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Fall 2017 Academic Skills Workshops

To sign up for WORKSHOP’S contact us via email uicace@uic.eud or 312-413-0031

Goal Setting 
Explore your academic and life aspirations and translate them into goals using reverse planning techniques

Written goals can serve as a wonderful visual reminder of what it is that you are working to achieve.  If you want to learn more about the relationship between the way goals are set and the steps that support their achievement, this workshop is for you.  This workshop focuses on steps for setting goals and successfully completing them.  It includes the SMART goal approach, the benefits of setting goals, identifying and overcoming obstacles, and creating achievable, small steps.

Date: Tuesday, September 12

Time: 12:00 – 1:00

Location: ACE SSB 2900, Classroom 3

Instructor: Bahar Baniasad

 

Date: Thursday, October 26

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Location: ACE SSB 2900, Classroom 3 – Room 2930

Instructor: Bahar Baniasad

 

Date: Wednesday, November 15

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: ACE, SSB 2900 – Classroom 3

Instructor: Jon Mann

 

Time Management

Increase your productivity, reduce your stress, and improve your academic results

Efficient time management is the key to getting the most out of your day-and to surviving the increased pressure brought about by numerous responsibilities.  From keeping up with studies to juggling your time on assignments and projects, the ACE Time Management Workshop will help you reach your goals by learning how to budget your time wisely and effectively-and help you rethink and re-prioritize on a moment’s notice.

 

Date: Wednesday, September 20

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: ACE, SSB 2900 – Classroom 3

Instructor: Jon Mann

 

Date: Tuesday, October 10

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location: ACE, SSB 2900 – Classroom 3

Instructor: Bahar Baniasad

 

Date: Thursday, November 30

Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Location: ACE, SSB 2900 – Classroom 3

Instructor: Jon Mann

 

Test Preparation and Test Taking Strategies helps Master the art of test taking

Learn ways to overcome your test anxiety, to enhance your study skills before a test, and to improve your test taking skills during exams. Test taking tips for different types of exams will be addressed.  various types of test include multiple choice, short answer, essay, etc.

 

Date: Thursday, September 28

Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Location: ACE, SSB 2900 – Classroom 3 – Room 2930

Instructor: Jon Mann

 

Date: Wednesday, October 18

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: ACE, SSB 2900 – Classroom 3 – Room 2930

Instructor: Jon Mann

 

Date: Tuesday, November 7

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location: ACE, SSB 2900 – Classroom 3 – Room 2930

Instructor: Bahar Baniasad

Customized Workshops

Upon request, ACE offers on-site, custom-designed academic workshops for colleges and programs at UIC. Possible topics include the following:

  • general study strategies
  • time management
  • study groups
  • critical reading and thinking
  • memory
  • test-taking strategies
  • stress management
  • test anxiety reduction
  • math strategies
  • research papers & application essays
  • overcoming self-defeating behavior

If you are interested in having an ACE staff member present a workshop for your program or college, please contact us at (312)413-0031 or e-mail us at uicace@uic.edu

Weekly English Conversation

Meets every Friday from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in ACE, Classroom 4

Fall 2017 English Exchange begins Friday, September 15, 2017

When

Friday September 22 2017, from 3:00-4:30 pm.

Where

ACE, Student Services Building (SSB) in Classroom 4

All UIC students are invited to join us and interact with our international colleagues.
This is a great way to practice English and make new friends.

The English Exchange will be an on-going activity throughout the semester.

Questions? Contact Audrey Zenner, Academic Center for Excellence, zeesa@uic.edu (312) 355-0974