University 101 Programs

Active Study

Presentation Abstract
Students have many different approaches to learning and studying. It is important to recognize and build upon the active study skills that work best for each individual student, and help lead them to academic success. This workshop will utilize interactive activities and discussions on the study cycle to provide tools to identify the current study behaviors of each student, and those that could be improved.

University 101 Learning Outcomes

I a) Adapt and apply appropriate academic strategies to their courses and learning experiences.

This presentation will support these learning outcomes through identification of current study habits, the differences between high school vs. college, and exploration of new study strategies. The activities have been designed to give students the chance to actively practice study skills and determine an action plan to make positive academic change in their future.

Presentation Learning Outcomes
As a result of this presentation, students will be able to:
- Identify current study habits.
- Explore effective learning strategies.
- Distinguish the difference between passive and active studying.

Presentation Outline

• Definition of Learning
- Students will break into small groups and create their definition of "learning"
- Discuss as class

• High School vs. College worksheet
- Discusses the academic differences between high school and college, such as the hours per week in class, tests given per class, etc.

• GAMES Survey
- Discusses study strategies

• The Study Cycle
- Pass out the The Study Cycle
- Divide the class into 5 groups (based on individuals sitting around them so that they do not need to move seats)
- Group 1: Preview
- Group 2: Attend
- Group 3: Review
- Group 4: Study
- Group 5: Assess
- Discuss questions and share study plan with class
-“Create Your Own Study Cycle” – have students apply concepts from study cycle to their own classes by brainstorming what each phase of the cycle would look like for them individually (students write ideas down in their own diagram of study cycle provided by us)

• Wrap-Up
- Discuss personal study habits/strategies and develop a plan
- Success Consultant

Presentation Length
50 minutes;

Presenter Training
All professional and graduate staff of the Student Success Center will complete training on this presentation in order to be fully prepared to facilitate activities/discussions, as well as answer any lingering questions. Prior to the start of fall 2017 classes, all SSC staff and graduate assistants will participate in a day long training/professional development. During this meeting, training will take place for the U101 campus partner presentations. Staff/graduate students will participate in the workshop (as if they were students), then the workshop will be discussed from the facilitator perspective. Additionally, all graduate students will be encouraged to shadow a staff member facilitating the presentation prior to facilitating it themselves.