Student Success Seminars

Free seminars to help you succeed in the classroom and in life! No need to pre-register! All seminars are open and free for students, faculty, and staff.

How to be Successful in College

Tuesday, September 24, 2:00–3:00pm
Wilkens North 107

Learn to put your strengths to work for success.

Facilitated by Doug Terry, Coordinator, O’Neill Center for Access and Support.

Turn-it-in Plagiarism Software

Wednesday, October 2, 2:00–3:00pm
Wilkens North 103

TurnItIn is a plagiarism detection software program available to students and faculty at 4Cs. In addition to helping you maintain academic integrity, TurnItIn offers a tool that provides students with in-depth feedback on grammar, usage, mechanics, punctuation, and sentence style.

Facilitated by Patricia Allen, Associate Professor, Language and Literature.

Memory Mastery

Thursday, October 10, 2:00–3:00pm
Wilkens North 103

Learn techniques to better understand and remember your readings and class discussions.

Facilitated by Dr. Richard Sommers, Learning Disabilities Specialist.

How to Write a Research Paper

Thursday, October 17, 1:00–2:00pm
Wilkens North 103

How do I organize my thoughts and document my research? Style and documentation will be discussed. Explore the utilization of resources and the organization of research paper writing.

Facilitated by Patricia Allen, Associate Professor, Language and Literature.

How to Write a Research Paper

Wednesday, October 23, 2:00–3:00pm
Wilkens North 103

How do I organize my thoughts and document my research? Style and documentation will be discussed. Explore the utilization of resources and the organization of research paper writing.

Facilitated by Patricia Allen, Associate Professor, Language and Literature.

Understanding Financial Aid

Thursday, November 7, 2:00–3:00pm
Wilkens North 108

How do I see my financial aid award? What does it cover? Can I drop a class without losing aid? What is work study? How do I know when my FAFSA is complete? Get all your questions answered.

Facilitated by Mary Jenkins, Associate Director, Financial Aid.

What Can I Do With a Major In …

Thursday, November 14, 1:00–2:00pm
Wilkens South 106

Learn about different types of career fields that relate to your majors at 4Cs.

Facilitated by Stephanie Venancio, Career and Academic Advisor, Coaches and Mentors and Ann-Marie Julian, Career Development Counselor, Student Engagement.

Managing Stress

Wednesday, November 20, 2:00–3:00pm
Wilkens North 117

College can be a very stressful time for students, whether that’s due to academic pressure or issues in their personal lives.

Stress – we all have it. The causes and intensities may vary, but stress is part of daily life. Stress is anything that alters your natural balance. Many things can trigger your stress response, including change.

When stress is present, your body and your mind must attend to it in order to maintain balance. Your body reacts to stress by releasing hormones that help you cope with the situation. That in turn takes energy away from the other functions of your brain, like concentrating, or taking action.

Join us as we discuss different types of stressors and simple techniques you can use to relieve stress as you are going through the semester.

Facilitated by Maura Weir, Coordinator, Wellness and Recovery.

Seminar series sponsored by:

  • Coaches & Mentors Program
  • ADVANTAGE/TRiO/SSS Program

Questions?

Theresa Bowse, Coaches & Mentors Program
Location Wilkens South 233
Phone 774.330.4373
E-mail tbowse@capecod.edu
Laura Doane, ADVANTAGE/TRiO/SSS Program
Location Wilkens South 221
Phone 774.330.4321
E-mail advantageprogram@capecod.edu