Frederick Douglass Academic Success Center

The FDASC can provide customized presentations and academic workshops for students. These can range from how to manage time, to effective and efficient reading strategies, to critical reading, writing, and thinking and more. Whether you have a topic in mind or want to brainstorm with a member of our staff, contact us at with any questions you may have. Presentations and academic workshops employ active learning strategies, so you can plan to have fun, be engaged, and walk away with strategies that can implemented immediately.

Please join the Frederick Douglass Academic Success Center (FDASC) and the Robert W. Woodruff Library for our "Workshop Thursday" sessions. Workshops will be held at 2:00p.m. and 6:00p.m. each Thursday during the month. These workshops will be hosted via Zoom in a LIVE capacity, encouraging interaction between the students and the host. Please view the schedule below and RSVP your spot!

September 3 
2:00 p.m. - Learning Styles (OCCURRED)
6:00 p.m. - How to Use the Library (OCCURRED)
September 10 
2:00 p.m. - Introduction to Researching with JSTOR (OCCURRED)
6:00 p.m. - Small Talk and Initiating Relationships (OCCURRED)
September 17
2:00 p.m. - Note-Taking (Register HERE
6:00 p.m. - Introduction to Researching with ProQuest Central (Register HERE)
September 24
2:00 p.m. - Intro to Researching with Academic Search Complete (Register HERE
6:00 p.m. - Teamwork and Resolving Conflict (Register HERE)


Schedule a study skills/academic workshop

Be the CEO of you—Gain experience on how to pitch your strengths and accomplishments, establish a professional network, and learn the basics of professional communication for career development.

Goal Setting & Time Management—Offers tips, tools and techniques to help students balance their class schedule with personal and work obligations. Includes necessary measures to overcome procrastination

Journey to Academic Success – Learn how to interpret and retain necessary information along with different types of note systems & techniques for taking notes before, during, and after lecture. Provides an explanation of test types and test-taking tips as well as information on how to maximize time when taking a test.

Motivation – Understand and identify factors to ensure continued focus on academic while working toward achieving different types of goals.

Note-Taking – This workshop will provide some guidelines for taking effective notes in lectures and from reading, give students an opportunity to explore some strategies for taking traditional notes, whilst introducing some less-traditional methods.

Taking Care of You, the Student! – Discusses four areas of well-being to prioritize holistic health in order to navigate a successful academic journey.  Provides additional on-campus resources that can be utilized (counseling, wellness, etc.) 

Teamwork and Resolving Conflict —Learn about different communication strategies and styles of dealing with and resolving conflict as well as skills to enhance collaborative working relationships.

Public Speaking & Effective Presentations—Provides an overview of public speaking skills and best practices to understand the tools necessary to speak confidently.  Understanding what to include (and not to include) in an effective presentation to ensure your presentation is delivered with confidence.

Small Talk & Initiating Relationships—Learn effective strategies for engaging in small talk that will lead to more meaningful interactions and put your skills into practice.

Stress Management— Designed to show students where stress comes from and how it can affect them academically and personally.  Students will be given resources on how to cope with different types of stress.