If you go

What: "Starting Over: How Not to Repeat Last Semester"

When: Wednesday, 3 to 4 p.m.

Where: Fleming 150

Contact: http://colorado.edu/sasc/skills

T he University of Colorado's Student Academic Success Center is hosting two weeks of workshops to prepare students for a fresh start this spring.

The free workshops are intended to help students improve their study and testing habits by looking at the pros and cons of the fall semester and making adjustments, said academic skills specialist Karen Wyatt.

"We'll be helping them figure out how to organize, figure out what they did last semester, figure out what they need to change this semester and then can go from there," Wyatt said. "We're trying to combat the student who doesn't keep track of what they need to do, misses assignments, loses track of what they're doing and then decides they might need to start writing things down."

The sessions will begin Wednesday with "Starting Over: How Not to Repeat Last Semester." Three other sessions, including "Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance: Preparing College Textbooks," "Don't Panic! Test Anxiety and Stress Management" and "First Things First! The Art of Managing Time," will be offered through Jan. 31.


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The sessions are all based on improving students' academic success but each address a specific area of improvement, Wyatt said, giving students an option to attend the sessions that fit their individual needs.

Wyatt will be hosting walk-in hours this semester as well, giving students more personalized advice about how to improve their habits.

Catching students at the beginning of the semester can help them get into a routine early and hopefully, create some positive habits that last throughout the spring, Wyatt said.

For more information about upcoming sessions visit http://colorado.edu/sasc.

Follow Whitney Bryen on Twitter: @SoonerReporter.