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NDSU DCE to Hold Study Skills Workshop for Area College Students

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Posted on Aug, 22 2011

NDSU Distance and Continuing Education (NDSU DCE) will hold “How to Study and Succeed in College” on Sunday, September 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. on the NDSU campus in Loftsgard Hall room 114.  This workshop is open to all area college students who would like to learn ways to study more effectively. 

Patty Corwin, well-known motivational speaker, will inspire and motivate area college students to start the school year off right.  Students participating in this engaging and informative workshop will learn the following strategies for academic success:

• Study methods
An effective study method is essential for success as a student. A successful method for studying, as well as general principles of learning, will be presented.
• Time management skills
Managing time is a skill which, when utilized effectively, can help students to reach goals they set for themselves both personally and socially.  The principles of managing time, scheduling, prioritizing, and setting goals will be explored.
• Listening and concentration
Note taking, memory improvement, listening skills, and concentration will be examined, discussed and practiced throughout this workshop.
• Test taking strategies
Test taking is an area of concern for students.  Reviewing for tests and test taking skills will be examined.  Test anxiety will be discussed, and methods for dealing with it will be explained and practiced.
• Motivation
Throughout the program, students will examine motivation in order to facilitate application in each of the preceding areas.  This program will focus on the importance of the personal responsibility students have for making their college experience a positive one.

This workshop is a must for incoming freshman as well as for students of any age who are looking to improve their grade point average.  The workshop is available as a non-credit workshop to all area college students.  Cost is $99 and pre-registration is required.  To register for this workshop visit the NDSU DCE website at http://ndsu.me/dcen01 or call 701-231-7015.