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  • Monday March 2, 2015 11:00 AM-11:00 AM

    KCLC Writing Strategies: Anatomy of an Essay

    University Park Campus Student Union (STU) 311

    This workshop will discuss how to construct an essay. From paragraph formation to thesis structure, the goal of this session is to help you become a more confident writer and feel more comfortable with the writing process.

  • Monday March 2, 2015 1:00 PM-1:00 PM

    Unlocking Your Power: Mindfulness and Positive Thinking

    Learn how to combat negative influences and patterns of thinking. This workshop will focus on how to remain present, reframe your thoughts, and embrace unexpected sources of happiness that can positively impact your academics and overall well-being.

  • Tuesday March 3, 2015 12:00 PM-12:00 PM

    Sleep 101: Getting Your ZZZ’s

    Are you tired of being tired? In this workshop, you will learn not only learn how sleep deprivation can impact academic performance and overall well-being, but also get tips on how to improve your sleep habits and feel more well-rested.

  • Tuesday March 3, 2015 1:00 PM-1:00 PM

    Computer Lab Programs (Kurzweil 3000, Inspiration, and Dragon Diction)

    This workshop will introduce attendees to three programs designed to help them succeed in their studies (all available for use in the KCLC computer lab). Briefly, Kurzweil allows users to listen to articles and other digital texts as opposed to having to read them, and Inspiration provides users with one of the best mind-mapping interfaces around.

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  • Tuesday March 3, 2015 3:00 PM-3:00 PM

    Life Hacks: Prioritizing for Personal Productivity

    Find your optimal wellness by learning to organize your time efficiently. Using Stephen Covey’s time management quadrants, this workshop will show you a framework for managing your time in order to get the most out

  • Wednesday March 4, 2015 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

    Practicing Mindfulness while Practicing Exams

    University Park Campus Student Union (STU) 311

    Introducing creative techniques which will increase focus and attention. Methods to reduce mental and physical distractions often associated with test anxiety will be discussed.

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  • Wednesday March 4, 2015 2:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Say Goodbye to Test Anxiety

    This workshop will help you understand the causes of test anxiety and provide practical tips on how to reduce anxiety before taking an exam.

  • Thursday March 5, 2015 10:00 AM-10:00 AM

    Effective Reading Strategies: Read Smarter, Not Harder

    This workshop will provide strategies for how to read articles and textbooks more effectively in order to help you tackle large reading assignments. You will learn tips for how to reduce your reading time as well as strategies to improve your understanding of the material.

  • Thursday March 5, 2015 2:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Developing Effective Communication Skills

    This session will explore the barriers that we face everyday with communication and what we can do to overcome them. In this workshop, you will learn practical strategies for how to improve your communication skills that can be used in your daily interactions with both peers and professors.

  • Monday March 9, 2015 11:00 AM-11:00 AM

    KCLC Writing Strategies: Anatomy of an Essay

    University Park Campus Student Union (STU) 311

    This workshop will discuss how to construct an essay. From paragraph formation to thesis structure, the goal of this session is to help you become a more confident writer and feel more comfortable with the writing process.

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