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. Effective March 16, all Kent State University campuses are closed until further notice to slow transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and remain consistent with recommendations from state health authorities to practice physical distancing. During this time, academic success workshops will be only available to students online in Blackboard under Academic Success Workshops.

Success in Online Courses During COVID-19

*Available in your Blackboard Course under Academic Success Workshops

COVID-19 has caused many abrupt changes that none of us expected including moving from face-to-face instruction to remote instruction. With all of the changes that have occurred, it is important to know what skills and steps you need to take to be successful.

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

  • Prepare yourself for success in an online course
  • Know the resources that are available to you during COVID-19
  • Know the daily steps needed to continue to be successful in an online course while in quarantine

CONFIDENCE BUILDING

*Available in your Blackboard Course under Academic Success Workshops

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. 

  • Understand the barriers to confidence 
  • Build self-confidence and project confidence to others 

Time Management 

*Available in your Blackboard Course under Academic Success Workshops

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

Get Organized

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

*Available in your Blackboard Course under Academic Success Workshop

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

Study Strategies

*Available in your Blackboard Course under Academic Success Workshops

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

Staying Motivated

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
*Available in your Blackboard Course under Academic Success Workshops
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

*Available in Your Blackboard Course under Academic Success Workshops

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

Success Coaching!

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

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 play 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.