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Heather Eckstein

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Phone: 620-235-6578
Fax: 620-235-6582

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1701 South Broadway
113 Axe Library
Pittsburg, KS 66762

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Academic Success Workshop Series Resources

The following downloads are resources used during our workshops. If you are unable to make it to a workshop or want more information, this is your one stop shop for success handouts and presentations! 

Using Your Textbooks as a Tool

Our philosophy in the Student Success Center is that textbooks are a great tool for students that lay the foundation for classroom learning. Using your textbooks can help your coursework become more engaging and can help you feel less lost in class. 

Using Your Textbooks Presentation
This is the presentation used during the Using Your Textbooks as a Tool workshop 

Types of Reading
This is a powerpoint presentation about the different types of reading, their uses, and techniques for using each type. 

Reading Bookmark
This bookmark can be printed for reminders of what to look for when you are pre-reading a chapter. 

Pre-Reading Notes 
This is a template taking notes during your pre-reading sessions. 

 

Note Taking

Learning to take notes and actually USE them is a great technique for success in college! 

Note Taking Presentation
This is the presentation used during the Great Grades Begin with Great Notes presentation. 

Note Taking Checklist
This is a self-survey that can be used to evaluate your note taking abilities. It can also serve as a list of best practices for note taking. 

Note Taking Tips
This is a great handout for various types of note taking and a guide for using your notes. 

 

Time Management

Managing time well is one of the keys to success in college. Many students find this is an area they need to improve, as the freedom and flexibility of college is much different than the structure of high school. 

Don't Put This Workshop Off Until Tomorrow Presentation
This is the presentation used during the Time Management workshop. 

Procrastination Survey
This is a self-survey that can be used to evaluate your procrastination.

Be Strategic with Your Time
This is a handout that helps you develop a time management strategy and allows you to track how you are spending your timeFrom the Sanger Learning Center at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Semester Plan
This handout is used to track big events for each of your classes on the same page. Write the name of each of your courses across the top, and note the dates of important papers, assignments, or tests. 

Setting Priorities 
This is a great resource for learning how to prioritize the items on your to-do list. From the Sanger Learning Center at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Take Action Worksheet
This handout is used to create an action plan for a specific task. It teaches you to break down the task into smaller, more manageable pieces and use that to complete the task.

 

Online Class Success

Students are often interested in taking courses online or these types of courses may be required for your major. Online classes require different skills, and aren't for every type of learner. 

Online Learning Presentation
This is the presentation used during the Learning in an Online Environment workshop.

 

Surviving Mid-Terms

Learning to navigate studying for college-level tests can be a challenge for many students. Check here for test-taking resources and activities to help you prepare!

Mid-Term Test Prep 
This is the presentation used during the Mid-Term Test Prep workshop.

Am I Preparing Well for Tests?
This is a self-survey used to identify test preparation strategies and areas of improvement.

POSSE Handout for Objective Tests
Plan, Organize, Schedule, Study, Evaluate are the steps in the POSSE strategy. This also includes information for preparing for exams.

Test Tips and Examining Returned Tests
Use this worksheet to evaluate your performance on returned tips. Also contains general test-taking tips.

 

Academic 911:

It is mid-semester and you may have received a mid-term grade report of D or F in one of your classes. What can you do to rescue your grade?

Academic 911 
This is the presentation used during the Academic 911 Workshop.

Obstacles Worksheet
This is a resource you can use to identify obstacles to your success.

Pre-Reading Notes
This is a template for taking notes during your pre-reading sessions. 

Semester Plan – End of Semester
Use this worksheet to identify major papers, tests, and assignments for each of your courses.

 

Countdown to Finals

During the last month of the semester, looking ahead to your finals and starting to prepare early can help make you more successful.

Countdown to Finals
This is the presentation used during the Countdown to Finals workshop.

Am I Preparing Well for Tests?
This is a self-survey used to identify test preparation strategies and areas of improvement.

Keyword Bookmark
This bookmark identifies keywords used on exams to help indicate instructions.

POSSE Handout for Objective Tests
Plan, Organize, Schedule, Study, Evaluate are the steps in the POSSE strategy. This also includes information for preparing for exams.

Test Tips and Examining Returned Tests
Use this worksheet to evaluate your performance on returned tips. Also contains general test-taking tips. 


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