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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

Dec. 3: Effective Oral Presentations
7-7:45 p.m., Westerlin Lounge
This Reading/Writing Center Sunday Night workshop will be presented by RWC peer tutors.

Dec. 12: Time Management: Because Due Tomorrow Doesn’t Mean Do Tomorrow
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Gävle Room

Jan. 9: Stress Management: Mindfulness Practice
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Gävle Room
Co-presented by the Learning Commons and Student Counseling Services.

Jan. 14: Reading/Writing Center workshop
7-7:45 p.m., Andreen basement. Presented by Reading/Writing Center peer tutors.

Jan. 16: Social Media and Self Promotion
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Gävle Room.
Co-presented by the Learning Commons and CORE.

Jan. 17: Civil Discourse Panel and Practice,
Symposium Day, co-presented with OMSL and CORE.

Jan. 25: Test-taking and test-anxiety
6-7 p.m. in Olin 105, presented by tutor leaders.

Jan. 28: Reading/Writing Center workshop
7-7:45 p.m., Westerlin Lounge, presented by Reading/Writing Center peer tutors.

Feb. 6: Civil Discourse: How do we talk about emotionally charged topics? 
5-6:30 p.m., Gerber Center Gävle Room 3, presented by Learning Commons, Office of Multicultural Student Life and CORE.

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.