Tag Archives: SARN

Peer Advisors Produce “I Just Took a Test” Music Video


With about 24 hours to go before the end-of-theses party begins, a moment many of you have been waiting for has finally arrived. You saw them going all around campus doing… weird stuff. Some of you may have even been coerced into dancing on tables in Exley. It was for a purpose, and here it is.

The Peer Advisors are back. Only this time, they’re in a music video. And with a bit more… sex tests? Enjoy, and stay safe get back to work.

If you feel inspired, get in touch with a Peer Advisor by emailing peeradvisors[at]lyris[dot]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Apply to be an NSO Peer Advisor!

The Student Academic Resource Center (SARN) is looking for talented and motivated students to become Peer Advisors for New Student Orientation (NSO), 2012!

NSO Peer Advisors are juniors, seniors and exceptional sophomores, who work throughout orientation to support Wesleyan’s faculty advising program, and enhance student access to academic resources through SARN. Basically, you’re helping very confused new students navigate through their first week of Wesleyan life!

Please urge any students who you think may be good candidates to apply, or apply yourself! A job description and application are found on-line here.

Applications, which require a faculty reference form, are due Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Questions should be directed to the Associate Dean for Student Academic Resources, Sarah E. Lazare (x2332, slazare_at_wes).

Exam Taking Workshop Tonight

Have you ever freaked out during an exam? Gone blank? Ran out of time? Just don’t like taking them?

Then here’s an event for you: tonight, Greer Dent ’12 will be hosting an Exam Taking Workshop so you can ace those upcoming midterms like you’ve never aced them before!

  • What: Exam Taking workshop
  • When: TONIGHT at 7pm
  • Where: Allbritton 304
  • Who’s hosting: the Peer Advisors

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!

Reading Retention Workshop

Join the SARN Peer Advisors for a Reading Retention Workshop:

Do you often find yourself reading pages and pages and not remembering what they were about? Do you have trouble focusing and recalling what you’ve had to read for class? Is reading just not fun for you?

Well, we can change that! Come to a Peer Advisor Workshop this Monday!!

Date: Monday, September 22
Time: 7 pm
Place: Usdan 136

Peer advisor workshops are open to any student on campus. We encourage all class years to participate. You should bring your schedules (or planners) and course syllabi. All workshops will be held in Usdan 136 (the room to the right of the mailboxes and next to the hidden elevator). Please ask someone at the Information Desk where the workshop is located if you can’t find it.

Workshops begin at 7:00 p.m. and end around 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The peer advisor will be available after the workshop for a few minutes for further consultation.

You may request a workshop for your student organization, class, or study group by writing to sarnadvisors@wes.

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

Destress/Massage Workshop in Hi-Rise

Feeling stressed about exams? Come to a stress workshop on Sunday for advice from the Peer Advisors, massage therapy and stress tips from Peer Health Advisors, and Sweet Harmony cakes and coffee, provided by your RAs.Date: Sunday, December 7
Time: 7-8 pm
Place: Hi-Rise Lounge

Finals Week workshops with Peer Advisors

Sara Hoffman ’09 writes:

There are nine days until finals, but don’t panic! Come to a Finals Week workshop with the Peer Advisors. Students from all class years are welcome. Bring your questions, schedules, and course syllabi. Email the Peer Advisors at sarnadvisors@wes with any questions.

Dates: Sunday, Nov. 30 and Monday, Dec. 1
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Usdan 136

SARN workshops tonight and tomorrow [u]

Midterms are approaching. Get ready with a Peer Advisor exam prep workshop!

Students of any class year are invited to participate. Come with your course syllabi, schedules, and questions. If you have any questions, email the Peer Advisors at sarnadvisors@wes.

Date: Today, Oct. 5
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Usdan 136

Date: Monday, Oct. 6
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Usdan 136

[EDIT] Formatting. Tags. Added second workshop. [Justin, 11:13 PM]