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Academic Skills Workshops

The ULC's Lunchtime Learning Series: Academic Skills Workshops focus on building skills necessary to succeed in college.  Although not always tied to a specific class, the skills you learn with us will help you in a variety of courses throughout your academic career.  Workshops are kept small and discuss topics include proofreading, close reading to develop a thesis, study strategies, and more.

All Lunchtime Learning Series workshops are run by Peer Academic Coaches.

See below for a list of the Lunchtime Learning Series workshops. Sign up weekly!

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All workshops begin at 12:30pm and are held in the Lewent Lounge on the 9th floor of the Silver Center.

Study Strategies

Are your study skills a little rusty? Do you know your own style of studying and the best way for you to succeed at NYU? This workshop will touch on various study styles and learning strategies, and will introduce you to an arsenal of tools to use to succeed in your classes and study smarter! 

Past workshops

Making the Most of Your Spring Break

Use your Spring Break wisely! Spring break can be a time to get ahead in a rigorous class, hone in on skills that need improvement, or reflect on strategies for better time management or organization. This workshop will introduce you to a variety ways to make the most of your Spring Break! Sign up by clicking the link below.

  • Wednesday, March 7th, 12:30 - 1:30pm

Time Management

From classes to clubs, registration to roommates, join the ULC for a discussion on managing your daily college life. Get advice on managing your time instead of time managing you! Sign up by clicking the link below.

  • Wednesday, January 31st, 12:30 - 1:30pm

Class Participation and Presentation Skills

This workshop will give you a good introduction to public speaking skills, useful for both regular class participation as well as for presentations.  Get some tips and techniques, and build your confidence! Sign up by clicking the link below.

  • Wednesday, February 14th, 12:30 - 1:30pm

Close Reading: Finding Your Thesis

Are you stuck on your paper? Having a hard time analyzing literature and developing a thesis?  This workshop is designed for students in literature-based courses who need to practice close reading skills to formally analyze a text. Apply the skills you learn to develop your thesis and write your paper.

Study Planning

Don’t fall into the trap of putting all your energy into one exam at the expense of all your other classes, only to find yourself playing catch-up for another exam! Use your syllabuses wisely, make a plan, and face your exams with confidence.

Time Management

Life at NYU can be an exciting and often challenging experience. From classes to clubs, registration to roommates, managing your daily college life can be an adjustment. Get advice from Peer Academic Coaches (students who have been through it before) on managing your time instead of time managing you!

Reading Strategies

How is your approach to reading a history book different from reading a novel? How is it different from reading science journals? With hundreds of pages to read for a variety of classes, from literature and philosophy to sociology and science, you need to employ different strategies to be the most effective reader. This session will review a variety of techniques and approaches to reading across the disciplines. 

The Art of Talking with Your Professor

Are you having a hard time reaching out to your professor? Not sure about how or what to use office hours for? In this workshop we cover email etiquette, how to use a professor’s office hours, and more! Maintaining a strong line of communication with your professor is a key component to ensuring success.

ULC Staff

Peer Academic Coaches

In addition to subject-matter tutoring, the ULC's Peer Academic Coaches can help you improve your learning skills and techniques. Whether you need assistance managing your time and putting together an appropriate study plan, or would like some tips and advice on note-making or efficient reading, our Coaches are here to help you. Like all of our Learning Assistants, the Coaches are your peers, and want to pass along the tips they wish they'd had before! Come to our Academic Skills Workshops to learn how to become a better student, or visit them one-on-one for specific advice.