Events

Spring 2016 Academic Resource Workshop Series

Ready, Set, NOTES!

Tuesday, January 12 - 5PM
Evans Library Room 310

This ASC workshop is targeted to all interested undergraduates not enrolled in ASC 1000 University Experience or ASC 1005 Strategies for Success. ASC 1000 University Experience and ASC 1005 Strategies for Success will include this material.

Is one of your 2016 resolutions to earn better grades?
Does your schedule include more difficult courses?
Could you benefit from a few new tips and tricks that have been tested and approved by engineering students, scientists, managers, and programmers?

Yes. Either you probably could, or you know someone who could.

Here's the truth: not every course needs the same note-taking strategy, and many students struggle to change up their style to meet the needs of new courses or different professors. Luckily, there's help. Join the ASC for an hourlong workshop to find and modify a note-taking system that plays to your strengths and helps you review and retain the information you read and hear.

 


Better Grades: The First Exam

Wednesday, January 20 - 5PM
Evans Library Room 310

 This ASC workshop is targeted to all interested undergraduates not enrolled in ASC 1000 University Experience or ASC 1005 Strategies for Success. ASC 1000 University Experience and ASC 1005 Strategies for Success will include this material.

 The first big exam in any class can be intimidating. Some students struggle to prepare with the vague instruction of "just study." Other students don't realize how to use information from lectures, homework, and course documents to create a more effective review.

We've been there.
We can help you study.
We know you can do well.

This workshop addresses key exam strategies, breaks down the types of questions to expect on tests and quizzes, and provides active methods for student to use during review sessions. Students will also learn about non-academic exam preparation and self-care habits to provide the best opportunity for test day success.

 


 

Use Your (Campus) Resources

Tuesday, January 26 - 5PM
Evans Library Room 310

This ASC workshop is targeted to all interested undergraduates not enrolled in ASC 1000 University Experience or ASC 1005 Strategies for Success. ASC 1000 University Experience and ASC 1005 Strategies for Success will include this material.

As students become more familiar with the campus community, they often (re)discover departments and services that help them fully realize their potential. From academic resources and student activities initiatives to research institutes and outreach efforts that connect students to alumni and community leaders, the campus has many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

How can you take advantage of ALL that Florida Tech offers?

Join the ASC for an hourlong review and reintroduction to some of the amazing initiatives and programs that are available to Florida Tech students, just for being part of the Panther family. Campus is constantly changing, so don't miss out on a great opportunity.

 


 

Learning From Mistakes

Tuesday, February 2 - 5PM
Evans Library Room 310

This ASC workshop is targeted to all interested undergraduates not enrolled in ASC 1000 University Experience or ASC 1005 Strategies for Success. ASC 1000 University Experience and ASC 1005 Strategies for Success will include this material. 

Has the start of the semester been a little rough?
Feel like you're reverting to less productive habits?
Not sure how to pull yourself out of that rut?

The ASC staff can help you get back on track. Whether your plans for better time management didn't go as well as you'd hoped or a poor exam grade has you frustrated, this seminar might be a way to kickstart your spring semester success.
Learn how to earn small victories using simple academic strategies, why having a less-than-perfect exam can actually give you more information about your learning habits, and how you can make little changes to finish the semester on a positive note.

 


Secrets to Group Study Success

Tuesday, February 16 - 5PM
Evans Library Room 310

This ASC workshop is targeted to all interested undergraduates not enrolled in ASC 1000 University Experience or ASC 1005 Strategies for Success. ASC 1000 University Experience and ASC 1005 Strategies for Success will include this material.

Do you avoid group study sessions because no one seems to take them seriously? When you review for exams, do you spend more time trying stay on task rather than reviewing? Is studying with others more trouble than it's worth?

Faculty encourage studying in groups because students benefit from peer-to-peer review. Join the ASC staff for an hourlong workshop to learn how to effectively study in small groups. We'll talk about how to delegate meaningful review tasks, use time management strategies to stay on task, and share learning responsibilities. Learn how to combine the academic and social benefits of studying in groups to better benefit all involved.

 


 

Midterm Grades: Yay or Meh?

Tuesday, March 1 - 5PM
Evans Library Room 310 

This ASC workshop is targeted to all interested undergraduates not enrolled in ASC 1000 University Experience or ASC 1005 Strategies for Success. ASC 1000 University Experience and ASC 1005 Strategies for Success will include this material.

The week before Spring Break can give students time to reflect on their progress during the first half of the semester. If you're not doing as well as you could with your academic goals and habits, now is the perfect time to pick up some new strategies and techniques to aid in your success.

Checking your progress now can mean end-of-semester success with a few key changes.

During this workshop, you will learn how to take a realistic look at your academic progress and make small changes to study habits, class routines, and faculty interactions that will turn final grades from "meh" to "yay!"

 


 

Countdown to Finals

Tuesday, March 29 - 5PM
Evans Library Room 310

This ASC workshop is targeted to all interested undergraduates not enrolled in ASC 1000 University Experience or ASC 1005 Strategies for Success. ASC 1000 University Experience and ASC 1005 Strategies for Success will include this material. 

Final exams are less than a month away and there’s so much to be done! Course projects, term papers, review sessions, and all of the day-to-day responsibilities can create stress that can sabotage your ability to do well on your tests.

Planning a study schedule and reviewing course materials early can alleviate stress and set you up for your best finals week ever. Join the ASC staff and learn how to reduce test anxiety, ask the helpful questions during the in-class review, and take advantage of all university resources to do well on final exams.