Workshops | Academic Success Coaching
There are two types of workshops for undergraduate students:
- The Expert Learner Series: Students, scroll down to see our workshop schedule.
- Workshops by request: Click here to fill out a workshop request form or scroll down for more information.
Are you a student interested in meeting with a coach one-on-one? Click here to fill out the Academic Success Coaching interest form.
2021 Roadrunner Days Workshop
Don't Be a Mess, Avoid the Stress!
Time Management Tips with the TRC
Thursday, January 21st, 2:00-3:00pm
Learn time management tips from students like you!
Academic Peer Coaches will share how to plan out the semester, create a routine, and find time to use campus resources.
Join us at https://bit.ly/DontBeAMess (Be sure to enter capitalization exactly as it appears!)
Attend and be entered for a chance to win a Study Supplies Bag
RSVP on RowdyLink at https://rowdylink.utsa.edu/event/6639227
Expert Learner Series
Spring 2021 Expert Learner "How To" Series: Get It Done in 2021!
Nervous about online courses? Join us for 30-minute virtual workshops to enhance your online learning skills.
Workshops are held on Wednesdays, 3:00 to 3:30pm on Zoom. Attend any or all of the workshops in the series.
Registration (encouraged but not required):
Click here to register for the Expert Learner "How To" series.
- February 3rd: Plan Your Semester
- Learn tips to manage your time and keep up with due dates.
- Join at https://bit.ly/PlanYourSemester
- February 17th: Cope with Covid-19 & Current Events
- Counseling Services shares how to manage stressors and still succeed as a student.
- Join at https://bit.ly/covidandcurrentevents
- March 3rd: Make the Most of Your Faculty's Office Hour
- Get tips on how to approach your faculty to get the help you need.
- Join aht https://bit.ly/UseOfficeHour
- March 24th: Plan Your Writing Process
- Stop procrastinating and learn how The Writing Center can help.
- Join at https://bit.ly/PlanYourWP
- April 7th: Get Motivated
- Understand why you feel unmotivated and what you can do about it!
- Join at https://bit.ly/FeelMotivated
- April 21st: Study for Exams
- Create a finals plan that will help you feel prepared.
- Join at https://bit.ly/studyforfinals
Can’t make it to a workshop? Call the TRC or fill out the form to schedule a one-on-one appointment with an Academic Success Coach! For accommodations to participate fully in the workshop, please email us at Academic.Coach@utsa.edu.
We have several pre-recorded workshops on our YouTube channel.
Workshop: How to Create Online Study Groups
Wednesday, October 7th, 3:00-3:30pm on Blackboard Collaborate
Workshop: How to Overcome Self-Doubt
Wednesday, October 21st, 3:00-3:30pm on Blackboard Collaborate
Workshop: How to Stay Motivated
Wednesday, November 4th, 3:00-3:30pm on Blackboard Collaborate
Workshop: How to Prepare for Exams
Wednesday, November 18th, 3:00-3:30pm on Blackboard Collaborate
Workshop Upon Request
We offer synchronous and asynchronous workshops online only for the Fall 2020 semester. If you are teaching a class or leading a program or organization, we can schedule our staff to present an online workshop to your undergraduate course or group, or we can pre-record a workshop for your class or group. Workshops-by-request typically last 45 to 50 minutes, but can often be pared down to a specific timeframe. Academic Success Coaching service presentations can be conducted in as few as 10 minutes. Please note: for synchronous workshops, the professor or their designee is required to be present during the entire presentation or workshop.
Click here to fill out a workshop request form.
In this workshop, students will learn to evaluate the use of their time, discuss the importance of planning, prioritizing, and avoiding procrastination, and explore different tools for managing their time effectively.
General Study Skills
college success before, during, and after class. Students will leave with a knowledge of different strategies for effective note taking and proactive textbook reading.
In this interactive workshop, students will explore how effective note taking can aid them in the learning process. Students will understand the reasons for taking notes, how to take effective notes, and discover methods for organizing their notes to create their own study guide.
Proactive Textbook Reading
In this interactive workshop, students will discover the importance of being actively involved in the reading process. Students will learn how to annotate readings, highlight effectively, and summarize readings in their own words.
Effective Examination Preparation
In this workshop, students will learn how to prepare for exams well in advance, as well as techniques for reducing stress associated with exams. In particular, students will learn how to generate questions from course materials, apply appropriate techniques for studying, and apply specific strategies for taking different types of exams.
This workshop examines the elements of effective communication, the communication cycle, and tips for communicating effectively. Additionally, students will demonstrate an understanding of how to communicate professionally with their professors and peers via email.
Presentation SkillsThis workshop provides information on how to prepare for a presentation, including how to handle common challenges. Students will be able to identify best practices for presenting their work, including audiovisual mediums. This workshop can be tailored for presentations utilizing mediums such as PowerPoint, Prezi, or posters.
Reading Scholarly ArticlesThis workshop provides a brief overview of reading scholarly literature and ways to avoid getting lost in the details of the article. Students will learn what annotated bibliographies are, how to annotate sources as they read, and how to organize multiple sources. This workshop is designed to help students dissect information from scholarly articles to smoothly transition into writing a literature review.
General Research ProcessesIn this workshop, students will gain a basic understanding of what a research paper is and how to execute one successfully from start to finish. Students will learn what should be included in the introduction, literature review, methodology, analysis, and concluding sections of the research.
General Writing ProcessesIn this workshop, students will develop a basic understanding of the phases of the writing process, including the pre-writing, drafting, revision, and editing phases. Students will also learn how to develop a research question, tailor their writing to a particular assignment, organize and plan to meet deadlines, as well as different methods for overcoming writing blocks.
Writing a Literature Review
Student Feedback About Workshops
"The speaker was great and very helpful!"
"I have learned about presenting a lot but this workshop actually taught me some new things that I haven’t been told before."
"This was an excellent presentation! I was honestly not that excited to come to class today knowing there would be a guest presenter, but [she] was engaging, intelligent, and really taught me so much about what I already thought I knew. Great job!"
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"Effective presentation that allowed to calm nerves about the upcoming assignment in class."
"I love the way these topics are presented. Also love the encouragement & help the speakers provide."