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Write Here. Write Now. Sunday, November 15th from 1-5pm in the CSL

Posted on 10 November 2015 | 3:36 pm — 

Don’t miss Write Here. Write Now. The event will be held on Sunday, November 15th from 1-5pm in the Center for Student Learning in Addlestone Library. It will be open to everyone, … Read More

Cougar Countdown is a program for students to support mind, body, and spirit during the final exams each semester http://cougarcountdown.cofc.edu.  For the Spring 2015 activities make sure to visit Cougar Countdown on … Read More

Literature reviews are a frequent assignment for many courses, so come learn how to write a lit review the correct way!  We will discuss what a lit review is, the format, how to find the critical points to include, and how to use it once it is complete.  Come to this workshop to learn this important skill you will use in many of your courses here at CofC!

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More about the Study Skills Workshops 101 & 201
In collaboration with the Center for Student Learning, the Library is co-sponsoring our second series of complimentary study skills workshops in spring 2014.

  • Workshop Series 101, offered by the Center for Student Learning, is geared towards the general student population wanting more information on study skills.  The 101 series occurs three times a week lasting about 50 minutes for each session.
  • Workshop Series 201, offered by the Library, is geared towards upper classmen and faculty, staff, and Friends of the Library that are interested in more advanced information literacy skills. The 201 series has guest speakers from all around campus.  These workshops will last about a hour and will take place at 3pm on specific Thursdays in Room 120 on the first floor of the Addlestone Library.

Whether you are an upper classman, graduate student, faculty member, staff member, or Friend of the Library everyone is welcome to attend these workshops.  We hope that you can find some time to just relax and learn something new!

Literature reviews are a frequent assignment for many courses, so come learn how to write a lit review the correct way!  We will discuss what a lit review is, the format, how to find the critical points to include, and how to use it once it is complete.  Come to this workshop to learn this important skill you will use in many of your courses here at CofC!

Writing_Lit_Reviews

More about the Study Skills Workshops 101 & 201
In collaboration with the Center for Student Learning, the Library is co-sponsoring our second series of complimentary study skills workshops in spring 2014.

  • Workshop Series 101, offered by the Center for Student Learning, is geared towards the general student population wanting more information on study skills.  The 101 series occurs three times a week lasting about 50 minutes for each session.
  • Workshop Series 201, offered by the Library, is geared towards upper classmen and faculty, staff, and Friends of the Library that are interested in more advanced information literacy skills. The 201 series has guest speakers from all around campus.  These workshops will last about a hour and will take place at 3pm on specific Thursdays in Room 120 on the first floor of the Addlestone Library.

Whether you are an upper classman, graduate student, faculty member, staff member, or Friend of the Library everyone is welcome to attend these workshops.  We hope that you can find some time to just relax and learn something new!

Do your students think that good Academic Advising just means putting together a schedule that doesn’t have too many 8 am classes?? Then they’re missing out on a whole array of services, support, and expert guidance that is offered by the Academic Advising and Planning Center! They can dig deeper into Academic Advising at this week’s Study Skills Seminar

  • The Advising Advantage!
  • Wednesday, February 23 at 6 pm
  • Thursday, February 24 at 4 pm
  • Robert Scott Small, rm 103
  • Snacks served!

where they will meet the staff from the AAPC, take a virtual tour of the Center, explore the many ‘self-serve’ options- such as using the GPA calculators and degree worksheets,-and find out ways to make their advising appointments work for them! This is a great, informative session—I learn something new every semester!

Whether your students are first years or seasoned professionals, there is valuable information about academic success available to them at this Seminar!

I hope you will encourage your students to join us!

Lindy Coleman

Coordinator, Study Skills program

Center for Student Learning

colemanm@cofc.edu

Students often report that they use the first round of tests to ‘get a feel for’ what will be expected on future tests. But if they aren’t happy with the results of the first test, are they making the necessary changes and ‘tweaks’ to their study habits and strategies so they will have better results the next time around? At this week’s Study Skills Seminar

  • Take Your Best Test!
  • Wednesday, February 16 at 6 pm
  • Thursday, February 17 at 4 pm
  • Robert Scott Small, rm 103
  • Snacks served!

we will go beyond the “study harder” mantra, and examine ways to “study smarter”! Included will be strategies that encourage students to consider the radical notion that Every Day Is a Test Prep Day! We will look at study strategies for both Objective and Essay tests, beginning with Prep Before the Test, followed by Ways to Manage Time and Anxiety During the Test, and finally How to Use Returned Tests as a Springboard for Greater Success.

I hope to see your students this week!

Lindy Coleman

Coordinator, Study Skills program

Center for Student Learning

colemanm@cofc.edu

843.953.5635

4 weeks into the semester, and students’ notebooks are already bulging with page after page of class notes. The question is: what are they going to do with those notes? Students very quickly find that ‘reading through my notes a bunch of times’ does not usually prepare them adequately for college tests, but are often unsure of what to do differently. At this week’s Study Skills Seminar

  • Notable Notes!
  • Wednesday, February 9 at 6 pm
  • Thursday, February 10 at 4 pm
  • Robert Scott Small, rm 103
  • Snacks served!

we will address a variety of Active Note Taking Strategies, including how to use Visual Organizers, the Cornell System, and the 4R Method. We will also discuss how to be a more ‘active’ student in the classroom, even in a lecture class, and will extol the benefits of ongoing, regular review of notes. Students will leave with a new Tool for their Study Toolbox!

I hope to see your students this week!

Lindy

Read and Remember! This week’s Study Skills Seminar

Posted on 30 January 2011 | 4:14 pm — 

Are your students already immersed in heavy reading this semester? Some students indicate that by the end of the first month of the semester, they are “drowning in reading assignments”! You can help your students stay afloat by encouraging them to attend this week’s Study Skills Seminar

  • Read and Remember!
  • Wednesday, February 2 at 6 pm
  • Thursday, February 3 at 4 pm
  • Robert Scott Small, rm 103
  • Snacks served!

where we will  discuss a number of problems and solutions connected with academic reading, such as how to manage reading time more efficiently, and choosing active strategies to promote retention and critical thinking skills.

This 45 minute Seminar is designed to help your students identify practical, tangible steps they can put into practice the next time they pick up a textbook!

Re-Think Research!

Posted on 21 January 2011 | 3:19 pm — 

Will your students be using the library this semester for research, papers, and projects? If so, please encourage them to attend this week’s Study Skills Seminar, Re-Think Research!

  • Wednesday, January 26 at 6 pm
  • Thursday, January 27 at 4 pm
  • Robert Scott Small, rm 103
  • Snacks served!

where students will meet the friendly and knowledgeable library staff, and learn of the many resources available online, in print, and in person! Students who gain firsthand knowledge of how the library works are students who will approach their research projects with enthusiasm, confidence, and ability!

Cougar Countdown starts Monday!

Posted on 29 November 2010 | 1:17 pm — 

As the semester draws to its busy close, please encourage students to refresh, refocus, and rejuvenate by taking  advantage of the events and activities of Cougar Countdown! This semester’s offerings include:

  • Scheduled Study Breaks: Yoga, Meditation, Mini-Massages, and Zumba
  • Extended Schedule of Late Night Study Spots in the Library Stern Center, Education Center, and Silcox Gym
  • Nightly Snack Breaks in Java City
  • Individual and Group Peer-Led Vent! Sessions
  • And much more!

Check out the whole schedule, including the Study Spot Locater, by going to cougarcountdown.cofc.edu. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter!