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Workshops, facilitated by staff from Academic Services, are open to all students at Cedar Crest College, and we encourage you to join us at one or all of the workshops.  Below is a Google calendar and following it is the list of workshops we are offering this semester.  You can also use the Cedar Crest app to stay up to date on the workshop schedule.  Register for workshops by clicking here.   

***  New this semester!  ***  For every workshop you attend, you will receive a ticket for a drawing to win an Apple iPad mini!  Increase your chances of winning by attending every workshop!  The date of the drawing will be announced here, so check back regularly!

 

 

Advocating for Yourself and Others

College life can be demanding! It’s important to have a voice, not only for yourself, but for others too! During this session, participants will discuss strategies to help them feel empowered as a college student.

Facilitator: Dolly Singley

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016; 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; CUR 241
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016; 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.; CUR 241

 

Critical Reading

You know reading your textbook is important, but sometimes it can be overwhelming! Maybe you're highlighting too much; maybe not enough? Pro-tip: put down the highlighter and learn to engage with your book! Want to learn how to maximize understanding of information you know you'll be tested on, increase retention, and reduce the likelihood of having to re-read a full chapter ever again? Come to the Critical Reading Workshop and become an active reader! Still using that highlighter? 

Facilitator: Elena Brobyn-Navarro

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016; 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.; Alcove C
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016; 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; CUR 252

 

Developing Relationships in the Classroom

Your classroom is your extended network waiting to be developed. Talking to classmates and professors is one of the smartest things college students can do, but not everyone finds this something that comes easily to them. From in class, to email, text messaging, during office hours, etc. - develop those relationships with confidence.

Facilitator: Rebecca Getz-Keller

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016; 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.; Alcove C
  • Thursday, April 21, 2016; 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Alcove C

 

Discover Your Learning Style

Are you studying and learning in the way that is best for you? Everyone has strengths in certain areas, and room to grow in others; exploring learning styles may not only help determine what strategies might be most efficient and effective for you, it will also provide ways to integrate various styles to optimize your efforts! Come to the Learning Style Workshop to find out your own learning style, explore each one in depth, and take away useful study tips and strategies that you can employ for success based on your own combination of strengths and style! 

Facilitator: Elena Brobyn-Navarro

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2016; 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.; HBB 11
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016; 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; CUR 208

 

Effective Note Taking

When taking notes, are you missing important information? Unsure of what to write down, can't keep up with everything the speaker is saying, or maybe not familiar with what format works for you? The average lecturer speaks at 125-140 words a minute; the average person can write 25 words per minute...if you're trying to capture it all, of course you're missing things! To find out how to sift through lectures, pick out key words/phrases, improve reading notes, evaluate your current note taking system, and explore a variety of note taking styles, come to this workshop; trust me, you'll want to Take Note of this one!

Facilitator: Elena Brobyn-Navarro

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016; 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; CUR 241
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016; 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.; HBB 11

 

Presentation Basics

Are you required to do a presentation in your class? Don’t know where to start?  Come to this workshop, learn about the three phases of presentation development, and leave with a plan for a successful presentation.

Facilitator: Rebecca Getz-Keller

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016; 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.; CUR 252
  • Thursday, February 25, 2016; 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; CUR 252

 

Stress Management

Everyone has some level of stress in their lives, from balancing college life to balancing home life. During this session, participants will be able to discuss and practice strategies that will help them to become the pilot of your life and your stress.

Facilitator: Dolly Singley

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016; 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; CUR 241
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016; 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.; Alcove C

 

Study Skills

When you put your study skills to the test, how well do they perform? Different strategies work for different students, and in this workshop prepare to learn some of the tried-and-true measures to improve long term retention, clarify topics, assist with recall on exams, and create mental hooks and mnemonic aids. Overall, the goal of the Study Skills Workshop is provide you with an array of skills that can be used for any course or exam, to help move you closer to achieving your own academic goals!

Facilitator: Elena Brobyn-Navarro

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016; 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.; TCC 317
  • Thursday, March 17, 2016; 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; CUR 252

 

Surviving Finals

Finals in college typically create anxiety and worry in students. It’s doesn’t have to be like this! During this session, participants will develop a plan to complete their final papers, projects, and exams and discuss techniques for managing stress.

Facilitator: Dolly Singley

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016; 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; CUR 241
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016; 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.; Alcove C

 

Taking an Online Class 101

While online education is becoming more popular, many students have no experience with online learning. This workshop will help students learn the skills required for online learning, develop a plan for success, and understand the differences between traditional classroom learning and online learning.

Facilitator: Nichelle Hunt

  • Monday, February 22, 2016; 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.; MIL 20
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016; 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; MIL 20

 

Time Management

Students beginning or returning to higher education juggle many responsibilities. In this workshop, learn strategies for balancing it all without compromising quality of life. Students will leave this session with a plan for managing their multiple responsibilities effectively.

Facilitator: Rebecca Getz-Keller

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016; 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.; Alcove C
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2016; 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; CUR 241