Study Skills Workshops These workshops are designed to provide students with the skills and attitudes necessary for academic success. Workshops are held at The Learning Center. Boot up the Computer Tuesday, September 1st 4:00 – 5:00 pm Thursday, September 3rd 9:00 – 10:00 am Explore the information technology that is required of you as a MCC student. This will be a practical hands-on opportunity to help you access Laulima, My UH Portal, and your email account. Using Your Time Wisely Wednesday, September 2 nd 12:00 – 12:30 pm Thursday, September 3rd 3:00 – 3:30 pm Do you say to yourself, "I'm so busy and I still can't seem to get everything done?" Organizing and managing time is an essential element to success. This workshop will provide practical tips on how to spend your time wisely in your role as a college student. Listening and Note Taking Wednesday, September 9 th 12:00 – 12:30 pm Thursday, September 10th 3:00 – 3:30 pm Listening and good note taking skills are keys to studying. This workshop will provide you with ways to enhance your listening and will show you how to take and use your notes effectively. Tips and Hints for Taking an Exam Wednsesday, September 23rd 12:00 – 12:30 pm Thursday, September 24th 3:00 – 3:30 pm To do your best on a test you must know your subject content and have a strategy for taking the test that allows you to “show” what you “know.” In this workshop you will learn practical tips to use during your exams. Writing a Research Paper Saturday , September 26 th 1:00 – 1:30 pm Saturday, October 3rd 3:00 – 3:30 pm Learn skills needed to write a research paper. This workshop will focus on choosing an effective topic, getting organized, researching, and producing an academic paper. The tips for an effective paper will save you time and make the process of writing more rewarding. A Whole New World Based on a Whole New Mind Thursday, October 1st 2:00 - 3:00 pm Lynn Yankowski In the New York Times and BusinessWeek bestseller, A Whole New Mind, Daniel Pink provides solid evidence of why right-brainers will rule the future. This thought-provoking book has spurred a rash of questions: What is a right-brainer? Why is it so important in this day and age? Can I become a right-brainer too? Dr. Lynn Yankowski explores this area, noting the latest in research on left-brain and right-brain individuals. Although it may not influence your current job, the job(s) of the future will be dependent on this type of thinking. Practical exercises will be provided to help you cope and prosper both now and in the future. Search Smarter, Not Harder Research Strategies for the Online World Wednesday, October 7th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Ellen Peterson Thursday, October 8th 3:00 - 4:00 pm Ellen Peterson When should I use a website for my assignment? How can I tell if a website is legitimate? How can I search the Internet better and faster? Find the answers to these questions and more.
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