Workshops

Academic Skills Workshops

Eligibility: Open to all UHCL students
Registration:

  • UHCL: Walk-ins OK. All attendees register on-site at workshop.
  • UHCL Pearland Campus: Registration required.

Upon request, attendance can be verified for a professor or organization within two (2) business days.

Learn effective academic strategies that can be applied to any class. Workshops are up to 50 minutes with topics that include:

  • Time and Task Management
  • Note Taking
  • Note Taking - Smart Pen Version
  • Academic Reading Strategy
  • Organization
  • Apps and Sites to Excel Academically
  • Test Strategy
  • Public Speaking
  • Reading Strategies
     - Multilingual Speakers Version
  • Succeeding in Online Classes
    (online, self-paced)

1-on-1 Training

Available by request only on weekdays and Sunday afternoons,
face-to-face at the Clear Lake campus or online

In-Class Presentations

Available on request by professor.
Contact: Becca Guler at Guler@uhcl.edu

Fall 2018 Workshop Schedule

Fall 2018 Workshop Description and Dates  (November dates TBA)

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.     

  • Thursday, September 20
    12 - 12:50 p.m., Writing Center Conference Room (SSCB 2105)

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

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

  • Tuesday, October 30
    12 - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3305

Note Taking Strategies







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.

  • Tuesday, September 18
    1 - 1:50 p.m., Writing Center Conference Room (SSCB 2105)

  • Wednesday, October 10
    12 - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3306

Note Taking
- Smart Pen Version


  • Tuesday, October 2
    12 - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3306

  • Thursday, October 4
    12 - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3306

Academic Reading Strategies
- All Students











Read textbooks and articles faster, determine what to read and mark, keep focused and retain information.

  • Tuesday, September 18
    12 - 12:50 p.m., Writing Center Conference Room (SSCB 2105)

  • Thursday, September 20
    1 - 1:50 p.m., Writing Center Conference Room (SSCB 2105)

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

  • Wednesday, October 3
    6 - 6:50 p.m., SSCB 3306

Reading Strategies
 - Multilingual Speakers Version


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

  • Tuesday, October 16
    12 - 12:50, SSCB 3306

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.

  • Tuesday, September 25
    12 - 12:50p.m., SSCB 3308

  • Thursday, October 18
    12 - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3305

  • Wednesday, October 24
    6 - 6:50 p.m., SSCB 3305

Organization












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.

  • Wednesday, September 19
    12 p.m., Writing Center Conference Room (SSCB 2105)

  • Tuesday, October 9
    12 - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3306

  • Wednesday, October 17
    6 - 6:50 p.m., SSCB 3306

Test Strategy

























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

  • Wednesday, October 3
    12 - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3306

  • Wednesday, October 10
    6 - 6:50 p.m., SSCB 3306

  • Thursday, October 11
    12 - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3306

  • Thursday, November 1
    12 - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3304
  • Wednesday, November 7
    12 - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3304

  • Wednesday, November 7
    6 - 6:50 p.m., SSCB 3304

  • Monday, November 12
    3 - 3:50 p.m., Pearland Campus, Room 156
    Registration required by Nov. 11 at 11:59 pm.

  • Wednesday, November 21
    6 - 6:50 p.m., SSCB 3304
Public Speaking




















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

  • Tuesday, October 23
    12 - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3305

  • Wednesday, October 31
    6 - 6:50 p.m., SSCB 3305

  • Monday, November 5
    3 - 3:50 p.m., Pearland Campus, Room 156
    Registration required by Nov. 4 at 11:59 pm.
  • Thursday, November 8
    12 - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3304

  • Wednesday, November 14
    12 - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3304
  • Tuesday, November 20
    12 - 12:50 p.m., SSCB 3304
Succeeding in Online Classes




Online, Self-Paced Workshop
Tips for succeeding in online courses: what to check on the syllabus and Blackboard, how to manage time and keep track of online assignments, when and how to do discussion board posts. This workshop incorporates how-to videos.

Writing Workshops

See Writing Center's Events for November workshops.

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

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.

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