Learning Commons
Academic Success Workshops

Building the skills required for success in college does not happen overnight. Getting to know yourself as a learner is the first step towards achieving success. Academic Success Workshops provide you with self-assessments as well as practical tools and techniques you can use in your coursework.

We offer a variety of workshops you can request for friends, classmates, student organizations or yourself. Complete an Academic Success Workshop Request Form and return it to the Academic Resources Desk (in the Learning Commons). We will customize a workshop based on your needs and schedule.

Undergraduate Students

Time Management
Assessing your priorities, mapping out your schedule, establishing fixed and flexible study time, breaking down assignments, addressing procrastination and perfectionism.

Test Preparation
Identifying how you currently study for exams, investigating your learning style, creating personalized study tools, modifying how you study for different subjects, establishing a study plan.

Test Taking
Managing your time while testing, taking multiple choice vs. written exams, reflecting after a test, knowing when to change your study habits.

Learning Connections Inventory (LCI)
Investigating how your brain filters and processes information (taking an assessment and learning related techniques for rethinking how you study).

College-Level Reading
Incorporating active reading techniques, adapting to different types of reading materials, managing your reading load.

Learning Communities
Establishing ground rules for forming a study group or team; reviewing Tuckman Model (forming, storming, norming, performing), teambuilding activity for students (please note: for graduate students only).

ALEKS Warmup
Enrolled in Math 101 and need some help with ALEKS? Math 101 Coaches facilitate an intro session about ALEKS at the start of each semester. Watch your email for details about the date, time, and location.

Test Anxiety
Stressed out while taking tests? Dr. Peggy Kasimatis leads a workshop series each semester with tips and strategies for managing test anxiety while studying for and taking exams.

Workshop Request Form for Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

The Learning Commons has an academic strategist available who focuses on moving graduate students from surface-level to deeper learning. The strategist partners with students to discover study strategies more appropriate for their coursework. Graduate students are invited to complete an Academic Success Workshop request form in order to learn more about how metacognition shapes their time management and approach to their coursework. Workshops are available for students 1-on-1 or in groups.

Workshop Request Form for Graduate Students

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