For spring term 2020, all academic success workshops will be moving to an online/webinar format. We remain eager and committed to supporting you and your group in this work, and will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding Zoom or the webinar format. You can submit your request below and include questions in your note, or you may reach out to Sarah Norek at sarah.norek@oregonstate.edu.

From our experience, the webinar has been a great platform for delivering workshops, and we're happy to be able to continue to serve you throughout spring.

If you would like someone from the Academic Success Center to Zoom with your class, department, student organization, etc., please complete our workshop request. Workshop content draws from the science of learning and workshops are designed to be interactive, involving participants in discussion and/or activities. The below options usually last 30-50 minutes.

Workshop Topics

Goals come in all sizes. They can be daily, recurring targets, or they can be larger ambitions that we reach through the course of meeting many smaller goals. It goes without saying that some goals have better results than others. Learn how to make effective goals and achieve your aspirations.

Procrastinating is easy, but so is managing your time, once you have a few strategies to work with. Learn strategies to better manage your time, and to manage procrastination out of the picture.

Preparing for tests can feel daunting, and let’s be real – often, we wait until the last minute. Take this workshop to learn how your brain works and what it takes for it to truly learn something. Then, use this knowledge towards effective test preparation.

To have an effective study session, you need to be able to concentrate. Great idea, right? If only there weren’t so many distractions! Get a better understanding of concentration and its nemesis, distraction, and then pack your bag and head for more efficient and effective study sessions. 

A magic potion for success? We agree – that would be awesome. When you find it, call us. In the meantime, let’s work together to set you up to succeed, because you already have what it takes - experiences. Develop strategies based on your experiences and knowledge and take this first year by storm.

Oregon State University is resource-full. Get ready to identify and locate those academic resources that can help support you on your academic path (this presentation can vary in length and design).

Instructors are key to academic success, yet countless office hours go unattended and this valuable resource is underutilized. So let's break down office hour myths, talk through strategies for successful office hour usage, and consider the idea that strategies you practice and use now in office hours can be applied later as you move into life after OSU and begin networking towards new opportunities.

Group work can be a powerful academic and professional tool if used effectively. It can also be really hard and feel difficult. Explore techniques and strategies to harness strengths and increase efficiency in your groups.  Identify and practice ways group work can increase learning, creativity and productivity in your academics and your future career.

Fantastic! We’d love to work with you to design something that builds on what you’ve already learned or that tackles a new topic. Let us know where you’re at, and where you want to be.

Not seeing what you're looking for? Be in touch! We'd love to work with you to determine what will best suit your needs.

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