Workshops

Workshop Formats

Academic Skills Workshop Series

Writing Workshop Series

Math Workshop Series

Science Workshop Series

Reading Workshop Series


 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

Fall 2015 Academic Skills Workshop Schedule

Day Date Time Title Location
R 8/27 3:30 p.m. Freshmen: Welcome to College! UHB 1003
F 8/28 11:00 a.m. Freshmen: Welcome to College! UHB 1003
W 9/2 5:00 p.m. What is Your Learning Style UHB 1005
W 9/9 5:00 p.m. How to Manage an Online Class online
W 9/16 5:00 p.m. Time Management/Goals/Creating an Effective Planner UHB 1005
W 9/23 5:00 p.m. Note-Taking Skills and Strategies UHB 1005
W 9/30 5:00 p.m. Studying and Test-Taking Strategies UHB 1005
W 10/7 5:00 p.m. Managing Midterms: Studying, Stress, and Exams UHB 1005
W 10/14 5:00 p.m. Managing Midterms: Studying, Stress, and Exams online
W 10/21 5:00 p.m. Time Management/Goals/Creating an Effective Planner UHB 1005
W 10/28 5:00 p.m. Managing Stress and Anxiety in Your Semester UHB 1005
W 11/4 5:00 p.m. Note-Taking Skills and Strategies online
W 11/18 5:00 p.m. Studying and Test-Taking Strategies online
W 12/2 5:00 p.m. Time Management/Goals/Creating an Effective Planner online
W 12/9 5:00 p.m. Managing Finals: Studying, Stress, and Exams UHB 1005

Writing Workshop Series

The following are a list of workshop series we offer for the fall and spring semesters:

  • Writing Series
    • Prewriting Strategies & Thesis Statements
    • Style Strategies
    • Organizing & Revising Essays
    • Read like a PRO >> Critical Reading Strategies
  • Grammar Series
    • Commas, Colons, & Semicolons
    • Ten Deadly Sins of Writing
  • Research Series
    • MLA  Documentation Style
    • APA Documentation Style
    • Turabian Documentation Style
    • Avoiding Plagiarism
    • Synthesizing Research
    • Annotated Bibliographies
    • Literature Review

Online Writing Workshops

Each semester, the writing center offers a variety of Online Workshops covering topics related to writing, critical thinking, and grammar/mechanics. Workshops are conducted through Blackboard Collaborate, which means you can learn in the comfort of your own home – sometimes these workshops even count as extra credit – check with your instructor to see if this is a viable option for you and your class!

Stay up to date through Campus Announcements about which workshops are forthcoming, and feel free to contact The Hub by email or by phone for more information!


 Math Workshop Series

The following are a list of workshop series we offer for the fall and spring semesters:

  • PreCalc Series
    • PreCalc 1
    • PreCalc 2
    • PreCalc 3
    • Review for Calc
  • Mathematics Testing Series
    • GMAT – Mathematics Review
    • GRE – Mathematics Review
  • Other
    • Differentiation
    • Applications of Differentiation
    • Integration
    • Limit

 Science Workshop Series

The following are a list of workshop series we offer for the fall and spring semesters:


 Reading Workshop Series

The following are a list of workshop series we offer for the fall and spring semesters:

  • Reading Series
    • Speed Reading Techniques
    • Critical Reading Strategies: PR