Learning and Academic Skills workshops are held throughout the academic year.
Requesting a Workshop
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.
Active Listening and Note-Taking
Students learn the various and effective methods for actively listening in lectures and taking informative, organized notes.
A presentation on resources and support offered to NMSU students.
Concentration and Memory
Assess strengths and distractions. Learn effective memory strategies.
Participants will learn what it takes to develop critical thinking skills.
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.
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.
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.
Increase reading rate and improve concept comprehension and vocabulary.
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.
Covers the SQ4R method of reading with a purpose and utilizing textbook structure to facilitate learning and long-term retention.
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.