Special MSU-Meridian speaker to examine nine steps to better grades

MERIDIAN, Miss.—For many students, study skills that worked so well in high school no longer seem as effective after entering higher education.

To help area students learn the skills and techniques necessary to become strategic learners, Mississippi State University-Meridian is sponsoring two free Oct. 3 workshops led by Kenneth Sufka, author of “The A Game: Nine Steps to Better Grades” (Nautilus Publishing, 2011).

Taking place at the College Park campus on Mississippi Highway 19 North, the special event is designed primarily for those already enrolled at community college as well as high school seniors.

Sufka’s 3:30 p.m. presentation will be tailored specifically for faculty and professional staff members. During the hour-long program, he will discuss current research techniques and strategies outlined in his book, and the importance of getting students to adopt the methods.

From 5-6:30 p.m., his program for students first will focus on the “deadly habits” many develop. He then will explain the proven strategies and techniques to achieve better grades—and save time.

A University of Iowa doctoral graduate, Sufka is a professor of psychology, pharmacology and philosophy at the University of Mississippi. Widely recognized for behavioral neuroscience and psychopharmacology research, he was Mississippi’s 2014 CASE-Carnegie Professor of the Year. He also has been honored with Ole Miss’ Elise M. Hood University Outstanding Teaching Award.
“It’s going to be a great event and we are really fortunate and excited to host Dr. Sufka on our campus,” said Greg Johnson, the MSU-Meridian philosophy instructor who led organizing the program.

In addition to those on the Lauderdale County campus, Johnson said a special invitation is being issued to students and guidance counselors at area high schools and faculty and others at East Mississippi, East Central and Meridian community colleges.

Dr. Ken Sufka teaches Psychology 201 during winter session. Photo by Nathan Latil/Ole Miss Communications

Dr. Ken Sufka teaches Psychology 201 during winter session. Photo by Nathan Latil/Ole Miss Communications

For more about MSU-Meridian, visit www.meridian.msstate.edu.
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