A resource for IEEE-HKN chapter and IEEE student branch leaders: The Advanced Learning Workshop (ALW) is a "self-contained" kit to enable IEEE-HKN student chapters, and IEEE student branches, to organize and conduct programs and workshops focused on student learning and academic success.
The ALW Kit contains:
Communications 101: This module is designed to acquaint students with the different academic communications requirements; to assist students in becoming more effective communicators; and to prepare for the communications requirements necessary to succeed in the workplace.
Dealing with a Difficult Professor: This module is designed to help students explore and understand the issues surrounding "difficult" professors; provide them with strategies to deal with a difficult professor; and offer guidance on how students can take control of their own education.
Time Management: This module is designed to assist students in taking ownership of their daily lives by focusing on time-management steps to help students develop, understand, and create personal goals; set priorities and connect personal goals to a schedule; and to develop and maintain a personal schedule in order to achieve those goals.
Managing Stress: This module is designed to help students recognize the signs of stress and to develop strategies to cope with different types of stress. Topics covered include: the symptoms of stress; determining the level of stress; the causes of stress; and the coping mechanisms for alleviating stress. The objective is to enable students to take control so they can avoid stressful situations, but when they do arise, to have the ability to deal with the stress and mitigate its impact so they can enjoy their daily lives.
Preparing for Exams: This module is designed to prepare you with test taking techniques for various types of exams; help you understand the keys to successful exam preparation; and how to cope with exam anxiety
Developing Effective Study Habits: This module is designed to give students an overall summary of what habits would be beneficial, what challenges tend to arise and is specifically geared toward those student focusing on engineering.
Effective Presentations: This module is designed to reveal styles, proven benefits and general aids in creating effective presentations
Effective Note Taking: This module is designed to help students develop good note taking habits by following three basic guidelines: Observe, Record, and Review
Effective Listening Skills: This module is designed to help students develop good listening skills in class and in life. Hear, Clarify, Interpret and Respond.
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If you use ALW, your feedback is requested.
In order to improve the content of the modules, create new topic modules, and increase the effectiveness of this program, it is important to get your feedback on any ALW sessions you have held at your institution. Please take a few minutes to complete the online report no later than seven days following your session(s).
Email the Advance Learning Workshop Team at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, comments, or suggestions. Please include your name and institution with your inquiry.