7 episodes

Host Linda Hatfield is an Education Support Specialist at Muskingum University. She teaches "Keys to Academic Success," a class to help students dig into skills, tools, and strategies to help them focus on academics and find success in college. Linda has a master's degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh and has been an educator for over 25 years.

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Host Linda Hatfield is an Education Support Specialist at Muskingum University. She teaches "Keys to Academic Success," a class to help students dig into skills, tools, and strategies to help them focus on academics and find success in college. Linda has a master's degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh and has been an educator for over 25 years.

    Meeting the Leaders of the Line

    Meeting the Leaders of the Line

    Host Linda Hatfield is joined by three members of the Leaders of the Line, a new program on Muskingum’s campus. The Leaders of the Line program is overseen by Malek Stewart, Associate Director of Cultural Engagement & Inclusion. This episode features Malek, as well as a mentor and mentee of the program, and a guest speaker who doubles as a Muskingum alumnus. Collectively the four of them share with Linda the purpose of the program, and how it has and can continue to benefit the men of color on campus.
    This podcast was produced by the MEDIA 495 Senior Seminar course at Muskingum University by Seth Roseberry and Kailyn Shalosky.
    This episode of Linda’s Keys to Academic Success is sponsored by Wally’s Pizza.
     
    Linda's 13 Keys to Academic Success1-Purpose drives motivation. Why are you here at Muskingum University?
    2-Go to class! Active learning in your classes.
    3-Knowing about and utilizing campus resources.
    4-Critique your study skills. What skills or strategies do you need to learn to do better?
    5-Using study groups and effective preparation for tests.
    6-Establish good time management skills.
    7-Self-assessment and communication with professors.
    8-Improve your critical thinking skills.
    9-Write to your best ability. Get help from the Writing Center!
    10-Communicate and work with your academic advisor, especially when planning classes for next semester.
    11-Wisely using instructor feedback and criticism.
    12-Utilizing the library and librarians.
    13-Evaluate the end of the semester. What did I learn about myself?
    Host Linda Hatfield is an Education Support Specialist at Muskingum University. She teaches "Keys to Academic Success," a class to help students dig into skills, tools, and strategies to help them focus on academics and find success in college. Linda has a master's degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh and has been an educator for over 25 years.

    • 28 min
    Prioritizing Mental Health

    Prioritizing Mental Health

    Linda Hatfield focuses on how Muskingum University prioritizes mental health of students. Linda is joined by Leah Shirer, a counselor at Muskingum. The two discuss the various campus resources available to students, answer student submitted questions, and go through the process of setting up a counseling appointment. Leah explains going to counseling is not only for people who feel overwhelmed, and can be beneficial to everyone. Counseling Services is located in Montgomery Hall on Muskingum’s campus.
    This episode of Linda’s Keys to Academic success was recorded on March 17 at 3 p.m. in WMCO studios.
    This podcast was produced by the MEDIA 495 Senior Seminar course at Muskingum University by Seth Roseberry and Kailyn Shalosky.
    This episode of Linda’s Keys to Academic Success is sponsored by Wally’s Pizza and Chapman’s Coffee House.
    Linda's 13 Keys to Academic Success1-Purpose drives motivation. Why are you here at Muskingum University?
    2-Go to class! Active learning in your classes.
    3-Knowing about and utilizing campus resources.
    4-Critique your study skills. What skills or strategies do you need to learn to do better?
    5-Using study groups and effective preparation for tests.
    6-Establish good time management skills.
    7-Self-assessment and communication with professors.
    8-Improve your critical thinking skills.
    9-Write to your best ability. Get help from the Writing Center!
    10-Communicate and work with your academic advisor, especially when planning classes for next semester.
    11-Wisely using instructor feedback and criticism.
    12-Utilizing the library and librarians.
    13-Evaluate the end of the semester. What did I learn about myself?
    Host Linda Hatfield is an Education Support Specialist at Muskingum University. She teaches "Keys to Academic Success," a class to help students dig into skills, tools, and strategies to help them focus on academics and find success in college. Linda has a master's degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh and has been an educator for over 25 years.

    • 33 min
    Finding Balance Between Sports and Studies

    Finding Balance Between Sports and Studies

    Linda Hatfield is joined by four Muskingum University student athletes, Kaylee Anstaett, Hunter Foley, Jill Laposky, and Toleo Malone. These students share how they found their balance between their sports and their studies, and what resources have helped them. Jill and Toleo both talk about how having conversation with coaches is where the balance begins. Kaylee discusses putting academics first and utilizing Muskingum's Study Center. Hunter explains how he utilizes a written planner as well as a digital planner. All students vary in age, and were recommended by coaches to represent Muskingum student athletes who have found the ideal balance. 
     
    This episode of Linda’s Keys to Academic Success is sponsored by Wally’s Pizza and Chapman's Coffee House.
     
    This podcast was produced by the MEDIA 495 Senior Seminar course at WMCO's Studios at Muskingum University by Seth Roseberry and Kailyn Shalosky.
     
    Linda's 13 Keys to Academic Success
    1-Purpose drives motivation. Why are you here at Muskingum University?
    2-Go to class! Active learning in your classes.
    3-Knowing about and utilizing campus resources.
    4-Critique your study skills. What skills or strategies do you need to learn to do better?
    5-Using study groups and effective preparation for tests.
    6-Establish good time management skills.
    7-Self-assessment and communication with professors.
    8-Improve your critical thinking skills.
    9-Write to your best ability. Get help from the Writing Center!
    10-Communicate and work with your academic advisor, especially when planning classes for next semester.
    11-Wisely using instructor feedback and criticism.
    12-Utilizing the library and librarians.
    13-Evaluate the end of the semester. What did I learn about myself?
     
    Host Linda Hatfield is an Education Support Specialist at Muskingum University. She teaches "Keys to Academic Success," a class to help students dig into skills, tools, and strategies to help them focus on academics and find success in college. Linda has a master's degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh and has been an educator for over 25 years.
     

    • 27 min
    Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

    Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

    Linda Hatfield is joined by three Muskingum University seniors, Paige Stringfellow, Paul Lambo, and Sydni Trudo. Students talk with Linda about how they came to terms with pushing themselves outside of their comfort zones and how to utilize campus resources. Paige discusses how she built relationships with professors by utilizing their office hours and how that is not viewed as a sign of weakness. Paul explains how he uses his learning disability and Muskingum’s PLUS Program as an icebreaker with faculty and staff. Sydni talks about how she makes sure she is putting herself in uncomfortable situations to better herself as a student. All three students will be graduating in May 2023.

    This episode of Linda’s Keys to Academic Success is sponsored by Wally’s Pizza.
    This podcast was produced by the MEDIA 495 Senior Seminar course at WMCO's Studios at Muskingum University by Seth Roseberry and Kailyn Shalosky.

    Linda's 13 Keys to Academic Success
    1-Purpose drives motivation. Why are you here at Muskingum University?
    2-Go to class! Active learning in your classes.
    3-Knowing about and utilizing campus resources.
    4-Critique your study skills. What skills or strategies do you need to learn to do better?
    5-Using study groups and effective preparation for tests.
    6-Establish good time management skills.
    7-Self-assessment and communication with professors.
    8-Improve your critical thinking skills.
    9-Write to your best ability. Get help from the Writing Center!
    10-Communicate and work with your academic advisor, especially when planning classes for next semester.
    11-Wisely using instructor feedback and criticism.
    12-Utilizing the library and librarians.
    13-Evaluate the end of the semester. What did I learn about myself?

    Host Linda Hatfield is an Education Support Specialist at Muskingum University. She teaches "Keys to Academic Success," a class to help students dig into skills, tools, and strategies to help them focus on academics and find success in college. Linda has a master's degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh and has been an educator for over 25 years.

    • 32 min
    Taylor Woda

    Taylor Woda

    Linda Hatfield is joined by Taylor Woda in this episode. Taylor came into college with dreams of becoming a nurse but wasn’t accepted in Muskingum University’s Nursing program. She refused to give up and came to Linda for help. After critiquing her study skills, using campus resources, and evaluating herself, Taylor was able to get in the nursing program. Her passion for nursing drove her to persevere and she is now on track to graduate in May 2025.

    • 13 min
    ReAnne Brooks

    ReAnne Brooks

    Linda is joined by ReAnne Brooks for episode two of “Linda’s Keys to Academic Success.” ReAnne tells her story of a convoluted view of college, valuing social life over academia. Due to her grades and her lifestyle, ReAnne decided to make a change with Linda’s help.

    For ReAnne, critiquing herself, reevaluating the choices that negatively affected her grades, and speaking to advisors allowed for a better, purposeful, switch in drive for being at Muskingum and continued learning. Now ReAnne is on track to graduate in December 2022.

    • 13 min

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