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ADV 202 Academic Success Seminar

Fall 2014 Tues/Thurs 10-10:53am
2 credits, ABC/U graded

Course Description:
Designed to help students develop essential skills needed to become lifelong, self-regulated and self-motivated learners. Through guided journals and assignments, students will use self-reflection to identify possible self sabotaging thoughts and behaviors and discover what may be getting in the way of their academic and personal success. Students will discover how they learn and develop and strengthen their study skills. Topics to be covered include motivation, how memory works, metacognition, critical thinking, decision making, attention and concentration, goal setting, time management and other study skills strategies.

Please email Kristin Hall at for more information and permission to enroll.




Academic Success & Study Skills Workshops

Fall 2014 Schedule

Do you need help figuring out the best way you learn and study? 
Attend our Academic Success and Study Skills Workshop Series! No pre-registration is required.
You can attend all of the workshops or just the ones you think you will benefit from the most. 
If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Hall at

To be added to our Study Skills listserv please click here.

Time Management

August 28th 5:30pm- SAC 308

September 8th 5:30pm- E2340 Melville Library

September 26th 3:00pm- SAC 308

Learn how to effectively manage your time so you can complete your school work and still have time for social activities and other responsibilities you may have. In this workshop we will create a time management schedule and estimate the time needed to study and complete school work. We will also discuss how to determine what is important and urgent versus not important and not urgent.

Memory & How the Brain Learns

September 5th 3:00pm- SAC 308

September 15th 5:30pm- E2340 Melville Library

September 23rd 5:30pm- E2340 Melville Library

How does memory work? In this workshop you will gain a better understanding of how memory works and discover essential study strategies that can help you to better retrieve information that you have studied.

Increasing Motivation 

September 9th 5:30pm- E2340 Melville Library

September 19th 3:00pm- SAC 308

September 30th 5:30pm- E2340 Melville Library

This workshop will help you understand your sources of motivation and tips and strategies to increase your motivation.  It will also discuss goal setting strategies and help you identify ways to achieve those goals.

Improving Concentration 

September 12th 3:00pm- SAC 308

September 16th 5:30pm- E2340 Melville Library

September 29th 5:30pm- E2340 Melville Library

This workshop will focus on causes of poor concentration and strategies to improve your concentration. It will also discuss tips to create a better study environment.

Test Taking and Test Anxiety

September 22nd 5:30pm- E2340 Melville Library

October 3rd 3:00pm- SAC 308

How do you determine whether a statement is true or false? What is the best approach to understand multiple choice exams? Attend this interactive workshop to learn about the strategies to improve your understanding of the different exam formats of true/false, multiple choice, essay and matching.


  Study Skills Workshop Survey

Please take a little time to fill out this short survey so we can continue to improve the Study Skills Workshop series
and provide more resources to you and the Stony Brook community.  Access the survey, here.


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