College Success Workshops



 

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*Please see below for the most up-to-date schedule.


 

 Fall 2019 Workshops

Stress Reduction

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
6:00 - 7:15pm
Room 2115
Facilitator: Crystal Hilton
 
School, work, or life causing you stress? Come learn some management and relaxation techniques that you can use today!

Breaking the Habit Cycle

Thursday, September 5, 2019
3:00 - 3:50pm
Room 246
Facilitator: Melanee Grondahl
 
Would you like to stop smoking or munching junk food at midnight? Come learn about the habit cycle and how you can train your brain to break bad habits and replace them with positive ones.

Study Skills

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
1:30 - 2:20pm
ITV Rooms:
Main: 2113; Intermountain: 1711A; Tehama: 7205; Trinity: 1515
Facilitator: Tehama Learning Center
 
Students will gain valuable college success strategies such as time management, active reading, note taking, and more in this 50-minute ITV workshop.

Math Anxiety

Wednesday, September 11 2019
2:00 - 2:50pm
Room 781
Facilitator: Jim Bigelow
 
Does taking a math class give you anxiety? You are not alone. What, exactly, is math anxiety? In this workshop, we will explore what math anxiety is an where it comes from. In doing so, you will have a better chance of addressing it in a positive manner.

Overcoming Test Anxiety

Thursday, September 12, 2019
11:00 - 11:50am
Room 822
Facilitator: Diana Hamar
 
Learn useful tools in managing test anxiety in any subject, special focus on Math.

Time Management

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
3:30 - 4:20pm
Room 246
Facilitator: James Crockett
 
Learn effective time management skills to manage time more efficiently, including how to plan activities and get tasks done in a smarter manner, both at work and at home.

How to Conduct Research

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 - 2:50pm
Online via Zoom*
Facilitator: Tehama Learning Center & the Library
 
In this 50-minute web-based workshop, library staff will show students how to conduct research using library resources.  
*To join this Zoom meeting, please click on the above URL (or type it into your web browser). If this is your first time using Zoom, you will be asked to install the Zoom application. Please follow the prompts to complete installation and join the meeting.*

Studying in the Sciences

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
4:00 - 4:50pm
Room 1609
Facilitator: Jessica Tyson
 
Identify good and bad study habits. The focus will be on navigating information seen in courses like Human Physiology, Anatomy, Chemistry, and Microbiology.

MLA Format

Monday, September 23, 2019
1:00 - 1:30pm
Room 738
Facilitator: Writing Center
 
Learn the do's and don'ts of MLA style. Discover new tools to help you with the basics.

Thesis Statements

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
2:00 - 2:30pm
Room 738
Facilitator: Writing Center
 
Find out what makes a thesis statement strong and how to choose the right words to support your point.

Let's Talk About Sex

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
4:00 - 5:00pm
Room 822
Facilitator: ShastaCARES - Jessica Ballard
 
Join ShastaCARES for this workshop to discuss aspects of healthy sexuality, consent, and boundaries!

Comma Usage

Thursday, September 26, 2019
11:30 - 12:00pm
Room 738
Facilitator: Writing Center
 
Learn the correct use of commas and how they can enhance your writing. Something as little as a comma can make you a better writer.

Unconscious Bias

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
2:00 - 2:50pm
Room 822
Facilitator: Heather Wylie
 
Unconscious bias - everyone has it. But that doesn't make us bad; it makes us human. While we cannot completely rid ourselves of it, we can learn how to identify and challenge our sterotypes about others to endure respect, inclusivity, and success in today's diverse workforce.

Motivation

Thursday, October 3, 2019
3:00 - 3:50pm
Room 246
Facilitator: Melanee Grondahl
 
You are more likely to quit college if you can't connect on a deep level with what motivates you to be here. This workshop will offer strategies you can use when you feel your motivation starting to decline.

Research: How to Find Your Topic

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
1:00 - 1:50pm
ITV Rooms:
Main: 2150; Intermountain: 1711B; Tehama: 7202; Trinity: 1515
Facilitator: Tehama Learning Center
 
In this ITV workshop, students will get useful tips on how to find refernces using the library database.

Stress Reduction

Friday, October 18, 2019
9:30 - 10:45am
Room 2115
Facilitator: Crystal Hilton
 
School, work, or life causing you stress? Come learn some management and relaxation techniques that you can use today!

6 Ways to Build Healthy Relationships

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
4:00 - 5:00pm
Room 822
Facilitator: ShastaCARES - Jessica Ballard
 
Join ShastaCARES to identify characteristics of a healthy relationship.

The Brain: Fact vs. Opinion

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
10:00 - 10:50am
Online via Zoom*
Facilitator: Tehama Learning Center & the Library
 
Students can join in this 50-minute web-based workshop about critical thinking and distinguishing between fact and fiction.
*To join this Zoom meeting, please click on the above URL (or type it into your web browser). If this is your first time using Zoom, you will be asked to install the Zoom application. Please follow the prompts to complete installation and join the meeting.*

Resume Writing Skills

Thursday, October 24, 2019
12:30 - 1:20pm
ITV Rooms:
Main: 2113; Intermountain: 1711A; Tehama: 7205; Trinity: 1515
Facilitator: Tehama Learning Center
 
In this 50-minute ITV workshop, students will receive helpful tip on how to write a professional resume.  

Thesis Statements

Monday, October 28, 2019
11:00 - 11:30am
Room 738
Facilitator: Writing Center
 
Find out what makes a thesis statement strong and how to choose the right words to support your point.

Comma Usage

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
10:00 - 10:30am
Room 738
Facilitator: Writing Center
 
Learn the correct use of commas and how they can enhance your writing. Something as little as a comma can make you a better writer.

MLA Format

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
1:00 - 1:30pm
Room 738
Facilitator: Writing Center
 
Learn the do's and don'ts of MLA style. Discover new tools to help you with the basics.

Interviewing Skills

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
1:00 - 1:50pm
ITV Rooms:
Main: 2150; Intermountain: 1711B; Tehama: 7202; Trinity: 1515
Facilitator: Tehama Learning Center
 
Students will receive advice on preparing for job interviews, presenting oneself at an interview, and answering interview questions in this 50-minute ITV workshop.

Stop Procrastinating

Thursday, November 7, 2019
3:00 - 3:50pm
Room 246
Facilitator: Melanee Grondahl
 
If you have ever had trouble persuading yourself to do the things you should do or would like to do, you have experienced procrastination. Learning how to overcome it is, therefore, one of the most important skills you can master if you want to be successful and not just survive, but thrive.

Financial Basics

Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:00 - 7:15pm
Room 2115
Facilitator: Crystal Hilton
 
Learn how to manage your money! Budgeting, debt reduction, FICO score, investing, and even retirement. A brief overview of financial goals, including tips from Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman.

Nutrition: Fueling Your Brain for Success

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
3:30 - 4:20pm
Room 822
Facilitator: Joanne Tippin
 
Your brain requires a significant amount of energy and nutrients to function optimally. In this workshop, you will create an action plan for fueling your body and mind for optimal success.

Anxiety Reduction

Thursday, November 14, 2019
3:30 - 4:20pm
Room 246
Facilitator: Wade Stewart
 
Learn effective ways to manage your emotions and reduce anxiety. Get your joy back!

Overcoming Test Anxiety

Monday, November 18, 2019
3:30 - 4:20pm
Room 2202B
Facilitator: Diana Hamar
 
Learn useful tools in managing test anxiety in any subject, special focus on math.

Comma Usage

Monday, November 18, 2019
2:00 - 2:30pm
Room 738
Facilitator: Writing Center
 
Learn the correct use of commas and how they can enhance your writing. Something as little as a comma can make you a better writer.

MLA Format

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
11:00 - 11:30am
Room 738
Facilitator: Writing Center
 
Learn the do's and don'ts of MLA style. Discover new tools to help you with the basics.

Thesis Statements

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
2:00 - 2:30pm
Room 738
Facilitator: Writing Center
 
Find out what makes a thesis statement strong and how to choose the right words to support your point.

Growth Mindset

Thursday, December 5, 2019
3:00 - 3:50pm
Room 246
Facilitator: Melanee Grondahl
 
Learn how to adopt a growth mindset and free yourself from thinking intelligence is something you are born with. You have unlimited potential. You can grow your brain! Scientific evidence exists that reveals neural connections grow and become stronger the more you struggle with learning and correct your mistakes.

Be an Active Agent of Change

Thursday, December 5, 2019
4:00 - 5:00pm
Student Stage - Cafeteria
Facilitator: ShastaCARES-Jessica Ballard
 
Join ShastaCARES for this interactive workshop to learn ways to intervene when a situation is potentially harmful!

How to Handle Emotions in Stressful Times

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
3:30 - 4:20pm
Room 246
Facilitator: James Crockett
 
Overly intense emotions block effective communication and hinder problem solving. Learn tips that will help you manage your emotions despite stress and challenges that could cause emotional meltdowns and poorly made decisions.

Got Meaning?

Thursday, December 12, 2019
3:30 - 4:20pm
Room 246
Facilitator: Wade Stewart
 
Do you want your life to have more meaning? A wise man once stated, "Those who have a 'way' to live, can bear with almost any 'how.'" In other words, we can endure many difficult challenges if we understand our "why." This workshop is meant to help you start to find your own personal "why" in your life.
 

*To join these Zoom meetings, please click on the URL (or type it into your web browser). If this is your first time using Zoom, you will be asked to install the Zoom application. Please follow the prompts to complete installation and join the meeting.*

 

 Resources

NET TUTOR Access Tutoring Online!

A FREE Service for Shasta College Students
Chat with live tutors and get individual help. Get feedback on papers within 48 hours. Get answers within 24 hours.
 
To access NetTutor: If you are in a Canvas course, click “Online Tutoring” in the navigation bar or you can go to: shastacollege.instructure.com/enroll/M3CCEP
 
 

Individual Research Appointments

Schedule a consultation with a librarian
Call (530) 242-7551 or email: askalibrarian@shastacollege.edu
 

Online Workshops

Access workshops 24/7!
Missed a workshop? Student Lingo offers on-demand student success workshops. Check it out today!
 
 

Final Exam Jam

Prepare For Finals Late Night-Study Nights
TLC (700 Building) - 7-11pm
Wednesday and Thursday nights before Finals
 
The Tutoring & Learning Center (TLC) is offering extended hours, workshops, and tutoring services to help you prepare for your finals.
 
Science Late Night-Study Nights
Science Lab (Room 1626) - 6-10pm
Wednesday and Thursday nights before Finals
 
The Science Lab Study Nights offer free tutoring, access to computers, and help from faculty, staff and peers.
 

Student Success Center

Hours: M-F 8-5p
Room 102
(530) 242-7672
 
We can help guide you through:
  • Admissions and Enrollment Process
  • Financial Aid
  • Registration and Orientation
  • Education Counseling
  • Assessment Scheduling
The Center also connects students with campus resources. FREE use of computers, printer, scanner & faxing!

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