Maximizing Productivity during Graduate School Workshop Series

Learning Services and Graduate Student Life present “Maximizing Productivity During Graduate School,” a workshop series designed specifically for Mason graduate students. We know you have limited time and are balancing school along with multiple life commitments. In these workshops, learn how to make the most of the time and energy you have while working toward your graduate degree.

Fall 2016

Graduate School Reading Strategies

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 3:00-4:15pm in SUB I, Room 3129

In the first workshop of this year’s series, Graduate School Reading Strategies, learn techniques for reading research articles, texts, and other literature to increase comprehension and application of knowledge in an efficient way.

Register for the Graduate School Reading Strategies Workshop now. 

Overcoming Procrastination – Online Webinar

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm 

Learn the reasons why you might be putting off your work and strategies for how to break out of the procrastination cycle. Information about logging on to access the webinar will be provided to registered participants.

Register for the Overcoming Procrastination Online Webinar now.

Improving Concentration

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 4:30-5:45pm in SUB I, Room 3129

The ability to concentrate, to focus one’s attention exclusively on the task at hand, is essential to learning. Both internal and external distractions can make concentration difficult. This workshop examines these distractions and strategies to enhance concentration. You learn to identify your distractions and develop strategies to eliminate them, practice relaxation techniques to improve focus, and explore other tactics to improve your concentration.

Register for the Improving Concentration Workshop now.

Motivation and Goal-Setting – Online Webinar

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm

Having trouble motivating yourself to complete your work? Feel like you have hit a wall in your program? This session will help you explore your values, discuss strategies for motivating yourself, and assist you in developing goals to enter the next phase of your graduate career. Information about logging on to access the webinar will be provided to registered participants.

Register for the Motivation and Goal-Setting Online Webinar now. 

 

Spring 2017

Scheduling and Time Management – Online Webinar

Friday, January 27, 2017, 12:00-1:00pm

Do you feel like you have too much on your plate, and not enough time to do it all? Do you worry that you spend too much or too little time studying? Learn the skills of successful time management and increase your ability to balance study with your other commitments. Information about logging on to access the webinar will be provided to registered participants.

Register for the Scheduling and Time Management Webinar now.

 


Spring 2016

Scheduling and Time Management – Online Webinar

Friday, January 29, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm

Do you feel like you have too much on your plate, and not enough time to do it all? Do you worry that you spend too much or too little time studying? Learn the skills of successful time management and increase your ability to balance study with your other commitments.

Motivation and Goal-Setting

Friday, February 19, 2016, 4:00-5:00pm in Fenwick Library, Instruction Room 1014B

Having trouble motivating yourself to complete your work? Feel like you have hit a wall in your program? This session will help you explore your values, discuss strategies for motivating yourself, and assist you in developing goals to enter the next phase of your graduate career.

Pre-registration is not necessary. This workshop is a part of GRADReCon.

Fall 2015

Graduate School Reading Strategies

Friday, September 25, 2015, 10:30-11:45am in SUB I, Room 3311

In the first workshop of this year’s series, Graduate School Reading Strategies, learn techniques for reading research articles, texts, and other literature to increase comprehension and application of knowledge in an efficient way.

Overcoming Procrastination

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 4:30-5:45pm in SUB I, Room 3129

Learn the reasons why you might be putting off your work and strategies for how to break out of the procrastination cycle.

Improving Concentration – Online Webinar

Friday, October 9, 2015, 12:00-1:00pm

The ability to concentrate, to focus one’s attention exclusively on the task at hand, is essential to learning. Both internal and external distractions can make concentration difficult. This webinar examines these distractions and strategies to enhance concentration. You learn to identify your distractions and develop strategies to eliminate them, practice relaxation techniques to improve focus, and explore other tactics to improve your concentration. Information about logging on to access the webinar will be provided to registered participants.

 

 


Fall 2014

Graduate School Reading Strategies

Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:30-11:45am in SUB I, Meeting Room B (3rd floor)

In the first workshop of this year’s series, Graduate School Reading Strategies, learn techniques for reading research articles, texts, and other literature to increase comprehension and application of knowledge in an efficient way.

Overcoming Procrastination

Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:30-11:45am in SUB I, Room 3334

Learn the reasons why you might be putting off your work and strategies for how to break out of the procrastination cycle.

Improving Concentration – Online Webinar

Friday, October 17, 2014, 12:00-1:00pm

The ability to concentrate, to focus one’s attention exclusively on the task at hand, is essential to learning. Both internal and external distractions can make concentration difficult. This webinar examines these distractions and strategies to enhance concentration. You learn to identify your distractions and develop strategies to eliminate them, practice relaxation techniques to improve focus, and explore other tactics to improve your concentration. Information about logging on to access the webinar will be provided to registered participants.

Motivation and Goal Setting

Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:30-11:45am in SUB I, Room 3334

If you are feeling overwhelmed with a project, thesis, or dissertation and don’t know where to start, join us at the Motivation and Goal Setting workshop. This workshop will help you think through the big projects you have ahead and plan out smaller goals to make steady progress toward completion.

Spring 2015

How to Manage a Large Project

Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:30-11:45am in SUB I, Room 3334

This session will provide you with strategies for managing large projects such as research projects, community service events, and dissertations. Learn how to define the scope of your project, identify resources, create a timeline, and keep everything organized.

Managing Performance Anxiety

Friday, February 13, 2015, 10:30-11:45am in SUB I, Room 3334

The pressure in graduate school can be overwhelming, especially when it comes time for comprehensive exams or a dissertation defense. Any time you are asked to perform, tension can interfere with you doing your best. This workshop examines the reasons for performance anxiety and explores strategies for coping with it.

Overcoming Procrastination

Friday, February 27, 2015, 10:30-11:45am in SUB I, Room 3334

Learn the reasons why you might be putting off your work and strategies for how to break out of the procrastination cycle.

 


Spring 2014

Organizational Strategies for the Semester

Friday, February 7, 2014, 1:30-2:45pm in SUB I, Room 3311

Is clutter getting in the way of your academic success? Do you have trouble keeping up with all your papers, texts, e-mails, and assignments for your classes? Come to this workshop to learn techniques to better manage your paper flow and arrange your desk, computer files, and living space in ways that will help you be more efficient and productive. We’ll help you develop an individualized plan to meet your unique needs, style, and schedule. Get ready for your classes with a clean sweep!

 

Improving Concentration

Friday, February 21, 2014, 10:30-11:45am in SUB I, Room 3334

The ability to concentrate, to focus one’s attention exclusively on the task at hand, is essential to learning. Both internal and external distractions can make concentration difficult. This workshop examines these distractions and strategies to enhance concentration. You learn to identify your distractions and develop strategies to eliminate them, practice relaxation techniques to improve focus, and explore other tactics to improve your concentration.

 

Time Management

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 6:00-7:00pm in SUB I, Suite 3129 (Counseling and Psychological Services suite)

Do you feel like you have too much on your plate, and not enough time to do it all? Do you worry that you spend too much or too little time studying? Learn the skills of successful time management and increase your ability to balance study with your other commitments.

 

Fall 2013

Graduate School Reading Strategies

Two sessions offered:

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, 10:30-11:45am in SUB I, Room 3334

Friday, October 25, 2013, 10:30-11:45am in SUB I, Room 3129

In this workshop, Graduate School Reading Strategies, learn techniques for reading research articles, texts, and other literature to increase comprehension and application of knowledge in an efficient way.

Overcoming Procrastination

Friday, October 11, 2013, 10:30-11:45am

SUB I, Room 3334

In this workshop, learn the reasons why you might be putting off your work and strategies for how to break out of the procrastination cycle.

Motivation and Goal Setting

Friday, November 8, 2013, 10:30-11:45am

SUB I, Room 3334

If you are feeling overwhelmed with a project, thesis, or dissertation and don’t know where to start, join us at the third workshop on Motivation and Goal Setting. This workshop will help you think through the big projects you have ahead and plan out smaller goals to make steady progress toward completion.