Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Workshops to Help Students Ease Stressful Studying

A little extra help never hurt anybody, especially with midterms on the horizon.

Vol State's Supplemental Instruction program is here to help with its upcoming workshops designed for students that might be having a difficult time transitioning into their college studies.

Beginning Thursday, Oct. 21, SI leaders will be hosting four different workshops over the course of four weeks covering technology, time management, power studying, and stress reduction.

"The real plus to these workshops is being taught by people who have actually been there and understand what they need as students," SI coordinator Toni Murad said.

For example, the technology workshop will cover how to use a dropbox, how to navigate the eLearn website, how to check homework for plagiarism, formatting, and a variety of other useful classroom skills.

"We find that a lot of people who are just starting out in college don't know basic computer skills they need, and it's really a barrier to succeeding in their classes," Murad said.

Each workshop will be held twice a week — Tuesdays and Thursdays — from noon to 2 p.m. The first hour will cover instructions and tips from leaders, and the second hour will cover questions from those in attendance. Students are encouraged to bring a lunch if they plan on staying for the entire workshop.

The workshops are completely free and there is no sign-up necessary. They're designed to be informal, so you can attend one or all four of the workshops.

The schedule is as follows:
Oct. 21, 23: Technology
Oct. 28, 30: Time Management
Nov. 4, 6: Power Studying Techniques
Nov. 11, 13: Stress Reduction

Contact Murad at 615-230-4757 or toni.murad@volstate.edu for more information. Visit this link for more information on Supplemental Instruction.

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