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The Learning Commons

The Learning Commons is the place for all academic support needs. Whether you need help editing your research paper, searching for a Spanish tutor, improving your study skills or developing English language skills, we're here to help!

The Learning Commons includes the Reading/Writing Center and the Office of Student Success Services. It is on the fourth floor of the Gerber Center.

The Learning Commons includes:

• The Reading/Writing Center for advice on written work and help with course readings

• Tutoring services for help with departmental course content

• Study skills workshops and one-on-one coaching for time management, stress management, test-taking success, and more

• Support for English Language Learners and non-native speakers of English

• Academic accommodations for students with disabilities or learning differences

For non-academic student support resources, please see Student Life.

Learning Commons

Upcoming workshops

Aug. 18

Augie Life 101, Welcome Week 

Stress Busters, 10:45-11:15 a.m., third floor library, presented by Dr. Jake Romaniello.

Interacting With Faculty, 10-10:30 a.m., third floor library, presented by Reading Writing Center tutors.

Drafting Your Augie Reads Essay, 11:30 a.m.-noon, fourth floor Gerber Center computer lab, presented by Reading Writing Center tutors.

Time Management 101, 10:45-11:15 a.m., Gävle Room 3, presented by Yen Dao.

Sept. 13

How To Survive Group Projects, 11 a.m.-noon in Olin 105, co-presented with CORE.

Sept. 16

RWC Sunday night workshop, 7-7:45 p.m., Westerlin Lounge, presented by the Reading Writing Center.

Sept. 27 (Symposium Day)

Civil Discourse Panel and Practice, co-presented with  CORE. Time and location to be announced.

Sept. 30

RWC Sunday night workshop, 7-7:45 p.m., Westerlin Lounge, presented by the Reading Writing Center.

Week 8, TBD

Study Skills Workshops Tutor Leaders

Oct. 14

RWC Sunday night workshop, 7-7:45 p.m., Westerlin Lounge, presented by the Reading Writing Center.

Workshop and coaching topics

The Learning Commons offers many opportunities for students to address various types of concerns through workshops and one-on-one coaching. Here are some examples of topics typically covered in workshops and academic coaching:

• How to Manage Your Busy College Life

• Reducing Test Anxiety With Effective Preparation

• Simple Tips to Manage College Stress

• How to Write a Winning Essay

• How to Survive Group Projects

• New Year's Resolution and Goal Setting

• How to Prioritize During Pledging

• How to Increase Your Optimism

• Social Media and Self Promotion

To make an appointment to discuss any of these topics, or any other study skills topic, contact Yen Dao, director of student success services, or 309-794-8016.