Student Success Workshops

Fall 2016

Need help with library skills? Attend one of these workshops.

MiraCosta Library Welcome & Tour
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Bienvenidos! Bienvenue! Willkommen! WELCOME! Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and take a quick tour of library services and resources that you'll be using for most (if not all)of your classes.

Finding Scholarly Articles
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Did you know that the MiraCosta Library subscribes to more than 35,000 individual magazines, newspapers, and academic journals?! Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and get a quick introduction on how to access millions of articles for fun or for research papers!

Citing in APA Style
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and get a quick introduction to APA Style!​ You'll learn about in-text citations as well as how to make a References page.

The New MLA Style
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and get a quick introduction to the new MLA Style (8th Edition)! You'll learn about in-text citations as well as how to make a Works Cited page.

Books & eBooks
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Q: Why was the Adventures of Robin Hood pulled from the library shelves? A: Because it was full of Saxon violence! Come meet with a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and get a quick introduction on how to access and use the 240,000+ books and eBooks available through the library (including the Adventures of Robin Hood)!

Need help with a specific student success skill? Attend one of these workshops.

Overcoming Math Anxiety
Presenters: Leila Safaralian & Luke Lara
Do you have math anxiety? Learn how to succeed in math and how to deal with math anxiety. In this workshop, presented by a math instructor and a counselor, you will learn about:  how the brain works, learning styles, smart choices, mathematical mindset, success strategies, homework hints, managing math anxiety, stress reduction techniques, and test taking tips.

Time Management
Presenter: Luke Lara
Organization tips to help students better juggle, school, work & family.

Minimize Stress, Calm Your Senses, Focus on Success
Presenter: Edward Pohlert
Does stress get in the way of your academic success?  Come and join us for an interactive workshop that identifies key stress relief strategies for college students.  Do it now before midterms and finals take over your world!

Graphing Calculator Basics for Pre-Calculus & Calculus
Presenter: Scott Fallstrom
Are you trying to use your Texas Instruments graphing calculator in a math class, but not able to see how to use it well. We will cover many of the key topics you need to use the calculator effectively, while also leaving time to hit any areas you have questions about. You paid for it - let's see how to use it!

Yoga on the Green
Presenters: Yoga Teacher Training Students
Yoga on the Green is a free yoga event led by MiraCosta students to encourage relaxation in preparation for finals. Anyone can drop by to participate and no experience or equipment is needed. If you are keen, come join us for some yoga on the green!

Need help with skills for an online class, online platform or specific computer program? Attend one of these workshops.

Student Orientation to Online Learning
Presenter:  Jim Julius
Are you taking an online or hybrid class this semester? Uncertain about what it takes to be a successful online student? Whether it's your first online class or you already have some experience, this one hour session will help you practice key skills and make you aware of important resources available to help you be your best online!

SURF
Presenter: Jesse Leon
Trouble getting your SURF ID and password? When can I enroll? How to add, drop and pay for courses. What's my Financial Aid status? Where are my grades? Get answers at the SURF student workshop.

BlackBoard
Presenter: Jesse Leon
How do I submit a document through BlackBoard? What is a Discussion Board? Where are all my assignments? Get answers to these questions and more!

Canvas
Presenter: Jesse Leon

Coming soon! Canvas, MiraCosta's new online system that will be replacing both Moodle and Blackboard in the near future, find out what this new online system is all about!

Strike Read and Write Gold
Presenter: Robert Erichsen
Tired of reading your textbook?  Ever wanted to have your textbook read out loud to you?  Come learn how this program can do just that.

Word, Oh Word: Microsoft Word Basics
Presenter: Danielle Brush
Simple tricks to make your paper professional looking. Topics include: creating a table of contents, works cited page and cover page, formatting text and margins, and using charts, pictures and other visuals.

Spicing Up Your Presentation with Microsoft PowerPoint
Presenter: Danielle Brush
Learn simple tricks to make an effective PowerPoint that will impress your audience and keep them interested! Topics include: slide creation and formatting, adding visuals like charts, pictures and videos and professional design planning.