Winter 2015 Tools for Success


Jan. 20, 2015
Honing Your Writing Skills: The Writing Process

Conversation with Dr. Kevin Dvorak, Associate Professor and Writing Center/WAC Coordinator, along with members of the Writing Fellows Program, Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences

In order to be successful academic writers, you should have a thorough understanding of the writing
process. This workshop will provide strategies for working through each stage.

Jan. 27, 2015
Biology Majors: Success Simulation—Learning to Simulate the Testing Environment

Conversations with Dr. Emily Schmitt, Ph.D., Associate Director; Professor for the Division of Math, Science and Technology, Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences

Medical professionals spend hours in simulators before they actually do their difficult procedures. Why don’t you do the same before your next test or quiz? Learn how to write and take your own practice tests before the actual event. Then when the actual event comes, you will soar through the experience. There will be a focus on biology, but all majors and courses of study can
benefit from this approach.

Feb. 3, 2015
Read Between the Lines

Join the Tutoring and Testing Center for an interactive workshop that will help you take the apprehension out of comprehension! Learn tips on how to attack text before, during, and after reading to become a strategic reader as you prepare for your next exam or paper.

Feb. 10, 2015
Study Math Smarter not Harder! Turn your Math Frowns into Smiles

Join the Tutoring and Testing Center for an interactive workshop that will help you take deliberate actions to improve math confidence, performance, and comprehension.

March 10, 2015
Organizational/Time Management Skills

Join the Office of Undergraduate Student Success to learn various resources to assist you in managing your time efficiently and effectively. You will develop an awareness of time management tools and techniques that are essential to success in all aspects of life.

March 17, 2015
Let’s Talk About Wrecks: Understanding the Rhetorical Situation

Conversation with Dr. Molly Scanlon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Writing, Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences

Ana Ramos was involved in a serious car wreck. We know when/where the accident occurred, but very little else.What is the extent of the injuries? What caused the accident? Who was at fault? Work your way through four rhetorical situations (playing a police officer, an emergency room nurse, an insurance agent, and a prosecutor) as you learn how all writing is influenced by audience, context, and purpose.

March 24, 2015
Resume Writing: Don’t Wait Until You Graduate

Conversation with Dr. Claire Lutkewitte, Assistant Professor of Writing, Division of Humanities,Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences

Writing a resume should be an ongoing task, one that begins freshmen year. This workshop will provide you with tips and
strategies for building a successful resume including how to write using sophisticated language and details. Students in the workshop will also look at professional examples of resumes as well as begin brainstorming and writing your own resumes.

March 31, 2015
Integrate Multimedia in Your College Work—(Multimodal Composing)

Conversation with Dr. Eric Mason, Assistant Professor of Writing, Division of Humanities, Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences

This workshop will help you identify how your experiences with images, video, and other forms of media can contribute to your success in college and in your career. We’ll discuss resources and opportunities for improving your “multimodal” composing abilities, and how to ensure that such works are taken seriously by your audience.

April 7, 2015
Goal Setting
Join the Office of Undergraduate Student Success to learn how to address why setting goals is important, identify different types of goals, and provide you with tips for staying motivated and on track once goals have been established.

For more information,visit,  contact the Office of Undergraduate Student Success at or call (954)262-8386.

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