Success Workshops


Student Success Workshops are offered by the Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) each fall and spring semester and provide a comfortable environment where students can feel free to ask questions and engage with faculty, academic coaches, mentors, and peers.

Workshops are often supported by the Housing Academic Team (HAT). HAT is a collaboration between University Housing, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the DAE.


Student Success Workshops for Fall 2017:


Financial Literacy Workshop: A Discussion on Hedonic Accounting for College Students

Does money buy happiness? Turns out, it all depends on how you spend it. In his interaction discussion on “hedonic accounting,” personal finance professor Dr. Matt J. Goren merges the psychology of happiness with personal finance planning. He demonstrates how spending more on what makes us happy paradoxically reduces overall spending while increasing quality of life. He offers practical advice on how to cut certain expenses, increase income, save more, and ultimately move forward on the “path to financial independence.” This framework is particularly impactful for college students as they transition away from living at home and toward entering the workforce. As Goren demonstrates, setting healthy financial habits now can mean enormous benefits down the line – and fewer things make us happier than never needing more money!

Note-taking 2.0

In this workshop, students will learn more about using your notes to completely master the class material.

Withdrawing from a Class? Consider All the Consequences

The fall semester class withdrawal deadline is Thursday, October 19th, at 11:59 pm.  Although withdrawing from a class may seem like a great option if you are not doing well in a class, the consequences must be considered.  At this workshop students will learn about how withdrawing from a class can impact financial aid, HOPE eligibility, housing, progression thru major, and overall degree completion.

Am I Hearing What You’re Saying? A Real-World Conversational Workshop for ESL Students

This workshop purpose is to provide ESL students with the knowledge, information, and strategies for developing the ability to follow those difficult—“cut and mashed up”—pronunciation of words and phrases that characterize everyday spoken English.

Academic Writing in Graduate School

Academic writing in graduate school usually requires students to make a huge leap beyond the writing they have done as undergraduates, so it can seem like an overwhelming task.  This presentation attempts to demystify the process by outlining some of the factors that influence writing and explaining some of the rhetorical moves that experienced and professional writers make in writing their research papers.  This workshop will be most useful for doctoral students or those planning to pursue a Ph.D. program in future.

Read Between the Lines: Effective Reading and Text Comprehension Strategies

This workshop will help students boost their ability to better comprehend dense materials and the complex information as required for mastery in college. Students will learn to prepare methodically, read with a purpose, navigate confidently, and appropriately manage the pace of various reading assignments and texts.

Keeping HOPE Alive

Rep’s from UGA’s Office of Student Financial Aid will provide answers to your questions so you can understand what is required to maintain the HOPE scholarship.

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 / 4:30 pm / Miller Learning Center Room #207

Enhancing Focus and Wellness through Mindfulness

Mindfulness practices enhance focus and improve academic performance. This workshop will provide strategies and practices that can improve concentration and recall.

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 / 4:00 pm / Miller Learning Center Room #207

Studying in Groups

This workshop will help students learn how to leverage group study strategies as they seek to master the material and prepare for final exams.  Students will learn how to utilize the strengths of others and groups help compensate for individual members’ weaknesses.  Students will also learn the “do’s” and “don’t’s” of how to study in groups.

Time Management in the Space of Preparing for Final Exams

In this workshop, students will learn how to best manage multiple commitments, classes, and responsibilities i.e. time and priorities in preparation for final exams.

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 / 3:00 pm / Miller Learning Center Room #250

Preparing for Finals

In this workshop, students will learn how to best organize and manage their time, efforts, and learning strategies in preparation for all types of tests and final exams (essay, multiple choice, and short answer).

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 / 4:00 pm / Miller Learning Center Room #207

Formula for Success: Acing the CHEM 1211 Final Exam

In this workshop, students will learn best practices, learning, and review strategies to prepare for the final exam in Chemistry 1211.

  • Monday, December 4, 2017 / 5:00 pm / Science Learning Center Room #345
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017 / 5:00 pm / Science Learning Center Room #145


For more information about Student Success Workshops, please contact Keith Allen at



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