Academic Success Workshops

The Academic Success Workshop (ASW) is a program designed to teach students general study and college transition skills which are applicable to all courses and programs of study.

We’re converting our ASW topics to online presentations so they are accessible to students anytime. If you need assistance with a topic for academic success, please make an appointment with a Success Coach.  Success Coaches are available to meet one-on-one with students to address the topics listed below. Make a virtual appointment by visiting our Success Coaching page.

We also offer group Academic Success Workshop presentations. Please email us at successcoaching@wcupa.edu to discuss and plan your group presentation needs. The workshops are facilitated by experienced graduate students. The presentations will be conducted virtually for the Fall 2020 semester.

Academic Success Workshop Topics:

*** Online Topics in Progress: ***

  • No Fear Test Taking: Reducing Test Anxiety
    • Examine strategies to help you better prepare for exams and discuss methods to help alleviate test anxiety.
  • Note Taking: College Edition
    • Learn to identify your learning style, discuss effective planning for class, and explore various note taking methods.
  • Maximizing Tutoring and Professor Office Hours
    • Gives students strategies to help better articulate their academic needs and comfortably approach professors and tutors.
  • Goal Setting
    • Gives students the tools needed to set SMART goals. Students have the opportunity to examine their strengths and weaknesses and use them to plan, execute, and evaluate goals.

 

Other Helpful Sites

 

Top Smartphone Apps

  1. JotNotPro (note taking) - After a picture of text is taken, the app turns it into a PDF file (costs 99 cents).
  2. CourseSmart (textbooks) - Offers free iPhone app to read books purchased through its online service.
  3. GoodReader and Evernote (scholarly article reading) - Allow readers to highlight and take notes on any PDF saved to the system.

 

 

 

Make an appointment with a Success Coach!

Set yourself up for a successful Virtual semester! Check out our Student Success Tips for Remote Learning . If you need help implementing strategies listed, meet with a Success Coach!

Communicating with your professor doesn't have to be a challenge! Use our Tips to Connect with your Professor guide to learn how to make meeting with your professor easier!

Questions?? Email us at Successcoaching@wcupa.edu

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