Summer Sessions for College Success (SSCS)

If you’re new to FIU, definitely come for these workshops!  The topics addressed are intended to help with your classes that require many hours of reading, research, and writing. You can choose one, choose two, or choose to visit them all. Days and times are scheduled throughout all of Summer B. Walk-ins are welcome!

For questions about SSCS, please contact 305-348-2441.

Study Skills & Strategies

Study skills and Strategies will show students how to locate, organize, and remember information. The focus is to help students learn strategies that they can ultimately use independently in all their academic courses. Some very effective ones include summarizing, outlining, graphic organizers, annotating, and self-questioning. The overall goal of this seminar is to help students become independent learners through the use of a variety of study skills and strategies.

Monday, June 25, 201812:00pm - 2:00pmSharieka
Monday, June 25, 20185:00pm - 7:00pmSabrina
Thursday, June 28, 201810:00am - 12:00pmKyra
Thursday, June 28, 20182:00pm - 4:00pmKyra

Information Literacy

Information literacy is a set of abilities which enables students to recognize when information is needed, and how to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively. An information literate student is able to research and use various types of information, evaluate information and its sources critically, and use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose. A critical component of this seminar is to assist students in how and where to gather information for a research paper or report. This seminar will introduce students to important services and access points of the FIU Library and how to navigate the library web site.

Monday, July 2, 201812:00pm - 2:00pmSharieka
Monday, July 2, 20185:00pm - 7:00pmSabrina
Thursday, July 5, 201810:00am - 12:00pmSabrina
Thursday, July 5, 20182:00pm - 4:00pmKyra

APA/MLA Overview

This seminar will introduce important aspects of using the American Psychological Association (APA) Style, and the Modern Language Association (MLA) Style to write and format research papers, what these two styles are and how they differ, why each is used, and who should apply these styles to their written work.

Monday, July 9, 201812:00pm - 2:00pmSharieka
Monday, July 9, 20185:00pm - 7:00pmSabrina
Thursday, July 12, 201810:00am - 12:00pmJuliette
Thursday, July 12, 20182:00pm - 4:00pmKyra

Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics

Understanding the basic grammar rules is essential for communicating effectively. Punctuation is the tool that allows us to organize our thoughts and make it easier to review and share our ideas. The mechanics of writing specifies the forms of words and their relationships within a sentence. These critical components in writing will be addressed in this seminar.

Monday, July 16, 201812:00pm - 2:00pmSharieka
Monday, July 16, 20185:00pm - 7:00pmSabrina
Thursday, July 19, 201810:00am - 12:00pmJuliette
Thursday, July 19, 20182:00pm - 4:00pmKyra

Test Preparation and Managing Test Anxiety

Most students experience some level of anxiety during a test. However, when anxiety affects test performance it becomes a problem. Anxiety is the experience of feeling an intense moment of fear or panic before and/or during a test or assessment. One way to avoid this anxiety is through proper preparation for a test. This seminar will provide students with techniques and strategies to prepare for an exam, and how to avoid or deal with test anxiety.

Monday, July 23, 201812:00pm - 2:00pmSharieka
Monday, July 23, 20185:00pm - 7:00pmSabrina
Thursday, July 25, 201810:00am - 12:00pmKyra
Thursday, July 25, 20182:00pm - 4:00pmSabrina