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The Student Learning Commons: A client perspective

Published October 2, 2018 by Julia Lane
Ghezal and Mariam chatting in the SLC consultation space in the Bennett Library

This post features an interview between Mariam, a Learning and Writing Peer with the Student Learning Commons, and Ghezal, a student in Criminology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and an SLC client.

In this interview, Ghezal talks about her tips for busy students and shares her perspective on using the Student Learning Commons as an academic resource. 

 

Five ways to get the most out of office hours

Published September 18, 2018 by Julia Lane
Office Hours by Amanda Woodward: The Professor Is In!

By Dal Sohal, MA, SLC Learning Services Coordinator 

Attending a professor or TA’s office hours is probably one of the most underutilized success strategies at university. Many students are aware that office hours exist but don’t fully understand how visiting their professors and/or TAs during office hours can help to improve their academic results.

In this post, Dal explains how to get the most of office hours, and gives you five pro-tips to help you start off the fall 2018 term on the right foot!

Welcome to the Fall Semester! A few housekeeping reminders...

Published September 4, 2018 by Julia Lane
It's that time of year again... check out our friendly housekeeping items to get started on the right foot!

By Daniel Chang

PhD candidate and SLC Writing Consultant Daniel Chang welcomes you to the Fall 2018 semester and offers some important reminders for how to get the most out of this term.

The Summer Semester is almost over! Get a jump on Fall...

Published July 24, 2018 by Julia Lane
Summer by Yeoul Kwon from the Noun Project

By Daniel Chang 

It's summer and the semester is almost over! But before you take that well deserved break, have a look at these housekeeping reminders to make sure you are ready for next term. 

The Student Learning Commons as a Community of Practice

Published July 17, 2018 by Julia Lane
Students as a Community of Practice

By Dr. Julia Lane, SLC Writing Services Associate 

Welcome to the SLC In Common Blog. I hope you will come to think of this space as part of your Community of Practice as an SFU student. 

What is a Community of Practice and why would I want you to think of the SLC and the In Common blog in this way? Good questions! Read on to find out more... 

 

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