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Workshops offered for non-traditional students

New Mexico State University's Center for Learning Assistance (CLA) is offering Project Success, a series of workshops for non-traditional and returning students, from Feb. 18 to April 24.

l of Project Success is to help students successfully transition to the university environment.

Approximately 30 percent of undergraduate students at New Mexico State are non-traditional students, said Terry Cook, associate director of CLA.

Cook defines non-traditional students as students who have finished raising their families and want to start working toward or finish their degree, want to better their career opportunities or simply want to learn more about subjects that interest them.

"These workshops have helped non-traditional and returning students to form a support group and provide strategies to deal with the normal anxiety of entering college and competing in the classroom with traditional-aged students," Cook said.

Project Success dates and workshop topics are:

--Tuesday, Feb. 18, "Motivation and Goal-Setting."

--Thursday, March 6, "Listening and Note-Taking."

--Tuesday, March 18, "Test Preparation."

--Tuesday, April 8, "Concentration and Memory."

--Thursday, April 24, "Textbook Reading."

All workshops will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Hardman Hall Room 202. They are free and open to the public. For more information contact CLA at (505) 646-3136