New Learning Commons Services

Written by Patrick Hargon, Assistant Director, Learning Commons

The Learning Commons announces three new support services available this spring: The Writing Studio, Speech Tutoring, and PRAXIS Math Workshops. Students from any class and skill level are welcome to attend.

The Writing Studio is a peer-led workshop for students wanting to improve their writing style and gain confidence as a writer.

  • A tutor leads students through writing exercises, and the group discusses how the exercises apply to different types of writing.
  • Please click here for an overview of the activities covered each week.
  • The Writing Studio is held in the basement of the library in the Curriculum Classroom (just to the left of the big computer lab) from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday nights.

Speech Tutoring is an opportunity for individual students or groups to practice presentations in front of a peer audience and a tutor.

  • Students gain confidence practicing speeches/presentations in a low-stakes, supportive atmosphere.
  • Group Speech Tutoring is held in the library’s Curriculum Classroom from 7-9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday nights.
  • One-on-one speech tutoring is still available through the Writing Center by making an appointment at the Learning Commons Welcome Desk.

PRAXIS Core Math Workshops help build problem-solving skills and confidence through a series of topic-specific sessions.

  • Collaborative and individual review activities focus on identifying and using key information in math problems.
  • Online test resources will be used and shared to promote independent studying outside of the workshops.
  • Workshops are slated for the next four weeks: students can attend any of the four workshops offered or all of them for a comprehensive review. Click here for more details.

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