Sunday, June 26, 2011

AE Spotlight: Study Smarter Seminars

As students line the halls of the Whitehall Classroom Building for Summer Advising Conferences, they will get their first taste of college. As they walk through the crowded halls and sit in the large lecture halls, students will quickly realize that college is nothing like high school – it is a whole different ballgame, especially when it comes to academics. With the higher level of expectations that come with the college territory, many of the study strategies that students utilized in high school may not suffice in college. For example, it is possible that some students may have never had to read critically in high school or have never learned how to effectively take notes. Nevertheless, when students get to college, they are often required to quickly adapt to the college environment, which can be extremely difficult; thus, it is with the Study Smarter Seminars that we, Academic Enhancement, hope to aid students in their transition from high school to college and to also give students a head start in the classroom. 

Designed to proactively prepare students for success throughout their college years, Study Smarter Seminars provide students with the tools they need to effectively manage their time, critically read, efficiently take their notes, and much more. Realizing the importance of studying smarter and not harder, Study Smarter Seminars aid students in their development of effective study habits so that they can not only succeed in their studies, but enjoy their college years as well.

Below is a quick breakdown of all the information you need to know about Study Smarter Seminars!

Who can attend the Study Smarter Seminars? The Study Smarter Seminars are available to all students. We not only conduct seminars for freshman students, but upperclassmen and graduate students as well!

What is a Study Smarter Seminar? The Study Smarter Seminar is a four-hour, intensive course that helps students study smarter and not harder. Each seminar begins with a diagnostic learning and study skills assessment that targets potential areas for learning and study improvement. Informed by current research, the instructor presents topics, leads discussion, and facilitates activities targeting time management, note taking, critical reading, study skills, exam preparation, and other strategies necessary for academic success.

When?  For the 2011-2012 academic year, The Study Smarter Seminars will be held during the following dates: September 13th, September 14th, September 20th, September 21st, September 22nd, September 27th, September 28th, October 4th, October 5th, October 25th, October 26th, November 1st, and November 2nd. All sessions are from 5pm – 9pm.    
Where? The Study Smarter Seminars are often held at Academic Enhancement, specifically for freshman students; however, if it is a customized seminar, then it can be held at the place of your choice.

How much? Since Academic Enhancement designs, prints, and assembles the material, the Study Smarter Seminar is $40.00 (non-refundable), which includes all instruction and materials that students can keep and utilize throughout the semester. 

Why should students attend? The Study Smarter Seminars are designed to help students improve upon their study habits, which will ensure success. Set in a small classroom setting, students learn how to improve their time management, note taking, critical reading, and many other skills through hands-on activities. The Study Smarter Seminars are a great way for students to meet other students and to also learn from a graduate student who not only teaches the course, but has also utilized these study strategies as well. For freshmen, it can be a crash course in college as it can help students effectively transition from high school to college. For other students, it can be a great way for students to tune up their study strategies!

Interested? Registration is available immediately in person, online, and by mail! Each section is limited; so reserve your seat early! To register for a Study Smarter Seminar or for more information, click here!

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