Relax Efficiently! Time & Stress Management Workshop

thumbnailCAADVN9SStressed out? Feeling overwhelmed? Come to a Time & Stress Management workshop! This workshop, co-run by the Peer Health Advocates and Peer Advisors, will give you helpful time and stress management techniques, tailored to the busy college lifestyle. You’ll come away from the workshop feeling relaxed and ready to take on all you have to do… as well as having received a massage. 

Note: Please bring a towel or yoga mat to the workshop so you don’t have to lie on the floor during your massage. 

Date:   Sunday, October 11 and Sunday, October 18                Location:   Woodhead Lounge

Time:   7:15 p.m.                  Contact Person:   Alyssa Bogdanow ’11

Sunday: Reading and Exam Prep Workshops

thumbnailCA2T6RSBGet more from your reading and start prepping for mid-terms!

Two academic skills workshops open to all class years will be offered this Sunday, October 4 from 8-9 p.m.—Exam Preparation in Usdan 110 and Reading Retention in Usdan 136. 

For more information about the schedule and peer advisor drop-in hours, see .

Check it out and get your A+ on!

“College Guys, Take Note”

As reported in The Hartford Courant, September 24, 2009 by Kathleen Megan:

thumbnailCAXN0OODWomen freshmen were much more likely than their male counterparts to have taken notes in class the previous academic year.  By several measures, women appear to have stronger habits as students than men.  That’s according to a UCLA survey reported online by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Here is the lowdown: 

  • Took notes in class:  Men, 51%; women, 78%
  • Asked questions in class:  Men, 50%; women, 57%
  • Sought feedback on academic work:  Men, 41%; women, 53%
  • Revised papers to improve writing:  Men, 37%; women, 55%
  • Explored topics on own, even if not required for a class:  Men, 35%; women, 29%

Math Workshop

The Math Workshop runs throughout the semester and provides drop-in help for students needing assistance with thumbnailCA89JAS5mathematics in their coursework.  Located in the Science Library’s conference room near the circulation desk, it is open Monday-Thursday afternoons from 2:30-5 p.m. and Sunday-Thursday evenings from 7 – 10 p.m.

Friendly math majors and math graduate students will be there, ready to help you.

Academic Skills Workshops: Get Your A+ On!





Exam Prep:     9/18:  2:30 p.m.   (Rm. 109),  9/19:  1:30 p.m.   (141),         9/20:  7:00 p.m.   (109)

Exam Taking:      9/18:  4:00 p.m.   (Rm. 058),  9/20:  7:00 p.m.   (141)

Note Taking:    9/18:  2:30 p.m.   (Rm. 121), 9/19:  12:30 p.m.   (121),          9/20:  8:45 p.m.   (141)

Reading Retention:   9/18:  3:15 p.m.   (Woodhead),  9/19:  3:30 p.m.   (Rm. 058),   9/20:  7:00 p.m.   (137)

Public Speaking:   9/18:  3:15 p.m.   (Rm. 139),  9/19:  3:00 p.m.   (139),        9/20:  8:45 p.m.   (139)

Study Skills:   9/19:  1:30 p.m.   (Rm. 137)

Time Management:   9/18:  4:00 p.m.   (Rm. 121),  9/19:  12:30 p.m.   (109),  9/20:  5:30 p.m.   (137)

Writing:  9/20:  5:30 p.m.   (Rm. 058)


Want a Writing Mentor?

thumbnailCALYMHMFThe Writing Mentor Program is accepting applications!

Have you ever wanted a personal tutor and editor, someone who would meet with you privately to help with your writing?  If you are selected to participate in the Writing Mentor program, you will meet every week throughout the semester with a student writing mentor.  Your writing mentor will help you with papers for all your courses as well as with general questions about your writing, whether you need advice about generating ideas, structuring your essay, grammar issues, or time management.

We invite you to apply. We plan to select some first-year students who are not yet experienced in essay writing and others who are capable writers already.  We also welcome all ESL students. Upperclass students with special needs may also apply.

We look forward to hearing from you. You can find the electronic application at:

This is a relatively new program with limited funding so we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be paired with a mentor.  Please note that if you participate in the Writing Mentor program, you are making a commitment to meet with your mentor regularly.  

Charlie Weiss and Oriana Korol, Ford Fellows in the Writing Program, 103 and 104 Downey House, (860) 685-2440, , and Anne Greene, Director of Writing Programs

Academic Skills Workshops–Weekend I

thumbnailCAFF781AGet your semester off to an excellent start and go to your recommended academic skills workshops this weekend.  From Note Taking, Study Skills, Exam Prep and Exam Taking to Time Management, Writing an Excellent Paper, Reading Retention and Public Speaking, use these workshops to perform to your highest ability.  Go to at least one, if not two of those offered this Friday through Sunday.  Sign up now!!!  Open to all first-year students, recommended or not.

Academic Skills Assessment Survey Recommendations

Thank you all for submitting the academic skills assessment survey.  Based on what you told us in the survey, we have recommended specific workshops to enhance or reinforce your academic skills in particular areas and to help you negotiate a smooth transition from high school to college.  Do not be alarmed if some of you receive more thumbnailCAFF781Arecommendations than others.  This survey was for your benefit and our recommendations, based on your responses, will connect you with resources to help promote your success and make your academic experience more productive and satisfying.  You can access these recommendations through your e-portfolio in the “Wesleyan Career” bucket now and view a schedule of workshops that will be available during the first two weekends after classes begin.