Successful Slug Workshops

Successful Slug Workshop Series 

The Successful Slug Workshop Series offers 45-minute workshops to all UCSC students giving them the tools to be successful at UCSC. The topics in the workshop are science-backed best practices for effective, durable learning! What you're taught at the workshops, really works! 

Workshops are led by LSS Professional Staff members who have extensive experience training undergraduate tutors. 


In Fall 2023, there will be 8 topics covered in the workshops. The workshops offer a culturally responsive approach to the science of learning. 
At each workshop, you will be introduced to a topic, engage in active learning, be given resources to begin implementing the same day and have an opportunity to learn more if you are interested. 

You can register to be sent a Google Calendar invite or just drop in. Locations and Zoom links are provided below. Any TBD locations will be updated soon! Students who register will get priority to stay in sessions in case we have a large number of students to attend. 

Workshops are Mondays 10:40-11:25AM in person and Thursdays 12-12:45PM via Zoom. All links and locations are listed below. Any TBD locations will be updated closer to the workshop date.


Descriptions of Successful Slug Workshop Schedule
Fall 2023 Successful Slug Workshop Schedule
Understanding & Using Your Syllabus
Break down, understand, and use
your syllabus as a tool for success

Thu 10/5 12-12:45PM - CANCELLED

Mon 10/9 10:40-11:25AM @ ARC 216

Time Management
Learn three ways you can manage
your time and avoid procrastination/burnout

Thu 10/12 12-12:45PM via Zoom

Mon 11/13 10:40-11:25AM @ BE 391

Goal Setting
Set SMART goals to help you get
organized and on track for success

Mon 10/16 10:40-11:25AM @ ARC 216

Thu 11/2 12-12:45PM via Zoom

Study Skills
Learn Successful Slug habits
and why active learning helps you learn

Thu 10/19 12-12:45PM via Zoom

Mon 11/6 10:40-11:25AM @ BE 391

Note-Taking Strategies
Learn three note-taking methods
and why they work to help you learn

Mon 10/23 10:40-11:25AM @ ARC 216

Thu 11/9 12-12:45PM via Zoom

Productive Struggle
Learn why and how making it hard for yourself actually helps you learn. 

Thu 10/26 12-12:45PM via Zoom

Mon 11/27 10:40-11:25AM @ BE 391

Writing in STEM

Explore how to take your numbers and results and translate them into rich narrative stories that emphasize the importance of your work

Mon 10/30 10:40-11:25AM @ ARC 216

Thu 11/16 12-12:45PM via Zoom

Science of Learning
An introduction to how learning works and its connection to our brain chemistry

Thu 11/30 12-12:45PM