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 Spring 2013 semester, and the Learning Commons has made several 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, May 1st. Final exams begin on Thursday, May 2nd, and continue through Tuesday, May 7th.
The last day for drop-in tutoring hours in all academic departments will be Tuesday, April 30th. 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 (3:00pm – 5:00pm and 7:00pm – 11:00pm) through Tuesday, April 30th. Writing consultants will be available to meet with students from 12:00pm to 5:00pm ONLY on Wednesday, May 1st. Speech consultants and technology consultants will not be available after Tuesday, April 30th.
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.
Peer Consultations for Writing, Speech, and Technology are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 16th. Consultants are available to meet with interested students in the Learning Commons from 3:00-5:00pm and 7:00-11:00pm, Sunday through Thursday.
Please use the links in the menu on the right side of the page to schedule an appointment for a writing, speech, or technology consultation.
Drop-in subject tutoring will begin on Wednesday, January 16th as well. The current schedule of tutoring subjects, locations, and hours for the Spring 2013 semester is available by clicking here.
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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