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Learning and Academic Skills Workshops

Learning and Academic Skills workshops are held throughout the academic year.

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Presentations for groups, classes or organizations are interactive, include handouts, and provide students with concrete tools for improving their study and learning skills. Contact us at 575 646-3136 for more information.

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Workshop Topics

Active Listening and Note-Taking

Students learn the various and effective methods for actively listening in lectures and taking informative, organized notes.

Center Services

A presentation on resources and support offered to NMSU students.

Concentration and Memory

Assess strengths and distractions. Learn effective memory strategies.

Critical Thinking

Participants will learn what it takes to develop critical thinking skills.

Effective Communication

Enhance collaborative learning and communication within the academic environment.  Learn and discuss strategies and techniques to help you communicate effectively.

Effective Presentations and Public Speaking

Make your class presentations stand out from the crowd.  Become aware of the “Do’s and Don’ts” of Presentations and Public Speaking. Learn and discuss strategies and techniques to help you control anxiety and to become a better public speaker.

General Study Skills

A “survey” style presentation that includes time management, note-taking, test preparation, and textbook reading.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

GRE Preparation workshops cover the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections of the GRE. You will learn how the test is structured and the different kinds of material covered in each section.

Learning Styles

A hands-on session where participants will learn what their particular learning style preference is and how to apply this to improve learning and studying.

Overcoming Procrastination

Answers the question, “Why do I put things off?” and provides techniques for changing work habits to become more timely and productive.

Preparation for Graduate School

Explore graduate school programs and gain an overview of the steps to admission: writing The Personal Statement, taking required standardized tests, and securing financing.

Speed Reading

Increase reading rate and improve concept comprehension and vocabulary.

Stress Management

Assess current life stressors and learn relaxation techniques to reduce stress levels.

Test Preparation and Taking

Learn strategies to prepare for objective and essay exams.

Combating Test Anxiety

Learn concrete ways to overcome the nervousness and anxiety that prevent high test performance.

Textbook Reading

Covers the SQ4R method of reading with a purpose and utilizing textbook structure to facilitate learning and long-term retention.

Time Management

Gives students a variety of ways to organize their multiple demands and activities, while emphasizing the importance of balancing studying with rest and social activities.