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Consultations & Workshops


Academic skill consultations are a great way for students to meet with an Educational Specialist one-on-one to discuss an academic skill they want to refine. These can include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Time Management
  • Note-Taking
  • Goal-Setting
  • Overcoming Challenges & Setbacks
  • Effectively Utilizing Study Groups
  • Improving Reading Strategies
  • Communicating with Professors
  • Succeeding with Tests

Please refer to the details below for information about how to sign up for a one-on-one academic skill consultation. Note: When scheduling your appointment, please include specifics about the skill(s) you wish to discuss in the comment section.


We are pleased to offer workshop opportunities to enhance your academic skill set. These workshops highlight solutions to common challenges such as test-taking skills, note-taking methods, strategies for reading comprehension, developing goals and a mindset for success, and time management.

You must be logged in to your Georgia Southern email account to access the Zoom meeting link.

For workshop descriptions, please click on the drop-down menu below the workshop schedule.

Fall 2023 Workshop Schedule

Monday, August 21, 2023 5:30 p.m.Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals for Success  Zoom Link (Virtual)
Wednesday, August 23, 20231:00 p.m.Strategic Note-Taking: The Cornell MethodHenderson Library, 1302 (Statesboro Campus)
Wednesday, August 23, 20232:00 p.m.Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals for Success Student Success Complex, 1044 (Armstrong Campus)
Wednesday, August 30, 20231:30 p.m.Reading to Comprehend: The Efficient ReaderHenderson Library, 1302 (Statesboro Campus)
Wednesday, August 30, 20232:00 p.m.Take Control of Your Time Student Success Complex, 1044 (Armstrong Campus)
Thursday, August 31, 20234:00 p.m.Take Control of Your TimeZoom Link (Virtual)
Wednesday, September 6, 20231:30 p.m.Fun with Folio Zoom Link (Virtual)
Thursday, September 7, 20233:00 p.m.Reading to Comprehend: The Efficient ReaderZoom Link (Virtual)
Tuesday, September 12, 202312:00 p.m. Study Strategies: Biology Zoom Link (Virtual)
Wednesday, September 13, 202310:00 a.m.Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals for SuccessLiberty Center, 105 (Liberty Campus)
Wednesday, September 13, 20232:00 p.m.Take Control of Your TimeLiberty Center, 106 (Liberty Campus)
Tuesday, September 19, 20234:00 p.m.Researching with Library ServicesZoom Link (Virtual)
Wednesday, September 20, 20231:30 p.m.What’s Your Learning Style?         Henderson Library, 1302 (Statesboro Campus)
Wednesday, September 20, 20234:00 p.m.Creating a Weekly Schedule Using Google CalendarStudent Success Complex, 1044 (Armstrong Campus)
Tuesday, September 26, 20231:00 p.m.Study Strategies: Engineering Zoom Link (Virtual)
Tuesday, September 26, 20232:00 p.m.Study Strategies: HistoryZoom Link (Virtual)
Thursday, September 28, 20234:00 p.m. Citation & Formatting with Library Services Zoom Link (Virtual)
Wednesday, October 4, 20231:00 p.m. Study Strategies: Anatomy and Physiology Zoom Link (Virtual)
Thursday, October 5, 20232:00 p.m.Improving Mindset: Motivation MattersZoom Link (Virtual)
Wednesday, October 11, 202312:00 p.m.Study Strategies: MathematicsZoom Link (Virtual)
Wednesday, October 11, 20231:30 p.m.Take Control of Your Time Henderson Library, 1302 (Statesboro Campus)
Thursday, October 12, 202311:00 a.m.What’s Your Learning Style?Student Success Complex, 1044 (Armstrong Campus)
Tuesday, October 17, 20231:30 p.m.Strategic Note-Taking: The Cornell MethodZoom Link (Virtual)
Thursday, October 19, 2023 4:00 p.m.Communicating with Instructors Zoom Link (Virtual)
Thursday, November 2, 20231:00 p.m.Take Control of Your Time     Zoom Link (Virtual)
Wednesday, November 8, 202312:00 p.m.Managing Stress & Test Anxiety  Zoom Link (Virtual)
Wednesday, November 15, 20232:00 p.m.Conquering Your Finals Student Success Complex, 1044 (Armstrong Campus)
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 4:00 p.m.Conquering Your FinalsHenderson Library, 1302 (Statesboro Campus)
Thursday, November 16, 20235:30 p.mConquering Your Finals Zoom Link (Virtual)
Last updated 8/28/2023 @ 12:30pm

Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals for Success

Identifying what is most important, coming up with a strategy to accomplish, and ultimately staying motivated can be a challenge. In this workshop, students will be able to identify what is important, and create SMART goals to succeed for the semester.

Strategic Note-Taking

Examining the benefits, variations, and relevant applications of the Cornell Method. Students will learn how to utilize the Cornell Method to prepare for multiple assignment types and exams. Join us to add another skill that you can use to achieve success.

Communicating with Professors

Students will be able to identify efficient ways to communicate with instructors and staff in an academic setting. They will also practice creating a professional email by applying written communication strategies learned in this workshop.

What’s Your Learning Style?

Students will complete a learning styles assessment. They will be able to identify their learning style and discover their strengths and weaknesses based on style. They will learn strategies to help improve their reading, studying, and note-taking skills based on their learning style. Please feel free to bring your lunch and an electronic device to follow along (laptop, phone, or tablet). A snack will be provided.

Conquering Your Finals

Students will learn how to create a study schedule for finals. With these skills, the student should be able to be more prepared and relaxed when it comes to preparing for any of their tests or exams.

Creating a Weekly Study Schedule using Google Calendar

Students will need access to their Google Calendar. Students will learn how to schedule meetings, events, and/or tasks. They will also learn how to set reminders to sync to their devices. Please feel free to bring an electronic device to follow along (laptop, phone, or tablet).

Reading to Comprehend

Students will learn how to use active reading strategies to improve comprehension and be more efficient readers. Students can leverage these techniques to improve concentration, better prepare for class, increase their understanding of course material, study more effectively, and create study tools for exams.

Improving Mindset: Motivation Matters

Students will learn about growth and fixed mindset. They will complete a self-reflection activity and discover ways that they can improve their motivation inside the classroom.

Take Control of Your Time

Students explore the reasons why they procrastinate and identify ways that they can accomplish more. They will learn strategies on how to organize their time by using a form of time management system and the best ways to prioritize their time.

Study Skills

Students will learn subject-specific study skills and practical strategies for sustained success in the classroom.

Self-Care: A Work-Life Balance with Taylor Hopkins

Tips & Tricks for Test Anxiety with Dr. Lauren Patterson

Last updated: 5/23/2022