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UH Maui College Airing TV Series on Honing Success Skills

March 13, 2015, 9:11 AM HST
* Updated March 13, 9:13 AM
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WiTTS Project Director Anne Ku. Courtesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

Stressed? Distracted? The University of Hawaiʻi Maui College’s MCTV channel is airing a new TV series to help both students and professionals refine their focus and achievement skills to stay on track and succeed.

The first episode, “Why College?,” will address short-term versus long-term goals. It will air on Saturday, March 14. Two UHMC graduates will discuss how goal setting and self-awareness strategies worked in their favor.

The show is part of the “What it Takes to Succeed” (WiTTS) project, which seeks to integrate learning and study skills in a single curriculum.

“When I talk to college graduates and people who have succeeded in their jobs and relationships, I notice a consistent, core set of skills that echo throughout their stories: mastery of time management; goal setting; self-regulation,” said WiTTS Project Director Anne Ku. “These skills are essential to get us through whatever stage of life we’re in.”

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Each of the 30-minute episodes of WiTTS TV will help viewers develop these skills with expert advice. Topics will include concentration and focus, stress and crisis management, and addressing math fears.

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Ku is working with UHMC staff in involve colleagues in the program through luncheon workshops.

Jason Schwartz, who returned to school after 42 years, has been attending the weekly sessions.

“Studying has become a science,” said Schwartz. “These free workshops prepare me for the road ahead. I’ve learned how the brain works, how to take notes so that you don’t have to look at the textbook again… and how to study.”

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WiTTS TV is airing on Oceanic Time Warner channels 354 and 27.55 at 5, 5:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays starting on Saturday, March 14. The 10-episode series will run every weekend until further notice and can also be viewed online via the MCTV webpage.

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