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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  • 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/

     
    Library Workshops Summer 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 May 16, 2017
    Time: 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
    Location D2430D – The CUBE
    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: Wednesday May 17, 2017
    Time: 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
    Location: D2430D – The CUBE
    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: Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

     Where: Student Success Commons, Workshop Room B1215

     No Registration Necessary

    Contact: Adam Tourlakes (708) 534-4090 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.

     
    Campus Resources
    When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 3:30—4:30 p.m.
    Where: Academic Resource Center, Room B1215
    Contact: Melissa Debartolo at arc@govst.edu
    Description: Come and see the free services that GSU has to offer to help you be successful in your academic career.

      

     

  • June 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 Summer 2017 Library Workshops

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

     

    Campus Resources
    When: Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 5:00—6:00 p.m.
    Where: Academic Resource Center, Room B1215
    Contact: Melissa Debartolo at arc@govst.edu
    Description: Come and see the free services that GSU has to offer to help you be successful in your academic career.

     

    Finding Your Focus

     When: Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    Where: Student Success Commons, Workshop Room B1215 No Registration Necessary
    Contact: Jarrett Neal (708) 235-2105
    Finding exactly what you want to write about and understanding why you want to write about are both important. Putting that information into writing is a key part of a successful piece of writing. In this session, we will discuss arriving at and writing a focus statement.

     

    Building on Strengths and Weaknesses

    When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 3:30—4:30 p.m.
    Where: Academic Resource Center, Room B1215
    Contact: Melissa Debartolo at arc@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: Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 5:30—6:30 p.m.
    Where: Academic Resource Center, Room B1215
    Contact: Melissa Debartolo at arc@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!

     

    APA WORKSHOP SERIES: JUNE 6-JUNE 27, 2017

     

     The Research Paper: Getting Started: APA Series Workshop 1

     When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

     Where: Student Success Commons, Workshop Room B1215 No Registration Necessary Contact: Jarrett Neal (708) 235-2105

    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.

     

    Mastering APA Documentation Style: APA Series Workshop 2

     When: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

     Where: Student Success Commons, Workshop Room B1215 No Registration Necessary Contact: Jarrett Neal (708) 235-2105 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!

     

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

     When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

     Where: Student Success Commons, Workshop Room B1215

     No Registration Necessary

     Contact: Jarrett Neal (708) 235-2105 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.

     

     The Research Paper: Finishing Touches: APA Series Workshop 4

     When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

     Where: Student Success Commons, Workshop Room B1215

      No Registration Necessary

     Contact: Jarrett Neal (708) 235-2105 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.



  • July 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 Summer 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: Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 11:00—12:00 p.m.
    Where: Academic Resource Center, B1215
    Contact: Melissa Debartolo at arc@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. Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SMSSUMMER2017

     

    Save My Semester
    When: Friday, July 7, 2017 from 4:30—5:30 p.m.
    Where: Academic Resource Center, B1215
    Contact: Melissa Debartolo at arc@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. Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SMSSUMMER2017

     

    Organizing Your Writing

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

    Where: Student Success Commons, Workshop Room B1215 No Registration Necessary
    Contact: Jarrett Neal (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, July 11, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    Where: Student Success Commons, Workshop Room B1215

    No Registration Necessary

    Contact: Jarrett Neal (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.

     

    Style and Mechanics

    When: Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Where: Student Success Commons, Workshop Room B1215

    No Registration Necessary

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

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

     

    Mastering Literature Reviews

     When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

     Where: Student Success Commons, Workshop Room B1215

     No Registration Necessary

     Contact: Jarrett Neal (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

  • 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 Summer 2017 Library Workshops

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

     

    Essay Writing for Standardized Tests

     When: Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

     Where: Student Success Commons, Workshop Room B1215

     No Registration Necessary

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

    Are you preparing to take a standardized test such as the GRE, ACT, or GMAT? This workshop will provide simple strategies to help you organize, draft, and revise a short essay for a standardized test. Our tips will help take the pressure off writing under pressure.

     

    Winning Essays for Scholarships and Graduate School Admission

     When: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 6:00 -7:00 p.m.

     Where: Student Success Commons, Workshop Room B1215

     No Registration Necessary

     Contact: Jarrett Neal (708) 235-2105

     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.

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