College Success Workshops

These half-day and full-day workshops help enlisted veterans brush up on academic skills.

Overview

Our College Success Workshops provide aspiring student veterans with the skills they need to succeed in higher education. These workshops come in two different formats: One is designed for student veterans enrolled in community college (Community College Workshops, hosted by community colleges) and the other is designed for any veteran or service member who wants to brush up on useful academic skills regardless of enrollment status (Regional College Success Workshops, hosted by 4-year colleges and universities). College Success Workshops are offered in both full day in-person and half-day online formats.

Course Structure

Analytical reading sessions introduce students to a variety of essential reading skills that will have a major impact on how students learn in the college setting. This session teaches strategies to efficiently understand, engage with, and extract important information from difficult and unfamiliar readings.

Study skills sessions help students prepare for college and improve academic performance. These sessions illustrate the learning practices of successful college students which includes classroom participation, note-taking, time management, and self-care.

College transition sessions are dedicated to exploring the expectations, challenges, and experiences student veterans face when transitioning into higher education from military service.

For virtual programs only, a panel of Warrior-Scholar Project alumni will engage in a discussion about their personal college experiences, as well as answer questions from the students.

Sample Course Schedule

In-Person Full-Day Course Schedule

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM – Welcome & Introductions

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM – Making the Transition:

In a discussion led by Warrior-Scholar Project alumni, students reflect on how they can best navigate the transition into higher education by identifying expected challenges and outlining strategies to overcome them.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Analytical Reading Part 1:

Analytical reading teaches students how to efficiently assess, analyze, and annotate difficult and unfamiliar texts. This session will demonstrate how to identify and recognize the core structure and specific aspects of an author’s argument.

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM – Lunch

1:15 PM – 3:00 PM – Analytical Reading Part 2:

Students will complete a short reading assignment to practice the skills they learned in Analytical Reading Part 1. They will then review the experience and continue the discussion from Part 1.

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM – Study Skills:

Study skills will teach students about staying organized, overcoming procrastination, time management, note-taking, and studying effectively.

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM – Admissions Talk:

A host campus admissions representative provides a brief presentation on the admissions process and a Q&A about college life.

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM – Program Wrap & Post-Course Survey:

Warrior-Scholar Project staff close out the program and students complete a short post-course survey.

Online Half-Day Course Schedule

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Welcome & Introductions

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Study Skills:

Study skills will teach students about staying organized, overcoming procrastination, time management, note-taking, and studying effectively.

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM – Analytical Reading:

Analytical reading teaches students how to efficiently assess, analyze, and annotate difficult and unfamiliar texts. This session will demonstrate how to identify and recognize the core structure and specific aspects of an author’s argument.

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM – Alumni Panel:

Warrior-Scholar Project alumni will lead a discussion and share their own experiences and strategies navigating the shift into academic culture. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session with the panel.

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM – Program Wrap & Post-Course Survey:

Warrior-Scholar Project staff close out the program and students complete a short post-course survey.

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