Academic Success Center

Workshops & Seminars

Spring Workshops

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Reading and Notetaking
March 5, 2015; 4:00 - 5:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Ms. Justine Chasmar

This workshop offers reading and note-taking strategies for use in and out of the classroom. You will learn to make your notes more meaningful and adapt the strategies to your style. You will experiment with new ways to capture and record the most critical points in class. This workshop is a good fit for students who are in a class with a lot of required reading.


Boost Your Brain - Sleep - a STAR workshop
March 5, 2015; 6:30 - 7:15 pm
Location: FIKE Wellness Zone, capacity: 15
Presenter: STARs Felicity Caughran, Sydney Paul

Sleep. Do you get enough, or is this where you cut to get everything else done? Learn about simple tips for getting a good night of sleep, and learn why sleep is so important to your success.


Test Anxiety - a STAR workshop
March 6, 2015; 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 301 ASC, capacity: 15
Presenter: STAR Abby Baker

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.


Learning from the Inside & Out
March 10, 2015; 12:30 - 1:30pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Dr. Arlene Stewart & Ms. Courtney Honeycutt

You’re smart, right? You study hard, right? You had terrific grades in high school, right? So… why don’t your grades always reflect that? Come to this seminar to discover how you learn and what you can do that will help improve your grades.


Sleep Matters
March 11, 2015; 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: 118 ASC Building, capacity: 73
Presenter: Dr. June Pilcher

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.


Finding Your Career Path
March 23, 2015; 5:00 - 6:15pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Dr. Sue Whorton & Ms. Hristiyana Zhelezova

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.


Problem Solving Strategies in Honor of PI
March 23, 2015; 6:15 - 7 pm
Location: 301 ASC, capacity: 15
Presenter: STAR Sydney Paul

PI = 3.14159. This fun and relevant workshop is in honor of the real PI day of THIS century, March 14, 2015. Strategies for solving problems will be discussed, especially in regards to PI


Raise Your GPR from the Dead
March 24, 2015; 5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Ms. 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.


Boost Your Brain - Nutrition - a STAR workshop
March 24, 2015; 4:00 - 4:45 pm
Location: FIKE Wellness Zone, capacity: 15
Presenter: STARs Felicity Caughran and Victoria Vidi

In this workshop we will examine the role good nutrition plays in your success as a student. Do you know what the top healthy foods are and why? It is often said that "You are what you eat." What small changes can you make now to eat for better health.


Credit 101
March 25, 2015; 5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Mr. Brandon Pryor, Mr. Josh Harris

Tips on keeping your finances in order while in school and maintaining good credit.


How Good is Your Time Management
March 26, 2015; 5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: 201 Kinard, capacity: 100
Presenter: Ms. Rise' Sheriff

What does a pickle jar have to do with time management? Come to this fun, interactive workshop on time management and find out.


Lecture Notetaking
March 27, 2015; 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 301 ASC, capacity: 15
Presenter: STAR Abby Baker

This workshop will provide you strategies on taking notes in your classes and what to do with those notes after class. You will be introduced to the Cornell notetaking method and get some practice using this method.


Retaining Scholarships: HOPE, LIFE, Palmetto Fellows
March 30, 2015; 3:45 - 4:30pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Ms. Lori McGregor & Ms. Kayla Broome

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 GPR and strategies for acquiring the necessary 30 credit hours per year.


Winning the Procrastination Battle
March 31, 2015; 3:30 - 4:15pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Mr. Matthew Kirk

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.


Countdown to Finals
April 1, 2015; 5:15 - 6:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Dr. Christine Murphy, STAR Sydney Paul

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. Bring your syllabi….


Financial Literacy - A STAR workshop
April 1, 2015; 6:15 - 7 pm
Location: 301 ASC, capacity: 15
Presenter: STARS Billie Meacham and Brianna Berry

Financial Literacy - do you know enough? Come and learn how to improve your financial capability. Hear about habits that you can start today that will pay off tomorrow.


Countdown to Finals
April 2, 2015; 12:30 - 1:20pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Dr. Christine Murphy, STAR Sydney Paul

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. Bring your syllabi….


Avoiding Plagiarism
April 2, 2015; 4:00 - 5:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Mr. Aaron Albro

In this workshop 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.


Reading at the Speed of Sight
April 2, 2015; 6:30 - 7:30pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
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.


Textbook Notetaking
April 3, 2015; 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 301 ASC, capacity: 15
Presenter: STAR Abby Baker

Do you read your textbook? If so, do you take notes while you read? Are you aware of the many ways to organize your notes to help you learn? This workshop will focus on taking notes from your textbook.


Stress
April 6, 2015; 3:00 - 4:00pm
Location: FIKE Wellness Zone, capacity: 15
Presenter: STAR presenter Kenora Entzminger

Everyone experiences stress. Yet, most of us never really learn how to effectively cope with stressful situations. The end result is that stress can overwhelm us and undermine our ability to perform. For many students, excessive stress can interfere with their success in college. This workshop will help students learn to manage stress before it manages them.


Test Anxiety
April 6, 2015; 5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Dr. Sue Whorton

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.


This is an Exam...this is ONLY a Final Exam
April 7, 2015; 7:00 - 8:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Ms. Laurel Whisler

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.


Boost Your Brain - a STAR workshop
April 7, 2015; 4 - 4:45 pm
Location: FIKE Wellness Zone, capacity: 15
Presenter: STARs Felicity Caughran and Ryan Goetz

Sleep. Fitness. Nutrition. Do you get enough of these elements, or is this where you cut to get everything done. Learn about simple tips that you can incorporate into your daily routine to make the most of what you have! Learn why sleep, fitness, and nutrition are important.


The Finals Approach
April 13, 2015; 4:00 - 5:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Dr. Christine Murphy & Ms. Lori McGregor

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….


The Finals Approach
April 14, 2015; 12:20 - 1:15pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Ms. Lori McGregor

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….


Test Taking Strategies
April 14, 2015; 5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Mr. Matthew Kirk

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.


Last Minute Tips for Finals
April 21, 2015; 12:30 - 1:20pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Dr. Christine Murphy

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.


It's Not Over 'til It's Over
April 22, 2015; 3:00 - 4:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Ms. Beth McWilliams

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.


Reducing your Carbon Footprint
April 22, 2015; 4:30 - 5:15 pm
Location: 118 ASC, capacity: 73
Presenter: STARs Sydney Paul & Victoria Vidi & Dr. Christine Murphy

In celebration of Earth Day! Learn about carbon footprints and some of the calculators that help you calculate YOUR carbon footprint. President Barker in 2007 was a charter signatory to the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment. As a signatory, one of the goals is to make Clemson's campus a model of energy sustainability and operate as a ""carbon neutral"" campus by 2030. Learn about the progress Clemson has made towards NetZero.


Stress Management, Stress Relief
April 23, 2015; 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 118 Academic Success Center, capacity: 75
Presenter: Dr. Hal Stevens

Everyone experiences stress. Yet, most of us never really learn how to effectively cope with stressful situations. The end result is that stress can overwhelm us and undermine our ability to perform. For many students, excessive stress can interfere with their success in college. This workshop will help students learn to manage stress before it manages them.