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LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE STRATEGIES
Time Management: Learning to Juggle
Calling all busy students! Get tips for avoiding procrastination and for meeting deadlines. Create a schedule that will help you prioritize and achieve your goals this semester.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 4-5pm
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:30-1:30pm
Reading Strategies: You Don’t Have to Read Every Word
Improve your attention, comprehension and memory by changing your reading style. Get tips on effective approaches to each medium, whether it is a textbook, a case study or a journal article.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4-5pm
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:30-1:30pm
Exam Prep and Performance: Cramming 101
Turn test anxiety into test assurance: learn strategies for multiple-choice exams and timed essays. Also, get tips for managing test anxiety and suggestions on how soon to start studying.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 4-5pm
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:30-1:30pm
Improving Attention and Concentration: Organic Ritalin
Having trouble focusing? Learn some basic principles behind attention and concentration and get the scoop on recent brain research that may change how you study.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 4-5pm
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 12:30-1:30pm
Learning Strategies: I Hear … I See … I Do … I Understand
How do you learn best? Complete a survey to find out, and then learn study strategies suited to your unique learning style. You’ll also get tips on adapting to different teaching styles.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 4-5pm
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:30-1:30pm
Prep for a Cumulative Final: Get It Together
Freaking out about finals? Learn a proven system for approaching a cumulative final. No matter the course, you’ll gain strategies to help you approach your finals with confidence.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 4-5pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:30-1:30pm
What if math was something you enjoyed? How would your academic life change? Your career? Excelling at math or statistics takes work, but how you think about math can affect how much you learn. In this workshop, we’ll discuss some of the most common myths and causes of frustration about math, and explore behaviors anyone can adopt to ramp up their facility with numbers.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 4-5:15pm
How to Get There
Setting realistic goals is important, but goals alone won’t get you there. This UB workshop will provide you with the tools to develop the mental habits and mindset that researchers have found most strongly linked to motivation and success. We’ll also include tips for anticipating barriers and keeping your drive alive in the face of challenges and setbacks!
Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:30-1:45pm
Monday, September 16, 2013 4-5:15pm
Perform When It Matters
It happens to all of us at least once: you’ve learned it, but maybe it doesn’t show. When it really mattered, the answer didn’t come, your ideas didn’t flow, or distracting thoughts intruded. This workshop will explore cutting edge insights and tips that will help you focus and fully engage your brain when it matters most, whether it’s on a test or at a job interview.
Monday, October 21, 2013 4-5:15pm
Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:30-1:45pm
Brainstorming: Making Ideas Happen
Having trouble getting started? Brainstorm effectively by exploring creative practices, choosing your best work environment, and scheduling time to let good ideas grow. Applicable to both creative and non-creative coursework, this interactive workshop gives students hands-on practice with concept generation.
Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:30-11:45am
Thursday, October 03, 2013 12:30-1:45pm
Working against a deadline? Resources limited? Running into unexpected problems? Use creative problem solving and critical thinking to follow through with your assignment or project, even when everything else gets in the way.
Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:30-1:45pm
Monday, October 14, 2013 4-5:15pm