The ULC's Learning Series 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.  Workshops are kept small and discuss topics include proofreading, close reading to develop a thesis, study strategies, and more.

All Learning Series workshops are run by Learning Assistants.

See below for a list of the workshops. Sign up weekly!

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Sign-up for an Academic Skills Workshop!

Our Academic Skills Workshops will alternate on Mondays and Tuesdays at 3:30pm throughout the semester. The next week focuses on What to highlight: Reading Strategies. Sign-up for this session and more below!  

Fall 2018 Academic Skills Workshops

Study Strategies 101

Are your study skills a little rusty? Do you know your own style of studying and the best way for you to succeed at NYU? This workshop will touch on various study styles and learning strategies, and will introduce you to an arsenal of tools to use to succeed in your classes and study smarter!

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Class participation & getting to know your professor

Are you having a hard time reaching out to your professor? Not sure about how or what to use office hours for? In this workshop we cover email etiquette, how to use a professor’s office hours, and more! Maintaining a strong line of communication with your professor is a key component to ensuring success. Get some tips and techniques useful for regular class participation as well and build your confidence! 

Note taking: Making sense of the lecture

Taking effective notes requires a unique combinations of skills and practices. This session will review a variety of techniques and approaches to taking neat, organized, and succinct notes in class.

Close Reading: Finding Your Thesis

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.

Study Strategies 101

Are your study skills a little rusty? Do you know your own style of studying and the best way for you to succeed at NYU? This workshop will touch on various study styles and learning strategies, and will introduce you to an arsenal of tools to use to succeed in your classes and study smarter!

Study Planning

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.

Avoiding the all nighter: 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!

What to highlight: Reading Strategies

How is your approach to reading a history book different from reading a novel? How is it different from reading science journals? With hundreds of pages to read for a variety of classes, from literature and philosophy to sociology and science, you need to employ different strategies to be the most effective reader. This session will review a variety of techniques and approaches to reading across the disciplines.

 

The Art of Talking with Your Professor

Are you having a hard time reaching out to your professor? Not sure about how or what to use office hours for? In this workshop we cover email etiquette, how to use a professor’s office hours, and more! Maintaining a strong line of communication with your professor is a key component to ensuring success.

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Learning Assistants

In addition to subject-matter tutoring, the ULC's Learning Assistants 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 LAs are here to help you. They are your peers, and want to pass along the tips they wish they'd had before! Come to our Learning Series Workshops to learn how to become a better student, or visit them one-on-one for specific advice.