CLA Student Success Webinars for November

November 01, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

The Center for Learning and Advancement offers a series of webinars to prime students for success in university academics.

The following webinars are available at the given dates and are from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

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Contact the CLA for tutoring services or ideas about ways to increase your academic success. Visit its web site at or email [email protected].

Critical Thinking Webinars
11/2/10                Critical Thinking 1
The Critical Brain

  • Illustrates the cognitive learning theory, describes how students can develop their cognitive skills through practice and repetition to help improve logic reasoning, memory and overall understanding of university content

11/3/10                Critical Thinking 2
Think Like a Genius

  • Explores how historical and philosophical geniuses behave differently and identifies 9 ways students can “think like a genius”

11/4/10                Critical Thinking 3
Think Outside the Box

  • Thinking outside the box allows a student to assess, judge and evaluate a scenario to creatively solve a problem. Furthermore by implementing specific questioning strategies students gain depth in their understanding of the content

Problem-Solving Strategies
11/9/10                Problem Solving/ Decision Making
This Webinar demonstrates how problem-solving skills can be an invaluable asset that allows a person to make the best choices and decisions available. Students usually have many and varied goals, both related to school and to other areas of their lives, and it is likely that they will encounter barriers to their success at times. As these barriers are encountered, problem-solving strategies can be utilized to help students overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.

Learning Styles
11/10/10              Learning Styles
Information about learning styles and Multiple Intelligence (MI) is helpful for everyone in a university online setting.  Knowing your learning style will help you develop coping strategies to compensate for your weaknesses and capitalize on your strengths. This webinar provides an explanation of:

  • What learning styles and multiple intelligences are all about
  • An interactive assessment of students learning style/MI
  • Practical tips to make your learning style work for you.

Online Learning Success
11/11/10              Online Learning Success
Preparing yourself for an online course, whether it is totally online or with some classroom time, is a matter of asking a series of questions. Studies have shown that it takes a certain amount of self discipline and motivation to schedule and manage yourself through such a course. This webinar outlines:

  • Effective questions to ask when preparing for online learning
  • The different types of online learning models
  • How to take tests online successfully
  • How to interact socially via the net
  • How to collaborate and study in groups using different online software

Test Taking Webinars
11/16/10              Test Taking Strategies 1
Test Preparation

  • Describes how to anticipate what will be on the test
  • Describes how to interact in and out of class to ensure test success
  • Identifies specific study techniques to improve memory and retention when studying for an exam
  • 11/17/10              Test Taking Strategies 2
    Taking the Test

    • Outlines steps to take the night before an exam
    • Highlights ways to reduce and overcome test anxiety the day of the test
    • Provides tips for successful test taking in both traditional and online classroom environments

    11/18/10              Test Taking Strategies 3
    Specific Test-Taking Tips

    •          Highlights specific test-taking tips and includes strategies for true/false, multiple choice, short answer, essay, open book, oral, and math exams

    The Writing Process Webinars
    11/30/10              The Writing Process 1
    Phase One: Pre-Writing

    •         Focuses on identifying the purpose of the paper, writing a solid thesis statement, gathering information, and organizing an outline.

    12/1/10                The Writing Process 2
    Phase Two: Beginning to Write

    •          Demonstrates how to take an outline to a paragraph format and how to appropriately use in text citations. It will highlight how to write a dynamic introduction, revise for powerful language, smooth transitions, and solid sentence structure.

    12/2/10                The Writing Process 3
    Phase Three: Finish and Submit the Assignment

    •          Illustrates how to format the paper in APA or MLA format, how to accurately cite resources and use turn it in to check for plagiarism before submitting it in ANGEL.

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