Workshops

Mischief Managed: How to Start the Semester off Well

Thursday, Sept. 8, 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.

Using APA Format Effectively

Thursday, Sept. 15, 10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Hoover 105
Presenter: Sue O'Donnell, Associate Professor of Psychology

Stressed out because you don't know APA style for citations? This workshop is for you. Sue O'Donnell (Associate Professor of Psychology) will cover American Psychological Association citation and reference formatting, along with several guidelines for writing in APA style.

Correcting Common Writing Mistakes

Thursday, Sept. 22, 10:50 - 11:40 a.m.
Hoover 105
Presenter: Polly Peterson, Assistant Professor of English

When we write, we communicate -- sometimes more than we intend to. Professors are primarily concerned with what you are thinking and how you have engaged with the ideas in the course, but they also have a hard time ignoring grammatical errors. This workshop will help you understand, identify, and correct the top 10 grammatical errors that annoy professors the most.

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

Thursday, Oct. 6, 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 didn’t 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.

Using MLA Format Effectively

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 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.

Steps to Writing a Successful Research Paper

Thursday,Oct. 20, 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.

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

Thursday, Oct. 27, 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 mid-term grades.

Workshop Schedule


Sept. 8

Mischief Managed: How to Start the Semester off Well

Sept. 15

Using APA Format Effectlvely

Sept. 22 

Correcting Common Writing Mistakes

Oct. 6

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

Oct. 12

Using MLA Format Effectively

Oct. 20

Steps to Writing a Successful Research Paper

Oct. 27

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