In-Class Workshops

The Rutgers Learning Centers offer academic skills and writing workshops for student groups, university organizations, and courses. We can schedule a workshop in a classroom or other academic space 7 days a week from 9am-10pm*. Upon the request of an instructor, we can also provide workshops in class. These can be an excellent supplement to course instruction. We are happy to provide a workshop in class on a day when the instructor must be absent but does not wish to cancel class; we can ensure that the time is utilized to learn skills necessary for completing final projects or for studying effectively for exams.

We also offer the Academic Success Series each semester. This is a series of six workshops that are open to the RU community and address some of our most popular topics. You can view the Academic Success Series schedule on our calendar.

*contingent upon coaches' availability

 

Academic Skills Workshops

Academic coaches present academic skills workshops for groups. You can choose from one of the workshop topics below or work with our coaches to design a new workshop specifically suited to your group. We also have several open-enrollment workshops available throughout the year.

To register for an existing workshop, visit our workshop registration page.

If you are a student and would like to request a workshop for your group, please complete this Student Request Form.

If you are a faculty or staff member and would like to request a workshop for your students, please complete this Request Support Form.

For more information about academic skills workshops, please email Lucille Lu or call (848) 932-0570.

Sample Workshop Topics

  • Master Your Mind: Metacognition - Learn metacognitive strategies to help you plan, monitor, and reflect on your own learning
  • Taking Tests at Your Best - Test-taking and test preparation strategies
  • Keep Your Eye on the Syllabi! - Introduces the purpose of a syllabus and how to use it to prepare
  • Breaking the Box: Critical Thinking for College and Beyond – How to think analytically and critically to enhance academic performance and think “outside the box”
  • RU A Successful Student? – Top 10 characteristics of successful students & how to develop them
  • Read to Succeed – Study methods and techniques to read textbooks more effectively
  • Time Management - How to manage time in order to develop effective study habits & personal health
  • Study Smarter, Not Harder – Several study strategies that activate various types of learning and can be used across disciplines
  • Focus, Concentrate, and Stay Motivated - Strategies for improving focus and concentration
  • Digital Learning – Introduction to online resources that aid in learning and leadership
  • Have Less Stress and More Success – Strategies for managing academic and non-academic needs to reduce stress
  • Communication Skills – The “do’s” and “don’ts” of communicating with peers, colleagues, professors, administrative personnel, and employers
  • How to Succeed in a Lecture Course - Strategies for staying focused and taking notes in lecture
  • How to Study for the Sciences - A variation of our Study Smarter, Not Harder workshop that focuses specifically on learning in STEM courses
  • Presentation Skills – Effective public speaking techniques and the creation of visual aids
  • Professionalism – Professional attire, communication, and behaviors

 

Writing Workshops

Our writing coaches also provide workshops for student groups, university organizations, and courses. If you would like to learn more about our writing workshops, please contact Dr. Shawn Taylor at sktaylor@echo.rutgers.edu.

To register for an existing workshop, visit our workshop registration page.

If you are a student and would like to request a writing workshop for your group, please complete this Student Request Form.

If you are a faculty or staff member and would like to request a writing workshop for your students, please complete this Request Support Form.