songs, or cartooning, the practice of writing as stress relief is one that can bring unexpected comfort to many people!  

   

Stress Management
Date: Thursday, July 23rd, 2:00pm – 2:30pm 
Description: Students need to stay mentally, emotionally, and physically fit to be successful. This interactive workshop shares how to incorporate healthy habits into a busy life.  

    

Improving Your Note-Taking Skills 
Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2:00pm – 2:30pm 
Description: One of the challenging parts of college-level classes is keeping up with your professor’s lecture and understanding which elements of it are worth writing down. In this workshop, we discuss effective note-taking strategies that will help students become better prepared for exams and other assignments and ensure that they retain information. We’ll work through the Do’s and Don’ts of note-taking along with learning some tips and tricks for better notes.  

  

Setting Smart Goals 
Date: Thursday, July 30th, 2:00pm – 2:30pm 
Description: As a college student, it is important to have direction. This workshop breaks down how to develop realistic, action-oriented goals to help reach your greatest potential.  

 

AUGUST  

Understanding the Writing Process and Conquering the Blank Page
Date: Tuesday, August 4th, 2:00pm – 2:30pm 
Description: Despite what many of us might believe, the writing process looks different for everyone, and it isn’t as simple as sitting down and typing. This workshop tackles the daunting writing process, providing a clear explanation of each step and dispelling writing myths like “Good writers don’t need editors.” Finally, we will work through some strategies for what is often the hardest part of the writing process: WRITING! We’ll talk about how the face our fears and get some words on paper.  

   

Utilizing Your Resources
Date: Thursday, August 6th, 2:00pm – 2:30pm 
Description: Once we get past the flurry of activities in the first few weeks of school and settle into our academic routines, it’s easy to become lazy when it comes to scouting out the resources available on campus. Campus resources are designed to make college easier and less stressful, but that’s only the case if you take advantage of them. This workshop will help you become familiar with the helpful resources that will support and guide you through your academic success.  

  

Advice for Living in Dorms
Date: Tuesday, August 11th, 2:00pm – 2:30pm 
Description: Being on campus also makes it easier to get involved in activities, meet people who share your interests, and truly experience college life. This workshop will provide helpful tips on how to maintain good relationships with your peers and enjoy dorm life experiences.  

 

For more information on Student Success Workshops, please contact the Center for Academic Excellence at cae@htu.edu.