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.

Though not required, registration is now available via MyTutor for upcoming workshops. You may register for a workshop up to 7 days in advance. By registering in advance you will receive an email confirmation and calendar request of the upcoming workshop.

Winter/Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule

  • 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, January 16th 11:00am-12:00pm
    Hill Student Center 318


    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.
    Thursday, January 18th 2:00-3:00pm
    VMASC


    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.
    Monday, January 22nd 2:30-3:30pm
    Hill Student Center, Ballroom A


    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.
    Wednesday, January 24th 5:30-6:30pm
    Hill Student Center 203


    Netiquette

    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.
    Friday, January 26th 11:15am-12:15pm
    VMASC


    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.
    Tuesday, January 30th 5:00-6:00pm
    Hill Student Center 318

     

  • 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.
    Thursday, February 1st 11:00am-12:00pm
    Hill Student Center Ballroom A


    CreditWise: Know Your Worth

    Come to this workshop to gain some insight about credit, how it is built, and why it is important now and for your future. Getting familiar with credit tools and resources will ensure you are “wise” in your decision making as it relates to credit cards, student loans, even buying that new or used car to get you back and forth to class. Credit matters, and is worth your time to learn.
    Monday, February 5th 2:30-3:30pm
    VMASC


    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.
    Wednesday, February 7th 11:15am-12:15pm
    VMASC


    Taming Test Anxiety

    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.
    Tuesday, February 13th 2:00-3:00pm
    Hill Student Center 318


    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.
    Thursday, February 15th 11:00am-12:00pm
    Hill Student Center 318


    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.
    Monday, February 19th 11:15-12:15pm
    Hill Student Center 318


    Metacognition

    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.
    Wednesday, February 21st 2:30-3:30pm
    Hill Student Center 203


    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.
    Friday, February 23rd 3:30pm
    VMASC


    Blazers Bounce Back

    Feel like you’re being bumped against the walls of school, work, and life repeatedly? Come to this workshop to learn how to withstand your next brush with life’s challenges to develop some resiliency skills. It matters not how many times you fall, but rather understanding “HOW” to get back up when it matters most.
    Tuesday, February 27th 11:00am-12:00pm
    Hill Student Center Ballroom A

     

  • 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.
    Thursday, March 1st 2:30-3:30pm
    Hill Student Center 318


    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.
    Tuesday, March 6th 5:30-6:30pm
    VMASC


    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.
    Thursday, March 8th 11:00am-12:00pm
    Hill Student Center 318


    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.
    Tuesday, March 20th 2:00-3:00pm
    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.
    Thursday, March 22nd 11:00-12:00pm
    VMASC


    Blazers Bounce Back

    Feel like you’re being bumped against the walls of school, work, and life repeatedly? Come to this workshop to learn how to withstand your next brush with life’s challenges to develop some resiliency skills. It matters not how many times you fall, but rather understanding “HOW” to get back up when it matters most.
    Monday, March 26th 2:30-3:30pm
    Hill Student Center 318


    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, March 28th 11:15am-12:15pm
    Hill Student Center 203


    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.
    Friday, March 30th 2:00-3:00pm
    Hill Student Center 203

     

  • 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, April 3rd 5:00-6:00pm
    Hill Student Center Ballroom A


    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.
    Thursday, April 5th 2:30-3:30pm
    Hill Student Center Ballroom A


    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!
    Monday, April 9th 5:00-6:00pm
    VMASC

     

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