In addition to one-on-one consultations, The Douglass Academic Resource Center offers Work4Success Skillshops, workshops or mini courses, that provide practical solutions to common student issues. You know, all those skills that you’re expected to have mastered before attending Morehouse or the things you want to learn so you can perform better in class (but aren’t covered in class). With Work4Success Skillshops, students can get help with everything from learning to understand a course syllabus and improving study habits to working well in groups and putting together a compelling presentation.

How Does It Work?

  • They're free
  • They're offered in Douglass Hall and will be available online for you to cover in your own time and revisit the material.
  • They're short - approximately 1.5 hours or less
  • They're interactive
  • They are facilitated by professionals and Peer Learning Facilitators
  • You can attend as many as you want
  • First Come-First Served. You don't need to sign up or register in advance.  Just show your student I.D. Or, you may give notice of your intent to attend by clicking here.

Why Attend Work4Success Skillshops?

  • Learn information relevant to your academic life at Morehouse
  • Get support in achieving your academic goals
  • Improve your college experience
  • Learn new skills to achieve good results
  • Manage stress and anxiety
  • Stay motivated and avoid procrastination
  • Develop your strengths and abilities
  • Be proactive in identifying and addressing problems
  • Discover where to go for help

  FALL 2016 SKILLSHOPS SCHEDULE 

 

 

Starting Your Semester Off on the Right Track

The countdown to graduation continues! Excellence and achievement is expected at Morehouse and you are required to maintain our storied history. Join us as we discuss strategies for starting this semester off the right way. After all, success is better maintained than regained.

Douglass Academic Resource Center

Kevin D. Chapman, Jr. -  Athletic Academic Advisement and Skills Enhancement Specialist

How to Make Your Syllabus Work for You  

Have you ever regretted registering for a course after discovering during the first week of class that you signed up for more than you bargained? No need to fret! It has happened to more people than you know. Join us as we review strategies that will make your syllabus work for you.

Douglass Academic Resource Center

Kevin D. Chapman, Jr. - Athletic Academic Advisement and Skills Enhancement Specialist

How to Communicate with Professors 

Not sure what to say, how to say it, or how to request assistance? Many students ponder reaching out to a professor for help and clarity. Before they know it, the semester has come to a close and they have missed out yet another opportunity to connect with their professor. Join us as we discuss strategies to improve your interactions with professors. Good relationships with professors may increase your effectiveness in studying, mastery in your subjects, and can also expand your professional network.

Douglass Academic Resource Center

Kevin D. Chapman, Jr. -  Athletic Academic Advisement and Skills Enhancement Specialist

 
Learning Styles 

Lectures remain the most prevalent college teaching style despite the various learning styles of the students. Join us as we explore learning styles and discover and choose strategies that will help you thrive in all of your lecture style courses.

Douglass Academic Resource Center

Kevin D. Chapman, Jr. -  Athletic Academic Advisement and Skills Enhancement Specialist

Note-taking, Test-taking, and Concentration

Newsflash: studying is not the most appealing college activity and is often seen as a chore. The purpose of this workshop is to become more efficient in note-taking, preparing for exams, utilizing effective study skills, and test-taking strategies.

Douglass Academic Resource Center

Kevin D. Chapman, Jr. -  Athletic Academic Advisement and Skills Enhancement Specialist

Protect the House: Morehouse Success

Keeping up with the academic, financial aid, and college policies can add difficulty to navigating the college environment. Join us as we highlight important policies and expectations that will assist you in making informed decisions along your journey to efficiently becoming a Morehouse Man.  

Douglass Academic Resource Center

Kevin D. Chapman, Jr. - Athletic Academic Advisement and Skills Enhancement Specialist

Time Flies When You Don't Have a Plan

So much to do and with so little time... Balancing friends, social media, studies, and work can become taxing. Time management remains as one of the keys to our success, but many of us struggle in this area. Learn how to effectively manage your time, prioritize, and complete obligations with excellence.

Douglass Academic Resource Center

Kevin D. Chapman, Jr. -  Athletic Academic Advisement and Skills Enhancement Specialist

Writing Improvement 101

Where do I start? Did I cover everything? Does this make sense? These are the types of questions that many students face when writing papers. Join us as we identify tips and procedures to improve your writing, whether it is for course assignments or for scholarship essays.

Douglass Academic Resource Center

Kevin D. Chapman, Jr. -  Athletic Academic Advisement and Skills Enhancement Specialist

Surviving a Group Project

Working together in a group can be a great experience or a terrible one. Group projects are intended to develop your leadership abilities while also providing an opportunity to show you are capable of working as part of a team. However, you aren’t born knowing how to work well in a group. Learn how to work well as a group to achieve the course objectives.

Douglass Academic Resource Center

Kevin D. Chapman, Jr. - Athletic Academic Advisement and Skills Enhancement Specialist

The Art of Presenting

Have you ever had to sit through a presentation you thought would never end? Been forced to look at slide after slide knowing you would never remember what was on them? Presenting information is an art and requires an understanding of the “dos” and “don’ts”. Join us as we discuss effective methods of presenting information and the proper use of visual aids and activities to engage your audience.

Douglass Academic Resource Center

Kevin D. Chapman, Jr. -  Athletic Academic Advisement and Skills Enhancement Specialist

The Major Decision

Choosing or changing a major is a huge step and can easily feel overwhelming as there are many factors to consider. We'll clarify some common misconceptions about major selection, get you started on the first exploratory steps, and you'll leave with something to discuss with your advisor when you meet during the semester.

Douglass Academic Resource Center

Dr. Natasha M. Crosby & Mr. Onoriode Evwaraye  - Divisional Academic Advising Specialists

Using Study Groups Effectively

Too often when students study together, it can be a waste of time, especially if they spend too much time socializing and not enough time discussing the course material. Learn how to contribute to a study group where everyone actively strives to learn and remain on task.

Douglass Academic Resource Center

Kevin D. Chapman, Jr. - Athletic Academic Advisement and Skills Enhancement Specialist