The Maytum Learning Commons draws together a variety of academic support services to create a “one-stop shop” for students in Allegheny’s Pelletier Library. Peer consultants assist students with writing, public speaking, effective use of technology, and study in a variety of academic subjects.
We are approaching the end of the Fall 2013 semester, and the Learning Commons has made changes to the normal schedules for peer consultations and subject tutoring in advance of final exams.
The finals period begins with a study day on Wednesday, December 11. Final exams begin on Thursday, December 12, and continue through Tuesday, December 17.
The last day for drop-in tutoring hours in all academic departments will be Tuesday, December 10. Individual matched tutors may continue to meet with students at the tutor’s convenience through the end of the finals period.
Writing, speech, and technology consultants will also continue their normal schedule through Tuesday, December 10. Writing consultants will be available to meet with students from 12:00pm to 5:00pm ONLY on Wednesday, December 11. Speech consultants and technology consultants will not be available after Tuesday, December 10.
Professional staff are available to meet with students during normal business hours (8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Learning Commons at (814) 332-2898, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start your semester well by setting new goals, brushing up on your time management skills, or learning new note taking techniques! Classes begin on Tuesday, August 27, and it’s never to early to start planning for success!
Peer consultations for writing, speech, and technology will begin on Monday, September 2. Consultants are available from 3:00 to 5:00pm and 7:00 to 11:00pm, Sunday through Thursday.
Drop-in tutoring hours will also begin on Monday, September 2. You can download a copy of the schedule, or pick up a paper copy in the Learning Commons.
Be sure to take a look at all of our available Study Skills Resources on the tab to the left. You can request an appointment with a professional staff member for assistance with any of these topics, or to discuss any other concerns. We look forward to seeing you soon!
One of the topics we discuss with students most frequently is how to “cure” procrastination. Unfortunately, there is no cure, but we can all work on how to better manage and avoid procrastination.
A group called AsapSCIENCE put together the following video on the science of procrastination, which might help you do a little (or a lot!) less procrastinating in the future. If you’d like to meet with us to talk about procrastination after watching the video, you can complete our individual meeting request form, and we’ll set up a time to speak with you.
Are you looking to take your studying to the next level in 2012? The Learning Commons would like to recommend a set of instructional videos from Dr. Stephen Chew, Professor of Psychology at Samford University, on how to get the most out of your studying.
Dr. Chew has prepared five videos with recommendations for better studying based on principles of cognitive psychology. Though that may sound intimidating, the videos are easy to follow, and contain valuable information about how you can change your approach to studying to better understand your course material, and be more successful on your exams.
In the first video, Dr. Chew explains the importance of “metacognition,” which is a term for what you think about your own processes for studying:
You can access the rest of the series by clicking here. Good luck, and good studying!
Make an Appointment with a Professional Staff Member
To make an appointment with a Learning Commons staff member, please complete this web form, contact us by phone at (814) 332-2898, or stop by our office on the main floor of the Pelletier Library between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
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