The Divisions of Academic and Student Affairs collaborate each semester to present the Academic Skills Series, a series of 10 programs to assist students in the development of and/or strengthening of academic skills needed to be successful at IWU.

2014 - 2015 Schedule

The Academic Skills Series is held on the following Wednesdays from 12-12:50pm in CNS E101.  Students can pick a specific topic to join us, or attend all sessions. (FREE Papa John's PIZZA provided for lunch!)

  • September 17 - Time management: Balancing life and academics
  • September 24 - Study smart and read efficiently 
  • October 1 - Enhancing note and test taking skills
  • October 8 - Procrastination: Getting started on getting started
  • October 15 - Understanding faculty expectations
  • October 22 - Manage your stress before it manages you
  • October 29  - Writing 101: Crafting strong papers
  • November 5 - Podium skills: Improving your presentations
  • November 12 - The Ames advantage: Research skills for success
  • November 19 - Survival tips for finals
  • January 28 - Time management: Balancing life and academics
  • February 4 - Study smart and read efficiently 
  • February 11  - Enhancing note and test taking skills
  • February 18 - Procrastination: Getting started on getting started
  • February 25 - Understanding faculty expectations
  • March 4 - Manage your stress before it manages you
  • March 18 - Writing 101: Crafting strong papers
  • March 25 - Podium skills: Improving your presentations
  • April 1 - The Ames advantage: Research skills for success
  • April 8 - Survival tips for finals
  • September 18 - Manage your time
  • September 25 - Study smart and read efficiently
  • October 2 - Take effective notes and tests
  • October 9 - Manage your stress
  • October 16 - Exceed faculty expectations
  • October 23 - Procrastination: Getting started on getting started
  • October 30 - Improve your writing
  • November 6 - Ames - secret skills to give you an edge
  • November 13 Presentations and public speaking
  • November 20 - Maximizing your success on finals
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  • September 18 - Manage your time
  • September 25 - Study smart and read efficiently
  • October 2 - Take effective notes and tests
  • October 9 - Manage your stress
  • October 16 - Exceed faculty expectations
  • October 23 - Procrastination: Getting started on getting started
  • October 30 - Improve your writing
  • November 6 - Ames - secret skills to give you an edge
  • November 13 Presentations and public speaking
  • November 20 - Maximizing your success on finals
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Academic Skills Series Handouts:

Academic Skills Screencast Series

Specific topics from the Academic Skills Series are presented in a screencast for students who can not attend the series in person.

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