The Five Languages of Appreciation

This workshop will focus on how individuals express appreciation toward others and how they are best appreciated. In the session, students will complete a short questionnaire to determine how they like to be appreciated by family, friends, colleagues and supervisors. Students will name the five appreciation languages and will identify ways to show appreciation.

Contact: Ann Buskey, Director, TRiO Student Success Program, buskeya@middlesex.mass.edu

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Designing and Delivering Effective PowerPoint Presentations

This workshop presents recent research on effective PowerPoint presentation slide design, discusses how to balance text and visual elements, and illustrates how to revise poorly designed slides. In addition, we will discuss the do’s and don’ts of PowerPoint presentation delivery techniques.

With advanced planning this workshop can be customized for a specific assignment or learning outcomes.

Contact: Noreen McGinness Olson, Director of Academic Support and Tutoring, mcginnessn@middlesex.mass.edu

Reading/Study Skills Workshop

This workshop is designed to help students develop the skills necessary for success in their academic courses. They will learn strategies for note-taking, reading efficiently and studying according to their learning style.

This workshop can be customized to address your specific text book and or the learning resources in your course.

Contact: Noreen McGinness Olson, Director of Academic Support and Tutoring, mcginnessn@middlesex.mass.edu

Time Management Workshop

This workshop will help students assess how they spend their time and how to make decisions about organizing their schedules. We will address their daily schedule and discuss how to manage reading assignments, quizzes, papers and exams. In addition, students will learn how to organize and balance their workload to avoid stress during critical periods of the semester.

Contact: Noreen McGinness Olson, Director of Academic Support and Tutoring, mcginnessn@middlesex.mass.edu

Learning Styles Workshop

Are you a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner? Knowing the difference could save you hours of study time. This workshop will help you learn about your learning style and the best strategies for your study effectiveness. We will also discuss how to tackle assignments in classes that do not teach to your learning style.

Contact: Noreen McGinness Olson, Director of Academic Support and Tutoring, mcginnessn@middlesex.mass.edu

Creativity Workshop

Learn practical techniques to stimulate creativity, imagination, and innovative thinking. This workshop will provide students with strategies to recognize and improve their creativity. Strategies include the use of free writing, mind mapping, storytelling, looking at problems from different frames of reference and many more.

With advanced planning this workshop can be customized for a specific assignment or learning outcomes.

Contact: Noreen McGinness Olson, Director of Academic Support and Tutoring, mcginnessn@middlesex.mass.edu