Skills Clinics from the Success Coaches

The Center for First Year Experience is willing to visit your classroom or event to give a skills clinic (or academic presentation).  Below is a list of presentations being offered by the Success Coaches.  Standard presentations are 30 minutes but can be customized to fit your time frame.  Contact the Center for First  Year Experience if you would like to schedule one of these presentations for your classroom, club, fraternity, hall meeting, or other event. Students who would like to set up a one-on-one meeting about any of these topics are welcome to do so.

How to Read a Degree Audit
Lisa Hepler, University Registrar, will lead you through how to read your degree audit, which is located on your MyClarion account.

Caution:  Life Change Ahead
Not sure what to expect about academics in college?  We will highlight some of the key differences between high school and college academic expectations.

Finals Countdown
Need help preparing for finals?  We have the best tips to help students prepare for finals week.

Four Ps of College Success
The three Ps of college success are Planning, Prioritizing, and Participating.  The one P that is many students’ downfall is Procrastination.  In this presentation, we will explain how each of these Ps contribute to student success in college.

Make your Memory Work for You
Working memory is a remarkable thing that needs to be used to the best of a student’s ability.  Presenters will share the best techniques for enhancing your memory.

The Puzzle of Motivation
Finding ways to stay motivated will help students find and maintain success throughout the semester. If you have 5 minutes, check out this video to give you a boost. Motivation2Study creates a weekly video on their YouTube Channel that you can subscribe to. They challenge you to remember: "You don't want to look back and know you could've done better..."

Code, Decode, and Recode Your Notes
Note taking is a fundamental skill for college students.  We can meet with you in person to give you tips and tricks on how to amp up your note-taking skills.  You can also check out these videos from Mistral Spirit for some great ideas to get you started!

How to Create a Good Note Taking System for Your Needs! (1/3)

How to Take GREAT Notes // FAST, ADAPTABLE, ORGANIZED: The Mistral Method (2/3)

Tips and Tricks for Note Organization (3/3)

SMART Goals

Goals are imperative to achieving success.  Goals must also be specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic, and time-bound.  Let us help you set and achieve your SMART goals!

How to Earn an A:  Top 10 Study Tips
Never had to study before?  Just need a refresher on what a study session should look like?  Let us give you ideas for making the  most of your study time.

Time Management:  Juggling School and  Life.
Making the most of your time can mean the difference between surviving college and thriving in college. Watch this visually impactful video from Steve Piscitelli to help you consider how you use your time. The Success Coaches can help you set a time schedule that includes going to class, eating, studying, AND getting some much needed rest/relaxation in a one-on-one appointment as well.

What is your learning style?
Do you know what visual, auditory, reading, and kinesthetic aptitudes can do to enhance your study sessions?  Developed by Neil Fleming, you can take the VARK self-assessment here. For an overview of the four main learning styles, check out this video.  We can help you decide where your strengths are and how that can help your study skills. 

Help! I Bombed the First Exam!
A technique called an exam wrapper will help students evaluate how they prepared for the exam, what worked, what didn't and how to approach the next one.

Last Updated 8/7/18