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
Location: Tiger Learning Commons, Coates Library 308 (main floor, near the Circulation Desk)
Reading Strategies to improve concentration and retention. Learn why you should kiss your highlighter goodbye! Make your reading time and effort count.
Tuesday, August 29, 5:30 pm; Thursday, October 5, 5:30 pm
Note-taking Strategies - Being a good listener takes a bit of practice but it can be done! Learn about a variety of note-taking methods that will help you become a more active learner and successful student.
Monday, September 11, 6:30 pm
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!
Tuesday, September 5, 6:30 pm; Monday, September 18, 5:30 pm; Monday, October 30, 6:30 pm
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, September 7, 5:30 pm; Wednesday, October 11, 6:30 pm
Test-prep Strategies - Preparing for exams should be an ongoing process. We can help you learn strategies for improving your preparation and reducing your stress. Learn about the 5-Day Study Plan and test-day techniques for improving your performance.
Tuesday, September 26, 5:30 pm; Monday, October 2, 6:30 pm; Thursday, November 30, 5:30 pm (Finals version)
Test Anxiety & Academic Stress -Learn about strategies for managing academic stress and test anxiety, including the number one key: adequate preparation.
Tuesday, October 10, 5:30 pm; Wednesday, November 8, 5:30 pm
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.
Thursday, September 14, 5:30 pm; Tuesday, November 14, 6:30 pm
(see above for times and descriptions)
August 29 I Can’t Remember What I’ve Read! Reading Strategies
September 5 Late! Late! I’m Always Late! Time Management Strategies
September 7 Make It Stick! Smart Study Strategies
September 11 Do I Have To Write That Down? Note-Taking Strategies
September 14 You’ve Got This! Growth Mindset and Hope Theory
September 18 Late! Late! I’m Always Late! Time Management Strategies
September 25 This Is a Test. This Is Only a Test. Test Prep Strategies
October 2 This Is a Test. This Is Only a Test. Test Prep Strategies
October 5 I Can’t Remember What I’ve Read! Reading Strategies
October 10 My Heart Is Racing, My Mind Is Blank.Test Anxiety & Academic Stress
October 11 Make It Stick! Smart Study Strategies
October 30 Late! Late! I’m Always Late! Time Management Strategies
November 8 My Heart Is Racing, My Mind Is Blank. Test Anxiety & Academic Stress
November 14 You’ve Got This! Growth Mindset and Hope Theory
November 30 This Is a Test. This Is Only a Test. Finals Prep Strategies