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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  • January 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/

     

    Counseling Center

    The GSU Student Counseling Center provides outreach and prevention programs on a variety of mental health topics. To schedule a brief 10-15 minute classroom visit or mental health outreach presentation, please complete the request form by clicking here: http://www.govst.edu/outreach-request/.

     

    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. 

     

    Blackboard Orientation

    When: Wednesday, January 18th, from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    Location:  D2430J

    Contact: Douglas Johnson 708.235.7698

    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.

     

    Professional Learning Series
    When: Wednesday, January 18th from 3:30-4:30pm

    Location: Hall of Honors

    Contact: Career Services 708 235-3974

    How To De-stress in the Workplace

     

    The Research Paper: Getting Started: Session 1

    When:    Wednesday, January 19, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Othman O’Malley (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: Thursday, January 19th, from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    Location: D2430J

    Contact: Douglas Johnson 708.235.7698

    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.

     

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

    When:    Friday, January 27, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Location:  ARC B1215

    Contact: April Sebanste/Othman O’Malley (708) 235-7337

    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.

     

    Mastering APA Documentation Style; Session 2

    When:    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Othman 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!

     

     

     Lower Division Academic Recovery Information Session   

    When:   Tuesday, January 24th from 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, B1215

    Contact: Amy Comparon, arc@govst.edu

    Are you a freshman or sophomore and have been placed on Academic Probation?  This information session is an overview of the Lower Division Academic Recovery Program and gives students insight on what they need to know to be successful.  All lower division academic recovery students are required to attend.  Please register to reserve a seat at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LDARPREGSP17.

     

    Lower Division Academic Recovery Information Session 

    When:   Wednesday, January 25th from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, B1215

    Contact: Amy Comparon, arc@govst.edu

    Are you a freshman or sophomore and have been placed on Academic Probation?  This information session is an overview of the Lower Division Academic Recovery Program and gives students insight on what they need to know to be successful.  All lower division academic recovery students are required to attend.  Please register to reserve a seat at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LDARPREGSP17.

     

    Blackboard Orientation

    When: Wednesday, January 25th, from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    Location: D2430J

    Contact: Douglas Johnson 708.235.7698

    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.

     

    Blackboard Orientation

    When: Thursday, January 26th, from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    Location: D2430J

    Contact: Douglas Johnson 708.235.7698

    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.

     

    Finding your Focus

    When:  Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Othman O’Malley/Chaunté Wilder (708) 235-7337

    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.

     

    Lower Division Academic Recovery Information Session 

    When:   Thursday, January 26th from 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, B1215

    Contact: Amy Comparon, arc@govst.edu

    Are you a freshman or sophomore and have been placed on Academic Probation?  This information session is an overview of the Lower Division Academic Recovery Program and gives students insight on what they need to know to be successful.  All lower division academic recovery students are required to attend.  Please register to reserve a seat at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LDARPREGSP17.

     

     

    Lower Division Academic Recovery Information Session 

    When: Friday, January 27th from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, B1215

    Contact: Amy Comparon, arc@govst.edu

    Are you a freshman or sophomore and have been placed on Academic Probation?  This information session is an overview of the Lower Division Academic Recovery Program and gives students insight on what they need to know to be successful.  All lower division academic recovery students are required to attend.  Please register to reserve a seat at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LDARPREGSP17.

     

     

    Winning Essays for Scholarships and Graduate School Admission

    When:    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal (708) 235-7337

    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. 

     

     

  • February 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/

     

    GSU STAR Workshops for Students (See ARC email announcements in February)

     

    Counseling Center

    The GSU Student Counseling Center provides outreach and prevention programs on a variety of mental health topics. To schedule a brief 10-15 minute classroom visit or mental health outreach presentation, please complete the request form by clicking here: http://www.govst.edu/outreach-request/.

     

    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. 

     

    The Research Paper: How to Use Your Sources without Plagiarizing - Paraphrasing without Pain; Session 3

    When: Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Chaunté Wilder/Othman 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.

     

    Style and Mechanics

    When:  Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Othman O’Malley/Felicia Miller (708) 235-7337

    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.

     

    Campus Resources

    When: Tuesday, February 7th from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, Room B1215

    Contact: Marcin Kuruc at mkuruc@student.govst.edu

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

     

     

    Black Inventions

    When: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 –– 12:00-5:00 pm

    Location: Hall of Governors

    Contact: Career Services at 708.235.3974

     

    Campus Resources

    When: Wednesday, February 8th from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, Room B1215

    Contact: Marcin Kuruc at mkuruc@student.govst.edu

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

     

     

    Supporting your Ideas

    When: Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Othman O’Malley/Chaunté Wilder (708) 235-7337

    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.

     

    Study Skills with Patrick

    When: Thursday February 9th from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Where: 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/Y6ML8GWto reserve a seat.

     

    Organizing your Writing

    When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 2:00- 3:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Felicia Miller//Othman O’Malley (708) 235-7337

    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.

    The Research Paper: Getting Started: Session 1

    When:  Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Othman O’Malley (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.

     

    Finding your Focus

    When:  Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Othman O’Malley/Chaunté Wilder (708) 235-7337

    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.

     

    Building on Strengths and Weaknesses

    When: Tuesday, February 21st from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, Room B1215

    Contact: Marcin Kuruc at mkuruc@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!

     

    Building on Strengths and Weaknesses

    When: Wednesday, February 22nd from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, Room B1215

    Contact: Marcin Kuruc at mkuruc@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!

     

    Mastering APA Documentation Style; Session 2

    When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Othman 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!

     

     

     

  • March 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/

     

    GSU STAR for Students (See ARC email announcements in March)

     

    Counseling Center

    The GSU Student Counseling Center provides outreach and prevention programs on a variety of mental health topics. To schedule a brief 10-15 minute classroom visit or mental health outreach presentation, please complete the request form by clicking here: http://www.govst.edu/outreach-request/.

     

    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. 

     

    Study Skills with Patrick

    When: Wednesday, March 1st from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Where: 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/Y6ML8GWto reserve a seat.

     

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

    When:    Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: April Sebanste/Othman O’Malley (708) 235-7337

    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.

     

    The Research Paper: Finishing Touches; Session 4

    When:    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 2:00- 3:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Felicia (708) 235-7337

    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.

     

    The Research Paper: How to Use Your Sources without Plagiarizing - Paraphrasing without Pain; Session 3

    When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Chaunté Wilder/Othman 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.

     

    Save My Semester

    When: Tuesday, March 21st from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

    Location: Academic Resource Center, B1215

    Contact: Marcin Kuruc at mkuruc@student.govst.edu 

    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 register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SMSSPRING2017 to reserve a seat.

     

     

    Save My Semester

    When: Wednesday, March 22nd from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, B1215

    Contact: Marcin Kuruc at mkuruc@student.govst.edu 

    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 register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SMSSPRING2017 to reserve a seat.

     

     

    Bullying in the Workplace

    When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017from 3:30pm -4:30 pm

    Location: Hall of Honors

    Contact: Career Services at 708.235.3974

     

    Save My Semester

    When: Thursday, March 23rd from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, B1215

    Contact: Marcin Kuruc at mkuruc@student.govst.edu 

    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 register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SMSSPRING2017 to reserve a seat.

     

    Save My Semester

    When: Thursday March 23rd from 5:45p.m.—6:45p.m.

    Location: Prairie Place classroom

    Contact: Marcin Kuruc at mkuruc@student.govst.edu 

    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 register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SMSSPRING2017 to reserve a seat.

     

     

    Save My Semester

    When: Friday, March 24th from 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center, B1215

    Contact: Marcin Kuruc at mkuruc@student.govst.edu 

    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 register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SMSSPRING2017 to reserve a seat.

     

     

    Organizing your Writing

    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Felicia Miller//Othman O’Malley (708) 235-7337

    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.

     

    Style and Mechanics

    When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6:00 -7:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Othman O’Malley/Felicia Miller (708) 235-7337

    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.

     

     

  • April 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/

     

    Counseling Center

    The GSU Student Counseling Center provides outreach and prevention programs on a variety of mental health topics. To schedule a brief 10-15 minute classroom visit or mental health outreach presentation, please complete the request form by clicking here: http://www.govst.edu/outreach-request/.

     

    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. 

     

     

    Supporting your Ideas

    When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Othman O’Malley/Chaunté Wilder (708) 235-7337

    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 the Best Out of Career Fairs/Resume Prep Lab

    When: Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 2:00pm-3:30pm

    Location: Room B1241

    Contact: Career Services at 708.235.3974

     

    The Research Paper: Finishing Touches; Session 4

    When: Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Othman O’Malley (708) 235-7337

    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.

     

    The Research Paper: Getting Started: Session 1

    When:  Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Location:  ARC B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Othman O’Malley (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.

     

    The Research Paper: How to Use Your Sources without Plagiarizing - Paraphrasing without Pain; Session 3

    When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Chaunté Wilder/Othman 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.

     

    2017 Spring Career & Internship Fair

    When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 2-5 pm

    Location: Hall of Governors, CPA Lobbies

    Contact: Career Services at 708.235.3974

     

    Study Skills with Patrick

    When: Thursday, April 13th from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Where: 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/Y6ML8GWto reserve a seat.

     

    Student Employee Recognition Reception

    When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Location: Engbretson Hall

    Contact: Career Services at 708.235.3974

     

    Job Search Strategies

    When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 3:30-4:30 pm 

    Location: Hall of Honors

    Contact: Career Services at 708.235.3974

     

    Mastering APA Documentation Style; Session 2

    When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Jarrett Neal/Othman 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!

     

    Winning Essays for Scholarships and Graduate School Admission

    When:    Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: Othman O’Malley (708) 235-7337

    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. 

     

    Diversity in the Workplace

    When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.

    Location: – Hall of Honors

    Contact: Career Services at 708.235.3974

    The Research Paper: Finishing Touches; Session 4 

    When: Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Location: ARC B1215

    Contact: April (708) 235-7337

    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.

     

  • May 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/

     

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