Workshops

Academic Skills Workshops

Learn effective academic strategies that can be applied to any class. Workshop topics include:

  • Time and Task Management
  • Note Taking
  • Academic Reading Strategy
  • Organization
  • Apps and Sites to Excel Academically
  • Test Strategy
  • Public Speaking and Presentation

Eligibility: Open to all UHCL students
Registration: Walk-ins ok, register at workshop.
Attendance can be verified for a professor or organization within 2 working days.

1-on-1 Training: Available by appointment only.
Some evenings 4-7 p.m., and some Sundays 1-6 p.m.

In-Class Presentations: Available on request by professor.
Contact: Becca Guler at Guler@uhcl.edu

Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule

Workshop Description and Dates

Time and Task Management Systems for School/Work/Life Balance



 

Time management, balancing face-to-face or online classes and projects with work and family responsibilities, prioritizing tasks and downsizing if necessary.

  • Wednesday, February 28
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3308

  • Tuesday, March 27
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3305

Note Taking Strategies







 

Faster, more effective note taking strategies for easier and more productive review and test prep.

  • Thursday, February 15
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3308

  • Wednesday, February 21
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3308

  • Wednesday, February 28
    6 - 6:50 p.m., SSCB 3308
Academic Reading Strategy
- All Students









Read textbooks and articles faster, keep focused and retain information.

  • Wednesday, February 14
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3308

  • Wednesday, February 21
    6 - 6:50 p.m., SSCB 3308

  • Thursday, February 22
    6 - 6:50 p.m., SSCB 3308

Academic Reading Strategy - Multilingual Students





How to read faster, understand new words without a dictionary and avoid translating, all while building English reading fluency.

  • Tuesday, February 27
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3308

  • Thursday, March 8
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3305

Apps and Sites to Excel Academically






Apps, browser extensions, group online collaboration and file sharing, finding and citing reliable resources

  • Wednesday, February 28
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3308

  • Tuesday, March 27
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3305

Test Strategy




 

 

Predicting test items from textbook content and class notes, preparing for specific question types, and strategies to use during exams.

  • Tuesday, March 6
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3305

  • Thursday, April 11
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3305

  • Wednesday, April 25
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3305

Organization



 

 

See and try various ways to physically or digitally organize notes, assignments, research articles or other “stuff”. Bring items to organize and we’ll get you started on the spot.

  • Thursday, February 15
    1 - 1:50 p.m., SSCB 3308

  • Thursday, March 1
    noon - 12:50 p.m., 3305
Public Speaking












Logical organization, keeping audience attention, physical stance, slide design, source referencing, and common pitfalls.

  • Wednesday, March 21
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3305

  • Wednesday, March 28
    6 - 1650 pm, SSCB 3305

  • Tuesday, April 10
    noon - 12:50 pm, SSCB 3305
Contact
  • Student Success Center

    Phone: 281-283-2450
    Email: studentsuccesscenter@uhcl.edu
    www.uhcl.edu/studentsuccesscenter

    SSCB 3101
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 239
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Regular office hours:
    Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

    Spring tutoring:
    Jan. 15 - May 10, 2018

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.

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