The Frederick Douglass Academic Success Center can provide customized presentations and academic workshops for students. These can range from managing time to effective and efficient reading strategies to critical reading, writing, thinking, and more. Whether you have a topic in mind or want to brainstorm with a staff member, 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 you may implement immediately.

Please join us and the Robert W. Woodruff Library for our “Workshop Thursday” sessions. We hold workshops at 2 and 6 p.m. each Thursday. We hold these workshops on a live Zoom, encouraging interaction between the students and the host. Please view the schedule below and RSVP.

Fall 2021 Workshop Schedule:

August 31

Overview of F.D.A.S.C (programs, staff, accessing tutors, study hall) – 2:00 p.m.

How to Use the Library – 6:00 pm

September 7

Meet Our Tutors – 2:00 p.m.

Academic Life Online – 6:00 pm

September 14

Preparing for Graduate School – 2:00 pm

Introduction to Research Using Academic Search Complete – 6:00 pm

September 21

Learning Styles – 2:00 p.m.

Introduction to Research Using JSTOR – 6:00 pm

October 12

Stress Management – 2:00 p.m.

Introduction to Research Using ProQuest Central – 6:00 pm

October 19

Public Speaking – 2:00 p.m.

Introduction to Research Using Project MUSE – 6:00 pm

October 26

Small Talk & Initiating Relationships – 2:00 p.m.

APA Style Citation – 6:00 pm

November 9

Effective Note-taking- 2:00 p.m.

MLA Style Citation – 6:00 pm

November 16 

Journey to Academic Success – 2:00 p.m.

Research Skills – 6:00 pm

November 30 

Motivation – 2:00 p.m.

Annotated Bibliographies and Literature Reviews – 6:00 pm


Be the CEO of you

Gain experience in pitching your strengths and accomplishments, establishing a professional network, and learning professional communication basics for career development.

Goal Setting and Time Management

Offers tips, tools, and techniques to help students balance their class schedules with personal and work obligations. Includes necessary measures to overcome procrastination

Journey to Academic Success

Learn how to interpret and retain necessary information and different note systems and techniques for taking notes before, during, and after the lecture. Explains test types and test-taking tips and information on how to maximize time when taking a test.


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


Provides some guidelines for taking effective notes in
lectures and reading and gives students an opportunity to explore some strategies for taking traditional notes while introducing some less-traditional methods.

Taking Care of You, the Student

Discusses four areas of well-being to prioritize holistic health to navigate a successful academic journey. Provides additional on-campus resources for your use, like counseling and wellness.

Teamwork and Resolving Conflict

Learn about different communication strategies and styles of dealing with and resolving conflict and skills to enhance collaborative working relationships.

Public Speaking and 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 you deliver your presentation confidently.

Small Talk and 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. We provide resources on how to cope with different types of stress.