Student Success Workshops


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

Thanks to the UGA Parents Leadership Council, the Division of Academic Enhancement will be awarding $30 Amazon Gift Cards (while supplies last) to students who attend at least five different workshops and complete workshop evaluations. 

*Please bring your UGA ID to each event to count your attendance.

Upcoming Workshops

Fall 2019

Managing Time, Priorities, and Procrastination

Attend this workshop and begin practicing time-management strategies proven to help organize, manage, and prioritize your academic responsibilities while maintaining adequate margin for the many opportunities to enjoy college life at UGA. 

  • Monday, August 26, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #214
  • Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #348

Strategies for Success in Science Classes

In this workshop, you will learn metacognitive strategies and techniques to gain confidence, ensure you're able to explain / master the content, anticipate questions, and prepare for tests and exams.

  • Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 4:00 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #214
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #250
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #348

Professional Communication at UGA

Students will learn how to appropriately engage with UGA faculty and staff inside and outside the classroom with particular focus on email and office visit etiquette.

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Russell Academic Center Room #124
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 4:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #214

Study Skills and Strategies: Essential for Success in College

Students will be introduced to the most efficient and effective study strategies for academic success in college.  Attend this workshop to learn how to truly review for tests and avoid cramming and all-nighters.

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 4:30 PM, Russell Academic Center Room #124
  • Monday, September 16, 2019 at 3:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #214
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at 4:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #214

Study Away, Global Education Information Session

Attend this session to learn about how the Office of Global Engagement (OGE) prepares you to become a global citizen, equipped to respond to the changes and challenges that affect our local and global communities. The OGE offers academic opportunities in over 60 countries, as well as domestically. Attend this session to learn more.

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #214
  • Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Russell Academic Center Room #124

Read Between the Lines: Effective Reading and Text Comprehension Strategies

This workshop will help you learn and practice college-level reading and learning strategies to better connect with the content and professor, maintain your focus, and manage the heavy reading load required for success in college.

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Russell Academic Center Room #124
  • Monday, September 23, 2019 at 3:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #214

Ace Your Tests and Final Exams 

Attend this test preparation workshop to learn ways to: 1) better predict and prepare for difficult test questions, 2) practice problems under test-like conditions, and 3) get in sync with your professors.

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Russell Academic Center Room #124
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #214
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #214
  • Monday, November 11, 2019, at 4:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #214
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 4:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #214
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #250

Become a Better Note-taker 

Attend this workshop and learn to make a conscious effort to listen, pay attention, and actively organize information from lectures and readings to solidify your understanding and master the course content.

  • Monday, September 30, 2019, at 4:00 PM, Russell Academic Center Room #124

Effective Writing Skills for Success in College   

In this workshop, you will learn the essentials of good sentence construction, the proper formatting expected per discipline, and strategies for avoiding high frequency errors in college writing.

  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 5:00 PM, Russell Academic Center Room #124
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #214

Reliable Sources: Google for Scholars 

Students will learn how to leverage and use Google Scholar as a gateway to academic articles, including journals subscribed to by the UGA Libraries. Students will also learn how to effectively evaluate the validity of information found on the internet.

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Russell Academic Center Room #124
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #250

Managing Motivation

Students will learn the power of using controllable, modifiable, and internal explanations instead of seemingly uncontrollable, permanent and external factors to explain and improve their academic performance.

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 2:30 PM, Russell Academic Center Room #124

Make the Most of Academic Advising Information Session

In this info session, you will learn best practices and ways in which to identify your advisor, and prepare for and make the most of each academic advising appointment.  You will also learn how to use DegreeWorks, the UGA Bulletin, and other tools advisors use to provide the best guidance to their students.

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Russell Academic Center Room #124

Academic Honesty at UGA

Students will learn from UGA’s Office of Academic Honesty about policies and strategies to avoid problems using technologies like Quizlet, CourseHero, Chegg, and GroupMe.

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #348
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Russell Academic Center Room #124

Keep Hope Alive, Financial Aid Information Session

Attend this information session to ask questions and learn more about various types of student financial aid available, what is required to maintain the HOPE scholarship, and how to find your HOPE GPA. 

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Russell Academic Center Room #124
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Miller Learning Center Room #348

Get Pumped Up and Ready to Present

This session will provide tips and tricks to help you prepare for presentations and feel more confident speaking and presenting in front of others in class and elsewhere. 

 

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

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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