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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  • August Student Success workshops

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    Academic Resource Center
    Please note some ARC student success workshops are offered online at http://www.govst.edu/learning-strategies-and-resources/

     
    Library Workshops Fall 2017 Library Workshops are in the planning stages. When ready they will be posted on the Library Workshop Schedule page libguides.govst.edu/workshops.

     

    Blackboard Orientation

    When: Tuesday August 29, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    Location D2430D – The CUBE

    Contact: Blackboard 708.534.4115

    Confused about how to use Blackboard to complete course work? Have questions about the Discussion Board? Not sure how to submit an assignment? This orientation will give a better understanding of how to use Blackboard and whom to contact if you have questions.

     

    Part 1: The Research Paper: Getting Started: APA Workshop Series

    When: Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Student Success Commons – B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Adam Tourlakes (708) 235-2105

    Make a plan and make the grade! This workshop will show you how to find the resources you need to write an almost stress-free research paper. Discussions will address assignment analysis to make certain your paper is on target, APA documentation style, where to find templates and information that make it so much easier; and the importance of developing a focus statement to make organizing the paper a snap.

     

    Blackboard Orientation

    When: Wednesday August 30, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    Location D2430D – The CUBE

    Contact: Blackboard 708.534.4115

    Confused about how to use Blackboard to complete course work? Have questions about the Discussion Board? Not sure how to submit an assignment? This orientation will give a better understanding of how to use Blackboard and whom to contact if you have questions.

     

     

  • September Student Success Workshops

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    Academic Resource Center

    Please note some ARC student success workshops are offered online at http://www.govst.edu/learning-strategies-and-resources/

     

    Library Workshops Fall 2017 Library Workshops

    are in the planning stages. When ready they will be posted on the Library Workshop Schedule page libguides.govst.edu/workshops.

     

    Blackboard Orientation

    When: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    Location D2430D – The CUBE

    Contact: Blackboard 708.534.4115

    Confused about how to use Blackboard to complete course work? Have questions about the Discussion Board? Not sure how to submit an assignment? This orientation will give a better understanding of how to use Blackboard and whom to contact if you have questions.

     

    Part 2: Mastering APA Documentation Style: APA Workshop Series

    When: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Contact: Jarrett Neal/Jeff O’Malley (708) 235-2105

    From utilizing templates that make formatting a snap, crediting sources in your paper, and following rules about contractions, this workshop will help you navigate APA formatting and style. If APA makes you nervous, come to this workshop! 

     

    Blackboard Orientation

    When: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    Location D2430D – The CUBE

    Contact: Blackboard 708.534.4115

    Confused about how to use Blackboard to complete course work? Have questions about the Discussion Board? Not sure how to submit an assignment? This orientation will give a better understanding of how to use Blackboard and whom to contact if you have questions.

     

    Part 3: The Research Paper: How to Use Your Sources without Plagiarizing - Paraphrasing without Pain: APA Workshop Series

    When: Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Contact: Jarrett Neal/Jeff O’Malley (708) 235-2105

    This workshop will teach you how to paraphrase your sources so that you don’t plagiarize, as well as show you how to credit them properly. Included will be a discussion of plagiarism and ways to make certain you avoid it, along with the easiest way to properly format your Reference Page.

     

    Find Your Focus

    When:  Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Contact: Jarrett Neal/Jeff O’Malley (708) 235-2105

    Finding exactly what you want to write about and understanding why you want to write about it are both important. Putting that information into writing is a key part of successful writing. In this session, we will discuss arriving at and writing a focus statement.

     

    Getting to know your Calculator (TI 83/84 graphing calculators)

    When: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Daniel Ferry at dferry@govst.edu 

    We will give an overview of the TI 83/84 graphing calculator and include some applications based on topics currently being covered in our general education math courses (MATH 1423, 2100, and 2281).

     

    Preparing for your First Math Exam

    When: Thursday, September 14th, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Daniel Ferry at dferry@govst.edu 

    Description: A more detailed study skills workshop on how to successfully take college level math exams.  We will discuss how the college math exam differs from those given in high school.  Tips and hints on how to study for your upcoming math test will be discussed in order to maximize your success.

     

    Organizing Your Writing

    When: Monday, September 18th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact:Adam Tourlakes/Hannah Davidson (708) 235-2105

    Shaping your writing in a way that is easy for the reader to follow will make your writing more effective. This workshop will help you determine where your own writing might “go off the path” and guide you toward organizing your work in the best manner possible.

     

    Supporting Your Ideas

    When: Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact:Jarrett Neal/Hannah Davidson (708) 235-2105

    Giving your reader enough information to understand and believe what you are saying is very important. This workshop will discuss the elements of successful writing: giving definitions of specialized language, providing examples that make a point, and perhaps even relying on outside sources to support what your work.

     

    Part 4: The Research Paper: Finishing Touches: APA Workshop Series

    When: Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact:Jarrett Neal/Hannah Davidson (708) 235-2105

    Almost finished with your research paper, but not quite? This workshop will show you what to look for to make certain you submit a winning paper; it will also help you use an editing checklist to minimize mistakes. Discussions of resources that provide knowledgeable revision suggestions will also be offered.

     

    Campus Resources

    When: Monday, September 25th, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Academic Resource Center, Room B1215

    Contact: Derrick Brown at dbrown17@student.govst.edu.

    Come and see the free services that GSU has to offer to help you be successful in your academic career.

     

    Style and Mechanics

    When: Monday, September 25th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact:Jarrett Neal/Jeff O’Malley (708) 235-2105

    One way that readers determine a writer is “reliable” and “educated” is through grammatically correct writing. This workshop will provide methods for proofreading your work to find and correct these kinds of errors in your writing.

    Winning Essays for Standardized Tests, Scholarships, and Graduate School Admission Applications

    When: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact:Adam Tourlakes/Hannah Davidson (708) 235-2105

    Are you thinking about applying for a scholarship? Do you 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.

     

    Campus Resources

    When: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, Room B1215

    Contact: Derrick Brown at dbrown17@student.govst.edu  

    Come and see the free services that GSU has to offer to help you be successful in your academic career.

     

    Study Skills with Patrick

    When: Wednesday September 27th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC Workshop Room, B1215

    Contact: Patrick McGlynn at pmcglynn@student.govst.edu 

    Description: A workshop on study skills and test taking strategies.  This workshop is helpful to those preparing for multiple choice and standardized exams.  Please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y6ML8GW to reserve a seat.

     

     

    Campus Resources

    When: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017from and 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

    Location: Prairie Place Classroom

    Contact: Derrick Brown at dbrown17@student.govst.edu  

    Come and see the free services that GSU has to offer to help you be successful in your academic career.

     

    Writing Responses, Reflections, Essays, and Strong Discussion Board Posts

    When: Thursday, September 28th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Adam Tourlakes (708) 235-2105

    Boost the power of your more “informal” class writing with this workshop. Discussions of the resources available, plans for approaching the writing process, and ways to power them up will lead to making your contributions really count.

     

     

  • October Student Success Workshops

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    Academic Resource Center

    Please note some ARC student success workshops are offered online at http://www.govst.edu/learning-strategies-and-resources/


    Library Workshops Fall 2017 Library Workshops

    are in the planning stages. When ready they will be posted on the Library Workshop Schedule page libguides.govst.edu/workshops.

     

    Mastering Literature Reviews

    When: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact:Jarrett Neal/Adam Tourlakes/Hannah Davidson (708) 235-2105

    Whether you are writing a literature review as a stand-alone assignment or as a chapter of a graduate thesis or dissertation, understanding the format, purpose, organization of a literature review will serve you well in your research. This workshop clarifies all aspects of the literature review.

     

    Part 1: The Research Paper: Getting Started: APA Workshop Series

    When: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Adam Tourlakes (708) 235-2105

    Make a plan and make the grade! This workshop will show you how to find the resources you need to write an almost stress-free research paper. Discussions will address assignment analysis to make certain your paper is on target, APA documentation style, where to find templates and information that make it so much easier; and the importance of developing a focus statement to make organizing the paper a snap.

     

    Building on Strengths and Weaknesses

    When: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, Room B1215

    Contact: Derrick Brown at dbrown17@student.govst.edu

    Description: How are you doing in your courses?  Do you struggle?  What seems to be working and not working?  Let’s talk about how we can change weaknesses into strengths!

     

    Part 2: Mastering APA Documentation Style: APA Workshop Series

    When: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Contact: Jarrett Neal/Jeff O’Malley (708) 235-2105

    From utilizing templates that make formatting a snap, crediting sources in your paper, and following rules about contractions, this workshop will help you navigate APA formatting and style. If APA makes you nervous, come to this workshop! 

     

    Building on Strengths and Weaknesses

    When: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, Room B1215

    Contact: Derrick Brown at dbrown17@student.govst.edu

    Description: How are you doing in your courses?  Do you struggle?  What seems to be working and not working?  Let’s talk about how we can change weaknesses into strengths!

     

    Organizing Your Writing

    When: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC Workshop Room B1215

    Contact: Adam Tourlakes/Hannah Davidson (708) 235-2105

    Shaping your writing in a way that is easy for the reader to follow will make your writing more effective. This workshop will help you determine where your own writing might “go off the path” and guide you toward organizing your work in the best manner possible.

     

    Building on Strengths and Weaknesses

    When: Thursday, October 11th, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

    Location: Prairie Place Classroom

    Contact: Derrick Brown at dbrown17@student.govst.edu

    How are you doing in your courses?  Do you struggle?  What seems to be working and not working?  Let’s talk about how we can change weaknesses into strengths!

     

    Getting to know your Calculator (TI 83/84 graphing calculators)

    When: Thursday October 12th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Daniel Ferry at dferry@govst.edu 

    We will give an overview of the TI 83/84 graphing calculator and include some applications based on topics currently being covered in our general education math courses (MATH 1423, 2100, and 2281).

     

    Study Skills with Patrick

    When: Monday, October 16th, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Prairie Place

    Contact: Patrick McGlynn at pmcglynn@student.govst.edu 

    Description: A workshop on study skills and test taking strategies.  This workshop is helpful to those preparing for multiple choice and standardized exams.  Please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y6ML8GW to reserve a seat.

     

    Part 3: The Research Paper: How to Use Your Sources without Plagiarizing - Paraphrasing without Pain: APA Workshop Series

    When: Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Location Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Contact: Jarrett Neal/Jeff O’Malley (708) 235-2105

    This workshop will teach you how to paraphrase your sources so that you don’t plagiarize, as well as show you how to credit them properly. Included will be a discussion of plagiarism and ways to make certain you avoid it, along with the easiest way to properly format your Reference Page.

     

    Supporting Your Ideas

    When: Tuesday, October 19th, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Hannah Davidson (708) 235-2105

    Giving your reader enough information to understand and believe what you are saying is very important. This workshop will discuss the elements of successful writing: giving definitions of specialized language, providing examples that make a point, and perhaps even relying on outside sources to support what your work.

     

    Getting to know your Calculator (TI 83/84 graphing calculators)

    When: Monday October 23rd from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Daniel Ferry at dferry@govst.edu 

    We will give an overview of the TI 83/84 graphing calculator and include some applications based on topics currently being covered in our general education math courses (MATH 1423, 2100, and 2281).

     

    Style and Mechanics

    When: Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Jeff O’Malley (708) 235-2105

    One way that readers determine a writer is “reliable” and “educated” is through grammatically correct writing. This workshop will provide methods for proofreading your work to find and correct these kinds of errors in your writing.

     

    Part 4: The Research Paper: Finishing Touches: APA Workshop Series

    When: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Hannah Davidson (708) 235-2105

    Almost finished with your research paper, but not quite? This workshop will show you what to look for to make certain you submit a winning paper; it will also help you use an editing checklist to minimize mistakes. Discussions of resources that provide knowledgeable revision suggestions will also be offered.

     

    Save My Semester

    When: Monday, October 30th, 2017from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, B1215

    Contact: Derrick Brown at dbrown17@student.govst.edu 

    Description: Save My Semester is designed to assist GSU students who may not meet his or her academic goals by midterm.  The workshop focuses on helping students’ self-identify distractions and challenges, develop an action plan to get back on track, set goals, and learn about GSU policies.  Students will be provided with additional resources to help achieve their newly created goals.  Please email to reserve a seat.

     

    Save My Semester

    When: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, B1215

    Contact: Derrick Brown at dbrown17@student.govst.edu 

    Description: Save My Semester is designed to assist GSU students who may not meet his or her academic goals by midterm.  The workshop focuses on helping students’ self-identify distractions and challenges, develop an action plan to get back on track, set goals, and learn about GSU policies.  Students will be provided with additional resources to help achieve their newly created goals.  Please email to reserve a seat.

     

  • November Student Success Workshops

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    Academic Resource Center

    Please note some ARC student success workshops are offered online at http://www.govst.edu/learning-strategies-and-resources/


    Library Workshops Fall 2017 Library Workshops

    are in the planning stages. When ready they will be posted on the Library Workshop Schedule page libguides.govst.edu/workshops.

     

    Save My Semester

    When: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, B1215

    Contact: Derrick Brown at dbrown17@student.govst.edu 

    Description: Save My Semester is designed to assist GSU students who may not meet his or her academic goals by midterm.  The workshop focuses on helping students’ self-identify distractions and challenges, develop an action plan to get back on track, set goals, and learn about GSU policies.  Students will be provided with additional resources to help achieve their newly created goals.  Please email to reserve a seat.

     

    Save My Semester

    When: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

    Location: Prairie Place

    Contact: Derrick Brown at dbrown17@student.govst.edu 

    Description: Save My Semester is designed to assist GSU students who may not meet his or her academic goals by midterm.  The workshop focuses on helping students’ self-identify distractions and challenges, develop an action plan to get back on track, set goals, and learn about GSU policies.  Students will be provided with additional resources to help achieve their newly created goals.  Please email to reserve a seat.

     

    Part 2: Mastering APA Documentation Style: APA Workshop Series

    When: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Contact: Jarrett Neal/Jeff O’Malley (708) 235-2105

    From utilizing templates that make formatting a snap, crediting sources in your paper, and following rules about contractions, this workshop will help you navigate APA formatting and style. If APA makes you nervous, come to this workshop! 

     

    Mastering Literature Reviews

    When:Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Adam Tourlakes/Hannah Davidson (708) 235-2105

    Whether you are writing a literature review as a stand-alone assignment or as a chapter of a graduate thesis or dissertation, understanding the format, purpose, organization of a literature review will serve you well in your research. This workshop clarifies all aspects of the literature review.

     

    Part 3: The Research Paper: How to Use Your Sources without Plagiarizing - Paraphrasing without Pain: APA Workshop Series

    When: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    Location Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Contact: Jarrett Neal/Jeff O’Malley (708) 235-2105

    This workshop will teach you how to paraphrase your sources so that you don’t plagiarize, as well as show you how to credit them properly. Included will be a discussion of plagiarism and ways to make certain you avoid it, along with the easiest way to properly format your Reference Page.

     

    Study Skills with Patrick

    When: Tuesday, November 14th from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Locations: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Patrick McGlynn at pmcglynn@student.govst.edu 

    Description: A workshop on study skills and test taking strategies.  This workshop is helpful to those preparing for multiple choice and standardized exams.  Please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y6ML8GW to reserve a seat.

     

    Part 4: The Research Paper: Finishing Touches: APA Workshop Series

    When: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Hannah Davidson (708) 235-2105

    Almost finished with your research paper, but not quite? This workshop will show you what to look for to make certain you submit a winning paper; it will also help you use an editing checklist to minimize mistakes. Discussions of resources that provide knowledgeable revision suggestions will also be offered.

     

    Winning Essays for Standardized Tests, Scholarships, and Graduate School Admission Applications

    When: Thursday, November 30th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact:Adam Tourlakes/Hannah Davidson (708) 235-2105

    Are you thinking about applying for a scholarship? Do you 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.

     

     

  • December Student Success Workshop

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    Academic Resource Center

    Please note some ARC student success workshops are offered online at http://www.govst.edu/learning-strategies-and-resources.

     

    Library Workshops
    Please visit the Library Workshop Schedule page (libguides.govst.edu/workshops) to see workshops that will be offered for the Student Success Program.

     

    Mastering Literature Reviews

    When: Thursday, December 7th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center – B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Adam Tourlakes/Hannah Davidson (708) 235-2105

    Whether you are writing a literature review as a stand-alone assignment or as a chapter of a graduate thesis or dissertation, understanding the format, purpose, organization of a literature review will serve you well in your research. This workshop clarifies all aspects of the literature review.

     

     

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