About the Workshop Series

In spring 2021, the Academic Success Center will again be offering a series of workshops, with 20 opportunities available throughout the term for students to connect with their peers while learning about various academic success topics. Using Zoom, we'll be facilitating dynamic conversations and offering strategies and information on such topics as time management, learning under stress, the writing process, concentration and distraction, and more.

Please click the calendar below to view our full spring term schedule:

Our workshops, while remote, still invite students to engage actively via the chat function. We're excited to share this space with folks, and look forward to building knowledge and tools together towards effective learning.

If you have any questions, or to request any accommodations, please don't hesitate to be in touch: Sarah Norek | Sarah.Norek@oregonstate.edu.

How to Sign Up

Below, you'll find descriptions of each of the workshops, as well as registration links.

  • To register, you'll be asked to use your oregonstate.edu email address.
  • If you're attending this workshop to fulfill a requirement, you'll have the option to submit an email address for the person who will need notification of your attendance.

If you experience any difficulty with the registration process, have any questions about attendance details, or would like to request accommodations, please email Sarah Norek: Sarah.Norek@oregonstate.edu.

Workshop Series: Descriptions & Registration Information (All times in Pacific Time (PT))

Procrastinating is easy, but so is managing your time, once you have a few strategies to work with. We'll be offering this workshop several times throughout spring. While these strategies can be used throughout the term, we'll be speaking to how you might use them at the point in the term when we meet. Whenever you join us, you'll learn strategies to effectively manage your time, and to manage procrastination out of the picture.


  • Start of Term Edition: Tuesday, April 6th, from 10 to 11 AM: Register Here
  • Midterm Edition: Sunday, April 18th, from 6 to 7 PM: Register Here
  • Finals Edition: Thursday, May 20th, from 2 to 3 PM: Register Here



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


Your experience matters, and we want to equip you with the information to recognize what you're feeling, how it might show up in the work that you're trying to do, and how to support yourself through it. Join us as we share common themes and talk about grief, anxiety, overwhelm and amplification. We'll develop and discuss coping strategies, and have time for questions and next steps.


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. In this workshop, 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.

Group work can be a powerful academic and professional tool if used effectively. And now, in this remote environment, it can be a great way to stay connected with folks and hone your collaboration and communication skills. 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.

Writing is a process that takes energy, concentration and time. These days, it might feel like we don't have as much of those to work with. Join us to think through steps of the writing process, and how to manage your time effectively to navigate these elements and reach a written end-product you're proud of.

Preparing for tests can feel daunting, and let’s be real – often, we wait until the last minute. In this remote, online and blended learning environment, it's even more important that you begin your test preparation ahead of time, both to harness your brain's strengths and to 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.


Goals come in all sizes, and can help you accomplish work and succeed. It goes without saying, though, that some goals have better results than others. Learn how to make effective goals and achieve your aspirations.

Motivation is a popular topic of conversation – different ways to motivate, what to do when it feels difficult to motivate, things that can get in the way of motivation, etc. – and feels especially relevant in our current context when we're doing so much on the screen and perhaps feeling a bit of burn out. In this workshop, we’ll explore several motivation concepts and will practice a variety of strategies to identify potential next-steps for those moments when we're feeling the motivation challenge.

You won't want to miss this! As we head into finals, we know you may have a mixture of written papers, projects, and final exams to engage in remotely. Join us to learn strategies and approaches to writing well-made timed essays, and to think through effective test-taking strategies. These skills will support you throughout the academic year!