Academic Development

College Note Taking Strategies
20-50 minutes
Johanna Dvorak: email or call x5672

This presentation will introduce one or more note-taking strategies for taking efficient notes in lectures or from textbooks. The Cornell method, T- Notes, and mapping using Inspiration are examples which can be addressed.

College Time Management Strategies
30-50 minutes
Johanna Dvorak: email, or call x5672

This presentation shows students techniques for maximizing their time for academics. Topics can include developing a weekly and semester calendar, avoiding procrastination, and developing a study schedule.

College Textbook Reading Strategies
20-50 minutes
Johanna Dvorak: email or call x5672

This presentation will help students read college textbooks efficiently, skim and scan for key points, and use some speed reading tips for faster comprehension.

Your Life Plan
30-45 minutes
Jean Salzer, Director, Career Planning and Resource Center
, or call x5064
students have high expectations for how their education will translate to a meaningful, financially rewarding career path. This workshop will provide content, discussion and hands-on activities in helping students begin to set college major/career goals, explore career options, learn about internships and the process for building a meaningful, marketable education. This workshop can be customized to class needs and curriculum.

Implementing College Study Strategies
50 minutes
Johanna Dvorak: email or x5672

This presentation is an overview especially for first year students on effective strategies as they transition to college academic life. Highlights include where to study, how much to study, time management techniques, efficient textbook reading, note taking and test taking tips.

Problem solving techniques for Math and Science
10-15 minutes
Mary Knasinski: email, or call x5865

There is a way to approach math and science problems that relieves confusion. The best approaches talk about systematic methods that rely on what is already known to check and solve what is unknown. The session will explain how to apply these methods even to the dreaded “word problems.”

Test Preparation and/or Test Taking Strategies
30-50 minutes
Johanna Dvorak: email, or call x5672

A key to good grades lies in frequent review of course concepts. This presentation helps students select important information and how to organize it for an exam. Test taking strategies for various types of exams are highlighted.

Study and test preparation techniques for math and science
10-20 minutes
Mary Knasinski: email,; or call x5865

Math and science courses have their own vocabularies and their own challenges while studying, reading the text and preparing for exams. This presentation will include a discussion of techniques for making this material accessible and enjoyable to review, and show how information can be reinforced in many different ways.

Adaptive Technology Resource Demonstration
30-60 minutes
Aura Hirschman: email or call x5660

This is a demonstration program to show students and faculty the variety of technologies that are available for teaching and working with individuals with disabilities. Setup time is necessary.