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Workshops – Fall 2014

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This is a FREE service to all Boise State students! Each workshop is designed to address issues that students often struggle with.  During each 60 minute workshop you will learn new strategies that will enhance your academic experience and give you the tools you need to succeed.

Time Management

Time Management and Basic Study Skills: This workshop covers skills that are necessary to succeed as a college student.  Topics include time management, prioritization, and basic study skills. Interested students are encouraged to bring any planners or time management system they may be using.

  • 8/25                 Monday                    9 am           (“Academic Skill Drill” in room 215 B)
  • 8/26                 Tuesday                    3 pm
  • 9/4                    Thursday                  430 pm
  • 9/11                  Thursday                  430 pm
  • 9/23                 Tuesday                    9 am
  • 10/6                 Monday                    130 pm
  • 10/15               Wednesday             12 pm
  • 10/27               Monday                   330 pm
  • 11/3                  Monday                   130 pm
  • 11/11                Tuesday                   1030 am

Need help now? Check out Time Management Resources online. 

Reading

Reading a College Level Textbook: This workshop focuses on a very important aspect of being successful in college–reading a textbook. Students will learn strategies to save time and energy while reading, active reading techniques, and have time to practice new reading skills and strategies. Interested students are encouraged to bring one of their textbooks.  

  • 8/27       Wednesday         9 am           (“Academic Skill Drill” in room 215 B)
  • 9/3         Wednesday         1030 am
  • 9/16       Tuesday                3 pm
  • 9/29       Monday                4 pm
  • 10/7       Tuesday                11 am
  • 10/20    Monday                  3 pm
  • 11/5       Wednesday           9 am
  • 11/17    Monday                    3 pm

Need help now? Check out Reading Strategy Resources online.

Note-Taking

Note-Taking in College Level Courses: Most students will find that note-taking is an essential part of their classes.  This workshop will provide strategies on how to quickly and efficiently take notes in class, 4 different note-taking systems, tips on how notes can be changed for different classes or professors, and an opportunity to practice new note-taking skills and systems.

  • 8/26       Tuesday                9 am           (“Academic Skill Drill” in room 215 B)
  • 9/2         Tuesday                9 am
  • 9/15       Monday                330 pm
  • 9/25       Thursday             430 pm
  • 10/8       Wednesday         1030 am
  • 10/21    Tuesday                 12 pm
  • 10/29    Wednesday         3 pm
  • 11/6       Thursday              9 am
  • 11/19    Wednesday           3 pm

Need help now? Check out Note-Taking Resources online.

Test Success

Test Success: Every student will need to take examinations throughout their academic career. Participants in this workshop will learn about strategies for test preparation, test-taking tips, and how to approach specific types of test questions.  Students will walk away with a step-by-step study plan for upcoming tests. 

  • 8/28          Thursday             9 am           (“Academic Skill Drill” in room 215 B)
  • 9/9             Tuesday               1030 am
  • 9/18          Thursday             12 pm
  • 10/1           Wednesday        3 pm
  • 10/13         Monday               4 pm
  • 10/23        Thursday            930 am
  • 11/12         Wednesday          1 pm
  • 111/18       Tuesday               9 am

Need help now? Check out Test-Taking Resources online.

Test Anxiety

Tackling Test Anxiety: Many students struggle with test anxiety and aren’t sure how to handle it.  Students in this workshop will learn psychological and physiological causes of test anxiety, study tips, and test preparation.  This workshops aims to reduce anxiety by helping students feel more prepared, and also learn different relaxation techniques to help prevent and handle test anxiety. 

  • 8/29         Friday                   9am           (“Academic Skill Drill” in room 215 B)
  • 9/8           Monday                3 pm
  • 9/24         Wednesday         10 am
  • 9/30         Tuesday                130 pm
  • 10/16       Thursday             430 pm
  • 10/28       Tuesday               9am
  • 11/10        Monday                 3 pm

Need help now? Check out Test-Taking Resources online.

For a calendar view of the workshop dates this semester, click here

For **faculty and staff members**, if you would like a workshop to come to you, please click here.