Success Workshops

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The university offers 45-minute academic enhancement programs created and presented by staff members from the Office of Student Advancement. To request a program for your group, fill out this form or contact us by calling 216.368.5230 or email essinfo@case.edu.

Choose from the following courses:

Time Management: Having a hard time finding enough time to study? This program will offer students strategies on how best to plan and organize. Various time-management strategies will be presented. Students will gain and understanding of the number of hours each week they need to study and how to create a schedule to accommodate these needs.

Note-Taking and Efficient Reading Skills: Ever get to the end of a chapter of a textbook and not remember anything you just read? Can't read your notes or remember what you wrote? In this program, students will learn various strategies on how to get the most out of reading textbooks and explore different techniques for taking notes and using those notes to gain a better understanding of course material.

Learning Styles: Do you know your preferred learning style? Do you know how to take advantage of your learning style in your studies? This program will allow students to learn about the different types of learning styles and study strategies to maximize these styles.

Presentation Speaking Skills Overview: This one-hour workshop will explore and address the public speaking challenges you will experience as a presenter. The workshop will focus on verbal and body language as well as addressing common fears of public speaking.

Test Anxiety, Stress and Staying Motivated Session: Big exam coming up that is stressing you out? Students will discuss and learn how to manage the anxiety and stress that may come with studying at test-taking. Tips on how to recognize and reduce stress and tips on how to stay motivated will be explored in this program.

Test-Taking Strategies/Doing Better on Exams: Looking for ways to perform better on tests? This workshop focuses on various strategies and approaches to different test formats. Students attending this program will learn skills for test preparation, improving memory and test-taking strategies. This workshop can be tailored to focus on preparing for midterms and finals. 

Customized Sessions: If the topics offered above do not meet your group's needs, let us know and we will tailor a program to meet the academic needs of your group.

Workshop Materials

Giving a presentation in a class, campus program or residence hall? Our workshop materials are available for download here:

Time Management and Procrastination

Note-Taking and Efficient Reading

Test-Taking Strategies

Learning Styles