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 Skype for Business 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 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 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.

Spring 2018 Academic Skills Workshop Schedule

Workshop Date Time Location
Learning Styles Thursday, 1/25 12:00-1:00pm UHB 1008
5:30-6:30pm ONLINE
Time Management Thursday, 2/8 12:00-1:00pm UHB 1008
5:30-6:30pm ONLINE
Memory Techniques Thursday, 2/15 12:00-1:00pm UHB 1008
5:30-6:30pm ONLINE
Note Taking Methods Thursday, 2/22 12:00-1:00pm UHB 1008
5:30-6:30pm ONLINE
Procrastination Thursday, 3/8 12:00-1:00pm UHB 1008
5:30-6:30pm ONLINE
Muscle Reading Thursday, 3/22 12:00-1:00pm UHB 1008
5:30-6:30pm ONLINE
Test Preparation and Test Taking Thursday, 3/29 12:00-1:00pm UHB 1008
5:30-6:30pm ONLINE
Critical Thinking: A Survival Skill Thursday, 4/12 12:00-1:00pm UHB 1008
5:30-6:30pm ONLINE
Stress Management Thursday, 4/26 12:00-1:00pm UHB 1008
5:30-6:30pm 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 2018 Writing Workshop Schedule

Workshop Date Time Location
What is Rhetoric?  Monday, 2/5 3:30-4:30pm ONLINE
 Wednesday, 2/7 2:00-3:00pm BRK 339
Thesis Statements Monday, 2/19 4:00-5:00pm ONLINE
 Tuesday, 2/20 5:00-6:00pm UHB 1001
Prewriting Strategies Monday, 2/26 5:30-6:30pm ONLINE
 Wednesday, 2/28 1:00-2:00pm BRK 339
APA Style Tuesday, 3/6 12:00-1:00pm UHB 1008
 Wednesday, 3/7 3:00-4:00pm ONLINE
MLA Style Monday, 3/19 4:00-5:00pm UHB 1002
 Wednesday, 3/21 2:00-3:00pm ONLINE
Body Paragraphs:
Synthesis and AEC
Monday, 3/26 12:00-1:00pm UHB 2020
 Tuesday, 3/27 2:30-3:30pm ONLINE
Avoiding Plagiarism:
The Academic Integrity Policy
Monday, 4/2 12:30-1:30pm ONLINE
 Monday, 4/2 2:30-3:30pm BRK 339
Sentence Style:
Sentence Construction and Concision
 Tuesday, 4/10 1:00-2:00pm BRK 339
 Thursday, 4/12 1:00-2:00pm ONLINE
Editing, Revising, and
Writer’s Block Strategies
Monday, 4/16 1:00-2:00pm BRK 339
 Tuesday, 4/17 2:00-3:00pm ONLINE

Spring 2018 Writing Walk-In Help:

  • Every Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 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.

 The Learning Hub's Brookens Library Writing Walk-In Hours Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm The Learning Hub's Founders Residence Hall Writing Walk-In Hours Wednesdays 9:00pm-12:00am Room 150