Academic Success Workshops


Developing good academic skills brings greater academic success. These study skills workshops can help you improve your academic performance. Most workshops are in SUB 1, Suite 3129. Alternate locations are listed below. Workshop location will also be listed when you register.

Please register below or the calendar on the right. If you need further assistance, please call (703) 993-2380, email Learning Services, or come to our office in SUB I, Room 3129.

Summer 2019 Workshop Schedule

Academic Survival Skills for Finals

The end of the semester can leave you feeling overwhelmed by everything that you have to do. During this session, participants will develop a plan to complete their final papers, projects, and exams and discuss techniques for managing stress.

Eventbrite - Academic Survival for Finals

Campus Resources

Wondering about tutoring resources? Looking for research opportunities? Need help locating internships or discovering a new major? Come learn about the resources Mason has to offer including tutoring, advising and student support, plus many more!

Eventbrite – In4Mason

College Reading Strategies

This workshop provides information on strategies for various reading demands. Learn techniques for getting the most out of textbooks, literature, and research articles.

Eventbrite - College Reading Strategies

Exam Strategies

Be well prepared and test-wise for your next exam.  This workshop teaches preparation and test-taking strategies.

Eventbrite - Exam Strategies

Focus Better

The ability to concentrate, to focus one’s attention exclusively on the task at hand, is essential to learning.  Both internal and external distractions can make concentration difficult.  This workshop examines these distractions and strategies to enhance concentration.  You learn to identify your distractions and develop strategies to eliminate them, practice relaxation techniques to improve focus, and explore other tactics to improve your concentration.

Eventbrite - Exam Strategies

How to Study for Online Courses

Taking an online course and struggling to balance time? Having trouble adjusting to the online format? Come to this session to learn how to establish strong study strategies for success in your online class.

Eventbrite – Online Course Study Strategies

Learning How to Learn Crash Course

Get ready for the semester by attending this academic skills workshop the week before classes begin.  Topics covered are: good study strategies, effective note-taking techniques, individual learning styles, ways to be test-wise and well prepared for exams, and effective time management.

Eventbrite - How to Learn Crash Course

Managing Academic Anxiety

Does worrying about a test make it hard for you to study?  Do you forget all you know just as the exam begins?  Any time you are asked to perform, tension can interfere with you doing your best.  This workshop examines the reasons for performance anxiety and explores strategies for coping with it.

Eventbrite – Managing Academic Anxiety

Memory Strategies

Want to improve your memory? Come to this session to learn how memory works and strategies for remembering and recalling information.

Eventbrite - Memory Strategies

Motivation and Goal-Setting

What do you want to do with your life?  Are you feeling overwhelmed or confused about your future?  Are you unclear as to which path to take?  This workshop examines the power of higher education and its role in your future.  Learn why it is important to look at the BIG PICTURE when planning your course work and choosing your major.  This workshop also allows you to explore your values and see how the choices you make now will lay the foundation for your future.

Eventbrite - Motivation & Goal-Setting

Note Taking During Class

Note taking is an essential study strategy.  Notes supplement memory and can be used to create review guides prior to exams.  During this workshop, participants will learn strategies for listening, writing notes, and reviewing afterwards.

Eventbrite - Note Taking Strategies

Overcoming Procrastination

Do you find yourself constantly putting off projects, assignments, or commitments?  You may be caught in the “not now, later” trap.  Overcome this difficulty by discovering what makes you procrastinate.

Eventbrite - Overcoming Procrastination

Project Management

This session will provide you with strategies for managing large projects such as programming, research, and group projects. Learn how to define the scope and terms of your project, identify resources and strengthen skills, create a timeline, and keep everything organized.

Eventbrite - Overcoming Procrastination

Scheduling & Time Management

Do you spend too much or too little time studying?  Learn the skills of successful time management and increase your ability to balance study with other activities.

Eventbrite - Scheduling & Time Management

Science & Math Study Strategies

Gain strategies for learning science & math, preparing for and taking exams, and dealing with anxiety around science and/or math subjects. The information in this workshop is relevant to any course which involves scientific or mathematic concepts such as Biology, Chemistry, Accounting or Biostatistics.

Eventbrite - Science Strategies

Sleep Better

In this workshop, you will learn about the negative effects of poor sleep and discover how to improve their “sleep hygiene.” You will also learn relaxation techniques specifically designed to calm the mind at night and improve sleep quality.

Eventbrite - Sleep Better


Please call 703-993-2380, email, or stop by Learning Services in Student Union Building I, Suite 3129.

Upcoming Academic Workshops

September 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
September 1, 2019 September 2, 2019 September 3, 2019

6:00 pm: Memory Strategies

6:00 pm: Memory Strategies
September 4, 2019 September 5, 2019

1:30 pm: Focus Better

1:30 pm: Focus Better
September 6, 2019 September 7, 2019
September 8, 2019 September 9, 2019 September 10, 2019

10:30 am: Note Taking During Class

10:30 am: Note Taking During Class
September 11, 2019

4:30 pm: Overcoming Procrastination

4:30 pm: Overcoming Procrastination
September 12, 2019 September 13, 2019 September 14, 2019
September 15, 2019 September 16, 2019

3:00 pm: How to Study for Online Courses

3:00 pm: How to Study for Online Courses
September 17, 2019

10:30 am: Motivation & Goal-Setting

10:30 am: Motivation & Goal-Setting
September 18, 2019 September 19, 2019 September 20, 2019

12:00 pm: College Reading Strategies

12:00 pm: College Reading Strategies
September 21, 2019
September 22, 2019 September 23, 2019 September 24, 2019

3:00 pm: Scheduling & Time Management

3:00 pm: Scheduling & Time Management
September 25, 2019

4:30 pm: Exam Strategies

4:30 pm: Exam Strategies
September 26, 2019 September 27, 2019

1:30 pm: Sleep Better

1:30 pm: Sleep Better
September 28, 2019
September 29, 2019 September 30, 2019

1:30 pm: Managing Academic Anxiety

1:30 pm: Managing Academic Anxiety
October 1, 2019 October 2, 2019

4:30 pm: Note Taking During Class

4:30 pm: Note Taking During Class
October 3, 2019

3:00 pm: Science & Math Study Strategies

3:00 pm: Science & Math Study Strategies
October 4, 2019 October 5, 2019

Upcoming Events