The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) offers workshops on topics that are critical to academic success. The program is designed to provide students with an interactive opportunity to learn about and develop the academic skills and personal attributes needed to be successful at the college level. See the schedule below for specific topics. All workshops are free! Students should plan to arrive early and get started on time.
ACE instructors are also available to present workshops to student groups and organizations on campus outside of normal working hours. Workshops must be requested at least two weeks in advance, and scheduling is contingent upon staff availability. To request a presentation, please fill out our survey and an ACE representative will contact you to complete your request.
NOTE: ACE will not be providing live workshops for Spring 2021. Workshop videos and content will be uploaded for student use. Please check back later as we are still in the process of creating this content.
**Due to COVID-19, all workshops will be offered via Zoom**
- This workshop helps students connect their academic accounts (FSU email/Outlook, Canvas, etc.) to their phones so that assignment deadlines, advising appointments, and messages are at their fingertips. We will also discuss how to set up push notifications/reminders and task lists in a way that will help students effectively manage their time. Last, this workshop will briefly discuss apps that may help students better navigate their university experience.
- September 3rd, 4-5pm. To register click here
- September 29th, 4-5pm. To register click here
- This workshop helps students organize their time so they can get things done with less stress. They will leave this workshop with tools that help them set goals, avoid procrastination, and commit to a time management routine.
- September 15th, 4-5pm. To register click here
- October 20th, 4-5pm. To register click here
- This workshop outlines the benefits of note making as well as various methods to make the note making process a little easier and more efficient, including how to be prepared to take notes and actively participate in class. Strategies for textbook note taking will also be covered.
- September 9th, 4-5pm. To register click here
- October 27th, 4-5pm. To register click here
- This introduction to the GRE offers a brief overview of the exam and tips on how to study, as well as information about other more in-depth test preparation opportunities.
- September 10th, 4-5pm. To register click here
- October 14th, 4-5pm. To register click here
- November 3rd, 4-5pm. To register click here
- Writer's block getting you down? Do you have a new assignment and don't know where to start? No idea what to write about? Come to our workshop for advice on picking a topic, getting organized, finding resources, and starting your paper off right!
- September 17th, 4-5pm. To register click here
- Do you need to submit a personal statement for a graduate school application or a scholarship? Are you trying to decide what you should write about or even where to start? Come to this informative workshop and learn all you need to know about writing an exceptional personal statement!
- November 5th, 4-5pm. To register click here
- When do I use a citation? Do I use MLA, APA, or Chicago Manual? What are MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual!? Get the basics of using citations in your papers not only to avoid academic dishonesty and a bad grade, but to improve your writing.
- October 15th, 4-5pm. To register click here
- You got your assignment back with the professor's comments all over it--now what? This workshop teaches you to turn negative feedback into a positive learning experience. Improve your writing and your study habits through constructive critique.
- October 29th, 4-5pm. To register click here
Other workshops available on campus
Career Center. The Career Center offers workshops to help you match majors with jobs, find internships, build your resume, research and communicate with potential employers, prepare for job interviews, negotiate a salary, and many strategies for finding employment after college.
RENEW workshops. At the Student Counseling Center, current FSU students offer one-on-one sessions on Time Management, Stress Management, and Study Skills.
Professional Development Series for Graduate students. The Graduate School holds workshops in preparing electronic theses and dissertations, applying for grants and other funding, interviewing for an academic position, and publishing.
Transfer Student Services offers a series of workshops in technology, study skills, balancing workload, and self-care to support transfer students in becoming more accustomed to the FSU experience. Looking to meet other transfer students? Transfer Roundtable meets monthly to network and discuss topics relevant to the transfer experience and Study Sundays give transfer students an opportunity to meet study partners or get one-on-one assistance with developing a study plan. Click here for a schedule of events.