November 25, 2014

CAPS Student Workshop: Test Anxiety

Thursday, October 20, 12-1pm

PUB 261 (Next to Baldy’s)

Is test anxiety keeping you from getting the grades that you deserve? Join CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) at this free workshop designed to help you “unlearn” this anxious fight or flight response and start using helpful techniques for promoting “alert readiness.”

This workshop is designed to help students identify the causes of test anxiety and how to begin reducing fears, shifting attitudes, and improving one’s ability to manage the uncomfortable physiological responses associated with taking exams.

Also, check out an interesting related article: “Writing about worries eases anxiety and improves test performance”.

Sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services.
Persons with special needs may make arrangements for accommodations by calling CAPS three business days before the scheduled event at: 509.359.2366.

Fall 2011 PLUS Group Schedule Available!

The Fall 2011 PLUS Group schedule is now available online.

PLUS creates and designs discipline specific collaborative study groups with an environment of active learning. In each study group, PLUS emphasizes small group settings and hands-on experiences, utilizing upper-level students as facilitators for group process and structure.

Through this route of learning, students will…

  • engage as active participants
  • become unified in a community of learners
  • will further realize and cultivate their own critical thinking skills and course knowledge
  • will recognize a network of peers as they continue on in their college career
  • These study groups are especially helpful for those individuals who want to improve their grades, prefer a relaxed noncompetitive learning experience, are motivated, and want a structured time for study.

How the program works:

  • Students attend frequently scheduled collaborative learning sessions with other students from their class.
  • Facilitators model good study strategies and learning behavior.
  • Students improve grades by increasing study and learning efficiency.
  • PLUS provides a social basis for future contact with individuals of the same discipline.
  • PLUS provides a foundation for success in all future classes.

PLUS works!

  • 3,780 students have been involved in the PLUS program since it was established.
  • 86% of the students who have participated in PLUS have passed their class with a 2.0 or above class grade.

For more information about PLUS Groups and other PLUS programs like e-Tutoring and 1-on-1 tutoring, visit the Academic Success Center website.

CAPS Student Workshop: Relaxation for Stress Management

Thursday, October 6, 12- 1pm

PUB 261 (Next to Baldy’s)

Do you have a hard time relaxing your bod? Is it difficult to slow down your thoughts and take a break from your hectic day. Join CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) at this experiential workshop where you’ll be introduced to various methods for managing your response to stress. Guided imagery and other exercises will be included. INHALE. EXHALE. INHALE. EXHALE.

Sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services.
Persons with special needs may make arrangements for accommodations by calling CAPS three business days before the scheduled event at: 509.359.2366.

e-Tutoring at EWU

EWU students can access FREE online e-Tutoring!

e-Writing Lab is a great way to get holistic feedback on any writing assignment. Simply submit your paper to the online drop-box and wait for the feedback to come to you. Turn around time is usually within 24-48 hours.

e-Chat* is a live communication tool that allows tutors and students to chat, whiteboard, and share files, as well as use audio and video tools to see and hear one another during a live, fully interactive tutoring session. Tutors are even available** on weekends.

e-Questions* allows you to submit subject-specific questions online and get answers within 24-48 hours. You can also access an archive of previously posted questions and answers to see if someone else has already asked the same question.

To access e-Tutoring, simply log on to the: eTutoring website.

*e-Chat and e-Questions are currently available for the following subjects:

Accounting Anatomy & Physiology
Biology Chemistry
Math MS Office 2007
Physics Spanish
Statistics WebCMS

Contact Mitchell Colver, PLUS Tutor Coordinator for additional information: 509-359.6145.

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