Workshops and Walk-Ins


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 on a featured topic. Then, students will apply the lesson through discussion and practice.

Writing and Academic Skills 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- or academic skills-related content. To set up a workshop, please contact your program’s Liaison or fill out our Workshop Request Form.

Online Workshops

Online workshops are offered to all current UIS students. We conduct online workshops using online meeting 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, their UIN, and the workshop’s title, date, and time to The Hub.

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.

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 The Hub’s Email.


Academic Skills Workshop Series

Registration is required for online workshops. To register, email The Hub 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.

Check out our series of workshops for the semester below!

Workshop Topic Day Date Time Mode
Freshmen: What to Know! Tuesday August 24th 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*
International Students: What to Know! Thursday August 26th 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*
Scheduling and Organization Tuesday August 31st 4:00 – 5:00 pm via Zoom*
Time Management Tuesday September 14th 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*
Note Taking Tuesday September 21st 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*
Study Skills Tuesday September 28th 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*
Test Preparation Tuesday October 5th 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*
Time Management Tuesday November 9th 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*
Getting Ready for the End of the Semester Tuesday November 16th 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*
Study Skills: Revisited Tuesday November 23rd 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*
Test Preparation: Revisited Tuesday November 30th 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*

Writing Workshop Series

Registration is required for online workshops. To register, email The Hub 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.

Check out our series of workshops for the semester below!

Workshop Date Time
What is Rhetoric? Thursday, September 9th 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Prewriting Strategies Thursday, September 16th 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Thesis Statements Wednesday, September 22nd 1:30 – 2:30 pm
From General to Specific Tuesday, October 5th 1:30 – 2:30 pm
APA Style (7th edition) Wednesday, October 13th 1:30 – 2:30 pm
MLA Style (8th edition)  Wednesday, October 20th 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Body Paragraphs: Synthesis and AEC Monday, October 25th 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Avoiding Plagiarism: The Academic Integrity Policy  Wednesday, November 10th 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Sentence Style: Sentence Construction and Concision Monday, November 15th 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Editing, Revising, and Writer’s Block Strategies  Thursday, December 2nd 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Fall 2021 Walk-In Help

The Learning Hub has expanded their walk-in hours to include several disciplines. Here are our flyers along with the information you’ll need to visit us throughout the week! Walk In Tutoring Hours will be held throughout the week. Drop in and get help with your courses! No appointment needed.

Please note: Walk-in hours start Week 2 (August 30th),
and run through Wednesday of Finals Week (December 8th).

The Learning Hub is very excited to announce a special partnership
with the UIS Chemistry Club for the Fall 2021 semester!
Chemistry Club students will be offering tutoring assistance for
CHE 141: General Chemistry I
for all enrolled students.
Check out the flyer and information below!

Chemistry Hours for CHE 141:*

Mondays 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wednesdays 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

MAT 113 – Business Calculus Hours:

Thursdays 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Student Union, Starbucks study area

MAT 121 – Applied Statistics Hours:

Mondays 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Student Union, Starbucks study area

Writing Hours:

Tuesdays 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Student Union, Starbucks study area

 

*Please note that our Chemistry walk-in hours will be held in BRK 474, our meeting space across from the elevator on the 4th floor of Brookens Library, classroom side. We hope to see you there!