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Fall 2021 PASS Academic Success & Strategies Workshops

PASS Academic and Personal Development workshops are available for all CSUSM students. Workshops are developed and presented in collaboration with other campus departments/programs, such as Proficiency Services, Writing Center, STEM Student Success Center, Undergraduate Advising Services, and Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).  We look forward to your participation at our workshops!


 How to read, retain, and rock your syllabus! Your syllabus has everything you need to know to be successful in your classes. Join us to learn what to look for in your syllabus and how to use it to your advantage.


Learn techniques to effectively manage your time to work towards academic and personal success. Don't delay start today!!!


Do you find yourself either taking too much, too little or no notes? Can you understand the notes you took when you need to review them? Is it impacting your academics success? Learn strategies and tips for effective note-taking to be successful in college and beyond.


Learn the mechanics of reading college material and the strategies to improve your comprehension. 


Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what to do before, during and after your exam.  Also, you will learn about various resources on campus to help you prepare, gain skills and get support. 


Come learn the secrets of the learning masters. Find out the keys for successful studying:motivation, metacognition, learning strategies, study tactics and environmental preferences. 


Learn how to create a final exam preparation plan. Get a head start on planning to reduce stress and get ahead. 

 PASS Workshops are open to all CSUSM students. Space is limited due to seating capacity (for in-in person workshops).

Please check online prior to attending for updated workshop/location details or call 760-750-6066. *Dates, times and topics may be subject to change.

Workshop Dates

Week Date Topic Time Link
1 8/31/21 None NA NA
2 9/7/21 Getting to Know your Syllabi 12-12:50pm Register Here 
3 9/14/21 Time Management  12-12:50pm Register Here
4 9/21/21 Study Skills Toolbox  12-12:50pm Register Here
5 9/28/21 Note Taking Strategies  12-12:50pm Register Here
6 10/5/21 Reading Strategies   12-12:50pm Register Here
7 10/12/21 Testing Strategies  12-12:50pm Register Here
8 10/19/21 Time Management  12-12:50pm Register Here
9 10/26/21 Stress Management and Academic Success  12-12:50pm Register Here
10 11/2/21 Study Skills Toolbox 12-12:50pm  Register Here
11 11/9/21 Note Taking Strategies  12-12:50pm Register Here
12 11/16/21 Reading Strategies   12-12:50pm Register Here
13 11/23/21 None - Thanksgiving week NA  NA
14 11/30/21 Preparing for Finals  12-12:50pm Register Here
15 12/7/21 None  NA  NA
16 12/14/21 None - Finals week  NA  NA