Category: Study Tips

Spring 2018 Student Success Seminars

By , January 18, 2018 10:28 am

Have questions about how to manage your time, note taking strategies, or preparing for exams?  Need help developing your resume or using library resources?

Join us during for Success Seminar workshops presented by Academic Support and Mentoring, Career Services, UMKC Central, UMKC Libraries, MindBody Connection, and the Writing Studio.

All seminars held in the Atterbury Student Success Center (ASSC), unless otherwise noted.

Presentation Date Time Room
Creating a Study Plan Tues, Jan 23 10 am ASSC 203
Creating a Study Plan Wed, Jan 24 2 pm STU Union MSA
Remembering What you Read Mon, Jan 29 11 am ASSC 203
Planning a Successful Semester of Writing Tues, Jan 30 11 am ASSC 203
Planning a Successful Semester of Writing Wed, Jan 31 4 pm ASSC 203
Remembering What you Read Thurs, Feb 1 1 pm ASSC 203
Remembering What you Read Thurs, Feb 1 4 pm STU Union MSA
Taking Effective Notes Fri, Feb 2 10 am ASSC 205
Study Skills 101 Mon, Feb 5 2 pm ASSC 203
Taking Effective Notes Tues, Feb 6 3 pm ASSC 203
Using the Libraries Databases Wed, Feb 7 3 pm ASSC 203
Stress Management Thurs, Feb 8 1 pm ASSC 203
Reading to Answer Questions Mon, Feb 12 11 am ASSC 203
Healthy Eating on a College Budget Tues, Feb 13 1 pm ASSC TBD
Succeeding in an Online Class Tues, Feb 13 3 pm STU Union MSA
Reading to Answer Questions Thurs, Feb 15 2 pm ASSC 203
Study Skills 101 Fri, Feb 16 11 am ASSC 203
Succeeding in an Online Class Mon, Feb 19 10 am ASSC 203
Preparing for the Roo Writer Wed, Feb 21 3 pm ASSC 203
Preparing for the Roo Writer Thurs, Feb 22 11 am ASSC 203
Reading Difficult Material Tues, Feb 27 11 am ASSC 203
Using Technology in the Job Search Wed, Feb 28 10 am ASSC 203
Developing Critical Thinking Skills Wed, Feb 28 2 pm STU Union MSA
Using Technology in the Job Search Thurs, March 1 2 pm ASSC 203
Reading Difficult Material Fri, March 2 12 pm ASSC 203
Time Management and Procrastination Mon, March 5 2 pm ASSC 203
Time Management and Procrastination Wed, March 7 11 am ASSC 203
Overcoming Test Anxiety Thurs, March 8 1 pm ASSC 203
Growth vs. Fixed Mindset: Owning your Natural Talents Thurs, March 8 3 pm STU Union MSA
Annotating your Text Book Mon, March 12 12 pm ASSC 203
Informative vs Persuasive texts Tues , March 13 11 am ASSC 203
Using the Library Databases Wed, March 14 3 pm ASSC 203
Annotating your Text Book Fri, March 16 11 am ASSC 203
Using and Integrating Sources Tues, March 20 11 am ASSC 203
Take the Journey (Assessment) Wed, March 21 10 am ASSC 203
Using and Integrating Sources Wed, March 21 4 pm ASSC 203
Take the Journey (Assessment) Thurs, March 22 2 pm ASSC 203
Informative vs Persuasive Texts Fri, March 23 1 pm ASSC 203
Becoming a Critical Reader Mon, April 2 11 am ASSC 203
Using the Libraries Databases Wed, April 4 3 pm ASSC 203
Becoming a Critical Reader Thurs, April 5 2 pm ASSC 203
Focus on Supportive Details and Inferences in Reading Tues, April 10 10 am ASSC 203
First and Final Drafts: Writing Essay Exams Wed, April 11 3 pm ASSC 203
First and Final Drafts: Writing Essay Exams Thurs, April 12 11 am ASSC 203
Making a Study Plan for Finals Thurs, April 12 4 pm STU Union MSA
Make a Study Plan for Finals Mon, April 16 12 pm ASSC 203
Professional Communication Wed, April 18 10 am ASSC 203
Professional Communication Thurs, April 19 3:30 pm ASSC TBD
Improving Memory Fri, April 20 11 am ASSC 203
Overcoming Test Anxiety Wed, May 2 12 pm TBD

Fall 2017 Success Seminars

By , August 23, 2017 9:15 am

Have questions about how to manage your time, note taking strategies, or preparing for exams?  Need help developing your resume or using library resources?

Join us during for Success Seminar workshops presented by Academic Support and Mentoring, Career Services, UMKC Central, UMKC Libraries, MindBody Connection, and the Writing Studio.

All seminars held in the Atterbury Student Success Center (ASSC), unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2017 Success Seminars

By , January 24, 2017 9:09 am

Join us throughout the semester for workshops presented by Academic Support & Mentoring, Career Services, The MindBody Connection, UMKC Libraries, and the Writing Studio.  All Seminars are held in the Atterbury Student Success Center.

sp17-success-seminars

For more information:

 

Student Success Seminars, Fall 2015

By , August 25, 2015 9:15 am

DestinationGraduationJoin us during the Fall 2015 semester for workshops presented by Academic Support and Mentoring, Career Services, UMKC CentralUniversity Libraries, and the Writing Studio.  All seminars will be held in the Atterbury Student Success Center, room 222, unless otherwise indicated.  The Fall 2015 Seminar schedule is also posted online here.

 

Presentation Date Time
Getting to Know Your UMKC Resources 8/26/2015 9-10 a.m.
Planning a Successful Semester of Writing 9/1/2015 4-5 p.m.
Planning a Successful Semester of Writing 9/2/2015 9-10 a.m.
UMKC Central: Everything You Need, All in One Spot 9/3/2015 and 9/8/2015 3-4 p.m. and 9-10 a.m., respectively
Journey Assessment 9/16/2015 and 9/17/2015 2-3 p.m. and 9-10 a.m., respectively
Using the Library Databases 9/22/2015 4-5 p.m.
Using the Library Databases 9/24/2015 4-5 p.m.
UMKC Central: Everything You Need, All in One Spot 9/28/2015 and 9/29/2015 10-11 a.m. and 9-10 a.m., respecively
Learning Styles and Notetaking 10/1/2015 4-5 p.m.
Preparing to Take the RooWriter 10/6/2015 and 10/7/2015 4-5 p.m. and 9-10 a.m., respectively
Advanced Roo Career Network Training/How to Find an Internship 10/19/2015 and 10/22/2015 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m., respectively
UMKC Central: Everything You Need, All in One Spot 10/27/2015 10-11 a.m.
Using the Library Databases 10/27/15 4-5 p.m.
Using the Library Databases 10/29/2015 4-5 p.m.
Calm Down Quickly: Using HeartMath to Relax Your Mind and Body 11/2/15 2-3 p.m. *ASSC 236
Calm Down Quickly: Using HeartMath to Relax Your Mind and Body 11/5/15 12-1 p.m. *ASSC 238
Healthy Eating on a Budget 11/10/15 9-10 a.m. *ASSC 237
Using and Integrating Sources 11/10/15 4-5 p.m. *ASSC 237
Using and Integrating Sources 11/11/15 9-10 a.m. *ASSC 237
Healthy Eating on a Budget 11/12/15 4-5 p.m. *ASSC 237
Managing Your Professional Brand 12/2/2015 and 12/3/2015 10-11 a.m., and 2-3 p.m., respectively *ASSC 237
Writing Essay Exams: First and Final Drafts All at Once 12/1/2015 4-5 p.m. *ASSC 237
Writing Essay Exams: First and Final Drafts All at Once 12/2/15 9-10 a.m. *ASSC 236
UMKC Central: Everything You Need, All in One Spot 12/2/2015 4-5 p.m. *ASSC 236
Preparing for Finals 12/3/15 4-5 p.m. *ASSC 237

Make a Plan to Study

By , February 3, 2015 11:23 am

study groupsSo, it’s the start of the third week of classes–how are you doing?  By now, you probably have your routine settled, you know what to expect in each class, and you’re still caught up on all the assignments, right?  Let’s keep it that way!

Take a quick moment to review how each class is going:  now is the time to evaluate whether you have scheduled yourself enough time to study for each class.  You should also consider attending any Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions that may be connected with the class.  Studying in groups is extremely helpful–not only does it create a specific time for you to study, it also gets you active in your learning by giving you opportunities to discuss the course concepts with your classmates.  Even if your class doesn’t have an SI session, get together with your classmates over coffee at the Union or the Library to go over notes, make sure you didn’t miss anything, ask questions about material you didn’t understand, and help each other work through problems and difficult concepts.

Not only should you evaluate if you have enough time allotted to study, but also consider HOW you are studying.  Try rewriting your notes to make sure you really understand why you included what you did in your lecture notes.  Make an outline of the important concepts covered in the textbook.  Double-check your syllabus to stay on track of what you should be reading before class to prepare and after class to review; make note of what you also may need to do in Blackboard to participate in class discussions.  Also make a note of what distracts you while you’re studying–and then minimize those distractions!

Starting good study habits now–at the start of the semester–will reinforce a positive routine and keep you on track and allow you some time to make adjustments in your schedule now.  Got any study tips to share?  Use the comments below to share your success plan!

Planning for later…success starts now

By , January 20, 2015 11:22 am

study groupsA little planning now at the start of the semester will help you stay on track for success!  There are two crucial tools that can help you keep up with your coursework and commitments:  the class syllabus and a daily planner.

When you get your syllabus, read through it carefully.  This is essentially your contract for the course.  It contains important details about each class—including your professor’s office hours and contact information, required and suggested readings, classroom expectations, grading policies, Supplemental Instruction information (if offered with your class), and what happens if you miss an exam or a class session.  Not to mention all those assignment due dates and when the exams are scheduled!

A daily planner (whether in Outlook, on your iPad, an app on your smartphone, or even just a spiral notebook) is your next most important tool–it will help you visually and physically keep track of all your commitments.  First, mark all your class periods each week.  Note all the important dates from each syllabus—homework assignments, readings, and exams.

Fill in time to study—a good guideline is two hours studying for every hour you spend in class.  This time can be used to read the materials and review your notes or meet with a group to discuss concepts from the lectures.  If your class has Supplemental Instruction, mark those times in your planner and then GO to the sessions!  Your planner can also help you stay on track for major projects by creating a personalized timeline—break each project into smaller steps and assign a due-date to each part.

Next, be sure to set aside mealtimes and breaks, such as time to workout or just relax (it sounds silly—but you can’t forget to take care of yourself!).  Keep an eye out for flyers around campus advertising student organizations or events that may interest you—and put those in your planner, too.

Using these tools—the syllabus and a planner—can help you be more prepared and less stressed as you approach the end of the semester.  Making a plan for your time—and following it!—will pay off when you are ready for the final exam and you have your final project completed on time.

 

Panorama Theme by Themocracy