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Important COVID-19 Update

In response to the CDC's recommendation for social distancing, all workshops will transition to an online format. Contact the Student Success Center for more information.

For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.

Academic Skills Workshops

  • Open to all UHCL students
  • Available by online video session
  • 1-on-1 workshops by request

Upon request, attendance can be verified for a professor or organization within two business days.

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Going Beyond Surviving to Thriving in Online Courses

Learn effective academic strategies that can be applied to face-to-face or online learning.

Workshop Presentation

Academic Skills Workshops

The Student Success Center will be hosting workshops this semester to give you all the tools you need to succeed! Can't make it in person? That's ok, we will also be live streaming all workshops! Access Live Academic Skills Workshop Presentations Online.

Time and Task Management Systems

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

Download the Time/Task Management Workshop Presentation (PDF)

Academic Reading Strategies

Reading textbooks and journal articles faster, determining what to read and mark, keeping focused and retaining information.

Download the Reading Strategies Workshop Presentation (PDF)

Note Taking

Faster, more effective note taking strategies for easier and more productive review and test prep. Includes using symbols and abbreviations, with a short practice session.

Apps and Sites to Excel Academically

Apps and browser extensions for efficiency, organization, and focus; group project online collaboration and file sharing, finding and citing reliable resources.

Download the Apps & Sites Workshop Presentation (PDF)


See and try various ways to physically or digitally organize notes, assignments, research articles and other "stuff". If you bring items to organize, we'll help you select a strategy and get you started on the spot. We'll provide basic organization supplies to attendees.

Download the Organization Skills Workshop Presentation (PDF)

Test Strategy

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

Public Speaking

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

Communicating with Faculty

Connecting with faculty, commitment to success, accountability, forming healthy relationships, enhancing educational experiences.

Download the Communicating With Your Faculty Presentation (PDF)


  • Student Success Center

    Phone: 281-283-2450

    SSCB 3102
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 239
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Regular Office Hours:
    Mon. - Thurs., 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sun., 1 - 6 p.m.

    Tutoring, Success Coaching:
    Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.