Student Success Workshops

Spring 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.

  1. Wednesday, February 3 from 12 - 12:30 pm OC 1201
  2. Thursday, February 4 from 12 - 12:30 pm SAN 107

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!

  1. Wednesday, March 9 from 12:30 - 1 pm OC 1201
  2. Thursday, March 10 from 12:30 - 1 pm SAN 107
  3. Tuesday, April 5 from 11 - 11:30 am OC 1201
  4. Wednesday, April 6 from 11 - 11:30 am SAN 107

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.

  1. Wednesday, April 27 from 12:30 - 1 pm OC 1201
  2. Thursday, April 28 from 12:30 - 1 pm SAN 107

Citing in MLA Style
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.

  1. Wednesday, April 20 from 12:30 - 1 pm OC 1201
  2. Thursday, April 21 from 12:30 - 1 pm SAN 107

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

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.

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

  1. Tuesday, February 16 from 11 am - 12 pm OC 1202
  1. Monday, February 22 from 12 - 1 pm SAN 203
  2. Tuesday, February 23 from 1 - 2 pm OC 1202

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!

  1. Wednesday, March 2 from 12 - 1 pm OC 1202
  2. Tuesday, May 3 from 12 - 1 pm OC 1202

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!

  1. Tuesday, January 26 from 4 - 5 pm ONLINE (Required: Sign up in advance. On 1/26, access workshop here)
  2. Wednesday, January 27 from 3 - 4 pm SAN 107
  3. Thursday, January 28 from 10:45 - 11:45 amOC 1201
  4. Tuesday, February 2 from 12 - 1 pm SAN 107
  5. Tuesday, February 2 from 9 - 10 am OC 1201
  6. Thursday, February 4 from 12 - 1 pm ONLINE (Required:Sign up in advance. On 2/4, access workshop here)
  7. Tuesday,February 9 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm ONLINE (Required:Sign up in advance. On 2/9, access workshop here)
  8. Wednesday,February 10 from 9 - 10 am ONLINE (Required:Sign up in advance. On 2/10, access workshop here)
  9. Tuesday, March 29 from 4 - 5 pm ONLINE (Required:Sign up in advance. On 3/29, access workshop here)
  10. Wednesday, March 30 from 9 - 10 am ONLINE (Required:Sign up in advance. On 3/30, access workshop here)

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.

  1. Wednesday, January 27 from 12:30 - 2:30 OC 1201
  2. Wednesday, February 3 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm OC 1201

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!

  1. Thursday, January 28 from 12:30 - 2 pm OC 1201
  2. Thursday, January 28 from 4:30 - 5:45 pm CLC 133
  3. Tuesday, February 2 from 1 - 2:30 pm SAN 107
  4. Thursday, February 4 from 12:30 - 2 pm OC 1201
  5. Thursday, March 31 from 4:30 - 5:45 pm CLC 133

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.

  1. Thursday, February 11 from 12 - 1 pm OC 1201

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.

  1. Wednesday, February 17 from 1 - 2 pm OC 1201

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.

  1. Wednesday, February 24 from 1 - 2 pm OC 1201