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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.


Public Speaking and Presentations

Are you nervous about presenting your paper in class? Are you looking for strategies on how to make your presentation more effective? This interactive session will provide you with tips to help you move past your nervousness, as well as advice on how to refine and deliver your presentation for a more powerful impact. You may even have the opportunity to practice your presentation for feedback! The skills you build will be useful beyond the classroom for interviews, speeches, professional interactions, and more.

Monday, March 4, 12:30pm, ARC LL04
Wednesday, March 6, 3:30pm, ARC LL01


Faster and Smarter Research Walk-In Hours

Join the NYU Libraries and the University Learning Center for free, walk-in services designed to help you research smarter and faster.

Get personalized help on current research projects and term papers, from drafting a research question, to designing intelligent searches, to organizing and creating a bibliography in minutes. Bobst Librarians and ULC Learning Assistants will be on hand to work with you individually and to show you how to streamline your research and utilize the vast resources available to NYU students.

Be sure to come with a current research project and your laptop! Sign up below and drop in anytime between 6:30 - 7:30pm.

Monday, March 4, 6:30 - 7:30pm, ARC LL04
Thursday, March 28, 6:30 - 7:30pm, ARC LL02


Why, When and How to Use Citations

Confused about writing academic papers using primary and secondary sources? Want information about what tools to use to help manage all your information and sources? Need to know how to cite sources and how to properly format them? Although not an expert in APA, MLA, or Chicago Style Systems, our Learning Assistant has learned to properly cite her sources in papers across disciplines and will help you practice and check your own citations and learn about some tools and techniques that will help you write strong papers.

Friday, February 22, 12:45pm, ARC LL05
Friday, March 29, 12:45pm, ARC LL05
Friday, May 3, 12:45pm, ARC LL05


Weekly Workshops


Proofreading Clinics

By using their own writing samples and drafts, students will learn valuable proofreading strategies that will help them identify their own patterns of error in order to avoid them in the future.  In each session, the Learning Assistant will review techniques to help find mistakes, and may focus on one or two common errors and grammar rules while students proofread their own papers.  This practice should help students become more careful writers and help them polish their pieces before submission, alleviating mistakes and the grade reductions that may accompany them.

Students are expected to bring a sample or draft of their own writing.  45 minutes.

Tuesdays, 5:00pm, ULC@UHall
Seat are limited - sign up now!
Walk-ins are welcome if seats are available.


International Students
English Language and Writing Support

Conversation Circles, Writing Reviews, 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!

University Learning Center

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.

2012-2013 Peer Academic Coaches

  • Rima is a senior Psychology major with minors in Chemistry and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies; also pre-med.
  • Gina is a senior Psychology major with a music minor, also recently pre-med.
  • John is a senior Mathematics and Philosophy double major.
  • Christina is a senior BS/BE candidate in our engineering program, majoring in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. Also a Writing Learning Assistant.

 

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