Student Success Workshops

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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.

If you would like to request a presentation or workshop for a UGA class, student organization, or special event, we are delighted to help.

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Upcoming Student Success Workshops:

Preparing for Terry: The ETS Exam

As pre-business students prepare to apply to the Terry College of Business at UGA, our academic coaches provide guidance on taking the ETS Proficiency Profile entrance exam. Students will learn test-taking strategies specific for this exam.

Start Right: Tools for a Successful Semester at UGA

At this workshop students will tour the newly renovated learning center and learn about all the ways in which to appropriately use the DAE’s resources, academic coaching, tutoring, and campus expertise to help ensure you reach your goals at UGA, your academic progression thru major, and overall degree completion.  Students will also receive a free gift from the Division.

In the Know at UGA for Incoming Students

Transitioning to UGA, as an incoming student can feel like an overwhelming process. In this workshop, DAE academic coaches share ten essentials for student success in getting acclimated to the UGA campus.

Note-taking 1.0

The majority of what you are going to learn at UGA will come through listening. This presentation will help you make a conscious effort to listen and learn from lectures by staying actively involved and take (better said: make) good notes.

  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 / 2:00 PM / Miller Learning Center Room #348
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / 1:15 PM / Miller Learning Center Room #153

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.

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 / 12:15 PM / Miller Learning Center Room #350
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018 / 12:30 PM / Miller Learning Center Room #348

Preparing for Mid-term Exams

This workshop provides useful strategies for preparing for mid-term examinations and teaches some practices that support long-term academic success. Students will learn the importance of active learning strategies, such as how to use the office visit with a professor as a valuable element of their preparation for examinations.

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 / 5:00 PM / Miller Learning Center Room #275

Daily Stress Management for Academic Success

Effective, daily relaxation strategies prevent stress from becoming unmanageable, support us in enjoying our lives more fully, and facilitate academic success. In this workshop, you will learn brief, yoga based tools designed to help you address stress early and to remain focused and relaxed.  These strategies include gentle postures, breathing practices, deep relaxation and a mini-meditation.  Participants will receive a deep relaxation download for home use.

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 / 3:30 PM / Miller Learning Center Room #275

Coping Strategies for UGA’s Introverts

If you haven’t heard, college is supposed to be the best four years of your life, largely because you are going to make thousands of friends, and you will get to be around them ALL THE TIME – unless you are a true introvert. The purpose of this workshop is to provide you specific strategies for coping at a large extroverted university, to get the most out of your academic and social environment in your own introverted way, and to provide you a forum for understanding the power of your personality.

  • Monday, March 5, 2018 / 1:15 PM / Miller Learning Center Room #TBD

Withdrawing from a Class? Consider All the Consequences

The spring semester class withdrawal deadline is the Monday after spring break, March 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.

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 4:00 PM / Miller Learning Center Room #275
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 / 3:00 PM / Miller Learning Center Room #153

Note-taking 2.0

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

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018 / 1:15 PM / Miller Learning Center Room #268

Communicating with UGA Faculty

Students will learn how to appropriately engage with UGA faculty before, during, and after class, during office hours and via written communication (email).

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 / 12:30 PM / Miller Learning Center Room #348

Wellness Strategies for Well-Being and Productivity

In recent decades, well-known figures in business, politics, and sports have endorsed mindfulness indicating that this practice supports their success and well-being.  Science has evidenced a plethora of mindfulness approaches that are easily and effectively applied in academic settings.  These mindfulness tools enhance concentration, memory, and wellness.  In this experiential workshop, attendees will be introduced to brief strategies for relaxing the body, focusing the mind, and remaining productive throughout the semester.

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 / 3:30 PM / Miller Learning Center Room #TBD

For more information about Student Success Workshops, please contact Keith Allen at khallen@uga.edu

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