Academic Skills Workshops
The ULC's Academic Skills 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.
ASW times will vary from week to week. Find our Spring 2021 schedule below:
STUDY SMART PANEL: Final exam prep | Sign-up here - Tuesday, April 27th, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Life at NYU can be an exciting and often challenging experience, and no experience seems quite as challenging as the prospect of studying for final exams. From study strategies to tips on planning your study time efficiently, get advice from Peer Academic Coaches (students who have been through it before) on how to best prepare for your final exams!
"Study Smart Series"
We all want to succeed in life. We have countless ideas about what it means to be happy and successful college student. But sometimes we just need skills and tools to help us get there. That's where this workshop series comes in. We will provide practical strategies and skills for tapping into and nurturing your own happiness, including several research-based activities that foster social and emotional wellbeing and promote an opportunity for growth.
MCAT Resources Workshop:
Are you planning to take the MCAT soon? Not sure where to begin or what resources to implement in your studying? Come get started at the MCAT Resources Workshop, hosted by the University Learning Center. Our Learning Assistants will go through the general format of the exam and discuss the various resources you can use to design a unique study plan that works best for you.
ULC Student Panel: "Study Smart"
Students from the University Learning Center will share time management tips and study strategies to help you succeed in your courses this fall. Submit your questions early or engage in a Q&A during the session. Register for one of these sessions by clicking the link below!
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.
Class Participation & Office Hours
Are you having a hard time speaking up in class or reaching out to your professor? Not sure about how or why to use office hours? 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!
How We Learn: Reassessing our study strategies
Did your first quiz, exam, or paper not go as well as you thought it would? It may be time to take another look at your study habits and reconsider your approach. Get a quick rundown of study strategies based on the science of learning.
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.
You got your grades back, now what?
Have you received a grade that you're unhappy with? What is it that you need to change about your study habits? Did you find yourself overwhelmed and unable to manage your time? This workshop will help you develop updated study tips and strategies based on the grades you received and the assessment of your strengths and weaknesses in each subject.
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!
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.
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!
Study Smart: Making the most of your academic resources
As an NYU student, you have access to many resources, including the University Learning Center. Learn how to make the most of the services offered by the ULC. What can you gain by attending LGs? What happens during Bits? Are the Academic Skills Workshops useful? Spend time with our Learning Assistants and learn how to Study Smart!
Study Planning - preparing for exams
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.
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.
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 Afternoon Learning Series to learn how to become a better student, or visit them one-on-one for specific advice.