Study Skills and Time Management, w/Connor Edwards, Thurs, 9/7, 12-12:50, S214
Learn the most effective and efficient ways to study and learn and to use time management techniques to find more hours in your day. Research-based approaches to learning and memory will be outlined. The goal of this workshop is to identify how to learn efficiently. Connor Edwards, tri 3, is a lead tutor for DAA. He will discuss how to adapt learning strategies to each Parker course.
Stress Management and Using Temperament for Success, Friday, 9/8, 11-1, S214
This workshop addresses two areas. The first is keeping stress as low as possible to facilitate learning. Secondly, you will learn about your Jung personality type and how to make use of your individual traits personally and professionally. You will also incorporate best study habits based on your personality type. The test link below is to a site where you can take a 72 item test which takes 10-15 minutes. Please take the Jung typology test on this site. It is free. When you get your results, please make a note of your type and the strength of your preferences. (For example, my type is INFP and the strength of preferences is 50%, 63%, 45% and 1%.) If you get a 1% on any of the four areas, please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will let you know if you need to take a tie-breaking test (which is more fun than the original). Most students find this very interesting and fun. BTW, you may enjoy having your family and friends take this test as well and learning about them also!
The link: www.humanmetrics.com
Test Taking Skills with Connor Edwards, tri 4, Thurs, 9/14, 12-12:50, S214
Successful test taking is, in part, strategy. Connor will share time-tested testing techniques which will help students demonstrate what they have learned and increase their grades.
Sleep Smarter—Be Smarter, w/Dr. Elbel, Tuesday, 9/19, 11-11:50, S214
Sleep is an underappreciated learning tool. Find out how sleep affects memory, mood and health. Learn how to improve sleep and how to fit your sleep schedule to Parker time and solve common sleep problems.
Overcome Test Anxiety,w/Dr. Elbel, Thurs, 10/12, 11-11:50, S220
Students who suffer from test anxiety rarely realize that nerves are causing the problem. Anxiety can interfere with memory causing students to go blank and subsequently be unable to recall previously learned material. The student may miss easy questions or display the “deer in the headlights” look. At times students describe teaching the material out in the hall and then getting it wrong on the test. These are all examples of test anxiety. The good news is that test anxiety is an easily remedied problem if the person realizes he/she has test anxiety. I will discuss ways to overcome test anxiety including nervousness associated with written and practical exams.