Academic Success Resources

Academic Services offers students two different methods of strengthening their academic skills. The Academic Success Workshops are 1 hour workshops that focus on a specific study skill (time management, test anxiety, classroom engagement, etc). Students may sign up for one workshop or as many as they would like. The second option we offer is the Academic Success Mini Course which is described below.

Classroom Engagement = Need tips on how to help stay focused in a lecture and take notes that will actually make sense come test time? What exactly is active class participation and why is it important? What better way to find out then to hear from a professor herself! Join Professor Dawn Bowen in this workshop to have a discussion on what it means to actively participate in class and the benefits it brings for a successful semester!

Note Taking= Did you know there are so many ways to take notes? Learn how to effectively take notes before, after, and during lecture. Learn this skill for better memory retention.

Half way done: Mid Semester Check Up= Almost half-way through the semester AND still looking for tricks to help with academic performance. Come join us for this workshop to improve your grades in the last few weeks!

It’s that time of the year: Final Exam TIME = You’re almost there! Are you trying to decide how to juggle end of semester assignments AND study for final exams? Join us for this interactive workshop to learn techniques and hear from peers on successful ways to make it past the finish line.

Test Preparation = Want to know how to ace a test without drowning yourself in a lot of work and locking yourself up in the library? Come to this workshop to learn the most efficient and helpful ways used by most college students to be successful on your test.

Professors, Syllabi-Oh My! Learn to Navigate the Classroom = Learn to effectively communicate with your professors, interpret your syllabus, and find out what office hours are all about. Trust us, these are invaluable resources! ** Bring a syllabus from one of your courses to actively participate in this workshop. **

Test Anxiety= Have you been victimized by nervousness, dizziness and stress before/while taking an important test? Fret no more and come to this workshop presented by The Talley Center to learn techniques that will help tackle the test anxiety.

Time Management = Managing coursework, job, clubs or sports can be exhausting. This hands-on workshop will help you understand the importance of time management in college and offer insight on how to balance your busy schedule while still having time for yourself.


Academic Success Mini Course

We will be offering two sections of a four session course focusing on academic success and useful strategies to support students to improve their academic standing.   Dr. Larochelle, Associate Professor of Spanish and Faculty Fellow in Academic  Services, will be offering the course.  Students will set goals for the semester and discuss concrete ways of implementing them in a supportive group setting.  Topics to be covered include useful study skills such as time management strategies, understanding syllabi, goal setting, test-taking and note-taking.  Students will commit to attending all four sessions and will meet individually with Dr. Larochelle twice over the course of the semester for individualized sessions.  Participation is limited to 20 students.
Course Dates/Times:

The first section of the course will be offered on the following four Thursdays of the semester from 5-6pm in HCC Conference Room 111: January 28, February 11, February 25, and March 10. Click here to register for mini course 1.

A second section of the course will be offered after Spring Break and will meet for four consecutive weeks on the following dates: March 17, March 24, March 31 and April 7th from 5-6pm in HCC Conference Room 111. Click here to register for mini course 2.