Workshops & Seminars

Spring 2023 Smart Start Seminars

The CAS’s free Smart Start Seminar series will provide you with successful study tools to help you get a smart start to your new semester. In-person and online options are available.


  • Transitioning to College
  • Time Management
  • Success in Multiple Class Formats
  • Reading and Questioning Texts
  • Taking Effective Notes
  • Memory
  • Test-Taking Skills
  • Staying Motivated

Dates, times and locations

All seminars cover the same topics. Register for the day and time that works best for you.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17, 11-11:50 a.m. Sangamon Hall 0102 (lower level of the Library)

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17, 6-6:50 p.m. Online (Microsoft Teams)

  • Wednesday, Jan. 18, 12-12:50 p.m. Sangamon Hall 0102 (lower level of the Library)

  • Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6-6:50 p.m. Online (Microsoft Teams)

Note: A stable internet connection, webcam and microphone are required to participate in online seminars. Prior to the seminar, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the meeting room.


    Students can register online or by calling the Center for Academic Success at 217-786-2396. Registration closes Sunday, Jan. 15 at 11:30 p.m.