Fresh Start Workshop Series

Spring 2018 Schedule
Dates, times and locations of the workshops are listed below. If you have any further questions about the Fresh Start Series, please email Ryan Miller at marmill@upenn.edu.

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FRESH STRATEGIES FOR A NEW SEMESTER

Thursday, January 18; 5-6pm; Weingarten Center, Stouffer Commons
At the beginning of the spring semester, many students are looking for strategies to build upon fall semester success and to foster improvement and growth in response to new and ongoing academic challenges. Join us for this session in which will share and discuss effective strategies related to academic reading, note-taking, organization, time management, and effective study habits. Get your semester off by taking an active approach to your spring schedule.

STAYING ON TOP OF YOUR READING

Tuesday, January 23; 5-6pm; Weingarten Center, Stouffer Commons

If you're anticipating a heavy reading load from your spring courses, this workshop will help you identify strategies for reading strategically to clarify your purpose, maximize your understanding, retain information, and prepare for assessments and writing assignments. Please bring sample reading materials from your courses, if possible.

PREPARING FOR SUCCESS ON MIDTERM EXAMS

Wednesday, January 31; 5-6pm; ARCH 110
Preparing for your exams is about knowing what you know, knowing what you don't know, and filling in the gaps. Penn exams challenge your ways of knowing in new ways and may require a higher order of thinking than your previous assessments. In this workshop, work with a learning instructor to determine what, when, and how to study for your upcoming exams. Please bring any relevant study materials.

SEMESTER PLANNING AFTER SPRING BREAK

Thursday, March 15; 5-6pm; Weingarten Center, Stouffer Commons
Spring Break is a great time to relax, travel, volunteer or catch up, but the challenge is typically readjusting after the break. In this
interactive, hands-on workshop you will (re)assess how you have been managing your time and courses and will learn strategies to efficiently schedule your whole semester, manage time on a daily and weekly basis, and get more out of your study time. The purpose of the session is to apply strategies to your own courses; therefore, please bring course syllabi, your academic schedule, and any other relevant materials.

STUDY HACKS FOR READING DAYS

Monday, April 23; 5-6pm; Weingarten Center, Stouffer Commons

Tuesday, April 24; 5-6pm; ARCH 110
Reading Days are an excellent opportunity to prepare for finals, however, in order to maximize their potential, you have to stay on task and minimize distractions in such a critical moment in the semester. In this workshop, you will learn ways to organize and use your time to study for final exams effectively and efficiently. In this active, hands-on workshop, you'll learn strategies to make a realistic schedule; create an effective study plan; clarify your instructors' expectations and priorities (e.g. predict exam topics and questions); enhance efficient study, retention, and recall.

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