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Study Skills

Enhance your skills in free workshops covering: 

  • Final Exams Preparation
  • Memory Retention
  • Listening and Note Taking
  • Exam Preparation and Test Taking
  • Study Skills and Time Management
  • Successful Study Group Strategies
  • Writing Center Brainstorming

All students, in-person and online, are encouraged to participate in these collaborative workshops. Instructors offering credit for attendance at these workshops will be notified of your attendance. 

  • Final Exams Preparation Strategies

    Learn strategies to enhance your preparation for final exams.

    This workshop will discuss:

    • 5 – 7 day study plans
    • tips for reviewing lecture notes, textbook readings, additional course material, and critical summary exam review notes
    • test taking strategies for various types of exams including essay, short response, matching, true/false, multiple choice, and online exams
    • test stress reductions tips

    Sign up for workshops at APIN Sign up for workshops at NCAB

  • Memory Retention Strategies

    Learn strategies for enhancing memory retention for in-class lectures, textbook readings, and online course content.

    This workshop will discuss: 

    • interesting brain facts
    • the forgetting curve
    • basic concepts on how the brain stores information utilizing encoding, storage, and retrieval techniques
    • differences between short-term and long-term memory, schemas, procedural versus declarative knowledge, and multi-sensory strategies
    • The six basic forgetting theories and the Twelve Principles of Memory will also be covered.

    Sign up for workshops at APINSign up for workshops at NCAB

  • Listening & Note Taking Strategies

    Learn strategies for enhancing listening and note-taking skills for in-person, hybrid, and online courses.

    This workshop will discuss: 

    • listening
    • reading
    • note-taking methods and strategies including Cornell, outline, charting, mapping, and sentence
    • challenges of speed variations in thinking, speaking, and writing

    Sign up for workshops at APIN Sign up for workshops at NCAB

  • Exam Preparation & Test Taking Strategies

    This workshop has concluded for the Fall 2022 semester.

    Learn strategies for enhancing test preparation and test taking skills.

    This workshop will discuss: 

    • 5 – 7 day preparation techniques
    • tips for reviewing lecture notes, textbook readings, and test review aids
    • testing strategies for various exams including online, multiple-choice, short answer, true/false, and essay
    • test stress reduction techniques and stress relieving activities before and during exams

    Sign up for workshops at APIN Sign up for workshops at NCAB

  • Study Skills & Classroom Technologies

    Learn how to enhance your study skills techniques and utilize various classroom technologies.

    This workshop will discuss: 
    •    learning styles and characteristics
    •    personality preferences
    •    mindsets
    •    critical thinking skills
    •    Blackboard navigation
    •    Office 365 tools
    •    Cloud storage
    •    E-mail utilization
    •    CWI website links

    Sign up for workshops at APIN Sign up for workshops at NCAB

  • Time Management Strategies

    Learn how to enhance your time management strategies.

    This workshop will discuss: 
    •    time management strategies
    •    electronic and paper calendar options
    •    pitfalls to time management schedules
    •    internal/external distractions
    •    examples of effective time management schedules

    Sign up for workshops at APIN Sign up for workshops at NCAB

  • Successful Study Group Strategies

    Learn strategies for forming and facilitation effective study groups. 

    This workshop will discuss: 

    • how study groups can be an effective tool for helping you get the grade you want for a course
    • pitfalls of conducting poorly-run study groups

    Sign up for workshops at APIN Sign up for workshops at NCAB

  • Writing Center Brainstorming Workshop

    These workshops have concluded for Fall 2022.

    Do you need help starting on your paper? Are you stuck on a topic or having trouble with starting your research? Maybe you don't have an assignment yet, but you want to prepare yourself for success? Come join us for a workshop on brainstorming solutions to all types of writing needs.

    At this workshop, you will:

    • connect with Writing Center tutors
    • get great tips on how to brainstorm paper topics based on assignment requirements
    • learn how to take a topic and begin organizing and writing your paper
    • meet and collaborate with other students
    • learn about additional resources around campus to help with your writing

    Students interested in these workshops are welcome to walk in before the workshops begin — no sign up necessary.

    Day 1

    Monday, Oct. 10
    10 – 11 a.m.
    Nampa Campus Academic Building (NCAB), Room 218

    Day 2

    Thursday, Oct. 13
    6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Ada County Center Pintail Building (APIN), Room 1207