Academic Strategies Workshop Series

Spring  2022 Academic Strategies Workshop Series

Below is the schedule for workshops for the second half of the semester.
All workshops are in-person and held in 330 Frist Campus Center. Please RSVP.
All workshops times are Eastern Time. 

Planning Out the Remainder of the Semester: Tools & Techniques

  • Monday, March 21, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. RSVP

Take some time to regroup and adjust (or make) a realistic plan for the remainder of the semester so you can stay engaged, avoid burnout and procrastination and achieve your goals while maintaining balance.

Strategies for learning from your P-sets to prepare for quizzes and exams

  • Monday, March 28, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. RSVP

In high school most students focused on completing their math and other problem-solving assignments, and didn’t emphasize learning FROM these problems. Learning how to solve problems happened in class, from exercises, study guides, and exam reviews—and much more homework. At Princeton many of these opportunities to learn are not built-in, so students must make the most of their p-sets to build mastery and fluency while preparing for difficult, unfamiliar, exam-level problems.

Strategies & Techniques for Preventing Procrastination

  • Friday, April 8, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. RSVP

Has procrastination an obstacle to maintaining balance and achieving your academic goals? Procrastination is not a matter of mere “laziness” and the solution is not simply “better time management”. In order to overcome procrastination, it is vital that you understand its root causes and motivational dynamics and learn an array of (sometimes counter-intuitive) strategies and techniques for preventing it.

Planning for Dean's Date & Finals: Reduce Stress & Increase Success

  • Monday, April 25, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. RSVP
  • Tuesday, April 26, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. RSVP

This interactive workshop will focus on methods for strategizing to complete Dean's Date assignments efficiently and prepare for exams effectively. Come get your questions answered about managing one of Princeton's unique challenges. Discussion topics are time management, productivity, and dealing with stress.

Strategies for Preparing for Cumulative & Take Home Final Exams: Pulling it all Together

  • Wednesday, April 27, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. RSVP

Cumulative and take home finals pose unique challenges for managing and studying lots of information from multiple sources, remembering what you study, and being able to access and use what we learned on demand during exams. In this workshop you will learn study strategies that help you meet all these demands to give you greater confidence going into finals.

Virtual Workshop Recordings

Over the summer McGraw will not be offering workshops (you CAN meet this summer with a learning consultant on any of workshop topics), but we are making available recordings of workshops along with the accompanying handouts from the past academic year. Feel free to watch them,  explore additional McGraw materials, and reach out to us with questions or topics you’d like to talk about or work on.