University College Advising Center

Academic Success Series - Spring 2013

How to Be a Successful MTSU Student
Sponsored by: University College & MTSU Walker Library

These one hour workshops are designed for any student who needs help or wants to learn more about the topic area.
We hope these sessions will help spring into a successful semester! 

 

How to Get Started at MTSU

January 29th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter: 
Tyler Henson - Advisor, University College Advising Center

This session will cover topics including how to navigate RaiderNet & D2L, understanding the Lottery Scholarship, and helpful tips about GPA and academic standing.

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How to Use Your Time Wisely

February 5th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter:
Danielle Stefanski - Advisor, University College Advising Center

Time management is something most students struggle with on a daily basis. This session will cover techniques to help you better manage your time.

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Time Management Worksheet
Master Schedule Worksheet
Values Worksheet


How to Study and Prepare for Tests

February 5th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 248
Presenter: Gia Jones - Advisor, University College Advising Center

This session will cover tips on note taking, how to effectively study your notes as well as tips for navigating different types of tests.

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Study Skills Handout


How to Be a Successful Veteran Student

February 12th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter: Heather Conrad, VetSuccess On Campus Counselor

This session will discuss educational benefits to include Post 09/11 GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation, as well as others. We will briefly discuss all other potential veterans benefits, and explain our new program, VetSuccess on Campus and the services available through this program.


How to Study and Prepare for Tests

February 19th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter:
Gia Jones - Advisor, University College Advising Center

This session will cover tips on note taking, how to effectively study your notes as well as tips for navigating different types of tests.

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Study Skills Handout


How to Use Your Time Wisely

February 19th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 248
Presenter: Eric Miller - Advisor, University College Advising Center

Time management is something most students struggle with on a daily basis. This session will cover techniques to help you better manage your time.

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Time Management Worksheet
Master Schedule Worksheet
Values Worksheet


How to Use the Library

February 26th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter: Kristen West - Assistant Professor, Walker Library

Come find out what successful MTSU students know about the library and learn how to utilize the various resources available.


How to Give a Winning Presentation

March 19th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter:
Danielle Stefanski - Advisor, University College Advising Center

This session will cover tips and tricks that will help students refine their presentation and public speaking skills.

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Winning Presentation Handout


How to Use Your Academic Advisor

March 26th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter:
Travis Tipton - College Advisor, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

This session will cover information on how to know who your advisor is; how to get the most out of your time with your advisor, and what questions you should ask your advisor.

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How to Think Critically

April 2nd at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter: Hilary Stallings - College of Liberal Arts

This session will go over what critical thinking is (and isn't), provide a structure for evaluating your thinking, and show how it can be applied to a college level classes.


How to Choose the Right Major for You

April 9th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter: 
Mark Convery - Advisor, University College Advising Center

Having trouble choosing a major? This session will cover techniques on helping you find the right major and career field that best fits your personality and abilities.

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How to Relax and Chill and Still be a Successful Student

April 16th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter: Lisa Schrader - Director, Health Promotion

Being a college student is stressful! Academics, jobs, friends, and family can pull you in many directions, and there never seems to be enough hours in a day to get everything done. This session will cover how stress can impact your academics and your health. Leave with some surefire strategies to help you de-stress your life.

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How to Prepare for Final Exams

April 23rd at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446 & April 30th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter:
Eric Miller - Advisor, University College Advising Center

This interactive session will focus on helping students prepare for final exams. Specific attention will be placed on assisting students with time management, reviewing helpful study skills, and discussing effective test taking strategies.

**Note:  This session will be held twice to accomodate various student schedules.  The same information is presented at both sessions.

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Have Questions?
Contact Brandie Nelson at the University College Advising Center at (615) 898-2339.

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