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Our workshops are free to all UB students.

Academic Success offers more than 100 small-group workshops each year.

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SEMESTER JUMPSTART

Test Preparation

Learning and Success

Computer Skills

  • Excel 1: Getting Started

    Required: basic knowledge of Windows environment.

    Get comfortable using Excel. Learn how to navigate the interface, create a simple spreadsheet, and organize information.

    Monday, Sep. 10 | 12:30 - 2 pm
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    Tuesday, Sep. 18 | 3:30 - 5 pm
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    Saturday, Sep. 29 | 10:30 am - 12 pm
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  • Excel 2: Working with Text

    Required: skills covered in Excel 1; see above for details.

    Learn how to work with text in Excel. Create tables to manipulate information for presentation and analysis. Learn to sort information, use basic formulas, and format for print.



    Monday, Sep. 17 | 12:30 - 2 pm
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    Tuesday, Sep. 25 | 3:30 - 5 pm
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    Saturday, Oct. 6 | 10:30 am - 12 pm
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  • Excel 3: Working with Numbers

    Required: skills covered in Excel 2; see above for details

    Learn to work with numbers in Excel. Create multi-step formulas and replicate patterns of information. Create and export charts and graphs to summarize data.

    Monday, Sep. 24 | 12:30 - 2 pm
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    Tuesday, Oct. 2 | 3:30 - 5 pm
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    Saturday, Oct. 13 | 10:30 am - 12 pm
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  • Adobe Creative Cloud Basics

    Refresh your skills with this review of InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Create a logo, edit a photo, and incorporate them into a flyer.

    Saturday, Sep. 8 | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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    Thursday, Sep. 13 | 2 - 5 pm
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  • InDesign 1: Basics

    Learn the basics of InDesign by creating a flyer. Walk away able to set up documents, import graphics, and apply type tools.

    Tuesday, Oct. 9 | 12:30 - 2 pm
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  • InDesign 2: Design with Style

    Get more advanced in InDesign by learning how to set up and manage large text documents. Save time by using character and paragraph styles and master pages.

    Thursday, Oct. 18 | 12:30 - 2 pm
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  • Illustrator Basics

    Get familiar with Illustrator by designing a logo. Learn how to create, edit, and combine shapes, work with color, and apply type tools.

    Thursday, Oct. 11 | 12:30 - 2 pm
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  • Photoshop Design Basics

    Learn the basics behind designing in Photoshop by combining photos, text, and shapes to create designs for print or web.

    Tuesday, Oct. 16 | 12:30 - 2 pm
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  • Photoshop Photography Basics

    Learn the basics of editing in Photoshop by setting color profiles for both print and web and reviewing tools for photo restoration.

    Thursday, Oct. 25 | 12:30 - 2 pm
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Writing and RESEARCH

  • Zotero: Organizing and Citing Research Made Easy

    Before you begin your next major research project, consider using the free citation manager, Zotero. Get started using Zotero to cite, save, organize, and share your sources as you find them.

    Thursday, Nov. 1 | 6 - 7:30 pm
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  • Final Finish: A Long Night of Writing and Research

    It's a UB tradition! Meet with writing consultants, reference librarians, math tutors, or academic coaches. Enjoy free food and giveaways. Stay late and finish your semester strong!

    Wednesday, Nov. 28 | 6 pm - Midnight
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