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Notetaking Workshop on Tuesday

Struggling to figure out what to write down during class lectures? Having a hard time studying for tests because your notes aren’t as good as you would like them to be? Want to gain some useful skills?

Then learn how to take great notes and use them effectively for all of your classes at the note taking workshop!

  • What: Note Taking Workshop
  • When: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 8 – 9PM
  • Where: Usdan 110
  • Who’s invited: everyone
  • Who’s hosting: the Peer Advisors

Get to writing!

Need help with Drop/Add? Contact the Peer Advisors!

Struggling to figure out how Drop/Add works? Need advice on what major(s) to choose? Want to talk with someone who’s “been there, done that” way more recently than your academic advisor or teachers?

Then contact one of the Peer Advisors! They are here to help you with your academic trials and tribulations and guide you in whatever direction you need.

You can meet with any of them during their Drop/Add office hours, or shoot them an email at peeradvisors_at_wes. Also, check out their blog.

As they say, “successful students ask for help!” (Seriously though.)

“How to be a Star Student” Workshops this Tuesday!

Gabriela De Golia ’13, did I already tell you that your name would totally make an awesome band name? I think I did. Anyway, here:

Want to learn how to be the best student you can be?

Join a fellow Peer Advisor this Tuesday in Usdan at 12PM or in the Fauver Lounge at 7PM for a short workshop and do just that!

Successful students ask for help, so come and join us this Tuesday! Bring your Wesleyan planner, paper and a pen.

Date: Sept. 13
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM, 7:00 PM – Heaven:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108, Fauver Lounge
Cost: It doesn’t matter what it costs. You’ll sacrifice everything, if you have to. Even your loved ones.

Attention Juniors!

Junior year is almost halfway over… can you believe it? To make your life easier, we’re bringing together all the resources you need to succeed. Thursday night at 7pm, stop by the Hi-Rise Lounge for dessert from a local bakery and to talk to:

– The Peer Advisors, who will be answering questions about time management and studying for finals
– The CRC, who will be giving an overview of when to start thinking about GREs, LSATs, MCATs, grad schools, and internships
– The Writing Workshop Ford fellows, who will explain how to start planning for a senior thesis or essay
Dean Garrett, who will talk about GenEds, graduation credits, oversubscription and planning for senior year.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 10
Time: 7pm
Place: High Rise Lounge

Public Speaking Workshop: TONIGHT


Do you have trouble speaking in front of your class?  Do you find yourself wishing that you could speak more eloquently?  Then come to the Public Speaking Workshop sponsored by the Peer Advisors tonight at 7 PM in Woodhead Lounge to learn techniques to speak with confidence and poise.

Date: Nov. 22
Time: 7pm
Place: Woodhead Lounge

Exam Preparation Workshop TONIGHT

Midterms are over, and no matter how you did, everyone can learn how to study more efficiently.  Come to a workshop on exam preparation in Woodhead Lounge tonight (11/08/09) at 7pm.  The Peer Advisors will work on breaking down the rest of the semester to prepare for any exams for the rest of the semester and finals, as well as practice test-taking for different exam formats.

WHEN: Nov. 8th, 7pm
WHERE: Woodhead Lounge

Time and Stress Management Workshop

From Alyssa Bogdanow ‘11:

Need a few creative ideas to get through your midterms and papers with ease and flair?


(co-run by the Peer Health Advocates and SARN Peer Advisors)

What people have said over the years about the workshop:

“Then we’re going to South Dakota, and Michigan, and the time and stress management workshop, then we’re going to Washington, D.C. to take back the White House! Yeeeeeeee-aaaah!” – Howard Dean, 2004

“You know, they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull… a time and stress management workshop, and lipstick!” – Sarah Palin, 2008

“Yo peer advisors/peer health advocates, no disrespect, and I’m gonna let you finish, but Beyoncé went to this workshop and now she’s the best student of all time. OF ALL TIME.”  – Kanye West, 2009

Questions? Email abogdanow(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Date: Sunday, Oct. 18th
Time: 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge

Massages/Stress Management Workshop at Woodhead

stressFrom Alyssa Bogdanow ’11:

Stressed out? Feeling overwhelmed? Come to a Time & Stress Management workshop! This workshop, co-run by the Peer Health Advocates and Peer Advisors, will give you helpful time and stress management techniques, tailored to the busy college lifestyle. You’ll come away from the workshop feeling relaxed and ready to take on all you have to do… as well as having received a massage!

Please bring a towel or yoga mat so you don’t have to lie on the ground during your massage.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
Time: 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge

Seek Advice from the Peer Advisors, or Be One

If you’re stressing out about the direction of your academic career, or just have some questions which need clarifying, try seeing a Peer Advisor:

Worried about Major Declaration? Talk to a Peer Advisor!

Stop pestering your roommates about whether or not you should double major and come see us. Seriously, we want to talk about it.

As always, the SARN Peer Advisors are available to fellow students to chat about campus life, resources, and academics to help you get the most out of your time at Wesleyan. We can help you navigate the new electronic major declaration system, make your studying more organized and efficient, and help second semester freshmen decide whether applying to the College of Letters or College of Social Studies is a good fit for them. [Among a lot of other neat-o and seriously useful topics. Like time management. We love talking about time management.]

So come visit or contact us and spend less time fretting.

Drop-In Hours and Locations

Email: sarnadvisors@wes
– Peer Advisors

Also, you might be interested in applying to be a Peer Advisor for next year:

Procrastination! Confusion! Indecision! Can you help students to navigate academic life at Wesleyan?

The Deans’ Office is looking for talented and motivated students to become SARN Peer Advisors for the 2009-2010 academic year. SARN Peer Advisors are rising juniors and seniors who work throughout the academic year to support Wesleyan’s faculty advising program and enhance student access to academic resources through the Student Academic Resource Network (SARN). Peer Advisors will receive training, give peer advice and hold sessions for groups of students regarding time management, study and exam preparation strategies. This may or may not be a paid position.

To learn more and/or apply, visit the website. Application deadline for all materials is Friday, March 6, 2009. Questions? E-mail Dean Lazare (slazare@wes) or sarnadvisors@wes