Workshops for Online Learning

Last Modified: April 9, 2020

Through a variety of workshops and structures study sessions, the Collaborative Learning Center can help you get on the path to academic success. Students will learn to set goals, use their time more efficiently, and become better learners.


Introduction to the MCAT Informational Session

Monday, March 30th (6 p.m. - 7 p.m)

Join this Zoom information session for tips and strategies for preparing for the MCAT. These sessions will also discuss some free, low cost material that you can use to help you prepare for the tests. Register for the free information session and/or the two AAMC practice sessions

Official AAMC MCAT Passage Practice 1: CARS (Critical Analysis and Reading Skills)

  • Friday, April 3rd (7 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, April 14th (8 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.)

Official AAMC MCAT Passage Practice 2: Chemistry/Physics

  • Friday, April 3rd (8 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, April 14th (7 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.)


Time Management

Watch the Time Management for Academic Success Workshop

Listen to the Success by Design Podcast - Time Management

To participate in an upcoming academic time management workshop, please see the schedule below.

Tuesday, March 31st (2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 1st (10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Achieve academic success by moving beyond basic planners and calendars; learn how adding a few simple time management techniques to your routine can significantly improve your academic performance and reduce the anxiety that comes with procrastination.


Math Success Skills

Watch the Math Study Skills Workshop

To participate in an upcoming math success skills workshop, please see the schedule below.

Wednesday, April 1st (1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

If you feel that the time you spend studying isn't reflected in your math exam scores, come learn some simple yet effective strategies you can use to take some of the mystery out of math exams.


Note-Taking Methods

Watch the Most Effective Note-Taking Methods Workshop

Do you find yourself taking notes and then not knowing how to study them later? Or maybe the way you take notes just isn’t working for every class. This workshop will introduce you to different strategies to revitalize your note-taking.


Annotate Your Way to Higher Grades

To participate in an upcoming workshop, please see the schedule below.

Monday, April 6th (11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Research shows that students who learn how to annotate texts and lectures tend to significantly increase their grades while spending less time studying. This workshop teaches easy, time-saving annotation skills to replace underlying, highlighting, outlining, or copying text content, so you can learn more in less time.


Ace Your Exams

Many successful students feel that high school did not prepare them for some of the challenges of college work. This feeling often arises from students' post-exam shock and feeling that their exam scores do not seem to reflect the work they put into studying. Making matters worse, uncertainty about how to fix the problem, may lead to excessive anxiety before and during exams - anxiety that further undermines performance.


Getting Over Procrastination

Watch the Getting Over Procrastination Workshop

To participate in an upcoming workshop, please see the schedule below.

Tuesday, April 7th (2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Procrastination saps the energy and undermines the potential accomplishments of many talented people, so much so that many see procrastination as an unwelcome but unavoidable part of their lives. This workshop will teach you how small changes in your thinking, your routines and your surroundings can make it easier for you to get essential things done while saving mental and emotional energy.


How to Prepare for Finals

Learn easy strategies to prioritize learning goals and schedule study time for finals week. This session will also review a few high-performance study strategies to help you give best performance on final exams.


Effective Study Techniques

Part I: Spaced Study and Retrieval

Learn two simple, scientifically proven techniques that promote superior recall both on exams and in future classes in less time than “massed” study sessions (cramming).

Part II: Brain Building

Learn how a few powerful tools: elaboration, dual coding, and concrete examples along with some equally effective graphical and analytical strategies can improve your understanding and recall of high priority course concepts.


How to Take Notes from Online Lectures

Tips and Strategies for Online Note-Taking

Listen to the Success by Design Podcast - Note Taking

Adapting note taking skills to fit online courses can be challenging. Here are some note-taking strategies to use while studying online.


How to Give Presentations Online

Tips and Strategies for Virtual Presentations

As we go online, students must consider challenges associated with presenting to a virtual audience. Here are some tips for giving effective online presentations.


Addressing Different Techniques for Online Learning

Listen to the Success by Design Podcast - Online Learning

Online learning can present a unique set of challenges if you are not prepared. Listen as we discuss various strategies for succeeding in an online course.