STUDENT SUCCESS SEMINARS
Factoring polynomials is one of the most
important skills you will use this semester
and in future math classes. Factoring is an
essential skill that can make or break you and
your grade. Join us for a “factoring summary,”
and learn four straight-forward things you
can do to make it in factoring and your math
• Math 113 and above
Thursday, January 15, 3:30–4:50 pm
• Math 53 and above
Monday, March 16, 6:00-7:20 pm
Ready or Not –
Here comes your first math test!
This seminar will focus on ten steps math
students can use to help them on the first
test, through their final exam and in future
math classes. An added bonus is a brief “Are
You Ready?” quiz which will focus on sample
skills students should have mastered to be
prepared for their first test.
• Math 45, 47, 53, 101, 111, 113
Monday, January 26, 2:00–3:20 pm
Wednesday, January 28, 6:00-7:20 pm
What You Need to Know to Write a Good
Paper for Any Class!
Have you had writing assignments in political
science, history or other classes and wondered
how to best complete the papers? This seminar
will demonstrate how to efficiently handle all
Wednesday, February 4, 11:30–12:50 pm
Everybody’s Favorite – NOT!
If you have a math class, then you know how
frustrating dealing with story problems can be.
This workshop will focus on proven techniques
that will help you identify and set-up the “Big
3,” mixture, distance, and interest-problems.
Join us in an “application adventure.”
• Math 053
Thursday, February 5, 3:30–4:50 pm
• Math 113
Thursday, February 5, 6:00 –7:20 pm
Your First Math Test: An Error Analysis
Want to increase your performance on your
next math test? Students wishing to improve
test scores are invited to participate in an
error analysis. An analysis chart will be used
to identify the problem’s origin, the types of
errors made and ways to avoid making those
again. You must bring a test to
participate in this workshop!
Wednesday, February 11, 1:30–2:50 pm
Radcliff Center – RC380
Monday, February 16, 6:00–7:20 pm
MC200 B & C
“I studied hard for the test, and I still
couldn’t remember the information!
Why??? Is it bad luck?” Keys to Good
Memory – There’s no luck Involved!
If you have struggled trying to remember
information for exams or even if you think
you have a fairly good study system, you will
benefit from this seminar. Discover the keys
to increasing your memory power.
Monday, February 16, 1:00–2:00 pm
Tuesday, March 17, 6:00–7:00 pm
Everything You Always Wanted to
Know About Transferring but Were
Afraid to Ask!
Handling all of the issues involved with
transferring to a university can be a
daunting task. This seminar is designed
to provide information about how to
effectively negotiate the requirements
of transferring and make the process less
stressful. Even if this is your first year in
college, this seminar is appropriate for
you. Be proactive; learn about policies up
Wednesday, March 11, Noon–1:00 pm
Jobs of a Different Color –
White, Blue and Green
The concept of green collar jobs has been
discussed in the media and business
world. Just what constitutes a green
collar job? What skills and/or training are
necessary to prepare for these careers?
Where is the growth, and are there any
downsides to this career track? This
seminar will answer these questions as
well as other related information.
Monday, March 23, 1:00–2:20 pm
Undergraduate Research – What
is it? Why and How Can I Become
Many transfer programs are highly
competitive and, therefore, attract
students who have demonstrated
academic excellence. So the question
becomes, “How can you distinguish
yourself beyond grades and further
develop skills necessary to be competitive
in your field of study?” One way to do
this is through undergraduate research.
This seminar will explore undergraduate
research programs. University and
Schoolcraft faculty who have been
involved in undergraduate research and
students who are already
involved in research efforts will share
information and insights.
Wednesday, April 8, 1:00–3:00 pm
MC 200 A through D
Basic Training – Math Boot Camp
A “just in time” review of some of the
essential skills you’ve learned this
• Fractions in Ten Words or Less
Monday, April 13, 1:00–2:00 pm
• The 5-Steps of Solving Linear
Monday, April 13, 2:30–3:30 pm
• Graphing Linear Equations
Wednesday, April 15, 12:00–1:20 pm
• Factoring/Rational Expressions
Thursday, April 16, 4:00–6:00 pm