Metacognition/Learning Strategies Workshops–Jan. 29 and 30

There are fantastic academic workshops being offered on Wesleyan’s campus next Thursday and Friday. The first is for particular students while the second is open to everyone.

These workshops are designed to help students of all levels and abilities learn effective strategies for improving their academic work and grades. Please RSVP for one or both workshops by emailing

Workshop for Under-represented Minorities, Veterans, and First-generation College Students

Thursday, January 29, 2015       Time:   7:00-8:15 PM

Location:       41 Wyllys, Olson Commons (CRC lobby space)

Audience:      Under Represented Minorities, Veterans, and First-Gen college students

Title:              The Journey to Excellence

Description: Minority students in college often fail to reach their academic potential because of past experiences that have thwarted their motivation and drive to excel.  This interactive inspirational discussion presents the experiences of the speaker along her academic journey, which includes an award presented in the White House Oval Office.  Specific learning strategies are presented, and students are urged to commit to using the strategies to achieve their personal academic and career goals.

Please RSVP for workshop 3 (


Workshop for all undergraduate students

Friday, January 30, 2015          Time:   9:00-11:00 AM

Location:       Exley Science Center, Woodhead Lounge

Audience:      All Undergraduate Students

Title:               Metacognition:  The Key to Acing Courses!

Description:  All students who are admitted to college have the ability to ace their courses.  However, most students did not acquire effective learning strategies in high school, and resort to memorizing information just before tests. This strategy usually yields poor results, with students earning grades much lower than their ability.  This interactive workshop will introduce students to cognitive science based learning strategies that help all students experience meaningful, transferable learning, resulting in A’s in their courses!

Please RSVP for breakfast (served at 8:30) and workshop 4 (