Workshop Schedule

Do You Want to Improve Your Skills?

Join us at the following 50-minute workshops conducted by coaches, tutors, or part-time faculty in the Learning Commons, SRC 2102. Call (630) 942-3940 for more information and to register. If you are unable to attend, video recordings are available for some workshops.


Textbook Skills and Note-taking

Wednesday, February 7 at 3 p.m.

Learn strategies to help you comprehend the information in your college textbooks and to take effective notes.

Time Management

Tuesday, February 13 at 3 p.m.

A brief overview of learning styles, time management principles, and best methods for success.

Thesis Sentence

Thursday, February 15 at noon

Learn about the purpose of a thesis statement and how to develop an effective statement for your essays.

Legal Writing

Tuesday, February 20 at 12:30 p.m.

In the legal profession, effective and accurate written communication is vital. This workshop demonstrates how to organize legal content in clear, precise, and effective ways.

Google It - presented by a librarian

Tuesday, February 20 at 2 p.m.

Recognize ways you can use Google & Wikipedia to jump start the research process.

Fear of Public Speaking

Thursday, February 22 at 2 p.m.

Identify the sources of communication apprehension and learn strategies to overcome that fear.

Legal Writing

Different Location: TEC 1038B
Tuesday, February 27 at noon

Catchy Attention Getters and Clinchers (for speeches)

Wednesday, February 28 at 1 p.m.

Discover how to hook an audience and finish strong in speeches and presentations.

Effective Business Presentations

Monday, March 5 at 3 p.m.

An overview of development, construction, and execution of effective business presentations, including tips for individuals and teams on logistics, citations, format, visuals, and delivery.

CRAAP Sources - presented by a librarian

Thursday, March 8 at 2 p.m.

Apply five criteria to help you select the best sources for your speech presentation research.

Google It - presented by a librarian

Monday, March 12 at 2 p.m.

Recognize ways you can use Google & Wikipedia to jump start the research process.

Oral Citations

Wednesday, March 14 at 2 p.m.

Examine proper oral citations and best practices for avoiding plagiarism.

Business Writing

Monday, March 19 at 3 p.m.

In almost every profession, you will need to communicate with others in writing. Effective business communication skills show that you are articulate, organized and competent. This workshop will provide effective, concise, and coherent business writing tips.

CRAAP Sources - presented by a librarian

Wednesday, March 21 at 2 p.m.

Apply five criteria to help you select the best sources for your speech presentation research.

Effective Visual Aids

Tuesday, April 3 at 1 p.m.

Learn strategies to create effective, impactful visual aids.

Persuasive Speech Research - presented by a librarian

Tuesday, April 3 at 2 p.m.

Plan your arguments with organizational methods and find evidence to support your claims.

Getting Organized in Writing

Wednesday, April 4 at 3 p.m.

Learn techniques to organize ideas and to begin drafting your essay.

Effective and Ineffective Persuasion

Tuesday, April 10 at 1 p.m.

Learn to effectively persuade an audience by constructing logical arguments.

Persuasive Speech Research - presented by a librarian

Wednesday, April 18 at 2 p.m.

Plan your arguments with organizational methods and find evidence to support your claims.

Revising in Writing

Thursday, April 19 at 2 p.m.

 Bring a current essay that you wish to revise and learn specific techniques to polish your essay.

Contact Information


Learning Commons
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102, (630) 942-3941

Mathematics Assistance
(630) 942-3339

Writing, Reading, and Speech Assistance
(630) 942-3355

Tutoring Services
(630) 942-3686

Text us for more information
(630) 942-3940

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(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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