DSC News: Gear-Up preps students for fall semester with free workshops

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Gear-Up preps students for fall semester with free workshops

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 17, 2014) – Students who want to brush up on their math, science and computer skills before the start of fall semester gear up dsc may want to block off some time in coming weeks for a host of free “Gear-Up” workshops being offered by Daytona State’s Learning Commons.

Between Aug. 4 and Sept. 5, the Learning Commons will offer the free workshops on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Sessions run from one to three days in one- to two-hour blocks.

Gear-Up topics range from preparing for success in College Composition (ENC1101) and Algebra (MAT1033 and MAT0028), mastering skills necessary for success in science courses and how to do effective research using college resources. Computer workshops will cover common software basics, as well as how to effectively use online academic resources, including Daytona State’s Falcon Mail and online learning management system, Falcon Online.

Workshops will focus on techniques needed to conquer tricky concepts, as well as skills students will need to know within the first few weeks of classes. In addition, participants will learn tips on how to study efficiently and prepare for tests in a collaborative, engaging, stress-free environment.

Learn more about the times, dates and locations of the Gear-Up workshops or contact (386) 506-3913, ASC@DaytonaState.edu.

NOTE: Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College has responded to the education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 50 years. The college enrolls nearly 28,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including health care, emergency services, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology and more.

Daytona State has repeatedly earned recognition as a leader in higher education. Most recently, the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, featured the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers and, for two years running, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Daytona State among the top 10in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

Laurie White, WhiteLa@DaytonaState.edu, (386) 506-4499
Marketing & Communications, Marketing@DaytonaState.edu, (386) 506-4588

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