Friday, February 11, 2011

Library and Research Skills Workshop, Feb 15

Term papers got you down? Learn some research shortcuts at the next workshop in the Academic Success Series, taking place next Tuesday at 4:30 pm in room 264A, Walker Library.

February 15th - Library BINGO
Presenter: Kristen West, Instruction Librarian, Walker Library
  • Spend a fun hour playing BINGO and learning what successful MTSU students know about the library. This session will cover information on timesaving online research sites and citation tools, getting the most out of Google Scholar, 10 foods to sneak bring into the library to improve your productivity, tips for finding an open computer in the library, and how to save money on textbooks.


February 22nd - Academic Integrity & YOU: The Role All Students Play in Upholding MTSU's Values
Presenter: Amanda Newman Samsel, Coordinator, Judicial Affairs & Mediation Services
  • Doing what's right, even when no one is watching is often much harder for students than they realize. This presentation covers the four different parts of MTSU's Academic Misconduct policy. Each rule will be highlighted and ways to avoid committing plagiarism will be discussed. The session also focuses on WHY Academic Integrity is so important and the ways all students contribute to MTSU's reputation, knowingly or not.
March 15th - Captivate and Educate: Essential Presentation Skills
Presenter: Brian Walsh, Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
  • From book reports in first grade to the executive retreat at work, we will never outgrow presentations. Regardless of the setting or audience, following a few guidelines can guarantee an effective session. If you truly want to “Spring Into Academic Success”, start by learning these essential presentation skills.

March 22nd - Advising showers bring Registration flowers!
Presenter: Travis Tipton, College Advisor, College of Basic and Applied Sciences
  • Academic advising is a very important part of each and every student’s experience at MTSU. This workshop will discuss advisor and student responsibilities and the nature of the student-advisor relationship as well as discussing key resources available to students via their academic advisors. Registration goes beyond adding and dropping courses. This session will highlight important dates and how student can be proactive in regards to Priority Registration.

March 29th - Spring Break Career Party
Presenters: Bill Fletcher, Director, Career Development CenterKaty Francisco Riddle, Publicity & Outreach Coordinator, Career Development Center

  • Does combining career information and a Spring Break party sound too good to be true? Discover how your personality relates to majors and possible career fields during this fun and interactive party that will help lead the way to choosing your career path.

April 19th & April 26th - Put a Spring in Your Final Exam Preparation
Presenter: Laura Clippard, Academic Advisor, University Honors College

  • This session will provide a helpful guide to students who are not sure how to study for final exams. A brief review of test taking tips will also be included.

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