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Study Skills Workshops – Oct 1st to Oct 19th

Academic Skills Strategies Workshops

October 1st to October 19th, 2012

 

Note Taking: It’s Not Just What You Write Down!

 

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 3:00-4:00 PM, UMC 247

Thursday, Oct. 4, 3:00-4:00 PM, UMC 247


Punctuation to Sentences to Paragraphs to Ideas: The Writing Process in Reverse

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 3:30-4:30 pm,  Fleming 170

 

Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance: Preparing College Textbooks  

Thursday, Oct.11, 2:00-3:00pm, Fleming 150

How to Learn Anatomy & Physiology Effectively

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 3:00-4:30 pm, Claire Small 210

Time Management and Study Skills:

Or, Preparing for Finals NOW

Thursday, Oct. 18, Noon-1pm, Fleming 150

 

Too Many Pages, Too Little Time: Developing Your Strategy for Reading

Friday, Oct. 19, Noon-1:00pm, UMC 415-417

 

 

 

Academic Workshops Sponsored by:

Academic Success Program:  Student Academic Skills

Student Academic Success Center, Fleming 184

(303) 492-8761, Skills@Colorado.Edu

 

 

Note Taking: It’s Not Just What You Write Down

Learn tried and true methods for taking notes.  We will survey the different methods of note taking and go into more depth on a method that incorporates almost student preferences! We don’t stop there—we also cover how to best use your notes to improve your understanding of the course material, and ultimately, YOUR GRADE!

 

Thinking in Punctuation: The Writing Process in Reverse

Presented by Dr. Peter Kratzke, Writing and Rhetoric

A great deal of writing instruction asks how much attention we should pay to the “surface stuff.”  Although the question might create a debate in the writing classroom, make no mistake: your non-writing professors do, in fact, pay attention.  A lot of attention.  The real problem, though, in your paying attention to the surfaces of writing after you write is that the tactic will not work: you must learn to think in writing as much about writing.  To begin toward this level of thinking, I shall advocate in this presentation what some would call “backward design”–in this case, starting with the surface stuff and then seeing why and how it contributes to meaning-making.  Punctuation is the most obvious example and will be our focus here.  We do not, after all, speak our punctuation…but maybe we should!  If all goes well, you should emerge from this hour-long presentation with a solid start toward thinking in and about the periods, semi-colons, colons, dashes, and, at the mountaintop, commas that both privately shape your thoughts and publically direct how your readers perceive you.  Oh, and allow me to mention: better grades will follow.

 

Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance: Preparing College Textbooks

Forget what anyone has told you: throw away the highlighter!  Instead, pick up an “old school” fine-point pen, spend an extra small time with your textbooks, and never look back.  That’s right: this presentation is essential to anyone who wants to ensure consistent, successful results in courses involving–and being tested on–textbook readings.

 

How to Learn Anatomy & Physiology Effectively

Presented by Dr. Jai

These two identical workshops are designed to give participants the tools to succeed in Anatomy and Physiology courses. Using research on how people learn, we will identify misconceptions, and work on developing effective learning strategies. Whether you are a good student wanting to become better, or are struggling, these workshops are for you!

 

Time Management and Study Skills:  Or, Preparing for Finals NOW

Preparation:  the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose; training, an activity leading to skilled behavior.

You might ask yourself who in their right mind would start preparing for finals so early in the semester?  YOU!  Learn some easy steps in how to best learn material using your time management system as your guide.  Your new motto:  “Cram no more!”

 

Too Many Pages, Too Little Time: Developing Your Strategy for Reading

Co-Presented by Mara Vahratian, Center for First Year Students and SASC

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