# STUDENT SUCCESS SEMINARS

**Factoring FUNdamentals!**

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

class!

• Math 113 and above

Thursday, January 15, 3:30–4:50 pm

LA200

• Math 53 and above

Monday, March 16, 6:00-7:20 pm

MC200 B&C

**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

MC200B&C

Wednesday, January 28, 6:00-7:20 pm

MC200B&C

**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

writing assignments.

Wednesday, February 4, 11:30–12:50 pm

MC200B&C

**Story Problems:
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

LA200

• Math 113

Thursday, February 5, 6:00 –7:20 pm

LA200

**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

same mistakes

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

MC110

Tuesday, March 17, 6:00–7:00 pm

MC200 B&C

**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

front!

Wednesday, March 11, Noon–1:00 pm

MC110

**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

MC200 B&C

**Undergraduate Research – What
is it? Why and How Can I Become
Involved?**

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

university

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

semester.

• Fractions in Ten Words or Less

Monday, April 13, 1:00–2:00 pm

MC110

• The 5-Steps of Solving Linear

Equations

Monday, April 13, 2:30–3:30 pm

MC110

• Graphing Linear Equations

Wednesday, April 15, 12:00–1:20 pm

MC200B&C

• Factoring/Rational Expressions

Thursday, April 16, 4:00–6:00 pm

MC200B&C