Fall 2017 Workshop Descriptions and Schedule

All students are welcome to attend the workshops. There is no registration required for any of these workshops. 

If you are attending the workshops to fulfill an academic probation requirement please refer to your letter or academic adviser for instructions. Your sign-in at the workshop will be submitted to your academic advisor as proof of your attendance. 

Please arrive on time to ensure that you have a seat. Latecomers will kindly be turned away and asked to attend a workshop at a different date and time to ensure they do not miss important content. 

If you have any questions please contact Alyssa LaPatriello, Learning Specialist, at alapat@newark.rutgers.edu.


Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule

New Semester, New You

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Conklin 424, 2:30-3:50pm 

When we begin a new semester we often hope to make improvements, however big or small, to become better students. This workshop is designed to give you the boost you need by providing you with the tips and tricks to make those resolutions a reality. This workshop will cover goal setting, prioritization, and time management. You will also have the opportunity to ask the Learning Specialist from the Rutgers Learning Center any questions you have.


Metacognition and Learning Styles

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Bradley Hall 311, 2:30pm-3:50pm

Metacognition and Learning Styles Part 1: You have the option of completing a learning style inventory on your own prior to the workshop by contacting Alyssa LaPatriello, Learning Specialist, in person at the Rutgers Learning Center, Bradley Hall Room 140 or by email at alapat@newark.rutgers.edu. The inventory takes up to 30 minutes to complete.

Students completing the learning style inventory that are on probation may receive credit for completion. You are not required to complete part 1 in order to attend part 2, but it is recommended. Completion of the learning style inventory will give you access to personalized results that you can refer back to during part 2 of this workshop.

Metacognition and Learning Styles Part 2: This workshop will ask you to think about your learning. How do you assess yourself in an academic setting? How do you motivate yourself to do well in a course? What do you do if you did not do as well as you expected to on an exam or in a course? Not only is it important to understand how your learning style plays a role in your academic career, it is also important to understand how to adapt to your academic environment.


Stress to Success

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Conklin 424, 2:30-3:50pm 

Feeling stressed or anxious about an upcoming exam? Wishing it was winter break already? We know that navigating college life can be stressful. That is why the Rutgers Learning Center and Rutgers Counseling Center partnered to bring you this workshop, which will teach you how to identify when you are feeling stressed and anxious and how to effectively manage it. 


How to Study for Biology

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Conklin 424, 2:30-3:50pm 

This interactive workshop uses a collection of responses from former biology students, researchers, and academic coaches to guide students on how to best study for biology courses. Students that attend this workshop should plan to collaborate with other students and share their “do’s” and “don’ts” of appropriate study habits specific to biology at Rutgers. Intended for both non-major and major biology students.


Finals Planning Workshop

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Conklin 424, 2:30-3:50pm 

Preparing for final exams can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. This workshop will provide students with the tools necessary to effectively plan for upcoming exams and final assignments. 



Host a Rutgers Learning Center Workshop

Click HERE to request a workshop. This form is if you are a department or organization that would like to host the RLC. You do not need to fill out this form if you plan to attend one of the already scheduled workshops above.