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Academic Success Workshops for Fall 2014

Time Management – Belinda Backous

Date: Wednesday, October 8

Time: 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.                                  

Location: JRC202                                                  

Get a grip on stress:  learn how to manage yourself and your time in this intellectual playground we call college.  Take a personal time survey, discuss common pitfalls of time management and receive tools to help you be successful at Grinnell.

The Places You Will Go: How Study Space Impacts Productivity and Learning – Ashley Phipps

Date: Wednesday, October 8

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Location: JRC 227

Discuss strategies for finding the right study space for you.  Take an inventory to evaluate your current study locations, discuss the impact of the environment on study effectiveness, and hear from other students about their favorite study spaces on campus.

A Major Decision:  Choosing a Major – Belinda Backous and Megan Crawford

            Date:  Wednesday, November 19                    OR                   Date: Thursday, November 20

            Time:  12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.                                                    Time: 4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

            Location: JRC202                                                                     Location: JRC 227

Come and learn from your peers as they discuss how they chose their majors and participate in activities that help you pick a major that matches your skills. All are welcome; bring your questions.

MINDSET MATTERS: HOW MINDSET IMPACTS LEARNING AND SUCCESS - Gabe Barela

          Date: Thursday, October 16

            Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

            Location: JRC 227

Do have a growth mindset or fixed mindset?  Take an inventory on which mindset you fall under and discuss strategies on how your “mindset” or beliefs about whether skills, intelligence and personality qualities are fixed or can be developed, has a profound effect on life choices, academics and success. 

Rock Your Exam:  Tips for Test Taking – JOYCE STERN

Date: Thursday, November 13

Time:  noon – 1:00 p.m.

Location: JRC202

Learn proven, effective ways to study and to enhance your test-taking abilities, and learn techniques for overcoming anxiety about tests or during tests.

Effective studying: tips and tricks to maximize your academic success – GABE BARELA AND NARREN BROWN

            Date: Wednesday, November 19

            Time: 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

            Location: JRC 227

Have you thought about how you study? Many ‘go to’ methods like memorization, highlighting, rereading have been proven to be counterproductive to content mastery.  Come learn more concrete, durable methods that have been proven to be effective to improve memory formation and recall.