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

Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule

Workshop Description and Dates

Apps and Sites to Excel Academically

 

 

 

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

  • Tuesday, September 26
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3308

  • Tuesday, September 26
    6 - 6:50 p.m., SSCB 2105 (Writing Center Conference Room)

  • Wednesday, October 18
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3304

Note Taking Strategies

 

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

  • Wednesday, October 11
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB3304

Organization

 

 

 

 

Various ways to physically or digitally organize course materials, research articles and other “stuff”.  Bring items you want to organize and we’ll provide supplies to get your started on the spot.

  • Tuesday, October 10
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3308

  • Tuesday, October 10
    6 - 6:50 p.m., SSCB 2105 (Writing Center Conference Room)

  • Tuesday, October 24
    6 - 6:50 p.m., SSCB 2105 (Writing Center Conference Room)

Public Speaking and Presentations

 

 

 

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

  • Wednesday, October 25
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3304

  • Tuesday, October 31
    noon - 12:50 pm, SSCB 3304

  • Tuesday, November 14
    6 - 6:50 pm, SSCB 3304

Reading Strategy

 

 

Read textbooks and articles faster while retaining more information.

  • Wednesday, September 27
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3308

  • Friday, September 29
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3308

Test Strategy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

  • Tuesday, October 2
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3308

  • Wednesday, October 3
    6-6:50 p.m., SSCB 3308

  • Thursday, November 2
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3304

  • Tuesday, November 21
    6 - 6:50 p.m., SSCB 2105 (Writing Center Conference Room)

  • Tuesday, November 28
    6 - 6:50 p.m, SSCB 2105 (Writing Center Conference Room)

Time and Task Management

 

 

Time management, balancing classes and projects with work and family responsibilities, prioritizing and downsizing if necessary.

  • Thursday September 28
    noon - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3308

  • Tuesday, October 17
    6 - 6:50 p.m., SSCB 2105 (Writing Center Conference Room)
Contact
  • Student Success Center

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

    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.

    Fall tutoring:
    Sept. 5 - Dec. 12, 2017

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.

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