Salt Lake Community College study skills workshops are designed to help students improve study skills, increase test scores, and manage time as well as stress in college. Up to now, these workshops have been conducted by individual departments, but this is about to change.
The SLCC Learning Center is now in the process of consolidating and transforming the study skills workshops into an online format. The Learning Center is adopting of some of the techniques that other institutions have implemented to help reach a larger audience of students.
“Instead of waiting for a certain date for the workshop of interest, a student will be able to access information given at the workshop on a video that will be available to watch any time through the web at www.slcc.edu,” said Gary Campbell, director of the Salt Lake Community College Learning Center.
The study skills workshop material will be available online in the form of 10 to 15 minute videos, instead of the traditional hour long classroom session. Campbell is producing the videos in collaboration with Steven Louis, a coordinator at the Disability Resource Center who has considerable experience with study skills workshops.
For those students who would like a more traditional group workshop environment, live workshops will still be available. The Learning Center is working on developing more live study skills workshops which will begin in the 2012 fall semester, but they will be half an hour long instead of an hour.
“Tutoring sessions are created for students to have one-on-one sessions,” said Cynthia Bonsall, director of Academic and Career Advising. “A workshop gives a student the opportunity to meet with students who have the same struggles in a particular subject or area where student is trying to improve. That helps students understand they are not alone in struggling with the subject.”
For more information about upcoming 2012 fall semester study skills workshops, visit the Learning Center in TB 213 of the Taylorsville Redwood Campus or call (801) 957-4172.