Summer is here in its full glory and there are so many ways to take advantage of these sunny days. With school starting in less than two months, before you know it, you’ll be busy taking classes and getting to know the ins and outs of your new school. So, why not use some time in August to get a head start?

From August 25 to 27, 2014, Cap’s Counselling and Learning Support department will be hosting free Countdown to University Success workshops, aimed at improving your study techniques. Here’s what’s on offer:

Time Management and Procrastination Workshop
This workshop will provide you with some tools and techniques that will help you keep up with your school work, and make the most of your study time. It will also look at a number of strategies to help you get your work started and finished, rather than leaving it to the last minute.
Monday, Aug 25, 2014, 10-11 a.m., Cedar building, room CE148

Stress Management & Improving Concentration Workshop
Learn about the process that causes stress, and about how you can reduce and manage the stress in your life. You’ll also learn strategies for dealing with common external and internal distractions.
Monday, Aug 25, 2014, 11 a.m. – noon, Cedar building, room CE148

Lecture Note-Taking Workshop
This session will look at strategies you can implement before, during and after a lecture that will enhance your note-taking and retention of the material.
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014, 10-11 a.m., Cedar building, room CE148

Textbook Reading Workshop
Discover some essential active reading strategies that will help you to break down, better understand, and retain textbook material; so when you head to the beach, you can leave your textbooks at home.
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014, 11 a.m.-noon, Cedar building, room CE148

Motivation Workshop
Learn how to increase your motivation by setting clear, realistic, inspiring and workable goals.
Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014, 10-11 a.m., Cedar building, room CE148

Exam Prep & Exam Writing Strategies Workshop
This workshop will introduce you to strategies that will help you prepare for, and conduct, a concentrated exam review. It will also help you in analyzing and answering True/False, Multiple-Choice, Short-Answer, and Essay questions.
Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014, 11 a.m.-noon, Cedar building, room CE148

For more information about these workshops, contact Counselling and Learning Support. Also, be sure to check out the three-credit University Success Strategies course offered each term.

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