Academic Workshops

Academic Success Workshops

Academic success workshops are available to teach you skills that will help you be a more successful student and achieve your goals. 

  • Enjoy FREE food at each workshop!
  • Students who attend the in-person sessions will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card (one entry per workshop). A winner will be drawn at the end of the semester!
  • Online sessions are available for most of the sessions for those who cannot attend.

Register for an Academic Success Workshop

Time Management

January 21 & 22,  12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Twinsburg Academic Center: Room 103
Geauga Campus: Gallery

Time management is one of the essential tools to have in college. Join us to learn how to manage your time better so you can be more successful in college and your personal life.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand where you are spending your time and how to make better use of it 
  • Know how to set realistic goals
  • Plan your semester, monthly, weekly and daily calendar
  • Know techniques for overcoming procrastination

Register for Online Time Management Workshop

Get Organized

January 28 & 29,  12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Twinsburg Academic Center: Room 103
Geauga Campus: Gallery

Have you ever felt overwhelmed with assignments, deadlines, papers, appointments, etc.? As a college student, you will need to keep track of it all. Learn how you can get organized for your classes and be prepared to excel.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Know the reasons for disorganization
  • Identify the benefits of being organized
  • Understand how to get organized and stay organized

Succeeding in the Classroom

February 4,  12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Twinsburg Academic Center: Room 132
Geauga Campus: Gallery

February 5,  12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Twinsburg Academic Center: Room 132
Geauga Campus: Room 151

Knowing how to be successful is the first step to academic success. Learn the key ingredients to what it takes to thrive in a college classroom environment and develop the skills needed to succeed.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the different techniques for note-taking 
  • Decide what note-taking method is best for you 
  • Understand techniques for active listening 
  • Identify ways to know what information is important during your lectures 
  • Know different reading strategies 
  • Identify important information in a text 
  • Participate and interact with classmates and instructors of different viewpoints

Register for Online Succeeding in the Classroom Workshop

Study Strategies

February 17 & 18,  12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Twinsburg Academic Center: Room 136
Geauga Campus: Gallery

Investing time to learn how to study will help you get the most out of your college career. Develop and strengthen good study habits to perform well in your classes.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: 

  • Use your text to study 
  • Use your notes to study 
  • Know studying techniques 
  • Create a study plan 
  • Use a study guide 
  • Improve your memory 
  • Be confident in your studies

Register for Online Study Strategies Workshop

Staying Motivated

March 3,  12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Twinsburg Academic Center: Room 103
Geauga Campus: Gallery

March 4,  12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Twinsburg Academic Center: Room 103
Geauga Campus: Room 146

Do you struggle to get motivated to complete your assignments, go to class, or study? Motivating yourself can be one of the most difficult things in college, but it is crucial to your success. Learn how to build and recover your motivation.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the challenges that impact your motivation
  • Know techniques for recovering your motivation
  • Identify strategies for building motivation

Confidence Building

March 31,  12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Twinsburg Academic Center: Room 103
Geauga Campus: Gallery

April 1,  12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Twinsburg Academic Center: Room 103
Geauga Campus: Room 167

Confidence is an important aspect of our lives that many struggle with. The value we place on ourselves can play a crucial role in our success. While it is natural to care about performing well, it is important to feel good about ourselves, mistakes, and all. Learn how to build confidence despite your shortcomings.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  •  Understand the barriers to confidence
  • Build self-confidence
  • Project confidence to others

Test Your Best

April 20 & 21,  12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Twinsburg Academic Center: Room 103
Geauga Campus: Gallery

Taking tests can be stressful. Learn methods to improve your chances of performing better on your tests as well as recognizing and overcoming test anxiety. 

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: 

  • Learn techniques to reduce test anxiety 
  • Know how to prepare for your tests  
  • Identify strategies for essay exams vs. multiple choice exams

Register for Online Test Your Best Workshop

Success Coaching! - Fall 2020 Dates Coming Soon

Success Coaching is about YOU. YOUR Vision. YOUR Goals. YOUR Success! In this workshop, you will learn the vital skills needed to achieve your academic goals while focusing on school and life balance. Know yourself better, be more confident and prepare for your future by learning how to be the best you.

At the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Develop student goals. 
  • Prepare a comprehensive action plan for achieving short-term goals.
  • Identify long-term student goals. 
  • Engage in self-awareness practices to increase confident-intentional decision-making.
  • Engage in personal-reflection practices to boost self-esteem and confidence. 
  • Engage in self-reflection practices to develop life-long practices to recognize strengths, barriers, skill-set, interests and individual potential.  
  • Engage in practices that comfortably allow being open to new possibilities and options, new ideas, and new ways of thinking to increase goal achievement. 
  • Explore practices to increase school and life-balance. 
  • Emphasize the variety of university and off-campus resources to support goal achievement. 
  • Resume overview for immediate development and/or enhancement. 
  • Develop and practice communication and presentation skills. 

Emotional Intelligence: Improving your Communication Skills - Fall 2020 Dates Coming Soon

Having effective communication skills is critical to success not only in the classroom but in the career environment. Emotional intelligence is one of the most crucial elements that plays into our communication skills. Learn how to use your emotions to create positive relationships and improve your communication skills.

At the end of this workshop you will be able to: 

  • Know your EI score 
  • Understand why EI and communication skills are important 
  • Be aware of your emotions
  • Identify techniques for controlling your emotions 
  • Improve your EI and communication skills 
  • Express your feelings in a positive way 
  • Know the difference between passive, assertive and aggressive responses 
  • Know the key points to effective communication 

Academic Success Coaching 

If you would like to receive information about any of these workshops in a one-on-one session or need personal help in implementing the information presenting in these workshops, please contact Brandie Blankenship or call 330-888-6314.