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Live, and Drop in workshops offered by Madison College Librarians and Tutors.

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Spring 2024

Spring 2024 Workshops

Registration is FREE but REQUIRED for planning purposes.
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HESI Test Prep General Sessions
Presenter: Duane Sowards
Locations Noted in Date

Getting ready to take the HESI admissions exam? Join us for weekly sessions online in Blackboard Collaborate.
You will learn what to expect and be ready for exam day in break-out rooms and all together in a large group by:

  • Reviewing the content that appears on the exam such as biology, human physiology, basic math, nursing vocabulary
  • Learning study strategies such as prioritizing what subjects you most need to focus on, taking timed practice exams, understanding the format of the exam, and using flash cards to study

The benefits of group study include instant feedback, hearing other participants’ questions, and practice, practice, practice, to make you comfortable and ready on exam day.
Audience: Current Students
Monday March 18            Online                   4:30-6:30pm
Thursday March 21         Truax SAC            1:00-3:00pm
Monday March 25           Online                   4:30-6:30pm
Thursday March 28        Truax SAC            1:00-3:00pm

Get Your Citations in Order ​
Presenter: James Castrillo
You’re in the process of writing your paper or you’ve just finished it. Now you need some stellar citations to submit with it. Join us to learn about credible resources to create and check your citations quickly and accurately.
Audience: Current students

Thursday April 4        3:30pm

Is Your Device Honorlock Ready?
Presenter: Erika Linzner
This session will demo the steps required to use the online proctoring application Honorlock. We’ll cover the installation process for the Honorlock browser extension as well as review the verification process to take an online exam.

Audience: prospective and current students, parents.
Wednesday May 1            10:00-10:30am In person at Truax library
Monday May 6                   1:00-1:30pm    Online

Coming Soon

File Storage and Collaboration
Presenter: Jennifer Kasch​
Learn about file storage options available to you as a student at Madison College. We’ll also discuss collaboration options offered through tools like OneDrive and Microsoft Teams. Use the technology available to you to work effectively and efficiently.
Audience: Current students

Working With Online Presentation Tools ​
Presenter: Matthew Coan
This workshop will explain how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to build, record, and post slideshows. Whether you're doing a traditional slideshow or building a video, come join us to learn the basics of this powerful presentation tool.
Audience: Current students

Formatting Microsoft Word for Research Paper Success
Presenter: Mark Luetkehoelter
This workshop will go over some of the most common questions when formatting papers in Microsoft Word, including how to use headers, page numbers, and that all important hanging indent. Don't miss this opportunity to get all your questions answered so your final papers will be picture perfect. 
Audience: Current students