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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

Learning Commons

Upcoming workshops

Fall term

Reading/Writing Center Sunday night workshops, Sept. 24 and Oct. 8; 7-7:45 p.m., Andreen basement

Effective Time Management Techniques to Reduce Stress, Sept. 19; 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Gerber Center, Gävle Room

Symposium Day, Sept. 28
    • Transformative​ ​Journeys​ ​:​ ​International​ ​Voices​ ​on​ ​Authentic​ ​Learning​ ​at​ ​Augustana,
10:15-11:15 a.m., Olin Auditorium
   • How​ ​Do​ ​We​ ​Engage​ ​Opinions​ ​We​ ​Don't​ ​Agree​ ​With? 2-3:15 p.m., Olin Auditorium

Personal Statement Workshop, co-presented with CORE, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Oct. 12, Olin 109

You Only Learn Once, presented by tutor leaders, Oct. 12, 6-7 p.m., Olin 105

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.