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Study Skills Workshops

The Reading and Study Skills instructor/tutors help students become more successful in their classes through instruction in study skills and college level reading comprehension skills. One-on-one tutoring is always available. In addition, workshops on specific topics are held during the Fall and Spring semesters.


Time Management Procedures:

Organizing time is especially important for students who find the demands of home, work and college overwhelming. Learn how to organize time in order to reduce stress and chaos.

Note-taking Techniques:

The best way to retain information from class is to write points down which the lecturer teaches. Notes should be taken from lectures to strengthen your understanding of the course material and facilitate study. The ARC tutors will assist students with note-taking techniques that can be used during class lectures.

Learning Styles Inventory:

Your learning style is the way you prefer to learn. There's no such thing as a "good" learning style or a "bad" learning style. The important thing is to be aware of the nature of your learning style. Understanding your individual learning style will enable you to be more successful.

Test-taking Strategies:

Study methods to prepare for tests and techniques that can be used while taking tests will maximise your performance. Also, you can learn how to overcome test anxiety.

Reading Textbooks:
  • Students who have been away from an academic setting for awhile or who “don’t like to read” will benefit from reviewing and extending their reading skills. Individual diagnoses can be made to determine what type of reading help is needed. Strategies are taught to allow students to recognise when they do not fully understand, and how to apply “fix up” techniques. Areas on which students can focus include:
  • Decoding pronunciation
  • Comprehension
  • Summarizing and outlining
  • Vocabulary development
  • Spelling
  • Increasing reading speed

Test Anxiety:

Do you "go blank" when you sit down to take a test or exam? Do you worry excessively about failing? Study methods to change Test Anxiety into Test Confidence. Learn to Create a study schedule, set yourself up for success, and change your mindset.