Strategies for Successful Students
Academic Skills Workshop Series
Please click on the workshop's date and time to register for the event. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!
All workshops will take place in the Academic Resource Center:
G-1 Gardner Steel Conference Center
Look for the entrance with the blue awning.
The Time Management workshop is designed to give participants a variety of techniques that are useful to effectively manage time. This workshop will cover how to prioritize tasks and discuss tools that will help participants manage time based on their personal style.
Study Skills Boot Camp
Study Skills Boot Camp is a broad scope workshop that is designed give participants some of the most revalent tools to assist them with the cycle of learning in a higher education setting. This workshop covers methods for better note taking, studying, test taking, and post-exam analysis.
The Goal Setting workshop guides participants through the creation of and ways to act upon meaningful goals. Throughout the workshop, participants will utilize the methods discussed in order to work through the creation of their own SMART goals.
How to Succeed in the Sciences
How to Succeed in the Sciences is a faculty led workshop that helps participants understand the study skills necessary to do well in science courses. This workshop will discuss basic strategies and time commitment needed in order to be a successful student in the sciences.
The Overcoming Procrastination workshop is designed to help participants understand their personal style of procrastination. By giving tips and time management skills based on procrastination styles, participants will be able to minimize procrastination.
Overcoming Test Anxiety
Overcoming Test Anxiety is coordinated by the University Counseling Center and is designed to help participants discover ways to work through their anxiety when they are taking a test.
Learning Styles and Test Preparation
The Learning Styles and Test Preparation workshop is designed to help participants understand the conditions in which they are able to best study in. This workshop covers tips for each type of learner, as well as general information on how to study and best prepare for a test.
Study Smarter, Not Harder
Study Smarter, Not Harder is a workshop that is designed to help participants understand the way in which the brain takes in information. This workshop will cover some of the theory behind studying and give participants tools to help them better take in information when studying.
Finals Boot Camp
Finals Boot Camp is a broad scope workshop that is designed give participants the basic skills and tips to help they succeed during finals week. This workshop covers ways to stay on top of finals including time management, study skills specific, and ways to minimize stress during finals.
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers individual appointments to help you develop effective and efficient academic skills and strategies. Pitt is an exciting and challenging place to learn—the opportunities for you to grow and achieve are present everywhere, in and outside of the classroom. To take advantage of those opportunities, you need to develop a wide range of approaches and know when to apply them. The ARC’s academic specialists can help you develop those skills to reach your goals.
The ARC offers academic consultations in the following topics.
- Time Management
- Effective Study Habits
- Test Preparation
- Reading Strategies
- Planning for Midterms and Finals
Call the ARC at 412-648-7920 for more details.