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Academic Success Workshops

Offering Workshops Through Faculty Partnerships

Liberty University departments and faculty members can help their students achieve success through targeted workshops offered by the Academic Success Center.  For more information or to schedule a workshop for your class or department, email ASC@liberty.edu.

Topics covered include procrastination, time management, test taking, study skills, critical thinking, motivation, goal setting, and more. 

See below for a schedule of upcoming workshops and a list of the specific workshops we can offer.


Fall 2019 Workshop Series

Overcoming Procrastination – Eat That Frog!

Presented by Professor Dan Berkenkemper | Offered in Partnership with ROTC

August 26, 2019, 5-6 p.m.

DeMoss Hall, Room 1134

Goal Setting & Motivation – Find Your Focus

Presented by Professor Sarah Boettger | Offered in Partnership with Club Sports

September 5, 6-7 p.m.

LaHaye Ice Center Conference Room

Study Skills & Motivation – How to Thrive, Not Just Survive Academically

Presented by Dr. Roger Mackey | Offered in Partnership with ROTC

September 9, 5-6 p.m.

DeMoss Hall, Room 1134

Prewriting Strategies

Presented by Codi Holt and Emily Riley | Offered in Partnership with the Writing Center

September 19, 4-5 p.m.

Jerry Falwell Library, Room 261A

Overcoming Procrastination – Eat That Frog!

Presented by Dr. Ralph Jernigan | Offered in Partnership with The School of Psychology

October 15, 5-6 p.m.

DeMoss Hall, Room 1286

Thesis Statements & Controlling Sentences – Unclutter Your Writing

Presented by Codi Holt and Emily Riley | Offered in Partnership with the Writing Center

October 22, 4-5 p.m.

Jerry Falwell Library, Room 261B

Research Week Interest Workshop – Finding Your Place

Presented by Caitlin Elliot | Offered in Partnership with the Jerry Falwell Library

November 7, 4-5 p.m.

Jerry Falwell Library, Room 380

Taming Test Taking Terrors – Test Taking Tips

Presented by Professor Sarah Boettger | Offered in Partnership with The Department of Biology & Chemistry

November 12, 5-6 p.m.

Science Hall, Room 128

Metacognition – Check Your Blind Spots!

Presented by Professor Dan Berkenkemper | Offered in Partnership with The School of Education

November 14, 5-6 p.m.

DeMoss Hall, Room 1332


Spring 2020 Workshop Series

Metacognition – Check Your Blind Spots!

Presented by Professor Dan Berkenkemper | Offered in Partnership with ROTC

January 20, 5-6 p.m.

DeMoss Hall, Room 1134

Taming Test Taking Terrors – Test Taking Tips

Presented by Professor Lori Roach | Offered in Partnership with ROTC

February 3, 5-6 p.m.

DeMoss Hall, Room 1134

Critical Thinking – Learn How to Fish

Presented by Professor Dan Berkenkemper | Offered in Partnership with Club Sports

February 4, 6-7 p.m.

LaHaye Ice Center Conference Room

Memorization: Retention & Recall – In One Ear, Not Out the Other

Presented by Dr. Ralph Jernigan | Offered in Partnership with The Department of Biology & Chemistry

February 18, 5-6 p.m.

Science Hall, Room 128

Taming Test Taking Terrors – Test Taking Tips

Presented by Professor Lori Roach | Offered in Partnership with The School of Psychology

March 24, 5-6 p.m.

DeMoss Hall, Room 1284

Critical Thinking – Learn How to Fish

Presented by Professor Dan Berkenkemper | Offered in Partnership with The School of Education

April 7, 5-6 p.m.

DeMoss Hall, Room 1284


Available Academic Success Workshop Topics

Overcoming Procrastination

“Eat That Frog!”

This presentation addresses one of the worst enemies of college students – procrastination! We will help you explore your study habits and give you tips to help overcome bad habits, develop new habits, and begin to be the boss of your own calendar!

Time Management

“Everything done with Time to Spare”

Time management is the most student requested topic. In this presentation we will help students break down their average week with the 168 hour activity as well as examine strategies and techniques for efficient time management such as how to organize a calendar and the 40 hour work week.

Test Taking

“Taming Test Taking Terrors”

This presentation will help you be more systematic when tackling tests.  We will offer tips on how to handle test anxiety, preparation, and strategies during testing, and reflection after the fact.

Study Skills & Motivation

“How to Thrive, Not Just Survive Academically”

This presentation will offer motivation, study tips and life lessons to help you be more successful in academics and in life.

Metacognition, Critical Thinking, Reading, & Study Skills

“Check Your Blind Spots!”

This presentation explains Dunning-Kruger Effect and the importance of metacognition.  We will also discuss effective study strategies to increase your metacognition.

Critical Thinking

“Learn How to Fish”

This workshop helps students think critically in their academics and prepare to think critically in their future careers.  Critical thinking has been identified as one of the most important skills needed for job success, and one that is lacking in today’s workforce.

Ownership & Goal Setting

“Sink or Swim: Why Treading Water Won’t Cut It in College”

This presentation helps you try to figure out your future, even if you don’t know where to start.  There is no “conventional route to success.”  We want to help you will discover that success can be achieved through your passion and God-given abilities. Discovering yours will ultimately enable you to succeed in your academic studies and future career. This presentation will use current research, inspirational stories, and group activities to help you find your passion and live out your purpose.

Goal Setting & Motivation

“Find Your Focus”

This presentation helps you refine your goals and increase your motivation. Students who are intrinsically motivated and have clearly determined goals have a greater chance of being successful in their academic pursuits. This presentation allows you the opportunity to refine your goals, and offers suggestions and tips for increasing the motivation to finish your degree.

Memorization: Retention & Recall

“In One Ear, Not Out the Other”

This presentation discusses techniques for long-term retention and large-scale memorization. We will explain the importance of spaced repetition for long-term retention.  We will also discuss the Leitner System, a flashcard system that is often used in conjunction with spaced repetition for memorizing large amounts of information.


Available Writing Center Workshop Topics

Topic Narrowing / Essay Organization

“Starting on the Right Foot”

This presentation goes over how to select a paper topic and narrow your project’s scope.  We will teach you how to generate paper topics from research questions and how to narrow down a topic to the scope of a particular assignment. We will also cover academic specificity by discussing how to write for a particular audience.

Revision & Proofreading Strategies

“Ending Well”

This presentation discusses the final stretches of writing papers.  We will discuss how to effectively revise and proofread for an academic context. We will also talk about the drafting process, as well as strategies for spotting grammar errors.

Information Literacy

“Graduate Level Research Methods”

This presentation discusses how to research properly at the graduate level. We will discuss proper graduate-level research, which sources are and are not acceptable, and how to organize research for ease of access during the paper-writing process.  Additionally, we will discuss how to brainstorm for paper topics, outlining strategies, and how to prioritize which information to leave on the cutting room floor.

Writing Your Research Week Proposal Abstract

“Abstract Thinking”

This workshop helps students develop their Research Week proposal abstracts. We discuss the elements of a good abstract and how those elements may look different depending on what discipline one is writing in. We also have a practical application time at the end where students may bring their own abstracts and get feedback from Writing Center coaches.


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