College success begins with learning how to be a learner, and maximizing your learning strategies to make the best use of your time. Strong learners
You can learn to be a successful learner, and the tools and resources here will help you on that path!
Advance your learning! Our consultants will help you discover new learning styles and skills, apply learning strategies to your course content or writing and math needs, and reflect on how you learned new material. We can also help you learn how to navigate Blackboard, Microsoft Office programs, and other technologies as needed. Do you want learning strategies for study, reading, note-taking, and other skills? We have you covered there too!
What types of learning consultations are available?
Use the schedule below to find a consultant's discipline(s), days, times, and locations of service. Click on the entry for more information and to add the time to your calendar.
If the consultant is in LaChance Library, you can just walk in and we will work with you as availability permits.
To set your appointment:
Two major theories drive the work we do: Growth Mindset and Universal Design for Learning. We can apply these principles in nearly any learning interaction to help most students develop strategies for learning and content knowledge.
Here are two TED Talks that discuss Growth Mindset. In the first video (6:12), Angela Duckworth explains the concept of Grit as a feature of success that is perhaps more important that IQ or income, tying it to the one potentially good way of developing grit--Growth Mindset. Second, Carol Dweck explains Growth Mindset in a 9:37 video.
Now that you understand the approach we think everyone should take, here's a bit about Universal Design for Learning. These videos, each approximately 2:30, give you a basic overview.
You your learning consultation, our staff will want to know how you learn best--what approaches, styles, and activities you like to use or do--so that we can tailor our time together to best suit you.
Please CONTACT US if you have questions.