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.
Many writing-based courses have midterms that require the ability to write responses within the exam time. Strategies for responding to short answer questions and tips on taking essay and take-home exams will be discussed.
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.
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!
It's time for class presentations! This workshop will give you a good introduction to public speaking skills and techniques for creating a good presentation. Practice your delivery, get some tips and critiques, and build your confidence!
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.
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.
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.
All workshops are scheduled to last 45 - 60 minutes, and are held in one of our two locations (unless otherwise noted):
Visit the ULC for the Peer Academic Coaches walk-in hours for one-to-one help as well!
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.