Reading and Productive Note-taking: Different Methods for Class and Homework/Reading
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Banacos Academic Center Conference Room, Parenzo 159
ACADEMIC SKILLS WORKSHOPS SERIES, Spring 2018
Below is the schedule for the free Academic Skills Workshops for the Spring Semester. This workshop series provides academic success strategies for use in all classes rather than course-specific tutoring. The aim is to offer information and assistance in addressing student academic concerns as the semester advances. These workshops are taught in a progression format, moving from organizational planning to final exams. The content will build on earlier session areas, though students may participate in some workshops and skip others since each session will cover a complete topic.
Each topic will be offered twice, with one workshop given on a Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 and the other repeated the following week on Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00. These workshops are open to all students and are held in the Banacos Academic Center conference room (Parenzo 159). When requested, faculty will be notified of student attendance.
To register, see the schedule, and reserve a seat for an Academic Skills Workshop, students should go on-line to http://www.westfield.ma.edu/banacos/scheduler/. The Academic Skills Workshops are highlighted in red on that scheduler. If a workshop is full, the scheduler allows students to place their names on the waiting list. Students with a workshop reservation should receive an email reminder the day before. Please cancel 3 hours ahead if you cannot attend so another student may use the seat.
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Students are asked to bring a NOTEBOOK, one SYLLABUS with assignment schedule, a COURSE TEXTBOOK, and a PEN to each workshop they attend [as well as the specific materials noted below for particular workshops].
Topic 1: Academic Organizational Strategies: Scheduling and Planning To Manage Homework and Time
Tues, 1/30 & Wed, 2/7 (Please bring your planner – paper or electronic.)
Topic 2: Syllabi, Assignment Schedules, & Paper/Test Content: Connecting Clues for Class Success
Tues, 2/13 & Wed, 2/21 (Please bring at least one course syllabus and assignment schedule.)
Topic 3: Tests & Mid-term Exams: Preparation (Review Sheets & Study Guides) and Test-taking
Tues, 2/27 & Wed, 3/7 (Please bring a test from one of your classes/textbooks & a review sheet and/or study guide if you have one.)
(No workshops the week of March 12-16 due to Spring Break.)
Topic 4: Reading and Productive Note-taking: Different Methods for Class and Homework/Reading
Tues, 3/20 & Wed, 3/28 (Please bring one of your course textbooks or reading assignments.)
Topic 5: Reflecting on Mid-term Progress: Planning & Prioritizing NOW for Semester End & Final Exams
Tues, 4/3 & Wed, 4/18 (Please bring pertinent materials from one of your courses and your planner.)
(No Workshops the week of April 9-13.)
Topic 6: Open Time – NO RESERVATION NEEDED
Tues, 4/24 & Wed, 5/2 (Please bring samples of areas of concern or questions about earlier topics.)
REMINDER: WEEKLY DROP-IN TIME for individual concerns is on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 2:50 in Parenzo 168 office.
Drop-in time does not require a reservation, and assistance is offered to students in order of arrival. Students should be registered in the online system referenced above before arrival, or they may register once they arrive