Workshops


Workshop Formats

The Learning Hub offers both on-campus workshops and online workshops.

On-Campus Workshops

On-campus workshops are offered to all current UIS students. These workshops provide students with a brief lesson of a featured topic. Then, students will apply the lesson through discussion and practice.

Writing workshops are available for any UIS class. Instructors can request in-class workshops either to introduce The Learning Hub and its services or to cover writing-related content. To set up a workshop, please contact your program’s Liaison.

Online Workshops

Online workshops are offered to all current UIS students. We conduct online workshops using Blackboard Collaborate software. The online workshop will follow the same format as the on-campus workshop with a brief lesson, discussion, and practice of the topic.

Pre-registration: Online workshops require pre-registration at least one day prior to the workshop date. Students can register for the workshop by sending an e-mail with their name, and the workshop’s title, date, and time to thehub@uis.edu.

Following registration: Students will receive an email with a link to the online classroom prior to the workshop. To prepare, please ensure you have Java updated, and that you have working headphones and/or speakers to be able to hear the presentation. Microphones are optional, should you desire to ask questions aloud during the session.

After you participate in an online workshop, we’d appreciate if you could complete a brief survey. Click here to begin survey.

Refer to the following UIS COLRS site for information about Blackboard Collaborate:

Our workshops are recorded to allow other students unable to meet during the workshop to learn about the topics covered – should you have any issues with this policy, please contact us at thehub@uis.edu.


Academic Skills Workshop Series

Registration is required for online workshops. To register, email thehub@uis.edu with your name and the date and title of the workshop you wish to attend. Look in Campus Announcements for more information about our workshops.

Fall 2016 Academic Skills Workshop Schedule

All workshops are 50 minutes

Day Date Time Workshop Title Location
M 8/22 3:00 p.m. Freshmen: Welcome to College UHB 1008
M 8/29 3:00 p.m. Semester and Syllabus Week Planning UHB 2006
W 8/31 5:00 p.m. Understanding Your Learning Style UHB 1008
W 8/31 7:30 p.m. How to Manage an Online Class online
W 9/7 7:30 p.m. Time Management UHB 1008
M 9/12 5:00 p.m. Read Like a Pro online
W 9/14 7:30 p.m. Note-Taking Tips and Strategies online
M 9/19 3:00 p.m. Memory Tips and Tricks UHB 2006
W 9/21 7:30 p.m. Stress Management UHB 1008
M 9/26 5:00 p.m. Study Skills and Test-Taking Strategies online
W 9/28 7:30 p.m. Math Study Skills online
M 10/3 3:00 p.m. Creating Effective Study Groups UHB 2006
W 10/5 7:30 p.m. Managing Midterms online
M 10/24 3:00 p.m. The Power of Mindfulness and Stress Management UHB 2006
W 10/26 7:30 p.m. Motivation and Establishing Grit in Your Semester UHB 1008
W 11/2 5:00 p.m. Time Management UHB 1008
M 11/7 3:00 p.m. Reading and Note-Taking Strategies online
W 11/9 5:00 p.m. Studying and Test-Taking Strategies online
M 11/14 3:00 p.m. Declaring Your Major UHB 2006
M 11/28 3:00 p.m. Managing Finals online

Writing Workshop Series

Registration is required for online workshops. To register, email thehub@uis.edu with your name and the date and title of the workshop you wish to attend. Look in Campus Announcements for more information about our workshops.

Fall 2016 Writing Workshop Schedule

All workshops are 1 hour

Workshop Title Day Date Time Location
What is Rhetoric? M
T
9/19
9/20
11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
online
UHB 2033
Thesis Statements M
M
9/26
9/26
2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
online
PAC 3B
Prewriting Strategies M
T
10/3
10/4
4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
PAC 3B
online
APA Style M
W
10/10
10/12
11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
UHB 1008
online
MLA Style M
M
10/17
10/17
2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
online
PAC 3B
Body Paragraphs: Synthesis & AEC W
Th
11/2
11/3
11:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m.
online
UHB 2033
Sentence Style: Construction & Concision M
T
11/14
11/15
1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
UHB 1008
online
Editing, Revising, and Writer’s Block Strategies M
W
11/21
11/23
1:00
1:30
UHB 1008
online

Fall 2016 Writing Walk-In Help:

  • Every Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Brookens Library, 2nd Floor (main entrance)
  • Every Wednesday from 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. in Founders Residence Hall, Room 150.

Bring any writing assignment you wish to work on, and a writing tutor will assist you.