Academic Success Center

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Spring Workshops

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Raise Your GPR from the Dead
January 21, 2015; 5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Kristin Goodenow

Did not get the best start in your classes last semester? Come to this workshop and learn how to raise that GPR for good! Get some last minute tips, as well as learning some techniques that will help you keep that scholarship. The road to a good GPR is not always easy. We’ll show you how to get out of the rut that you are in.


What to do After You Open Your Textbook: A Study How-to
January 22, 2015; 4:00 - 5:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Arlene Stewart

Have you ever said, Why did I buy this textbook? We never use it!? Or, have you ever wondered how you were supposed to read 3 long chapters before the next class? You should come to this workshop! Learn how to use the textbook to help you learn the course content and how to prepare for exams.


Finding Your Purpose at Clemson
January 27, 2015; 5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Rusty Guill

What do you want to do with your life? Are you worried that you are wasting your life? This workshop examines the power of higher education and its role in your future. Rusty Guill gives an account of overcoming tragedy and finding ones purpose in life.


Identity Theft
January 29, 2015; 5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Brandon Pryor

Identity Theft is a growing concern these days. And, unfortunately, as a college student, 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.


Notetaking 101
February 3, 2015; 4:00 - 5:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Arlene Stewart

The most important aspect of note-taking is the format and structure of your notes. Taking effective notes will help you make the most out of the time you spend in class. In this workshop, you will learn strategies to create your notes to be more meaningful and powerful. You will experiment with new ways to capture and record the most critical points in class.


Finding Your Career Path
February 5, 2015; 3:30 - 4:45pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Sue Whorton & Nicholas Paschvoss

How can I be sure that I am making the right choice about a major? The best way to choose the right major is by making a well-informed decision. This workshop will help you to break the process of choosing a major into manageable steps that will lead you, step-by-step, to a good choice of major. The workshop will conclude with a session to review the requirements and process for changing your major.


Creating Graphical Organizers
February 10, 2015; 7:00 - 8:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: 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.