During winter 2023, the Academic Success Center (ASC) will offer a limited series of 50-minute workshops online, via Zoom. Click the calendar below for descriptions and links to register, or click on the weeks/topics listed beneath the calendar to learn more and register to attend.

Workshop descriptions, dates & registration links

Planning Time and Re-Framing Procrastination

Do you procrastinate? You’re not alone. It can happen even with the greatest schedules and the SMARTest goals. In a 10-week term, procrastination can elevate stress levels depending on what work/activity gets prioritized and what deadlines or expectations are put off for something else. Join us to explore planning tools and strategies to get what we need, want, and would rather do, done.

Concentration, Distraction & Effective Study Sessions

To have an effective study session, you need to be able to concentrate. This isn’t new news, but it can be difficult. Learn strategies and techniques that can help you work effectively and succeed in your study sessions.

Personal Statements

Personal statements are an important part of graduate school applications and can often be stressful to draft. Join us as we introduce personal statements, talk through strategies for structure and content, and review a sample statement together. You’ll learn about strategies for drafting your own statement and resources to support your writing process.

Attention & Memory

In your coursework, you often have to recall information and make connections between past and new knowledge; this process relies heavily on attention and memory. We’ll dive into the science of memory-making and share strategies for attention and studying that can help you transfer information to long-term memory.

Learning During Times of Stress

Your experience matters, and we want to equip you with the information to recognize what you’re feeling, how it might show up, and how to support yourself through it. We’ll discuss the common themes of overwhelm, fatigue, and burnout, share coping strategies, and have time for questions and next steps.

The Writing Process & Time Management

Writing is a process that takes time and energy—things which can be challenging during a busy term. Join us to think through steps of the writing process and discuss approaches to project and time management. Together, we’ll explore strategies and resources to support you in accomplishing your writing goals.

Motivation – In Concept & Practice

Motivation is a popular topic – different ways to motivate, what to do when it’s hard to motivate, things that can disrupt motivation, etc. We’ll explore concepts, practice strategies, and identify potential next-steps to help us navigate the motivation challenge.

Test Prep & the Science of Learning

Preparing for tests can feel daunting, and let’s be real – often, we wait until the last minute. Beginning your test preparation early can help you harness your brain’s strengths and reduce stress. Join us to learn how your brain works and what it takes for it to truly learn something, and then head off into effective test preparation.

Concentration, Distraction & Effective Study Sessions - Finals Edition

To prepare for finals, you need to be able to concentrate. This isn’t new news, but it can be difficult. Learn strategies and techniques that can help you work effectively in your study sessions as you get ready for finals.

We're eager to connect with folks in these workshops, and want to make these workshops accessible to all students at OSU. If we can provide accommodations for any of these workshops, please be in touch with Sarah Norek (sarah.norek@oregonstate.edu) as soon as possible.

If students are invited/asked to attend a workshop, and asked to provide attendance confirmation, the ASC will provide attendance confirmation using the name and email left in the registration form.

If you are a student who needs attendance confirmation sent:

  • during the registration process, please enter the name & email address of whoever you'd like to receive attendance confirmation
  • please double-check your spelling(s)

If you are an instructor/advisor/supervisor asking that students who attend provide confirmation, please

  • decide whether you'd like your students to forward an attendance confirmation email sent to them or have an email sent directly to you
  • please provide your student(s) with the email address at which you'd like to receive confirmation, if you prefer to receive it directly

Questions about the process? Please be in touch with Sarah Norek: Sarah.Norek@oregonstate.edu.