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Procrastination
February 8, 2016; 12:20 - 1:05 pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 73
Presenter: Ms. Cari Brooks

Everyone procrastinates now and then but habitual procrastination may cause you lots of stress. This interactive workshop provides a structured process for examining your individual procrastination pattern, why you do it, and how to stop procrastinating in areas that concern you. Participants will learn to: • Analyze their unique pattern of procrastination; • Decide what they want to change; • Develop a plan of action to get things done now!


Procrastination
February 8, 2016; 5 - 5:45 pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 73
Presenter: Ms. Cari Brooks

Everyone procrastinates now and then but habitual procrastination may cause you lots of stress. This interactive workshop provides a structured process for examining your individual procrastination pattern, why you do it, and how to stop procrastinating in areas that concern you. Participants will learn to: • Analyze their unique pattern of procrastination; • Decide what they want to change; • Develop a plan of action to get things done now!


Test Taking Strategies
February 9, 2016; 12:30 - 1:15 pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 73
Presenter: Ms. Ashley Crisp

Would you like that ‘extra edge’ in preparing for tests this semester? If so, then plan to attend this timely workshop. In an interactive, discussion-oriented format, students will learn from the workshop leader and other students some effective test preparation tools, test taking strategies, and tips to combat test anxiety. Participants will learn: • Ways to remember textbook and lecture material; • How to successfully handle multiple choice, essay, and short-answer exams; • The most effective ways to predict test questions; • How to manage time during the week of a test; • How to lessen test anxiety; • How to adopt a growth mindset.


Forming Study Groups
February 9, 2016; 7 - 8 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Mrs. Laurel Whisler

Study groups are student-driven groups designed to review class material and solve course-related problems. This presentation will touch on the differences between informal and formal study groups, how to get started in a study group and strategies for holding a successful study group session.


Memorization Tips
February 10, 2016; 5 - 5:45 pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 73
Presenter: Mr. Matthew Kirk

To succeed in college, and later a job, you must develop and exercise an efficient memory. Most of us only use a fraction of our memory capability. The way we improve our memory is not by improving intelligence or mental capacity, but by using some simple and fun memorization techniques and exercises. Workshop Objectives: • To laugh and have fun while learning • Explore some old and new memorization techniques


Budgeting 101
February 11, 2016; 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Mr Brandon Pryor

Things happen fast in college. New classes. New Friends. New interests and opportunities. That’s all the more reason you may want to think about using a budget. Get practical advice on how to manage your money today, which is an important step to a strong future.


Basic Skills for EXCEL
February 11, 2016; 7 - 7:45 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: STARs Jake Marshall, Caleb Dorrity, Toni Franken

Numbers are everything is today’s world. Managing data is a necessary skill, especially if you are a student. Microsoft Excel is the standard spreadsheet application for both the business world and personal use. This workshop is an introduction to Excel and will help you get started with the basics.


Creating Graphical Organizers
February 15, 2016; 4 - 5 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Mrs. Laurel Whisler

Classes are in full swing and test time is approaching. In this workshop, we will explore a number of strategies that will help you learn in a deep and lasting way. We begin by providing strategies to organize the knowledge you have collected in order to create helpful study materials. Next we will explore effective ways to rehearse the study material to enhance remembering the material.


ENGR 1410 Exam Preparation
February 15, 2016; 6:15 - 7:15 pm
Location: 100 Holtzendorff, capacity: 150
Presenter: Dr. Will Martin

Your first engineering exam in ENGR 1410 is right around the corner … how should you prepare? What types of questions can you expect? How much time should you spend studying? How do you even study for this type of exam? This workshop will address all of these questions to help you prepare for the ENGR 1410 exam. For students in ENGR 1410 ONLY.


Finding Your Career Path
February 17, 2016; 3:30 - 4:15 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Ms. Brooke A. Simecka

How can I be sure that I am making the right choice about a career? The best way to choose the right career is by making a well-informed decision. This workshop will help you to break the process of choosing a career into manageable stages that will lead you, step-by-step, to a good choice of career. Workshop Objectives: • Have a better understanding of their interests, skills and values related to career choice; • Have a better understanding of career-related resources and items to engage your career exploration; • Learn the Career Development Plan. Holland Personality Types.


ENGR 1410 Exam Preparation
February 17, 2016; 6:15 - 7:15 pm
Location: 100 Holtzendorff, capacity: 150
Presenter: Dr. Will Martin

Your first engineering exam in ENGR 1410 is right around the corner … how should you prepare? What types of questions can you expect? How much time should you spend studying? How do you even study for this type of exam? This workshop will address all of these questions to help you prepare for the ENGR 1410 exam. For students in ENGR 1410 ONLY.


How Your Brain Learns
February 17, 2016; 12:20 - 1:15 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Dr. Fred Switzer

To succeed in college, and later a job, you must learn the material presented in the course. This means that not only do you have to understand the material, but you have to develop and exercise an efficient memory. Discussed will be how your brain learns, and the ways that the information gets from “out here” to “in there”, and then, once in there, how do you get it to stay there.


Reading at the Speed of Sight
February 18, 2016; 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Dr. Bill Stanton

Is the amount of reading required in college overwhelming to you? Don’t worry! Speed-reading is an acquired skill. Learn the basics and with practice and determination, you can increase your reading rate ten-fold. This workshop will highlight techniques to increase your rate to help you stay on top of all your reading assignments. Workshop Objectives: • The fundamental learning theories that support the whole process of speed-reading; • To explore the nature of practical, useful exercises to improve their reading speeds; • Experience improved reading speed of comprehension during the workshop.


Preparing for Your Advising Appointment
March 3, 2016; 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Dr. Sue Whorton

Get the most from your advising appointment by taking just a few minutes to prepare with us. Are you on track for success this semester? Are you utilizing all the available resources? Do you need help determining what next semester will look like for you? This workshop can help answer these questions.


Using Google Add-Ons to Enhance your Google Drive
March 8, 2016; 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 60
Presenter: Mrs. Laurie Sherrod

We will overview some of the many available additional applications, add-ons, and extensions you can add to enhance your Google Applications experience! This will include applications you can add to your Google Drive and add-ons you can add to individual applications. Some of the applications to be demonstrated include video editing, photo editing, screencasting, math, flowcharts, music notation, extra fonts, styles, Avery labels (and mail merge), printing, file conversion, additional fonts, and more. You will see how to search for, add and/or remove these extra functions to your Clemson Google Apps for Education.


Credit 101
March 9, 2016; 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Mr. Brandon Pryor

You’re just getting started in life. You have big dreams for the future, some of which – like a car, a house, or more schooling – cost more money than you have right now. Credit is a tool that can help you achieve those financial goals. Learn how to get off on the right foot and make smart choices about credit.


Finding Your Career Path
March 22, 2016; 5 - 5:45 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Ms. Brooke A. Simecka

How can I be sure that I am making the right choice about a career? The best way to choose the right career is by making a well-informed decision. This workshop will help you to break the process of choosing a career into manageable stages that will lead you, step-by-step, to a good choice of career. Workshop Objectives: • Have a better understanding of their interests, skills and values related to career choice; • Have a better understanding of career-related resources and items to engage your career exploration; • Learn the Career Development Plan. Holland Personality Types.


Learning
March 22, 2016; 7 - 8 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Mrs. Laurel Whisler

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Sleep Matters
March 23, 2016; 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Dr. June PIlicher

Ever wonder how much sleep you really need? When is the best time to sleep? Can you really learn more with your eyes closed? Is napping an alternative to sleeping at night? So what do dreams really do? The answer to these and many more questions await you in this fast-paced and humorous look at sleep, fatigue, napping and more. Don't miss this opportunity to learn one of the essential skills needed to excel in school and life as presented by one of the leaders in the field of human factors.


Identity Protection
March 23, 2016; 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Mr. Brandon Pryor

Identity theft is a serious crime that can have lasting effects on its victims. And, unfortunately, as a young adult, you may be at greater risk of ID theft because you have little or no credit history and you may not know how to protect yourself. Discover how identity theft happens, and learn what actions you can take to prevent criminals from assuming your identity.


Countdown to Finals
March 28, 2016; 5 - 5:45 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Dr. Christine Murphy

Would you like a plan to prepare for your final exams this semester so you can avoid that stressful last minute cramming? If so, then attend this timely workshop. Students will learn the best way to prepare for their final exams and develop a plan for the rest of the semester. Workshop Objectives: • Strategies to begin getting ready for finals early; • Ways to break your study plan into manageable parts; • Develop a plan for the remainder of the semester; • Lessen test anxiety with proper preparation & planning.


Countdown to Finals
March 29, 2016; 12:30 - 1:15 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Dr. Christine Murphy

Would you like a plan to prepare for your final exams this semester so you can avoid that stressful last minute cramming? If so, then attend this timely workshop. Students will learn the best way to prepare for their final exams and develop a plan for the rest of the semester. Workshop Objectives: • Strategies to begin getting ready for finals early; • Ways to break your study plan into manageable parts; • Develop a plan for the remainder of the semester; • Lessen test anxiety with proper preparation & planning.


Retaining Scholarships: LIFE, HOPE, Palmetto Fellows
March 29, 2016; 3:30 - 4:15 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Kayla Broome and Lori McGregor

An overview of the LIFE, HOPE, and Palmetto Fellows scholarships are presented and the requirements for retaining each scholarship will be discussed. Students will be given strategies for maintaining the required 3.0 GPA and strategies for acquiring the necessary 30 credit hours per year. Workshop Objectives: • Learn all facets of the LIFE, HOPE, and Palmetto Fellows scholarships; • Identify campus resources to assist with academic success; • Become aware of programs and services offered by the Academic Success Center.


Test Anxiety
March 31, 2016; 5 - 5:45 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Dr. Sue Whorton

Are you a student who “doesn’t test well?” Well, it might simply be a case of excessive test anxiety. Most students experience some anxiety during an exam. But excessive test anxiety can cause mental blocking, difficulty in organizing your thoughts, forgetting course material, even headache and upset stomach. Learn how to assess your own level of nervousness while taking tests, as well as relaxation techniques and how to control negative or worrisome thoughts during exams. Workshop Objectives: • Assess their level of nervousness while taking test; • Develop plan of action for test day to maximize anxiety; • Combat negative thoughts or worries while taking tests; • Learn relaxation techniques for exam times.


Avoiding Plagiarism
April 4, 2016; 12:20 - 1:15 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Mr. Aaron Albro

“Plagiarized? I plagiarized? But I cited everything!” To avoid a situation like this, come to this informative workshop on plagiarism. You will learn the correct way to cite references so that you won’t fail the paper, the course, or worse yet - have to leave Clemson.


This is an Exam....this is Only a Final Exam
April 5, 2016; 5 - 5:45 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Dr. Sue Whorton

Would you like that “extra edge” in preparing for your final exams this semester? If so, then plan to attend this timely workshop. In an interactive, discussion-oriented format, students will learn from the workshop leader and other students the best way to prepare for their final exams. Workshop Objectives: • Ways to remember textbook and lecture material; • How to successfully handle multiple choice, essay, and short-answer exams; • The most effective ways to predict test questions; • How to manage time during the week prior to exams; • How to lessen test anxiety.


The Finals Approach
April 11, 2016; 4:00 - 4:45 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Mrs. Lori McGregor, Dr. Christine Murphy

Would you like a plan to prepare for your final exams this semester so you can avoid that stressful last minute cramming? Students will learn about the best way to prepare for their final exams, and develop a plan for the rest of the semester. Bring your syllabi…. Workshop Objectives: • Strategies to begin getting ready for finals early; • Ways to break your study plan into manageable parts; • Develop a plan for the remainder of the semester; • Lessen test anxiety with proper preparation & planning.


The Finals Approach
April 12, 2016; 12:30 - 1:15 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Mrs. Lori McGregor, Dr. Christine Murphy

Would you like a plan to prepare for your final exams this semester so you can avoid that stressful last minute cramming? Students will learn about the best way to prepare for their final exams, and develop a plan for the rest of the semester. Bring your syllabi…. Workshop Objectives: • Strategies to begin getting ready for finals early; • Ways to break your study plan into manageable parts; • Develop a plan for the remainder of the semester; • Lessen test anxiety with proper preparation & planning.


It's Not Over 'Til It's Over
April 18, 2016; 12:20 - 1:05 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Mrs. Beth McWilliams

Do these statements sound familiar? “What worked in high school doesn’t work now.” “I study all the time, but I still do poorly on tests.” “I am beginning to think I’m not meant to be here.” If any of these sounds like something you have said, you’re in the right place. Ideas, strategies and tools that will enhance the processing and retention of college level materials will be presented in this workshop. Workshop Objectives: • Develop new perspectives that can change your learning experiences; • Learn to apply proven study strategies; • Understand and lessen emotions associated with test preparation and test anxiety.


Last Minute Tips for Finals
April 19, 2016; 12:30 - 1:15 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: Dr. Christine Murphy and STAR

FINALS ARE NEXT WEEK!!! ARE YOU READY??? No? Come to this workshop to get last minute tips to prepare for finals. You will create a study checklist for each final and focus on learning strategies to remember, understand, and apply course material.