With the spring semester officially underway at OSU Institute of Technology, most students are tackling new classes and schedules in pursuit of their chosen career paths.
Despite the diverse programs offered and technologically-advanced methods being taught, some students struggle with taking notes in class, diminishing their understanding of the courses and making it difficult for them to advance academically.
Note-taking Tips & Methods, an interactive presentation provided by the Student Transitional Development Club, is designed to give the student advice and best practices on how to get a head start this semester, ideally providing a positive ripple effect for the duration of their time here on campus.
This event taking place in its first run is scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union building. Sessions will take place every 30 minutes, giving attendees ample time to interact, ask questions and listen from other students on how to be a better performing student.
“Research continually shows us that college success skills are an area in which students are only moderately prepared," said Sable Vasquez, special events and retention coordinator. “Note-taking is an essential skill to aid in study strategies.”
Vasquez explains that some students may need to brush up on their note-taking skills, while others are looking to learn something new that will greatly benefit the educational process.
“Since we are at the beginning of a new semester, we thought this presentation would help our new students transition into college life at OSUIT and also our returning students get focused after the long break,” said Vasquez.
This event is free to all current OSUIT students, and registration for the event is not required. Snacks and giveaways will be available for those attending and members from the student club will be on hand to assist those with questions.
For those who are interested in assistance with becoming a better student, Vasquez said the club will also be hosting Time Management presentation on February 6.
For more information about this opportunity contact Sable Vasquez at 918-293-5220.