Academic success workshops are designed to provide students with an interactive experience that will enhance their academic learning. Workshops are organized by topic and designed to meet the demands of college-level academics. Common topics presented are related to Study Skills, Learning Styles and Strategies, Time Management, etc. All workshops are facilitated by faculty or staff at UAB and are offered throughout the semester.

Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule

  • Taking Note of Your Note Taking

    The note taking skills you need may vary by course, but good basics will give you a solid start to taking notes that are useful to you when you review. Join us for a fun, interactive workshop where you will explore various note taking methods.
    Monday, September 11th 2:30-3:30pm
    Humanities Building, RM 234

    Study Cycle

    Developing good study habits is a key to your success at UAB. Join us as we explore the steps of the study cycle so you start seeing results in your classes. Be the student who studies smarter, not harder.
    Wednesday, September 13th 5:30-6:30pm
    Blazer Hall RLC

    Make Your Mark and Set Your Goals

    What do you want from college? What do you want from life? Come to the goal-setting workshop to learn about turning your dreams and hopes into achievable, measurable SMART goals.
    Tuesday, September 19th 11:00am-12:00pm
    Hill Student Center, Ballroom A


    Once it is on the internet, it lives forever! With social media and technology being the preferred way to share information, it is important to learn how this can be an advantage and/or disadvantage. Come learn how to use proper “netiquette” when using any and every technology platform.
    Thursday, September 21st 5:00-6:00pm
    Humanities Building, RM 431

    Motivation and Prioritization

    Tired? Physically and emotionally drained? Or just plain unmotivated? Come learn ways to identify and reignite your motivation. We will pick through the layers as we identify our individual priorities on this journey to success. Let’s narrow our focus to remember why we do what we do.
    Monday, September 25th 11:15am-12:15pm
    Hill Student Center, RM 203

    Learning How You Learn Best – Learning Styles and MBTI

    Learning how you learn is just as important as the content you are learning in each of your courses. Implementing your own learning style and personality type will be most helpful when the going gets tough and you need to keep afloat.
    Wednesday, September 27th 2:30-3:30pm
    Humanities Building, RM 311


    Do you ever wonder why some people seem to “get it” so quickly? Why are you able to understand some concepts for classes quicker than others? Join us for an interactive presentation and take a moment to think about your thinking… and learn a trick or two that may assist you in being more successful in your classes. I “think” you’ll be glad you did.
    Friday, September 29th 11:15am-12:15pm
    Education Building, RM 146


  • Advising is Teaching: The How and Why of Academic Advising

    As a student, it is important to understand not only “why” services are important, but “how” they can support you. Once you understand where we are coming from, you’ll come by for more than just your RAC or your next semester’s courses. Learn the ways your Academic Advisor can teach you to be a better all-around student.
    Tuesday, October 3rd 2:00-3:00pm
    Hill Student Center 203

    Taming Test Anxiety: Midterm Edition

    Who’s afraid of the big bad test? If you are, let us help ease the fear with a little guidance on how to get over test anxiety and let yourself shine on any exam.
    Thursday, October 5th 11:00am-12:00pm
    Hill Student Center 203

    Demystifying the Core Curriculum

    What is the core curriculum? Why does it exist? How much longer until I can take my major classes? As you are building foundations for your academic success, it is only right that you have a foundation in the courses you are taking as well. In this workshop we will identify and debunk all the myths behind the core curriculum so you have a great base knowledge as you prepare to register for your next round of UAB core classes.
    Monday, October 9th 11:15am-12:15pm
    Hill Student Center Ballroom A

    Stress Management, You Got This!

    Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you often feel like you can’t handle all the pressure between college, home, and work? This workshop will discuss how to manage your daily stress in life.
    Wednesday, October 11th 2:30-3:30pm
    Hill Student Center Ballroom B

    Building Your Academic Plan

    Having an academic plan is always helpful in knowing where your next stop throughout your collegiate career will be. Take ownership in building your academic plan and learn how to successfully use the tools your advisors do along the way. Make the plan. Set the goal. Get it done!
    Tuesday, October 17th 5:00-6:00pm
    Hill Student Center 203

    Professional Communications

    Learning how to effectively communicating with you professors can make all the difference. Attend this session to understand the proper ways to communicate electronically and in person with professors, faculty, and staff.
    Thursday, October 19th 11:00am-12:00pm
    Hill Student Center 203

    Parallel Planning and GPS

    We cannot always anticipate when things do not go the way we originally planned or wanted. When things divert from what you originally had in mind with your courses or your major, a parallel plan can save the day. We will equip you with the knowledge of GPS to create your parallel plan as a backup or as your new focus.
    Monday, October 23rd 2:30-3:30pm
    Humanities Building 311

    Making Your Time Work for You

    The benefits to effectively managing your time can be seen in the classroom, but also in all aspects of our daily life. Come to learn the basics to time management as you begin to reclaim your time and prevent a future of missed opportunities.
    Wednesday, October 25th 5:30-6:30pm
    Blazer Hall RLC

    Self-Perception and Growth Mindset

    Confidence is key. Attend this workshop to learn how your perception of your self is attributed to your academic performance. When you can achieve certain levels of confidence, you will learn of the true academic benefits.
    Friday, October 27th 11:15am-12:15pm
    Education Building 225

    Advising 101: The Basics Recap

    If you missed out on any of the previous four workshops for advising, this is a great opportunity to get caught up. We will explore how advising is teaching, the core curriculum, building an academic plan, and utilizing GPS. This will be a jam packed session, so come ready to work through the intentional and crucial information for building your knowledge of academic advising.
    Tuesday, October 31st 2:00-3:00pm
    Hill Student Center 203


  • iProcrastinate

    Time management is essential when it comes to balancing life, school, family, etc. Attend this workshop to learn how to manage your schedule, your priorities and the demands of your assignments.
    Thursday, November 2nd 11:00am-12:00pm
    Hill Student Center 203

    Taking Note of Your Note Taking: Concentration and Memory

    Concentration and memory go hand and hand when it comes to retaining all of the information in your courses. We will work through techniques to power up your brain and optimize these two skills for you to be the best learner, and student, you can be.
    Monday, November 6th 2:30-3:30pm
    Humanities Building 311

    Resiliency and Stress Management

    If at first you don’t succeed…come to this workshop to conquer the challenges you will encounter as a student inside and outside of the classroom. By developing your resiliency and effectively managing your stress in the process, you will gain the ability to bounce back from adversity.
    Wednesday, November 8th 11:15am-12:15pm
    Hill Student Center 203

    Money Matters

    You may be asking yourself: Where does all the money go? How can I save money? Come to this engaging workshop to learn budget saving tips that make sense for college students.
    Tuesday, November 14th 2:00-3:00pm
    Hill Student Center 203

    Taming Test Anxiety: Finals Edition

    Final exams are always intimidating and stressful. If you are afraid of the beast of exams you have to take, let us help ease the fear with a little guidance on how to get over test anxiety. Do not let your final exams defeat you!
    Thursday, November 16th 5:00-6:00pm
    Blazer Hall RLC

    Study Cycle: Finals Edition

    Join us as we explore the steps of the study cycle so you prepare for finals. Be the student who studies smarter not harder at the most critical point of the semester. You will be able to build on your learned skills to implement success during finals for all semesters to follow.
    Monday, November 27th 2:30-3:30pm
    Hill Student Center Ballroom B

    Learning from Our Failures

    Mistakes and setbacks are inevitable. It is most important that we learn from the mistakes we make, rather than avoiding making them. Come learn how to rise above your past to achieve the future success you want.
    Wednesday, November 29th 5:30-6:30pm
    Humanities Building 311

    Fostering Grit: Getting Through the Thick of It

    Let’s talk about grit…not the ones you eat for breakfast, but the ones that tell us what you’re made of. The final workshop of this four part series will tie it all together as you uncover your motivations to keep you going, especially when it gets tough. We will help you to understand and build up perseverance as you continue work hard toward the end of another semester.
    Tuesday, December 5th 11:00am-12:00pm
    Campbell Hall 396

    Planning Ahead: SMART Goals for the Spring

    It’s never too early to get started planning for the next semester. As the fall comes to a close, be proactive in setting yourself up for success in the spring. Let us be a part of that process to prepare for what’s to come.
    Tuesday, December 5th 5:00-6:00pm
    Humanities Building 309


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