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The Success Center is offering a number of seminars to help develop students’ academic skills, including a writing seminar that will help students draft essays.
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Success Center Offers Academic Seminars for Students

Gavin Gleason

Throughout the year the Success Center offers many different types of academic support seminars based on the various needs of the students of Manchester. From learning to read a college textbook to citing sources for a writing assignment in a class, the Success Center staff tries to give students the skills and knowledge to be successful in their classes.

Each seminar has a specific topic which covers different ways to strategize for each kind of issue a student might encounter. One subject is learning how to draft an essay. During this seminar the Success Center staff covers how to keep your sentences in flow, how to use a grabber or sentence starter, and some other helpful tips and tricks to make sure you have good essays. The “Drafting an Essay” seminar is on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Success Center.

One other seminar that might be helpful is “Study Smarter, Not Harder.” This seminar teaches each student not just to skip around while studying without a plan or to just look at certain things; it shows them to study each piece so you can remember them better. The “Study Smarter, Not Harder” seminar is on Monday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., also in the Success Center. This seminar also guides students to have a better way to understand the information they are studying and how to better remember it too.

Every student is allowed to go no matter what year they are in. Students are also welcome to the Success Center at any time whether they have a need about scheduling, need a tutor or help with classes. If they happen to need help with tutoring with a different class they would need to email Diana Nettleton.

Some of the “Success” people that run each of these seminars are Laura Turner-Reed, who is the Writing Center Coordinator, Mia Miller, who is the Disability Support Coordinator, and Nettleton, who is the academic coach and the tutoring programs coordinator.