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Workshops and Presentations

The Academic Support Services programs offers all students instruction on strategies to enhance academic performance.  Students can attend workshops on a variety of topics related to academic success throughout the semester. 

"As a first-generation, underrepresented college student, there came along obstacles attached with the common rigors of college. I struggled through my first year at Trinity, but it paled in comparison with the difficulty of this semester with three demanding courses: Calculus II, Physics, and General Chemistry.  I met Stacy Davidson who taught me how to read into the text and effectively plan my time, create distinctions between my classes, and most importantly, how to remain optimistic despite the obstacles. After every session, I felt focused and empowered to determine my success. "
-Janett Munoz '18

Spring 2018 Workshops

Location: Tiger Learning Commons, Coates Library 308 (main floor, near the Circulation Desk)

Late! Late! I’m Always Late!

Time Management Strategies - Learn time-tested strategies to gain control of your time. Bottom line: attitude is key. This workshop will help you understand the myths and realities of procrastination, setting goals, getting organized, using a planner, and segmenting your time. There is freedom in structure!  

  • Friday, January 26, 4:00 pm 

  • Monday, February 5, 7:00 pm

  • Tuesday, February 20, 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday, April 3, 4:00 pm

You’ve Got This!

Growth Mindset and Hope Theory - Need a boost in your attitude about being a successful student? This workshop will explain theories and research about the importance of cultivating a growth mindset for academic success.  We will provide practical tips on applying these concepts to your own life as a student. We can help you learn to harness your strengths, find and use resources, and overcome obstacles. 

  • Tuesday, January 30, 7:00 pm 

  • Monday, February 12, 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday, March 21, 5:00 pm

Make It Stick!

Smart Study Strategies - Did you know that we tend to be poor judges of when we are learning well and when we are not? Some study methods give the illusion of mastery but don’t lead to real learning of critical ideas that that can be applied in other contexts. This workshop will cover the highlights of effective reading, retrieval practice (self-quizzing), and deep learning through the connection of new material to prior knowledge.  Based on Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A McDaniel. 

  • Thursday, February 1, 4:00 pm  

  • Friday, February 23, 4:00 pm

  • Friday, March 23, 4:00 pm

My Heart Is Racing, My Mind Is Blank.

Test Anxiety & Academic Stress  - Learn about strategies for managing academic stress and test anxiety, including the number one key: adequate preparation. 

  • Friday, March 2, 4:00 pm

  • Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm

Learning from Failure

Learn how fear of failure can get in the way of learning and how to change the way you manage the inevitable failures that are part of life.  Study strategies based on catching and correcting gaps in our understanding are a key to academic success. 

  • Tuesday, April 17, 6:00 pm


Chronological list of workshops:

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Chronological List of Workshops
Friday, January 24 4:00 pm Time Management
Tuesday, January 30 7:00 pm Growth Mindset/Hope Theory
Thursday, February 1 4:00 pm Make It Stick! Study Strategies
Monday, February 5 7:00 pm Time Management
Monday, February 12 5:00 pm Growth Mindset/Hope Theory
Tuesday, February 20 5:00 pm Time Management
Friday, February 23 4:00 pm Make It Stick! Study Strategies
Friday, March 2 4:00 pm Test Anxiety 
Tuesday, March 6 7:00 pm Test Anxiety
Wednesday, March 21 5:00 pm Growth Mindset/Hope Theory
Friday, March 23 4:00 pm Make It Stick! Study Strategies
Tuesday, April 3 4:00 pm Time Management
Tuesday, April 17 6:00 pm Failing Well
Wednesday April 25 7:00 pm Test Anxiety

Questions? Contact bcurry [at]