University College Advising Center

Academic Success Series (Fall 2011)

How to Be a Successful MTSU Student
Sponsored by: University College & MTSU Walker Library

These one hour workshops are designed for any student who needs help or wants to learn more about the topic area. We hope these sessions will help spring into a successful semester!

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How to Get Started at MTSU

September 13th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 272
This session will cover topics including how to navigate RaiderNet & D2L, understanding the Lottery Scholarship, and helpful tips about GPA and academic standing.

Listen to the audio presentation (54:18)
Download the presentation (.pdf)

How to Use Your Time Wisely

September 20th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 272
Time management is something most students struggle with on a daily basis. This session will cover techniques to help you better manage your time.

Listen to the audio presentation (33:06)
Download the presentation (.pdf)
Goals and Values worksheet (pdf)
Master Schedule worksheet (pdf)

How to Study and Prepare for Tests

September 27th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 272
This session will cover tips on note taking, how to effectively study your notes as well as tips for navigating different types of tests.

Listen to the audio presentation (37:52)
Download the presentation (.pdf)

How to Use the MTSU Library

October 4th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 272
Come find out what successful MTSU students know about the library and learn how to utilize the various resources available.

Listen to the audio presentation (45:09)
**It is suggested that you visit http://library.mtsu.edu when listening to the audio from this presentation.

How to Maintain Academic Integrity

October 11th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 248 **Note location change!!
This session will cover the four different parts of MTSU's Academic Misconduct policy and why academic integrity is so important.

Listen to the audio presentation (45:00)
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How to Think Critically

October 25th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 248
This session will go over what critical thinking is (and isn't), provide a structure for evaluating your thinking, and show how it can be applied to a college level classes.

How to Give a Winning Presentation

November 1st at 4:30pm - Walker Library 272 **Note location change!!
This session will cover tips and tricks that will help students refine their presentation and public speaking skills.

How to Use Your Academic Advisor

November 8th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 272 **Note location change!!
This session will cover information on how to know who your advisor is, how to get the most out of your time with your advisor and what questions you should ask your advisor.

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How to Unwind, Relax, Chill and Still be a Successful Student

November 15th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 272 **Note location change!!
Being a college student is stressful! Academics, jobs, friends, and family can pull you in many directions, and there never seems to be enough hours in a day to get everything done. This session will cover how stress can impact your academics and your health. Leave with some surefire strategies to help you de-stress your life.

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How to Choose the Right Career for You

November 22nd at 4:30pm - Walker Library 272 **Note location change!!
Having trouble choosing a major? This session will cover techniques on helping you find the right major and career field that best fits your personality and abilities.

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How to Prepare for Final Exams

November 29th & December 6th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 272 **Note location change!!
This session will provide a helpful guide to students who are not sure how to study for final exams. NOTE: The same information will be covered in both sessions. Two dates are scheduled to accommodate more students.

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