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Study skills workshops and one-on-one coaching

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

  • Time-management
  • Test-taking Strategies
  • Note-taking Strategies 
  • Stress Management
  • Improving Writing Skills
  • Improving Reading Skills
  • Mastering Group Projects
  • Goal-Setting
  • Civil Discourse
  • Social Media 
  • Overview of Learning Commons Services

Various workshop topics are offered throughout the semester. They are typically 45-60 minutes long. Students are encouraged to attend our workshops free of charge; there is no need to RSVP. Our most up-to-date schedule of workshops can be found below.

• Also see Well-Being Labs for spring semester.

Upcoming events

Oct. 4: Procrastination: Because Due Tomorrow Doesn’t Mean Do Tomorrow; 11:20 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. in Olin 205 

Oct. 9 Symposium Day: Civil Discourse Panel and Practice; co-presented with CORE; 1-2:30 p.m. in the Gerber Center Gävle Room

Oct. 27: Reading/Writing Center Sunday Workshop: Pre-Writing; 7-7:45 p.m. in Westerlin Lounge

Nov. 1: Knocking Group Projects out of the Park,11:20 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. in the Gerber Center, Gävle Room 1 

Nov. 17: Reading/Writing Center Sunday Workshop: Revision; 7-7:45 p.m. in Westerlin Lounge

One-on-One Coaching

Students may make an appointment with Yen Dao, Director of Student Success Services, to discuss any of the topics covered in our Learning Commons workshops, or any other study skills topic, free of charge, by emailing These sessions can range between 30-60 minutes depending on the topic and are personalized to the students’ needs. Students may set up a one-time meeting or recurring appointments. 

Learning Commons Services for Faculty and Staff

Let us come to you! Invite us to do classroom visits, attend your departmental or program meetings, and share information with your student groups.

Classroom Visits: Going out of town for a conference? Don’t cancel class! Instead, request a Learning Commons presenter to come for the duration or a portion of the class to talk about the services we provide in the Learning Commons or specific study, reading, or writing skills. Even if you do not need to miss class due to personal or professional reasons, we would love to attend your classes to present on any of those topics.

Departmental/Program Meetings: New and returning faculty may have more specific questions or concerns about the services we provide in the Learning Commons. Invite one of our Learning Commons presenters to your meeting to share information with your faculty members. 

Student Groups: We are also available to provide workshops for student groups who may need leadership, sensitivity, or study skills coaching training.

To invite us to stop by your class, meeting, or event, fill out the form below. Please give us at least a week’s notice to ensure that we can make time to fulfill your request.

Request Form for Learning Commons Presenters