Faculty-Led Learning Labs

With midterms looming, could you do with some course-specific coaching to help you really learn the material?

If so, we have just the thing from you. Professors from a number of 100-level courses are offering interactive and course-specific Learning Labs to provide you with some extra help with some of your courses. This is a great opportunity to explore some effective learning techniques, get some unconventional learning time with a professor and ask questions that you might not be otherwise be able to ask during lectures. 

A complete list of the Learning Labs on offer as well as links to register, are below.


Approaches to 100-Level Math with Dr. Fok Leung

Do you find yourself having a hard time understanding 100-level Math? Are you looking for new strategies to study effectively and improve your results? There's no trick to learning mathematics: you have to put in the time, and the time has to be meaningful. This session is designed to explore what "meaningful time" means in the context of first-year calculus. We'll take a topic like "optimization" or "implicit differentation", and think about how to learn it properly. There are three identical sessions to choose from.

Session 1

When: January 28, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: SCRF 203

Session 2

When: January 29, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: SCRF 203

Session 3

When: January 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: ANGU 435

Approaches to 100-level Psych with Dr. Catherine Rawn and Dr. Michael Souza

Your psychology class might have the most students in it of any you take this year – which can be both exciting and intimidating. Come find out what you can do to help yourself learn in this challenging environment. We will explore some strategies for studying for and taking multiple choice tests, for note-taking in class and from the textbook, and for organizing and thinking about lots of information. The bottom line: You have to make the choice to learn.

When: January 28, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: ANGU 435

Learning Science with Jackie Stewart

In this learning lab, we will explore the science of learning. Our discussion of cognitive, metacognitive, and motivational strategies will help you deepen your understanding of science concepts and make better use of your study time. By the end of the learning lab, you will be able to implement a concrete plan for optimizing your learning.

When: January 31, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Where: SCRF 201

LPI Prep with Dr. Kerstin Heilgenberg

This session is designed for students who are preparing to write the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) exam as a component of their Faculty Program requirements. The particular focus of Dr. Heilgenberg’s session is the essay-writing component of the exam. During the workshop, students will practice: strategically outlining essays in response to essay questions, developing common phrases for introductions, drafting thesis statements, topic sentences and concluding sentences for paragraphs, writing with cohesiveness, and writing with a flow from introduction to conclusion. Students will arrive at this session prepared to actively work on their writing. This is not a “tips & tricks for how to pass the LPI” session; rather it is an intensive writing workshop designed to better situate students to strategically approach the essay-writing section of the LPI exam. There are two identical sessions to choose from.

Session 1

When: January 31, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Where: ANGU 335

Session 2

When: January 31, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: ANGU 335