Academic Makeover Workshops

Do you need an “Academic Makeover?” If so, the University Learning Center is here to help!

We’re not going to tell you to "study harder." What we are going to do is provide you with strategies, not handouts, to help you better learn and study. We understand what it takes for students to ask for help, and we want CSUF students to feel confident, encouraged, and motivated to succeed.

What is an “Academic Makeover?”

The "Academic Makeover" Workshop is a 4-part series which covers time management, note taking, study skills and test anxiety. Each workshop is interactive, (not lecture or powerpoint) and the skills practiced build on the previous workshop. Also covered are attitude, behavior, goal setting and motivation; based on the latest learning research.

How can we help?

This series is especially beneficial to first time freshmen and re-entry students who may need to develop the skills necessary to succeed in college. The workshops are also extremely helpful as a review for students who want to finish the semester on a high note.

Spring 2018 Schedule

Workshop: Time: Location*
Part I: Time Management Wednesday Feb 14
2:30-3:30 pm
PLS-360
Part II: Listening & Note Taking Wednesday Mar 14
2:30-3:30 pm
PLS-360
Part III: Study Skills Wednesday April 18
2:30-3:30 pm
PLS-360
Part IV: Test Anxiety & Test Taking Strategies Wednesday May 9
2:30-3:30 pm
PLS-360

*Pollak Library South, Oral History Room, Third Floor. From PLN second floor, go south through the Faculty Commons to the stairs to the third floor. Turn right again: PLS-360 is at the end of the hall. The room maximum is 40.

The University Learning Center (circa 1984) is aCRLA Certified Tutoring Center in Student Academic Services, in the Student Retention Cluster of the Division of Student Affairs. For additional information on the Academic Makeover Workshop Series and/or tutoring at the ULC, please contact us.