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Academic Excellence Workshops

AAAC provides workshops in the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) located on the bottom level of Bertrand, room 110. We also provide our workshops online for you to view on your own time.

Academic Excellence Workshops offered in the teaching and Learning Center (TLC), Bertrand 110
For more information, contact Lisa Haydon at 415.257.1317 or

Spring 2014 Schedule

Quick Intro to Research Strategies  Tuesday, March 18th 5:10-5:55 pm
Wednesday, March 19th 4:00-5:00 pm
Excel Spreadsheet Wednesday, April 2nd 4:00-5:00 pm
Thursday, April 3rd 5:10-5:55 pm
Stress and Health Management Monday, March 3rd 5:10-5:55 pm
Tuesday, March 4th 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Test-Taking Strategies Wednesday, February 26th 4:00-5:00 pm
Thursday, March 27th 4:00-5:00 pm
Tuesday, April 8th 4:00-5:00 pm
Monday, April 21st 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Workshop Descriptions

Test-taking strategies: Prepare for a test and analyze all parts of an exam. The best ways to approach answering multiple choice questions, writing essays, and taking true or false exams. Analyze examples of real test questions.

Stress and health management: Minimize stress and improve energy and well-being while getting good grades. 

Quick Intro to research strategies: Learn about researching tools, credible sources, and incorporating sources into your papers.

Excel: Learn menus, formulas, layout and much more.

Online Only Academic Excellence Workshops

How to Write a Literature Review: The complete basics for understanding and writing literature reviews in this step-by-step workshop.

How to Write an Abstract: Write a research abstract to use in submitting research documents for course work or publication, and for preparation for formal presentations. For all majors.

Fearless Test-Taking: Effectively stop test anxiety and improve your grades. 

APA Documentation Style: Learn the basics of using APA in your research papers.

MLA Documentation Style: Learn the basics of using MLA in your research papers. 3

Turabian (Chicago) Documentation StyleLearn the basics of using Turabian in your research papers.

Goal Setting and Time Management: Formulate, organize, and achieve your goals in a timely manner. Overcome procrastination by creating and following a weekly schedule.

How to Master a Science Text: Best strategies for reading scientific texts, finishing all the reading, and retaining information.

Studying for Finals: Improve your overall preparation for your exams. Move past your procrastination and gain new skills.

How to Study Math: Learn practical study habits to better approach math in and out of the classroom.

Creating a Personal Budget: Learn to create and follow a personal budget and manage your college expenses through our partnership with a student financial planning organization. 

The following are offered per student or faculty request

How to Read a Philosophy Text: Best strategies for reading philosophical texts, finishing all the reading, and retaining information. 

Plagiarize? Not me! What is, and is not plagiarism? What are the consequences of plagiarizing at Dominican? Learn to define, identify, and avoid plagiarism in your papers.

SPSS: Learn the basics about using SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) to compute means, standard deviations, correlations, and t-tests. By appointment only.

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