We know that achieving your personal and academic goals is important to you. To help make your goals a reality, GS2U student success workshops are scheduled each semester, including the summer. These workshops are designed to assist students in honing skills that include writing, test and note taking, and time and stress management.  Advance registrations are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

  • Student Success Forms and Resources

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  • June Student Success Workshops

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    Monday, June 2nd
    Student Enrichment Program Orientation
    Sponsored by Student Enrichment Program
    For more information: http://www.govst.edu/sep/
    Location: Room A2110; Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    The Student Enrichment Program (SEP) provides educational support services that foster personal and professional development to motivate GSU students towards the successful completion of their bachelor’s degree.  SEP is designed to assist low-income, first generation undergraduate students, and academic probation students through the strong supportive environment, mentoring network, educational and professional development activities.  

    Tuesday, June 3rd
    Student Enrichment Program Orientation
    Sponsored by Student Enrichment Program
    For more information: http://www.govst.edu/sep/
    Location: Room A2110; Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    For workshop description, see above.

    Tuesday, June 3rd
    Winning Essays for Scholarships and Graduate School Admission
    Sponsored by The Writing Center
    For more information: Writing Consultant Heather McKenna, (708) 235-7337(708) 235-7337
    Location:  Writing Center C1321; Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Are you thinking about applying for a scholarship? Need to write an essay for admission to graduate school? Boost your chances with a winning essay.  Showcase your strengths and talents so the selection committee will be certain that you are the best choice. This workshop will offer the “dos and don’ts” for writing a good essay, help you develop a plan, and provide sources for further one-on-one help during the process.   

    Thursday, June 5th
    Student Enrichment Program Orientation
    Sponsored by Student Enrichment Program
    For more information: http://www.govst.edu/sep/
    Location: Room A2110; Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    For workshop description, see above.

    Tuesday, June 10th
    Great Grades Start With Great Note Taking Skills Workshop            
    Sponsored by Student Enrichment Program
    For more information: http://www.govst.edu/sep/
    Location: Room A2131; Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am  
    Being a successful student is more than just physically being present in the classroom.  This workshop will teach students on what to do before, during, and after class in order to achieve academic success.  We will focus on strategies for active listening and participation, recognizing key concepts in lecture and textbooks, and effective note taking skills.  You will also learn how to map a study plan, memorization tips, and how to approach studying for different types of tests.

    Wednesday, June 11th
    Academic Probation Experience Workshop
    Sponsored by Student Enrichment Program
    For more information: http://www.govst.edu/sep/
    Location: Room A2131; Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    So your GPA is below a 2.0. Learn more about academic probation and quick tips to support your efforts to returning to good standing.

    Monday, June 16th
    Tackling the Test Workshop
    Sponsored by Student Enrichment Program
    For more information: http://www.govst.edu/sep/
    Location: Room A2131; Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Learn how to study smarter, not harder through enhancing your study skills and managing test anxiety. You will also learn how to map a study plan, memorization tips, and how to approach studying for different types of tests.

    Thursday, June 19th
    Keep Calm, Don’t Stress: Stress Management Tips Workshop
    Sponsored by Student Enrichment Program
    For more information: http://www.govst.edu/sep/
    Location:  Room A2131; Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Stress is a part of our everyday life. So let’s learn how to identify personal stress factors and apply practical methods for successfully managing stress.

    Monday, June 23rd
    The Research Paper: Online Library Resources
    Library Instruction and Workshop Coordinator (708) 534-4136(708) 534-4136
    Location:  Writing Center C1321; Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    The library is your gateway to academic resources for research.  This workshop reviews the variety of library resources available to you, and demonstrates how to find resources using online tools such as the I-Share catalog and databases.

    Tuesday, June 24th
    HELP! Where do I find the time? Time Management Skills Workshop
    Sponsored by Student Enrichment Program
    For more information: http://www.govst.edu/sep/
    Location:  Room A2110; Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Having trouble juggling your busy schedule? This interactive workshop is designed to teach students how to best plan, prioritize, and manage their academic tasks using a variety of time management techniques.  We will also focus on how effective time management can decrease stress levels, tips for avoiding procrastination, and “stress beaters” which can be applied to your everyday life.

    Tuesday, June 24th
    Writing Strong Discussion Board Posts, Reflections, Critical Reviews, and Essays
    For more information: Heather McKenna, Writing Center Consultant (708) 235-7337(708) 235-7337
    Location: Writing Center C1321; Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Boost the power of your more “informal” class writing with this workshop. Discussions of the resources available, plans for approaching the writing, and ways to power them up will lead to making your contributions really count.

    Tuesday, June 24th
    Winning Essays for Scholarships and Graduate School Admission
    Sponsored by The Writing Center
    For more information: Writing Consultant Heather McKenna, (708) 235-7337(708) 235-7337
    Location:  Writing Center C1321; Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Are you thinking about applying for a scholarship? Need to write an essay for admission to graduate school? Boost your chances with a winning essay.  Showcase your strengths and talents so the selection committee will be certain that you are the best choice. This workshop will offer the “dos and don’ts” for writing a good essay, help you develop a plan, and provide sources for further one-on-one help during the process.   

    Wednesday, June 25th
    Ready, Set, GOAL! Rediscovering your Motivation Workshop
    Sponsored by Student Enrichment Program
    For more information: http://www.govst.edu/sep/
    Location:  Room A2131; Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm       
    This workshop will challenge you to reflect on your academic thus far while identifying the key internal and external stimuli which motivate you.  We will also look at ways to regain your motivation when it may be lacking.  You will leave this workshop with the personal drive to reach your academic and personal goals.

    Thursday, June 26th
    The Research Paper: Online Library Resources
    Sponsored by Library
    For more information: Instruction and Workshop Coordinator (708) 534-4136(708) 534-4136
    Location:  Writing Center C1321; Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The library is your gateway to academic resources for research.  This workshop reviews the variety of library resources available to you, and demonstrates how to find resources using online tools such as the I-Share catalog and databases.

    Monday, June 30th
    Academic Probation Experience Workshop
    Sponsored by Student Enrichment Program
    For more information: http://www.govst.edu/sep/
    Location: Room A2110; Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    So your GPA is below a 2.0. Learn more about academic probation and quick tips to support your efforts to returning to good standing.

  • July Student Success Workshops

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    Tuesday, July 1st
    Great Grades Start With Great Note Taking Skills Workshop            
    Student Enrichment Program
    For more information: http://www.govst.edu/sep/
    Location: A2131; Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    Being a successful student is more than just physically being present in the classroom.  This workshop will teach students on what to do before, during, and after class in order to achieve academic success.  We will focus on strategies for active listening and participation, recognizing key concepts in lecture and textbooks, and effective note taking skills.  You will also learn how to map a study plan, memorization tips, and how to approach studying for different types of tests.

    Monday, July 7th
    The Research Paper: Getting Started
    Sponsored by The Writing Center
    For more information:  Matt Schering or Gina Kelly (708) 235-7337(708) 235-7337
    Location:  Writing Center C1321; Time:  12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Make a plan and make the grade! This workshop will show you how to find the resources that you need to write an almost stress-free research paper. Included  will be discussions of analyzing the assignment to make certain your paper is on target;  APA documentation styles and where to find the templates and information that make it so much easier; and the importance of developing a focus statement to make organizing the paper a snap.

    Tuesday, July 8th
    Keep Calm, Don’t Stress: Stress Management Tips Workshop
    Sponsored by Student Enrichment Program
    For more information: http://www.govst.edu/sep/
    Location:  Room A2131; Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Stress is a part of our everyday life. So let’s learn how to identify personal stress factors and apply practical methods for successfully managing stress.

    Thursday, July 10th
    The Research Paper: Getting Started
    Sponsored by The Writing Center
    For more information:  Matt Schering or Gina Kelly (708) 235-7337(708) 235-7337
    Location:  Writing Center C1321; Time:  7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Make a plan and make the grade! This workshop will show you how to find the resources that you need to write an almost stress-free research paper. Included  will be discussions of analyzing the assignment to make certain your paper is on target;  APA documentation styles and where to find the templates and information that make it so much easier; and the importance of developing a focus statement to make organizing the paper a snap.

    Monday, July 14th
    Mastering APA Documentation Style
    Sponsored by The Writing Center
    For more information:  Matt Schering or Gina Kelly (708) 235-7337(708) 235-7337
    Location:  Writing Center C1321; Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    From templates to make formatting a snap, crediting sources in your paper, to following rules about contractions, this workshop will help you navigate APA formatting and style. If APA makes you nervous, come to this workshop!

    Wednesday, July 16th
    HELP! Where do I find the time? Time Management Skills Workshop
    Sponsored by Student Enrichment Program
    For more information: http://www.govst.edu/sep/
    Location:  Room A2131; Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
    Having trouble juggling your busy schedule? This interactive workshop is designed to teach students how to best plan, prioritize, and manage their academic tasks using a variety of time management techniques.  We will also focus on how effective time management can decrease stress levels, tips for avoiding procrastination, and “stress beaters” which can be applied to your everyday life.

    Thursday, July 17th
    Tackling the Test Workshop
    Sponsored by Student Enrichment Program
    For more information: http://www.govst.edu/sep/
    Location: Room A2131; Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Learn how to study smarter, not harder through enhancing your study skills and managing test anxiety. You will also learn how to map a study plan, memorization tips, and how to approach studying for different types of tests.

    Thursday, July 17th
    Mastering APA Documentation Style
    Sponsored by The Writing Center
    For more information:  Matt Schering or Gina Kelly (708) 235-7337(708) 235-7337
    Location:  Writing Center C1321; Time: 7:00-8:00pm
    From templates to make formatting a snap, crediting sources in your paper, to following rules about contractions, this workshop will help you navigate APA formatting and style. If APA makes you nervous, come to this workshop!

    Monday, July 21st
    The Research Paper: How to Use Your Sources without Plagiarizing
    Sponsored by The Writing Center
    For more information:  Matt Schering or Gina Kelly (708) 235-7337(708) 235-7337
    Location:  Writing Center C1321; Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    This workshop will show you how to paraphrase your sources so that you don’t plagiarize, as well as show you how to credit each source properly. Included will be discussion of plagiarism and ways to make absolutely certain that you avoid it, and the easiest way to properly format your Reference Page.

    Monday, July 21st
    Ready, Set, GOAL! Rediscovering your Motivation Workshop
    Sponsored by Student Enrichment Program
    For more information: http://www.govst.edu/sep/
    Location:  Room A2131; Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm       
    This workshop will challenge you to reflect on your academic thus far while identifying the key internal and external stimuli which motivate you.  We will also look at ways to regain your motivation when it may be lacking.  You will leave this workshop with the personal drive to reach your academic and personal goals.

    Thursday, July 24th   
    The Research Paper: How to Use Your Sources without Plagiarizing
    Sponsored by The Writing Center
    For more information:  Matt Schering or Gina Kelly (708) 235-7337(708) 235-7337
    Location:  Writing Center C1321; Time:   7:00pm - 8:00pm
    This workshop will show you how to paraphrase your sources so that you don’t plagiarize, as well as show you how to credit each source properly. Included will be discussion of plagiarism and ways to make absolutely certain that you avoid it, and the easiest way to properly format your Reference Page.

    Monday, July 28th
    The Research Paper: Finishing Touches
    Sponsored by The Writing Center
    For more information:  Matt Schering or Gina Kelly (708) 235-7337(708) 235-7337
    Location:  Writing Center C1321; Time:   12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Almost finished with your research paper, but not quite? This workshop will show you what to look for to make certain that you submit a winning paper; an editing checklist to show you what to look for and resources to provide knowledgeable revision suggestions will be offered.

    Thursday, July 31st
    The Research Paper: Finishing Touches
    Sponsored by The Writing Center
    For more information:  Matt Schering or Gina Kelly (708) 235-7337(708) 235-7337
    Location:  Writing Center C1321; Time:   7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Almost finished with your research paper, but not quite? This workshop will show you what to look for to make certain that you submit a winning paper; an editing checklist to show you what to look for and resources to provide knowledgeable revision suggestions will be offered.

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