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Study Skills Workshops Spring 2018
The SLC’s study skills program provides students with the opportunity to develop the skills needed to be successful at the college level. Workshops on textbook reading, lecture note-taking, time management, and learning are offered several times each semester. Study skills workshops are open to all Brockport students. All workshops take place in Room B-8L Cooper Hall.  To request a workshop for the spring 2018 semester, please fill out this Workshop Request Form.  Thank you.





 Textbook Reading

Time Management Lecture Note-taking Learning & the Brain
Monday, February 5
10:10-11 a.m.
Thursday, February 8
2-2:50 p.m.
Wednesday, February 7 9:05-9:55 a.m. Tuesday, February 6
2-2:50 p.m.
Friday, February 23

Friday, February 16

10:10-11 a.m.

Tuesday, February 20
9:30-10:20 a.m.
Wednesday, March 7
3:35-4:25 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6
9:30-10:20 a.m.
Monday, March 5
12:20-1:10 p.m.
Thursday, March 1
2-2:50 p.m.

Mindsets & Metacognition

Tuesday, February 20
2-2:50 p.m.

Thursday, March 8
3:30-4:20 p.m.

Wednesday, March 21
11:15 a.m.- 12:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20
9:30-10:20 a.m.
Friday, March 23
11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Crafting Sentences: Many Choices and a Few Rules Workshops
Crafting Sentences: Many Choices and a Few Rules is an interactive sentence workshop for beginning writers who want options, punctuation rules, and practice. The workshop provides an overview of comma and semicolon rules with sentence combining and sentence imitating exercises. Please bring a 1-4 paged typed, double-spaced essay to this workshop. Workshops are available upon request.



PowerPoint Study Skills Lessons

The SLC provides various study skills seminars, instructional videotapes, software, and printed materials. View a current listing of upcoming Study Skills Workshops, times and locations.

Student Learning Center Study Skills Workshop Descriptions

Textbook Reading

Students will learn specific strategies to use before reading, during reading, and after reading in order to maximize reading efficiency, comprehension, and retention. To make the most of the workshop, students should bring a textbook of their choice, a corresponding course syllabus, a pen, and a planner or calendar.

Lecture Note Taking

Students will learn a comprehensive lecture note-taking system that examines the relationship between writing and learning. Students will learn how to listen for organizational patterns during classes, review notes after classes, and turn each day’s notes into a study guide. Students should bring a pen a paper to this workshop.

Time Management

Students will learn how to set academic goals and use time management strategies to achieve them. Students learn how to schedule study time for each class, develop study action plans, and utilize campus resources, such as the librarians, to help make study time more efficient. Students should bring a pen and paper to this workshop.

Save Your Semester (SYS)

Students will learn how to closely analyze their workload toward the end of the semester, develop a daily study action plan, develop a final exam study plan, and utilize campus resources.

Learning and the Brain

Students will learn some basics about learning and the accompanying physical changes that take place in the brain.  They will leave with specific tips that they can employ which will help them learn in harmony with their brains.

Mindsets & Metacognition

Students will learn about Dr. Carol Dweck’s concept of Mindset and the benefits of adopting a Growth Mindset.  Additionally, students will learn about metacognition and will take part in a metacognition exercise. Students should bring a recently graded exam with them.

Study Skills Video Library

Students may view DVD's in the Student Learning Center only. No appointment is needed. Just ask a staff member for assistance.

DVD Study Skillls Topics

  • Lecture Note-taking
  • Reading Efficiency
  • Staying Focused
  • Time Management
  • How Do I Show What I Know
  • Multiple Choice Test Taking
  • Organizing Textbook Reading
  • How to Study

Last Updated 8/21/18

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