Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule

Academic Skills Series

Note-Taking

Armitage Hall, Room 106

Moderator: RJ Portella

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time: 12:45pm-1:45pm

Explore different formulas of note taking as well as tips to choose the format that best suits individual needs. Various formats will be explored including Cornell and column format. The workshop will also offer advice on how to best use technology programs to take notes.

 

Remembering What You Read

Armitage Hall, Room 105

Moderator: Sarah Vanacore

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Time: 11:20am-12:20pm

This workshop will teach new memory techniques and strategies to make remembering faster and more efficient. Students will be introduced to mnemonics, the method of loci system, the pegword system, and acronyms to improve their abilities to recognize and recall information in an academic setting.

 

Math Anxiety

Armitage Hall, Room 105

Moderator: RJ Portella

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Time: 12:45pm-1:45pm

In this workshop, attendees will learn about the causes of math anxiety and math test anxiety. Gain concrete strategies for dealing with the frustration, reduced concentration, and poor performance that anxiety can induce.

 

Managing Time For Success

Armitage Hall, Room 105

Moderator: Sarah Vanacore

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Time: 12:45pm-1:45pm

This workshop will explain the fundamentals of time management that can assist you in reaching your academic goals.

 

Study Skills – Preparing For Finals

Armitage Hall, Room 105

Moderator: RJ Portella

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2018

Time: 12:45pm-1:45pm

Learn the strategies to maximize concentration, avoid distractions, better organize your materials, and improve your retention to do the best you can on approaching final exams.

 

Health and Wellness Series

Wellness and Academic Performance

Armitage Hall, Room 105

Moderator: Dr. Robert Russo

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Time: 12:45pm-1:45pm

Students will identify relevant personal health factors and learn about protective strategies to optimize their wellness and perform their best academically.

 

Stress Management and School Life

Armitage Hall, Room 105

Moderator: Dr. Robert Russo

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Time: 12:45pm-1:45pm

This workshop will educate students about the different components of stress and how stress can have negative effects on both academic performance and one’s personal life.

 

The Importance of Self-Care

Armitage Hall, Room 105

Moderator: Dr. Robert Russo

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Time: 11:20am-12:20pm

This workshop will discuss ways to manage the constant ups and downs of college life by practicing “self-care.” Learn how to reduce stress and enhance your academic performance.

 

Attention Faculty Members:

The RCLC offers "Learning Strategy" workshops for all RU courses. Faculty members interested in having an RCLC representative present a workshop to his/her class may fill out our Workshop Request Form.