Rock Valley College

Student Success Workshops

Study Strategies: Tips for Effective Learning

Tuesday, February 23: 11am
Facilitators:
Amanda Zika, Getting Started Center Coordinator
Location: Zoom

With midterms around the corner, we should be preparing, but do you know how to effectively study for your classes?  Attend this workshop and learn some tips to help you get ready for midterms and the rest of your semester.

Get Tested For What You Already Know

Thursday, February 25: 1pm
Facilitator:
Katy Dabbs, Testing Assistant
Location: Zoom

There is more than one way to earn credit at RVC. You can receive credit for what you already know through several methods including the College Level Examination Program, Advanced Placement exams and more. Accelerate your pace towards graduation by earning credit for what you already know.

Note Taking for Online Courses

Monday, March 1: 3pm
Facilitator:
Professor Laura Constant, Biology Faculty
Location: Zoom

Developing an organized system of note taking is a critical part of college success even in an online course. Perfecting the skills for taking virtual materials (video lectures, animations, and typed PowerPoint lectures) and creating useful, concise yet precise study aids can not only help students with time management but can also improve overall grades.  This seminar will show you tips and actual steps for how to take notes in your online classes.

Tips for Success From RVC Peer Mentors

Tuesday, March 16th: 2pm
Facilitators:
Oge I., Stephanie B., and Judy K., RVC Students and Peer Mentors
Location: Zoom

During this workshop, you’ll hear from current RVC students and Peer Mentors about how they have been able to stay motivated and be successful at RVC.  You’ll leave with a list of ideas to use during the second half of the spring semester and beyond!

PowerPoint Skills for Presentations

Tuesday, March 23rd: 11am
Facilitators:
Eric Woulfe, CIS Faculty
Location: Zoom

With Finals just around the corner learn the ins and outs of Power Point so you can spend more time on the content rather than figuring out the software. We’ll even cover how to record your presentation should that be a requirement for your online classes.

College Research 101

Wednesday, March 24th: 11am
Facilitators:
Stephanie Nissen, RVC Library Circulation Services Coordinator and Maria Figiel-Krueger, RVC Reference Librarian
Location: Zoom

Don't let research be an obstacle! Your local research experts, Maria and Stephanie, will help you navigate many of the resources available to you. This session will cover the various ways to find scholarly sources to help you complete college-level coursework. 

5 Steps to Allyship

Friday, April 9: 1pm
Facilitator:
Lien Vu, Dual Credit Coordinator and Transitions Advisor
Location: Zoom

What is an "ally?" Why are allies so important in the fight for social equality? Are YOU a good ally? In this workshop, students will learn 5 steps they can take to be a strong ally on campus, in their workplaces, and in life in general. This workshop is sponsored by RVC’s Safe Zone Project. For more information, please visit www.rockvalleycollege.edu/safezone.

Stress Today, Relax Tomorrow: Stress Management for Home, Work and School

Monday, April 26: 3pm
Facilitator:
Candace Newson, Nursing Coordinator
Location: Zoom

This stress management workshop will help you identify when you are feeling stressed as well as some strategies to allow you to cope with the stressors in your life. 


Summer 2021

 

How to Be Successful in Online Courses

Monday, May 17: 11am
Facilitator:
Nathan Talan, Media Lab Technician
Location: Zoom

Welcome to the 2021 Summer Semester at RVC. Join us in this free webinar as we go through some tips on how to be successful in online courses at RVC. Some things that we will cover will be how to log in and navigate EAGLE as well as the basics of Zoom.

*Student Success Workshops are recorded and may be shared to replay at a later date.  Your name and questions or comments may appear in transcripts or other areas of these recordings.