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Learning Skills Workshops Fall 2019

ASC Tutoring's study skills program provides students with the opportunity to develop the skills needed to be successful at the college level. Workshops on textbook reading, lecture note-taking, time management, and learning are offered several times each semester. Study skills workshops are open to all Brockport students. All workshops take place in the Albert W. Brown Building. 

Textbook Reading

Students will learn specific strategies to use before reading, during reading, and after reading in order to maximize reading efficiency, comprehension, and retention. To make the most of the workshop, students should bring a textbook of their choice, a corresponding course syllabus, a pen, and a planner or calendar.

Date Time and Location
September 9 10:10 - 11 am, Room 178
September 18 2:30 - 3:20 pm, Room 178
October 3 3:30 - 4:20 pm, Room 178
October 25 11:15 am - 12:05 pm, Room 178
November 5 9:30 - 10:20 am, Room 178
November 12 2 - 2:50 pm, Room 178

 

Lecture Note Taking

Students will learn a comprehensive lecture note-taking system that examines the relationship between writing and learning. Students will learn how to listen for organizational patterns during classes, review notes after classes, and turn each day’s notes into a study guide. Students should bring a pen a paper to this workshop.

Date Time and Location
September 12 9:30 - 10:20 am, Room 178
September 23 2:30 - 3:20 pm, Room 178
October 4 9:05 - 9:55 am, Room 178
October 22 2 - 2:50 pm, Room 178
November 7 11 - 11:50 am, Room 178
November 22 11:15 am - 12:05 pm, Room 178

 

Time Management

Students will learn how to set academic goals and use time management strategies to achieve them. Students learn how to schedule study time for each class, develop study action plans, and utilize campus resources, such as the librarians, to help make study time more efficient. Students should bring a pen and paper to this workshop.

Date Time and Room
September 11 9:05 - 9:55 pm, Room 151
September 17 2 - 2:50 pm, Room 178
October 2 11:15 am - 12:05 pm, Room 178
October 24 3:30 - 4:20 pm, Room 178
October 31 11 - 11:50 am, Room 178
November 15 12:20 - 1:10 pm, Room 151

 

Learning and the Brain

Students will learn some basics about learning and the accompanying physical changes that take place in the brain.  They will leave with specific tips that they can employ which will help them learn in harmony with their brains.

Date Time and Room
September 12 2 - 2:50 pm, Room 178
October 23 3:35 - 4:25 pm, Room 151
November 8 12:20 - 1:10 pm, Room 151

 

Mindsets & Metacognition

Students will learn about Dr. Carol Dweck’s concept of Mindset and the benefits of adopting a Growth Mindset.  Additionally, students will learn about metacognition and will take part in a metacognition exercise. Students should bring a recently graded exam with them.

Date Time and Room
September 25 3:35 - 4:25 pm, Room 151
October 28 2:30 - 3:20 am, Room 178
November 6 5:05 - 5:55 pm. Room 178

 

Test-taking Strategies

Students will learn a variety of methods to prepare for tests, techniques to approach common question types, and how to assess and adjust study habits post-exam. Students will also learn specific strategies to reduce test anxiety.

Date Time and Room
September 11 6:35 - 7:25 pm. Room 178
October 17 11 - 11:50 am, Room 178
November 4 10:10 - 11 am, Room 178

 

Online Learning Skills Resources

Students who are not able to attend workshops may utilize the resources on our Helpful Links page or at College Info Geek

Please Note: If you are not able to attend a workshop and are required to do so for a class assignment or extra credit, please see an ASC Tutoring staff member.  In order to get credit for attending, you will be asked to sign-in, view online study skills material for 25 minutes, and take notes.

Studying and Learning includes links to short videos and podcast episodes about improving study techniques, test taking, reading, learning in and out of the classroom, and more.

How to Study for Any Test or Exam (Even if You Feel Unmotivated) includes links to short videos on managing study time, studying math, test anxiety, multiple choice test-taking, learning and recovering from bad grades, concentration, and more. 

Last Updated 8/27/19

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