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Success Workshops

What are the secrets to succeeding in college? Research shows that successful students all demonstrate similar habits that lead to their success, and in the Academic Success Center, we do not want those habits to be secrets! We have developed a series of workshops addressing the things successful students do to excel in their courses and prepare them for future careers. Join us to learn how you can implement these skills to develop success habits.

Students can sign up for each workshop on Vol Academic Connect (Navigate) by choosing Academic Success Center Coaching > Academic Coaching Workshop > online location. The staff option can be left blank.

If you are a faculty or staff member looking for a printable listing of workshops, click here

Fall 2021 Success Workshops

Link for all workshops: https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/92893947383

Workshop Description: Come meet the Vol Study Center staff! The staff are all undergraduate students who will work with you one- on-one or in small groups to master content and skills for your course. In this session, they will provide tips for succeeding in specific classes, including Chemistry, Math, Psychology, Computer Science, and foreign languages. Learn more about how to access free tutoring and Supplemental Instruction sessions!

Location: Hodges Library Main Floor

Workshop Description: What do the most successful students do? Come learn specific strategies that will enhance your ability to retain information, make connections between ideas, build on prior learning, and test their learning. Create a plan for how you will integrate strategies into your daily and weekly schedule to maximize your learning

Location: Zoom or Hodges 212 (Hybrid)

Workshop Description: While a course syllabus may not be the most exciting part of a class, it can provide you with a lot of information to help you plan your semester and be successful. Staff at the Vol Study Center will talk to you about how to read the syllabus and use it to plan your semester and understand policies specific to your courses. Bring your syllabus with you to the session!.

Location: Zoom or Hodges 212 (Hybrid)

Workshop Description: Are you a transfer student or a student who is returning to college after a break? In this workshop, we will discuss acclimating to the college campus, resources for non-traditional students, and what you can do to make the most of your experience. Workshop in collaboration with the Veteran’s Resource Center & First Year Programs.

Location: Zoom or Hodges 212 (Hybrid)

Workshop Description: Are you taking an online or hybrid course? Do you struggle to focus during lectures? This workshop will dive into strategies that every student can use to personalize learning and apply personal strengths in every class format

Location: Zoom or Hodges 212 (Hybrid)

Workshop Description: The saying goes that time is like money, and when it comes to college, that is true! In this workshop, we will focus on the many strategies people use to manage time so you can find strategies that work best for you. Included are tips for students who may have challenges with focusing and procrastinating! Workshop in collaboration with Student Disability Services.

Location: Zoom or Hodges 212 (Hybrid)

Workshop Description: Note taking is as simple as writing things down, but there are strategies you can use that will help you be more efficient and effective so that you can go on to use your notes for learning, studying, and solving problems. We will include information on tips for taking notes in math and science! Workshop in collaboration with Student Disability Services.

Location: Zoom or Hodges 212 (Hybrid)

Workshop Description:

Four years of college can be daunting to some, but you are here for a reason, so let us break your college goals down to manageable pieces! This workshop will focus on helping you get the most out of each class, semester, and your college career. We will discuss what to do when goal setting does not work for you, and

we will talk about the benefits of setting goals or working toward a purpose by using your unique strengths. The workshop on motivation is a great follow up to this one!

Location: Zoom or Hodges 212 (Hybrid)

Workshop Description: To be resilient is to be able to adapt under challenging conditions. Come learn how to use your past experiences and your strengths to become academically resilient and have a successful semester. We’ll discuss the role of motivation in academic resiliency and help you identify things that are motivating to you and things that can be deter from motivation. Participants will be encouraged to identify aspects of life they have control over and consider things from a new perspective. We will also discuss a variety of academic resources you can utilize at the Academic Success Center to support you in reaching your goals

Location: Zoom or Hodges 212 (Hybrid)

Workshop Description: You may have heard your professors talk about something called office hours. Meeting with faculty can sound intimidating, but office hours are an opportunity to develop as a scholar and a professional! This workshop will cover emailing with your professor, attending office hours, and the importance of developing positive relationships with faculty

Location: Zoom or Hodges 212 (Hybrid)

Workshop Description: Imposter syndrome, or feeling as though you do not belong or are not as qualified as those around you, is a common feeling for high-achieving people and when we compare ourselves to those around us without considering individual experiences and strengths. We will address what imposter syndrome is, the role that culture plays in imposter syndrome, and what you can do to avoid imposter syndrome.

Location: Zoom

Workshop Description: Imposter syndrome, or feeling as though you do not belong or are not as qualified as those around you, is a common feeling for high-achieving people and when we compare ourselves to those around us without considering individual experiences and strengths. We will address what imposter syndrome is, the role that culture plays in imposter syndrome, and what you can do to avoid imposter syndrome

Location: TBD

Workshop Description: Midterms are around the corner, and that can lead to stress. But it does not have to! This session addresses how you can create a study plan that will make midterm prep easier, and we will provide study strategies for optimizing learning. Workshop in collaboration with the Veteran Success Center

Location: Zoom

Workshop Description: Successful students take charge of their learning. This workshop will dive into strategies that every student can use to personalize learning and apply personal strengths to the learning process. We will discuss asking questions, talking to faculty, studying and learning outside of the lecture and textbook, and finding flow and fulfillment in your learning process.

Location: Zoom

Workshop Description: At the Academic Success Center, we talk a lot about time management and study skills, and those are necessary. However, creating time for self-care is also essential. In this workshop, you will look at your schedule to identify blocks of time when you can work on self-care and de-stressing. We will also provide examples of stress management and self-care so that you can identify things that work best for you.

Location: Zoom

Workshop Description: Have you been in a situation where you put a lot of time into something, and it just is not working in the way you have envisioned? When we create effective habits, we can reduce the time we spend on things while maximizing our output. Effective habits can lead us to optimal brain processing—we do not have to think as hard when things become habitual! The facilitators will work with you to identify habits you can develop that work for you and can help you to achieve your goals and/or purpose!

Location: Zoom

Workshop Description: This workshop will ask you to reflect upon your semester. What went well? What could use improvement? What do you want to work toward as you think about spring semester? We will discuss how to use your strengths to begin planning for spring and maximizing your skills to finish the year strong!

Location: Zoom

Workshop Description: Do not wait until Study Day to think about your exams! The most successful students see exams as a marathon and not a sprint, meaning they plan and begin studying weeks before and in smaller chunks of time than students who cram before exams. This workshop will talk about effective study strategies and provide a study calendar than can help you plan for efficient studying. Work smarter, not harder!

Location: Zoom

Workshop Description: Multiple choice, short answer, or essay exam? In this workshop, we will discuss effective strategies for each approach so that you can make good choices in the moment to maximize your approach to taking final exams.

Location: Zoom