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OSD Wednesday Workshops

Drop in our Wednesday Workshop series for tips and strategies to help you do your best in class. 

August 2022 

Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Student Services Bldg., #1300

8/31 – Breaking Down the Syllabus 

The syllabus is the instrument instructors use to set important information for the class, including how grades will be determined and when exams will take place. Learn all you need to know to break down the syllabus.  


September 2022

Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Student Services Bldg., #1300

9/7 – Creating a Learning Space at Home  

A good study environment can play a significant role in the success of learning. The lesser the distractions, the higher the focus and information retention. Learn how to create an effective learning space at home.  

9/14 – Study Skills and Strategies 

Study skills enable students to organize and learn effectively. Learning habits vary among students and subject matter. Learn strategies that will strengthen your study skills.  

9/21 – Notetaking Tips  

Notes are a useful record of important information. Learn some useful tips on taking effective notes in class.  

9/28 – Managing Test Anxiety 

Anxiety is most prominent among college students and can have an impact on test taking. Learn some useful tips and strategies on how to mitigate anxiety during an exam.


October 2022

Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Student Services Bldg., #4115

10/5 – Prep for Midterms 

Exams can be stressful but being prepared can help manage stress and allow students to perform at their best. Learn about some techniques and resources available to make sure you get the most out of your exam study.  

10/19 – Time Management   

Are you looking to make the most of your time and increase efficiency for school? Time management skills are both valuable in the workplace and in our daily lives. Please join us to learn all you need to know about them. 

10/26 – Communication Tips 

Effective  communication is an integral part of overall success. Quality  communication  in higher education can eliminate unnecessary problems and promote better performance. It can also increase overall productivity. Learn how to improve and strengthen your  communication  skills. 


November 2022

Time: 1 p.m.
Location: TBD

11/2 – Practicing Self-Care 

Engaging in a self-care routine has been proven to reduce or eliminate anxiety and stress, improve concentration, and improve energy. Gets some tips and learn about the benefits of self-care  

11/9 – DOR Info Sessions 

The Department of Rehabilitation is a state agency whose mission is to help any Californian with a disability (including university students) find work. Please join us for more information about the services they offer.  

11/16 – Knowing when to Self-Disclose in a Professional Setting  

Self-disclosing a disability can be stressful. Learn how and when to self-disclose and ask for accommodations in a professional setting.

11/30 – Prep for Finals 

Exams can be stressful but being prepared can help manage stress and allow students to perform at their best. Learn about some techniques and resources available to make sure you get the most out of your exam study.