Fall 2014 Academic Success Programs

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Sleep Matters – Wednesday, Oct. 1st, 12:00-12:45, Gorman B
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? How can you set a healthy sleep pattern? The Counseling Center will help answer these and many other questions in this fast-paced, humorous look at sleep, fatigue, napping and more.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn this essential skill needed to excel.

Need help improving your writing? The Writing Program is hosting a Writing Colloquia, a series of seven talks, offering specific advice about the art of writing on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-3:45 in Gorman B. Dr. Scott Crider will be giving the first talk, entitled "Caring for the Reader's Soul: Ancient Rhetoric and the Contemporary Essay," on October 1. Additional talks to be announced shortly.

Writing Colloquia - Dr. Bernadette Waterman Ward will be giving the second talk entitled "Parallel Universes: Advice for Improving Your Sentence Structure," on October 8 from 3:00-3:45 in Gorman B.

Finding Your Career Path – Wednesday, Oct. 15th, 12:00-12:45, Gorman B
How can you be sure that you are choosing the right major? The best way to choose the right major is to make a well-informed decision. In this workshop, the Office of Personal Career Development will help break down the process of choosing a major into manageable steps that will lead you, step by step, to a good choice. 

Writing Colloquia - Mrs. Tiffany Niebuhr will be giving the third talk entitled "Advice for Focusing and Arranging Paragraphs," on October 15th from 3:00-3:45 in Gorman B.

Working Collaboratively: Forming study groups– Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, 12:00-12:45, Gorman B
Did you know that an effective study group could help you learn faster and be easier than studying on your own? This presentation will touch on the differences between formal and informal study groups, how to get started in a study group, and strategies for holding successful group study sessions.

Writing Colloquia - Mr. Matthew Spring will be giving the fourth talk entitled "Advice for Improving Your Choice and Use of Words," on October 22nd  from 3:00-3:45 in Gorman B


Raise Your GPA from the Dead – Friday, Oct. 24th, 12:00-12:45, Gorman B
Didn’t get the best start in your classes last year?  Come to this workshop and learn how to raise that GPA for good! Get quick tips and learn techniques that will help you keep your scholarship. The Office of Financial Aid will share the information you need about your UD scholarship.  The road to a good GPA is not always easy. This workshop will be especially helpful for sophomore students who need to bring their GPA to a 3.0 by the end of sophomore year to keep UD scholarships, although everyone is welcome.

Writing Colloquia - Mr. Kenny Marchetti will be giving the fifth talk entitled "Beginning with the end in Mind: Advice for Writing Engaging Introductions and Conclusions," on October 29th  from 3:00-3:45 in Gorman B

Registration and Resume Help… S’Mores – Tuesday, Nov. 11th, 2:00-4:00, Haggar Café
Join the Office of Personal Career Development, Registrar’s Office, and Academic Success as we offer on the spot resumé reviews and registration assistance while making S’Mores by the fireplace in Haggar Café.
Winning the Procrastination Battle – Wednesday, Nov. 12th, 12:00-12:45, Gorman B
Everyone procrastinates now and then; but habitual procrastination may cause you unnecessary stress.  This 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.  
How Not to Fall Behind Over Fall Break – Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 12:00-12:45, Gorman B
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and while it is a time to rest, relax, and recharge your batteries, you can also use this time to be thinking ahead to what you have to do the rest of the semester.  Bring your syllabi so you can walk out of the workshop with a solid plan to balance relaxation with a little end of the semester work and greatly reduce the stress of finals.
Countdown to Finals – Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, 12:00-12:45, Gorman B
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 helpful tips about preparing for finals and develop a plan for what is left of the semester.  Bring your syllabi.
This is an Exam...This is ONLY a Final Exam – Monday, Dec. 8th, 12:00-12:45, Gorman B
To give you that extra edge in preparing for your finals, we offer a workshop that will teach you how to study for extended periods of time, retain that information better, and then apply it to the different types of final exams.

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