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Academic & Financial Success Workshops
Fall 2013
Wednesday, September 4th    Rm 334, The Lodge12:30 PMHolli Phillips, Retention SpecialistBrain FitnessThink faster, retain more and excel! Simple steps to improve the way your brain processes information.
Thursday, September 12thRm 334, The Lodge11:00 AMSarah Eaton, TRIO CounselorMaster the three 'E's of studying: Efficient, Effective and EffortlessOkay, the effortless part is not exactly true, but the rest is! Learn how to take notes more efficiently and how to make your study time more effective.
Wednesday, September 18th Rm 334, The Lodge2:30 PMDr. Miriam Moore, English FacultyTaking the Grrr out of GrammarThis down and dirty grammar lesson will give you the skills you need to excel on many assignments.
Thursday, September 26thRm 334, The Lodge4:00 PMJennifer VanCuren, English FacultyEssays in an Hour: Tips and TechniquesEssays are a huge part of college work. From weekly assignments to tests to college applications, they can haunt you. Find out how to ace your next essay with these great tips.
Wednesday, October 2nd Rm 334, The Lodge1:00 PMGreg MacDonald, Overlord of InformationPutting the 'Search' in ResearchStrategies designed to streamline the information gathering process.  Will assist you in finding the best possible resources for your academic projects.
Wednesday, October 9Rm 334, The Lodge2:00 PMBrittany Stepp, Academic AdvisorIt's a Different WorldGuidelines for students that recently completed high school with tips to help you navigate the world of community college.
Thursday, October 10thRm 334, The Lodge1:00 PMKaren Goulbourne, Financial Aid SpecialistFinancial Aid 101Need help paying for your classes and books? We’ll explain your options.
Wednesday, October 16thRm 334, The Lodge5:00 PMKaren Kellison, Associate Dean of Instructional TechnologyLearning Online: What It's Like at LFCCCurious about what an online course would be like and how to be successful in it?  This workshop will show you what online courses look like, important things you should know, and how to get help when you need it.  Offered in person and online.  To access the class online, you can link directly from the workshop page.  Go to and click on the link provided.
Thursday, October 24thRm 334, The Lodge12:30 PMJoette Ours, Academic AdvisorThe Objects on the Internet Are Closer Than They AppearGeneral information on social media, including the benefits, disadvantages, what not to post and how to clean up your online presence.
Wednesday, October 30thRm 334, The Lodge11:00 AMJenna Strother, Academic Support Programs CoordinatorA Scary Topic: Trying to Save Money While Going to CollegeThe fact that you're at a community college shows that you know how to save money.  Let us show you some additional tricks and treats to keep more money in your wallet.
Thursday, November 7thRm 334, The Lodge4:00 PMJennifer VanCuren, English FacultyWhy You Don't Need a Study Guide: Preparing for Comprehensive TestsComprehensive tests can be intimidating for any student. This workshop provides truly helpful study tips that will make your next comprehensive test seem like a walk in the park.
Wednesday, November 13thRm 334, The Lodge3:00 PMMia Leggett, Associate Dean of Students Old School - It's About Attitude, Not AgeIf you've been out of school for a bit, this workshop is a perfect way to learn the ins and outs of college, as well as pick up some great tips on how to be successful.
Wednesday, November 20thRm 334, The Lodge11:00 AMStacey Ellis, Health & Physical Education FacultyThe 'Honor Role' of HealthDid you know that your health can directly affect how you perform as a student?  This workshop will show you how you can improve your academic performance by making a few simple changes towards a healthier you.
Thursday, November 21stRm 334, The Lodge2:00 PMBrandy Boies, Coordinator of Student LifeReview 101 -College Success Skills The perfect opportunity to catch up on skills that you may have missed in your SDV class or to refresh some of the skills that you learned.
*No registration required**Workshops typically last for 50 minutes**Workshops qualify for SDV - Student Participation Activities*