Workshops

Workshop Formats

Academic Skills Workshop Series

Writing 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

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
W 8/24 7:30 p.m. How to Manage an Online Class online
M 8/29 3:00 p.m. Semester and Syllabus Week Planning TBD
W 8/31 7:30 p.m. Understanding Your Learning Style TBD
W 9/7 7:30 p.m. Time Management TBD
M 9/12 3:00 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 TBD
W 9/21 7:30 p.m. Stress Management TBD
M 9/26 3:00 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 TBD
W 10/5 7:30 p.m. Managing Midterms online
M 10/24 3:00 p.m. The Power of Mindfulness and Stress Management TBD
W 10/26 7:30 p.m. Motivation and Establishing Grit in Your Semester TBD
W 11/2 5:00 p.m. Time Management TBD
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 TBD
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.

Spring 2016 Writing Workshop Schedule

All workshops are 1 hour

Day Date Time Workshop Title Location
T 2/16 3:30 p.m. Pre-Writing Strategies & Thesis Statements online
Th 2/18 3:30 p.m. Pre-Writing Strategies & Thesis Statements UHB 1001
M 2/22 10:45 a.m. MLA Style UHB 1008
Th 2/25 12:00 p.m. MLA Style online
M 3/7 1:30 p.m. APA Style UHB 1001
M 3/7 2:30 p.m. APA Style online
W 3/23 1:30 p.m. Avoiding Plagiarism online
F 3/25 10:30 a.m. Avoiding Plagiarism UHB 1008
T 4/5 10:30 a.m. Literature Reviews UHB 1008
Th 4/7 5:30 p.m. Literature Reviews online
T 4/19 2:00 p.m. APA Style UHB 2001
Th 4/21 3:00 p.m. APA Style online
M 5/2 2:30 p.m. Organizing & Revising Essays (Revising v.s Editing) online
W 5/4 1:30 p.m. Organizing & Revising Essays (Revising v.s Editing) UHB 2001

Spring 2016 Writing Walk-In Help:

  • Every Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Brookens Library, 2nd Floor (main entrance)
  • Every Tuesday and 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.