Strategies for Success Workshop Series Winter 2014 Announced


By Michael Hartman
Jan 22, 2014 Bookmark and Share


All Workshops held in G243 Angell Hall

Time Management

January 22, 4:00 p.m.

Time management can be the key to your academic success. We will show
you how plan your time so you can achieve your goals and have a more
fulfilling semester.

How to Study for Tests

January 29, 4:00 p.m.

Not sure how to prepare for your upcoming midterms? Do you find
yourself stressed out taking exams or just thinking about them? We
will cover exam preparation and offer tips for dealing with the stress of
exams.

Reading for College

February 5, 4:00 p.m.

Much of the material you will need to learn in class comes from text-
books and other readings. This session will teach you how active
reading strategies help you get the most out of your reading.

Interpreting an Essay Assignment

February 12, 4:00 p.m.

Having a hard time understanding a paper assignment? We’ll look at
examples and discuss how to read an assignment carefully, how to identify
implied expectations and criteria, and how to break the assignment down into
key tasks and goals.

Learning from Graded Exams

February 26, 4:00 p.m.

Now that you’ve gotten your first exams back, how can you use them to
prepare for the next round? This session will cover tips to help you
improve your performance on exams.

Backpacking and End-of-Semester Strategies

March 19, 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Drop-in anytime)

Do you have questions about your class choices for spring, summer,
and fall? Come in for backpacking help and course selection advice.
Need some help planning the last few weeks of winter semester? While
you are here, get some tips for getting everything done.

Learning from a Graded Paper

March 13, 4:00 p.m.

How can you use a returned paper to do better on the next one? We’ll talk
about strategies for “digesting” professors’ written comments and turning
them into specific tasks and goals for improvement.

 

 

Mindfulness Meditation for Academic Success

Mondays 10:30-11:00 a.m. and Thursdays 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Learning mindfulness is a great way to strengthen your focus and concentration, improve your performance, quiet an overactive mind, learn ways to let go of stress, and manage anxiety. Current Mindfulness Meditation research suggests that students who practice mindfulness meditation show improved problem-solving and creative-thinking skills, improved accuracy on standardized tests, and have increased working memory.

Sessions are flexible. Try it once to see what it’s about or stop by every week. To register for the Mindfulness sessions go to https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/mindfulnessatumich/assignment