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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.


Midterm Study Plan

Midterms are upon us! 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 your time managing you!

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! Sessions may be focused on reading strategies for specific fields (reading science textbooks) or types of reading. Some may even do a session on speed-reading!

More Academic Skills Workshops

  • More Study Skills
  • Academic Resources
  • Midterm/Exam Study Plan

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.

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 methods to prepare for these exams. Strategies for responding to short answer questions, and tips on taking essay and take-home exams will be discussed.

  • Tuesday, October 6, 3:00pm
  • Thursday, October 8, 4:00pm

Coming up in November...

Writing Series Three - "I know I have an opinion! How do I write about it?": Writing the critical response paper

This workshop will help prepare students to write a paper critically responding to the content discussed throughout the course of the semester. We’ll provide tips and trick for how to consider the readings, and how to organize thoughts around an argument. Workshop participants should plan to bring in their paper ideas and topics in order to think through thesis statements and arguments for the critique.

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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