Skills and Strategies Sessions
The Center for Academic Excellence offers Skills and Strategies Sessions that faculty can request for their classes. Coaches and leaders of various student groups and teams can also request special group sessions. While the focus of each academic support is designed in consultation with the faculty or staff partner, included below are a series of common topics. To schedule a group session, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Individual students should access Academic Planning support to have academic success supports customized to their unique needs.**
Managing Online Classes
Learning online is still a new experience for most Moravian students and faculty, and as is true of even in-person classes, each course is unique and presents its own demands, challenges, and goals. You are also likely facing the challenge of differences in the way Canvas is used, how to balance the different time demands of online learning, and how to handle all of this with the stressors of daily life. This session will help you decode your online or hybrid classes and be more successful in facing all the challenges of this semester.
Managing Your Time
School is your job, right? So, your time goes to studying and classes. However, you might also be working, on a team, helping at home with family. And that’s before sleep, exercise, time to relax and have fun. Basically, you have a lot to do, no matter what your class schedule looks like. This session will have you charting how you spend your time and how you want to spend your time. It will also introduce you to tools you can use to manage your schedule and stay on track in your classes and well beyond.
Learning from Readings and Lectures
Learning in college or in new-to-you subjects can look very different from your past studies. Understanding complex readings and lectures is essential to being successful, but it does require certain skills and abilities. This session will introduce you to a variety of strategies to enhance your understanding of course content and give you space to practice and find the best strategies for the way you learn and the content you are studying.
Exploring Majors and Careers
One of the best things about studying at a liberal arts university (like Moravian!) is that you both can explore different fields of study but must explore ideas beyond one major. This session is perfect for students who don’t know what career or major they want and those who have a career goal but don’t know what majors could get them there. You will explore the practices of different academic fields and the skill sets students can gain in different majors and will leave with a stronger sense of how to channel your interests into a major and possible careers.
Preparing for and Taking Tests
Tests and exams are important components of classes that often make a big impact on your grade. They make some people nervous and challenge others in new ways, like integrating test preparation into your already busy schedule. This interactive session will cover preparation and performance strategies but will also introduce you to effective tools to help you tackle different kinds of tests.