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Academic Skills Workshops

Academic Skills and Success 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.  Topics include proofreading, close reading to develop a thesis, as well as English language support.

Fall 2015 Sessions

Sessions begin the week of September 14.  Sign up weekly!

Sessions are designed to be 45 - 60 minutes.


Take Note(s): Strategies for taking notes to help you study smarter

Do your notetaking methods still work for you? Discover new techniques for organizing your thoughts and taking notes -- in class or from your readings. Use your notemaking strategies to save time and study more efficiently!

More Academic Skills Workshops

  • Midterm Study Plan
  • Time Management
  • More Reading Strategies
  • More Study Skills

Express Yourself! Conversation Circles

Increase your fluency in another language!  These sessions supplement your foreign language studies and are designed to help you gain confidence speaking in the language you are studying.  Sign up each week to attend!  Sessions begin the week of September 14.  Sign up weekly below.

Seats are limited so please be considerate and only sign up if you intend to come.

Walk-ins are welcome if seats remain available.

Elementary I and II Levels

Intermediate I and above


Elementary I and II Levels

Intermediate I and above

Writing Series

Writing Series Two - Writing for the Bluebook: Strategies to prepare for the written exam

Many writing-based courses have midterms that require the ability to write responses within the exam time. This workshop provides strategies to help develop strategies to prepare for these exams. Strategies for responding to short answer questions and tips on taking essay and take-home exams will be discussed.

Coming up in November...

Writing Series Three - “I know I have an opinion! How do I write about it?”: Writing the critical response paper
University Learning Center

International Students
English Language and Writing Support

Conversation Circles, one-on-one writing sessions, and weekly study groups for international and other undergraduate students for whom English is a second or other language.

Read more and sign up here!

All workshops are scheduled to last 45 - 60 minutes, and are held in one of our two locations (unless otherwise noted):

  • ARC: Academic Resource Center, 18 Washington Place, Lower Level ULC Study Rooms or Classrooms
  • UHall: University Hall, 110 East 14th Street, in ULC study rooms at the top of the stairs by UHall Commons

Visit the ULC for the Peer Academic Coaches walk-in hours for one-to-one help as well!

ULC Staff Graduating

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.

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