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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.

Spring 2016 Sessions

Sessions begin the week of January 25th. Sign up weekly!

Sessions are designed to be 45 - 60 minutes.


Reading Strategies

Do you approach reading a novel the same way you approach your calculus textbook? What about your Texts & Ideas readings, or poetry? Learn about different techniques for reading with different purposes, and learn how to handle your reading load!  


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!

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2:00 - 3:00pm, ARC LL01
  • Wednesday, February 24, 6:30 - 7:30pm, ARC LL02

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!

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, ARC LL01
  • Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, ARC LL02

More Academic Skills Workshops

  • Creating a Study Plan
  • Writing for the Bluebook
  • Close Reading
  • Presentation 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 February 8th.  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.

Proofreading Clinics

Get some help with looking over your paper! These sessions are meant to help sharpen your own proofreading and editing skills when looking over your writing. Be sure to come before the paper is due to get the most out of these Proofreading Clinics! Sign up weekly below.

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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!

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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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