Workshops

Starting the Semester Well

Thursday, January 26, 2017   10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Hoover 105
Presenter: Rick Muthiah, Director of Learning Support Services

"The beginning of a semester can be overwhelming, from the results of last term to the syllabus shock of the new term. Managing your time, building relationships with professors, and developing study strategies--this workshop offers academic habits that can point you toward solid academic performance."

How to Get A's on All Your Tests (or at Least Become a Better Test Taker)

Thursday, February 2, 2017  10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Hoover 105
Presenter: Rick Muthiah, Director of Learning Support Services

"Do tests drive you crazy? You read the book, did the assignments, studied the night before, and still didnít do as well as you wanted on your test; what else can you do? This session will cover several strategies for improving performance on tests." "Rick Muthiah, Director of Learning Support Services"

Steps to Writing a Successful Research Paper

Thursday, February 9, 2017  10:50 - 11:40 a.m.
Hoover 105
Presenters: Gary Tandy, Professor of English, Sarah Stevenson, Public Services Librarian

"Research papers can seem overwhelming, but following a step-by-step, organized approach can make your life much less stressful. This session will walk through those steps and guide you to campus and internet resources to help make you a research pro."

Using MLA Format Effectively

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Stevens 209

Presenter: Kathy Heininge, Associate Professor of English

Stressed out because you don't know MLA style for citations? This workshop is for you. This session will cover the Modern Language Association citation and reference formatting, along with several guidelines for writing in MLA style.

Using APA Format Effectively

Thursday, February 16, 2017  10:50 – 11:40 a.m.

Hoover 105

Presenter: Elise Porter, Academic Success Coach

"Stressed out because you don't know APA style for citations? This workshop is for you. Elise Porter (Academic Success Coach) will cover American Psychological Association citation and reference formatting, along with several guidelines for writing in APA style."

Using Chicago Manual of Style (Turabian) Effectively 

Thursday, Thursday, February 23, 2017  10:50 - 11:40 a.m. 
Hoover 105
Presenter: Paul Otto
"Confused about how to cite references in Chicago Manual of Style (Turabian)? Tired of losing points over formatting mistakes on your papers? Paul Otto (Professor of History) will guide you through basic formatting, two different reference systems, and other style guide considerations according to the Chicago Manual of Style."

Charting Your Academic Path: MyGFU, Course Selection, & Effective Planning

Thursday, Thursday, March 2, 2017  10:50 - 11:40 a.m. 
Hoover 105
Presenter: Kristie DeHaven, Senior CAP Coach, IDEA Center
"Want to make sure you're on track to graduate, are registering for the classes you need, and know where to go if you have questions? In this workshop, CAP Coaches from the IDEA Center will give tips on how to use the degree audit, online catalog, class schedule, and other resources. They will also discuss options if you're concerned about your midterm grades."

Workshop Schedule


Jan. 26

Starting the Semester Well

Feb. 2

How to Get A's on All Your Tests (or at Least Become a Better Test Taker)

Feb. 9 

Steps to Writing a Successful Research Paper

Feb. 15

Using MLA Format Effectively

Feb. 16

Using APA Format Effectively

Feb. 23

Using Chicago Manual of Style (Turabian) Effectively

March 2

Charting Your Academic Path: MyGFU, Course Selection, & Effective Planning