Request a Presentation

  • Presentation requests can be made by faculty, staff, student organizations, and housing staff.
  • The Student Academic Success Center offers presentations that range from 30-50 minutes.
  • Presentation requests should be made two weeks prior to the scheduled event.
  • It will be the responsibility of the requester to promote this event and the presenter once the event has been approved.
  • Presentation requests are offered in two categories: SASC Services/Advising and Learning Skills.
  • Presentation topics and content are listed below.

SASC Services/Advising Presentation Topics & Content

Advising 101

This presentation will include an overview of the advising structure at GVSU.  In addition, the general education curriculum, secondary and competitive admission majors and basic policies and procedures as it relates to advising will be shared.  This presentation is especially helpful for Freshman students who will be planning their schedule for the second year.

Advising for Pre-major Students

This presentation will share information about how students can begin the process of finding a major that is right for them.  Resources on how students can get information about self, majors and careers will be shared.

US 102 Presentation

This presentation will share an overview of the resources available in the Student Academic Success Center and SASC’s role in helping pre-major or undecided students.

Student Academic Success Center Services

This presentation will focus on all the resources available in the Student Academic Success Center and how to access these resources.

Learning Skills Presentation Topics & Content

Time Management

This presentation will include suggestions for organization systems and time management techniques that will help students be in control of their life and learning. We will help students identify strategies that they can put in place immediately to help them achieve their goals and improve their effectiveness.

Test Taking Strategies

Doing the best on tests/exams requires a plan. Each course and each exam is different and successful test performance is a process that begins way before the test is given and continues after the test is over. This presentation will discuss the three stages of test-taking and help students establish a test preparation plan that they can use in each of their courses.

Deep Processing Study Strategies

Most students know that in order to get good grades, outside study time is important. What many students don't know is what to do to make that study time effective. We will share "The Power Hour" study technique that will help students focus their study time. We will also share active and deep learning strategies that lead to deeper learning and understanding of material.

Reading Strategies and Concentration

This presentation will cover specific reading strategies and techniques to assist students with reading and concentration on their assigned tasks.

Note-taking Skills

This presentation will review the different methods for note-taking and how it is different in class versus preparing for an exam.

Academic Procrastination and Motivation

If procrastination is getting in the way of your academic success, this workshop will help you identify the typical sources of procrastination and learn strategies to increase self-motivation to get the work done. We will discuss action steps that you can take to turn their procrastination into motivation and their self-doubt into self-confidence.

Apps/Technology (Genius Lab)

Did you know that there are Apps that can help you study? This presentation will give suggestions for apps that can help make learning easier. Be sure to tell students to bring their laptop, iPad, or smart phone device to try them out!

Academic Self-Advocacy

Students cannot change how the professor teaches, but they can change how they learn. This presentation will review the "circle of concern" and the "circle of influence" and how students can advocate for their learning.

Effective Resource Utilization

Resources are out there-everywhere-but sometimes students are not aware of them or how to use them to their advantage.  We will review academic, personal, and technological resources that will assist students in being successful.  In addition, we will give tips on to best utilize those resources to their benefit.

Goal Setting

Students will learn what a SMART goal is and how to create them.  They will leave with 2 SMART goals, action steps, and the possible obstacles they may encounter.

Power of a Positive Approach

Research states how important a growth mindset is for learning versus a fixed mindset approach.  We will cover these mindset concepts along with reframing negative and re-active thinking.

Overcoming Academic Obstacles

Bumps in the road are normal, but how you overcome them is the real challenge.  We will suggest specific strategies to overcoming academic obstacles and how to implement them into their life as a student.

Managing Academic Pressure and Stress

Challenging classes, pressure to get good grades and juggling multiple responsibilities can all contribute to stress in college. High expectations (individual and others) and perfectionism can make this stress worse. We will assist students in identifying their personal sources of academic stress and give strategies to assist in managing the stress.

How to Talk so Your Faculty and Staff will Listen

We will teach proper etiquette and ways to talk with faculty and stuff.  This presentation will also include the do's and don'ts of email communication.

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