Student Success Workshops

Spring 2014

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: Charlie Medina
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: Charlie Medina
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!

MiraCosta Library Welcome & Tour
Presenter: 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.

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 a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and get a quick introduction on how to access and use the240,000+books and eBooks available through thelibrary (including the Adventures of Robin Hood)!

Articles
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Did you know that the MiraCosta Library subscribes to more than 35,000 individualmagazines, 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!

Overcoming Math Anxiety
Presenters: Leila Safaralian & Adrean Askerneese
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.

  1. Friday, January 30 from 10 am - 12 pm OC Aztlan A/B

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.

APA
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.

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

Keeping Motivation Alive
Presenters: Luke Lara and Adrean Askerneese
How to deal when life and school collide.

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!