Friday, August 18, 2006
NSP helps students get the most out of collegeBy Rebecca Wyatt, OU Web Writer
New Student Programs is offering 35 Transition Workshops to help students learn how to succeed in college. The workshops begin Sept. 12 with “How to Succeed in Math” at noon in the Oakland Center Lake Superior Room B.
“We wanted to offer the classes to students at a time when they are setting paths for their academic careers,” said Sara Webb, director of New Student Programs. “The workshops are very skill-based. The students should walk away from the workshops with a tangible result.”
Led by faculty and staff, the workshops focus on study skills, note-taking information and general tips to succeed in particular areas of study.
“The students can connect with the professors. They ask questions and get advice right from the source,” said Webb.
Workshop topics include time management, handling finances, writing, SAIL, major selection and the How to Succeed series including biology, history, math, political science and psychology. The one-hour workshops are offered at various times throughout the day and week. Some will be offered more than once throughout the semester to make sure all interested students have an opportunity to attend.
In addition, the Transition Workshop sponsors, the Oakland University Bookstore and the MSU Federal Credit Union, will be giving away door prizes at each of the workshops.
While the workshops are geared toward first-year students, others may find them helpful as well. Transition Workshops are limited to 35 students. Students who want to participate should register at the Transitions Workshops Web site.
For more information or for a complete list of Transition Workshops, visit the Transition Workshops Web site or contact New Student Programs at (248) 370-4418.