Center for Student Success
Math Competency Workshops - Spring/Summer Semester 2013
Central Campus - BW 202
- Thursday, May 23rd at 11:00 a.m.
- Thursday, June 20th at 11:00 a.m.
- Thursday, June 27th at 11:00 a.m.
JCC @ LISD TECH - Room 219
- Tuesday, May 14th at 2:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 18th at 2:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 2nd at 2:00 p.m.
LeTarte Center, Hillsdale - Room 17
- Thursday, May 30th at 9:30 a.m.
- Thursday, June 20th at 9:30 a.m.
- Thursday, July 11th at 9:30 a.m.
In the math competency workshops, we will be covering text anxiety, math test taking tips, and going over past competency tests to reinforce the ideas and concepts.
Handled on an Individual or Group Basis in the Center for Student Success
How to Work with Your Instructor
Now that you are in college and have a desire to succeed, how do you work with your instructor? Establishing a working relationship with this person can be the difference between passing and passing with flying colors! In this workshop, we will explore the dos and the don’ts, mapping out a plan that will secure your academic future. You “don’t” want to miss this one!
Math without Numbers
If you think math has anything to do with numbers, we need to talk.
Effective Textbook Reading
Do you feel as if you are not retaining the information you study? When you are reading, do you doze off? We will help you with new strategies to understand what you are reading and keep the information in long term memory. These tips can help you study more effectively and retain what you learn for those test situations!
Time Management & Organization
Do you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? Do you wonder how you’ll ever be able to realistically balance your school work, job, and personal life? Let us work with you to evaluate your current schedule, prioritize your commitments, and apply effective time management strategies that help you get the most out of each day.
Effective Note Taking
Do you need help with note taking skills during class lectures, organizing your notes or just need a tip or two to stay on top of the game? This workshop may be the help you need to stay on course. In this workshop we will cover college note taking skills 101 plus we will share a few new tips that may help you better organize, understand and take better notes.
Overcoming Test Anxiety
Everyone has anxiety of some sort when taking tests. This is only natural. In this workshop, we will go over the tips for different types of test questions that may help you become more confident when walking into that classroom come test day as well as cover some things you can do to alleviate some of that anxiety and prepare you for doing your best when it comes to tests.
How to Be Yourself
“Just being yourself is the biggest fear of humans” (Rivas 17). This workshop will examine how our personal belief systems influence our attitude and often keep us from being and accomplishing all that we are capable of. Although the session concentrates on helping you to take greater power over your life to become more effective as a student, these teachings can be applied to all areas of your life, including son or daughter, sibling, employee, partner, and citizen of the world. These simple but profound teachings are based on the philosophy of Don Miguel Ruiz with the support of Nelson Mandela, Michelangelo, and others.
Where Are You Headed?
Are you confused about the direction of your life? Are you unsure of where you’re trying to go or how you’re going to get there even when you do know? This workshop will show you steps you can take now to improve your chances of achieving the things in life that will help you be successful and happy. The workshop will focus on the importance of leadership skills, envisioning the future you want, knowing what will make you happy and setting good goals.
Many students have multiple responsibilities, including family, work and school. All of them require budgeting and otherwise good money management. Even if school is your only budget matter, you cannot lose by attending this workshop, which will help you learn to sensibly plan and spend in ways that will ensure a stable future.
Developing a Professional Image with Social Media
Social networking is essential when looking for work in our digital society, but how can you utilize it to help you get a job? In this session, we will look into ways to develop that professional image and establish essential connections through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Your digital footprint will have a significant impact on how you come across to your future employers, so make it you leave a positive lasting impact. Everyone is welcome to join and you do not need to be affiliated with any of these networks upon registration!