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College Success Workshops

These workshops, led by trained peer educators, address a variety of study strategies and other academic success topics in small group settings.

College Success Workshop Series: Fall 2014

Tuesdays, 6:00–6:50 p.m., 204 Pratt Hall, Amy Oplinger, Academic Peer Educator

Please note:

  • Workshops are open to all IUP students. 
  • Each workshop is limited to 15 students.
  • No advance sign-up is needed.
  • Attendance slips are available.
  • Cell phones off please!
  • Bring paper and pencil.

September 9

College vs. High School: What's different?

  • Examine differences in expectations and responsibilities.

September 16

What type of learner are you?

  • Find out if you are a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner, and accompanying strategies that can help you study.

September 23

Resources for YOU at IUP

  • Explore the services offered across the campus.

September 30

Effective Note Taking Techniques

  • Learn how to use various methods of note taking.

October 7

Test prep: No pain, high gain!

  • Review strategies for preparing and taking college exams.

October 14

How can the library help you?

  • Learn about the various resources offered by the IUP Libraries.

October 21

Interacting with your professors

  • How to meet and communicate with professors and other IUP personnel.

October 28

Trick or Treat: The "Freshmen 15"

  • Tips for eating healthy on campus and creative ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine.

November 4

Plagiarism: Are YOU doing it?

  • Look at the many types of plagiarism and how to avoid them.

November 11

Stressed? We can help!

  • Venture into a realm of meditation, deep breathing, exercise, and more. 

November 18

Procrastinators unite...TODAY!

  • How to stay on task and keep motivation high for the end of term.

December 2

Tips for Final Exams

  • Time management, study techniques, and healthy choices for finals week.


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