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Workshop Series Description

This College Preparedness Workshop Video Series will give you a glimpse at some of the essential skills you will need to start your college career off right, and to keep yourself on track for success!

Series Topics

  • Video 1: Study Planning Highlights - Part 1
    • Metacognition highlights
    • Bloom's Taxonomy highlights
  • Video 2: Study Planning Highlights - Part 2
    • First 3 steps of the Study Cycle highlights
  • Video 3: Study Planning Highlights - Part 3
    • Last 2 steps of the Study Cycle highlights
    • Intense Study Session highlights
  • Video 4: Time Management Highlights
    • 3 Calendar System highlights
    • Introduction to the Time Management Matrix
  • Video 5: Note Taking Highlights
    • Effective Notes highlights
    • Cornell Note Taking Method overview
  • Video 6: Test Taking Strategies Highlights
    • Highlights of strategies to utilize during an exam
    • Workshop handout explanations
    • Workshop Evaluation Survey
  • Exercise Video 1: The Time Management Matrix
    • How to categorize and prioritize tasks

Workshop Videos and Materials

Workshop Series Description

Ever wish you had a detailed map that takes you directly to better results in class? This Study Planning Workshop Video Series will show you the secrets of metacognitive learning strategies and exactly how to reach your destination!

Series Topics

  • Video 1: Metacognition Overview
    • What is Metacognition?
    • How can Metacognition really help me?
  • Video 2: Bloom's Taxonomy
    • How Bloom's Taxonomy can help you determine your level of understanding
  • Video 3: The Study Cycle - Part 1
    • Preview: How to preview your materials before a class, lecture, or study session
    • Attend: Why attending class is so important
    • Review: How to review your materials after a class, lecture, or study session in order to better retain information
  • Video 4: The Study Cycle - Part 2
    • Study: How to break down each study session into "intense study sessions"
    • Assess: How to determine if your are studying effectively, and what you can do to improve your sessions as needed
  • Video 5: Learning Strategies
    • Top 10 list of recommended learning strategies
    • Compilation of more learning strategies to try
  • Exercise Video 1: How Metacognition Can Truly Help
  • Exercise Video 2: The Power of Previewing
    • See just how powerful a tool previewing can be for you!

Workshop Videos and Materials

Workshop Series Description

Do more in less time. Sound too good to be true? This Time Management Workshop Video Series will show you just how true this can be for you.

Series Topics

  • Video 1: Creating a framework
    • How to set up and use a 3-Calendar system
  • Video 2: Building Flexibility & Study Planning
    • Make appointments with yourself
    • Organizing your calendars
    • Task prioritization
    • Make a plan for studying
  • Exercise Video 1: The Time Management Matrix
    • How to categorize and prioritize tasks

Workshop Videos and Materials

Workshop Series Description

Being able to take efficient and effective notes is an important part of college success. In this Introduction To Note Taking Workshop Video Series you will learn how to get the most out of your notes!

Series Topics

  • Video 1: Elements of Good Notes
    • Making sure your Notes are effective
  • Video 2: The Outline Method
    • Review of the most common Note Taking method
  • Video 3: The Cornell Method
    • Structure and process of the Cornell Method
    • Why the Cornell Method can help you learn
  • Video 4: The Outline/Cornell Hybrid Method and How To Study Notes
    • Structure, process, and purpose of a Hybrid Method
    • The 5 "R's" of Note Taking
    • How to study your completed notes once they have been created

Workshop Videos and Materials

Workshop Series Description

Never say, "I'm just bad at taking tests" again! Our Test Taking Strategies Workshop Video Series will teach you the techniques and methods that will have you start looking FORWARD to any test day!

Series Topics

  • Video 1: Pre-Test Day Preparedness
    • Make a plan for studying
    • Goal setting
    • Taking care of yourself
  • Video 2: What To Do on Test Day
    • Creating a Test Day ritual
    • Strategies to maximize your test scores
  • Video 3: Using Each Test Experience to Your Benefit
    • Combating Test Anxieties
    • Using your last test to improve on your next test
  • Exercise Video 1: Test Anxiety Plan
    • Test Anxiety Worksheet process
  • Exercise Video 2: Exam Wrappers
    • How to set up and use an Exam Wrapper

Workshop Videos and Materials

Workshop Series Description

Wondering what it will take to be successful in an online class? This Online Learning: A Guide On How To Be Successful Workshop Video Series will show just how to achieve the success you want in an online environment.

Series Topics

  • Video 1: Creating an Online Learning Mindset
    • Establishing motivation and creating workable goals
    • Finding a balance and the importance of persistence
  • Video 2: Getting and Staying Organized
    • Creating a consistent workspace/study space
    • Taking care of yourself to maximize your output
  • Video 3: Managing Your Time Effectively
    • Creating a workable schedule for yourself
    • Staying flexible
    • Ensuring study times are efficient and effective
  • Video 4: Establishing and Maintaining Good Course Communication
    • Who to connect with and when
    • Actively participating in an online class
    • Knowing and using your resources

Workshop Videos

Academic Support Contacts

936.273.7387 936.273.7404 936.273.7390 (call) 936.657.2174 (text)

Norma Medina | Coordinator, Access Services | 936.273.7494

AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lead for STAR Center service desk operations, including hospitality, circulation services, reserve collection maintenance, and Conroe Center library services.

Jessica Hernandez | Specialist, Access Services | 936.273.7422

BA, Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University

Lead for evening STAR Center service desk operations, also supports collection maintenance, and provides technical support for public computer stations, patron printing, and student ID printing process.

Cole Williamson | Librarian/Professor | 936.273.7091 | Office F142

Master Library Science, University of North Texas; BA, History, University of Houston

BASS Liaison Librarian: Accounting, Administrative Services, Automotive Technology, BusinessComputer Information Technology, Drafting, Economics, Geography, Government/Political Science, History, Land Surveying, Management, Marketing, Professional Pilot, Welding, and Visual Communications.

Lauren Dubell | Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7034 | Office F135

Master Library Science, San Jose State University; BA, History, California State University

NaSH Liaison Librarian: AstronomyBiologyBiotechnology, Chemistry, Emergency Medical Services, EngineeringGeologyKinesiologyNursing, Physical Therapy, Physics, and Radiology Technology

Monica CammackMonica Cammack | Librarian/Professor | 936.273.7487 | Office F144

Master Library Science, Texas Woman's University; BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Texas at Arlington

TEAM Liaison Librarian: Art, Dance, Drama/Theatre, EducationHumanities, Live Entertainment Technology, Math, and Music.

Stefanie Anderson | Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7020 | Office F136

Master Library Science, Texas Woman's University; BA, Psychology, Texas State University

BELS Liaison Librarian: Anthropology, Communications/Journalism, Criminal Justice, English, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Fire Science, Human Services, PhilosophyPsychology, Sociology, and Speech.

Mozhgan Pourasadollah | Manager, Academic Support Services | 936.271.6216

MBA, Our Lady of the Lake University; BBA, University of Iran

Oversees subject and academic success skills tutoring, academic coaching, and day-to-day operations of STAR Center Public Services.

Yolanda Guimerans de Perarnau | Coordinator, Subject Tutoring | 936.271.6113

MSc, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England; BA, Physics, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela. 

Lead for subject tutoring, including scheduling and training. LSC CORE TAP representative. Also provides physics and math tutoring.

Adam Johnson | Coordinator, Academic Coaching | 936.273.7414

Lead for academic success skills workshops and academic coaching.

Nathan Zingleman | Coordinator, Writing & Language Tutoring | 936.273.7055

BS, Psychology, Sam Houston State University; AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery; AS, Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lead writing and language tutoring, including day-to-day operations of The Write Place and Language Lab.

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm | Dean, Academic Affairs and Libraries | 936.273.7393

M.Ed., The George Washington University; MS/LIS, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; BA, Philosophy, The George Washington University

Oversees academic support services, including the STAR Center: Learning Center & Library, The Undergraduate Research Institute, Center for Civic Engagement, One Book One Campus, Instructional Support Services, and Faculty Resource Center.

Steve Simon | Business Manager, Academic Excellence Division | 936.273.7453

BS, Texas A&M University

Lead for Academic Excellence Division human resources, budget, and administrative processes.

Ashley Leverson | Coordinator, Academic Excellence Division | 936.273.7271

MBA, Texas Woman's University; BBA, Sam Houston State University  

Lead for Academic Excellence Division event planning, marketing & outreach, and oversight of all division data and reporting. 

Courtnee Hulsey | Specialist, Academic Excellence Division | 936.271.6136

AA, Graphic Design, Fresno City College

Oversees outreach services for Academic Excellence Division, graphic design, video, multimedia applications, and social media; also general support for all division areas.

Andrew Sanchez | Coordinator, Academic Excellence Division | 936.271.6126

AS, General Science, Lone Star College; BS, Chemistry, Sam Houston State University

Responsible for data collection and reporting in Academic Excellence Division areas. Also assists with campus event planning and execution.

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