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Free Workshops Available for SVCC Students to Ace the Fall Semester

October 2011

Take part in any of the free workshops to help you succeed throughout the semester. All of these workshops (unless otherwise noted) will be held in room 2L1A. For more information, please contact Sarah McFarlane at 815-835-6368

September 2011

Developing a Success Strategy: Are you looking for ways to be successful this semester? This workshop will give you some ideas on what you can do now to achieve success. Monday, Sept 19 from 12:30 – 1

Goal Setting = Goal Getting: Do you understand the goal setting process? In this workshop we will learn how to create realistic goals as well as create a plan for accomplishing them. Monday, Sept 26 from 12:30 – 1 

Study Skills 101: This workshop will focus on giving you an introduction to some basic study techniques. Thursday, Sept 29 from 12 – 12:30


October 2011

Improve Your Memory, Improve Your Grades: This workshop will provide you with some skills on how to improve your memory in order to help you be more successful in your studies. Monday, Oct 3 from 12:30 – 1 & Thursday, Oct 27 from 12 – 12:30 

Effective Note-taking Methods: This workshop will provide you with some ideas on how to take more effective notes that will help you learn and retain information. Thursday, Oct 6 from 12 – 12:30 & Tuesday, Oct 18 from 11:30 – 12

Improve Your Reading Comprehension Skills: This workshop will go over some ideas on how to get more out of your reading assignments Tuesday, Oct 11 from 11:30 – 12 & Thursday, Oct 20 from 12 – 12:30


November 2011

How to Write a Research Paper: This workshop will help you through the steps of choosing a topic, where to go to complete the research, and writing the final draft. Monday, Nov 7 from 12:30 – 1 1E8 & Thursday, Nov 17 from 12 – 12:30 2L6 

Making Presentations: Take part in this fun and informative workshop that discusses the preparation and delivery or an oral presentation. Tuesday, Nov 15 from 11:30 – 12 

Tackling Test-taking Anxiety: Learn some techniques to help you stay calm and confident when taking a test. You will also learn some test-taking strategies to help you better prepare for your tests. Thursday, Nov 3 from 12 – 12:30, Tuesday, Nov 8 from 11:30 – 12 & Monday, Nov 28 from 12:30 – 1


December 2011

Strategies for Test-taking:Thursday, Dec 1 from 12 – 12:30 & Tuesday, Dec 6 from 11:30 – 12