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Upcoming workshops: Student Learning Commons

The Student Learning Commons offers a suite of workshops under the following categories; Learning, Writing, and English as an Additional Language (EAL).

Workshops range from 60 to 90 minutes and provide valuable information in engaging formats.

Each semester we present a slightly different collection of workshops.

You can also search by date in our workshops calendarco-curricular record approved badge

Attendance at any Student Learning Commons workshop is eligible for inclusion on your Co-Curricular Record

SFU values diversity and is committed to inclusion. If you require any disability related accommodations in order to fully access and participate in this workshop/event, please contact us directly at library-workshops@sfu.ca. Please contact us as soon as possible as some accommodations will require lead time to arrange (i.e. CART, ASL).

Writing

Next semester's workshops will be posted soon.

View a list of all undergraduate writing workshops offered by the SLC.

Learning

Successful Exam Writing

Focusing on the period immediately before and during exams, this workshop will touch on preparation and then discuss time management during exams, as well as common types of questions:  multiple choice, problem solving, essay and short answer.

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:20pm Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7301
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:20pm Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC (Student Learning Commons), Rm 3695

Crunch Time: Survival 101

Panicky about deadlines and upcoming exams? Or are you in avoidance mode now and the stress will hit you later? Either way, come learn how to deal with exams ... and with your own worst "crunch time" habits!

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7301
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC (Student Learning Commons), Rm 3695

View a list of all undergraduate learning workshops offered by the SLC.

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Let's Talk!

Let's Talk! is a weekly workshop that gives students for whom English is an additional language an opportunity outside of class to improve their English conversation skills, learn strategies for academic success, and have fun meeting people.

Participants will develop their conversation and listening skills through a variety of topics, such as stereotypes, slang and idioms, social media, Canadian and global culture, presentation skills, pronunciation, and story-telling.

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Burnaby, West Mall Centre, CELLTR, Rm 1390
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Burnaby, West Mall Centre, CELLTR, Rm 1390

Academic English Grammar and Writing for Multilingual Learners

Academic English Grammar and Writing for Multilingual Learners is a co-curricular course offered by the Student Learning Commons (SLC) and has been carefully designed to help you succeed as a multilingual learner of English. 

The course combines grammar for academic purposes, critical thinking, and academic writing for university. The syllabus focuses on developing an appropriate academic voice to help you express yourself correctly and appropriately in academic writing as a member of the SFU academic community.  Students will do regular in-class writing, learn how to develop a critical stance, and write a research paper  and a give a presentation.

The course is not formally graded, but you will complete several reading and writing tasks, all of which will be graded and used to provide personalized feedback. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

The required workbook is Grammar for Academic Purposes by Steve Marshall. Students have the option of purchasing the online version ($23.95) or the book ($36.00 at the bookstore)

Spring, 2019 term course dates, times, and location:

January 15-March 28, 2019

Tuesdays 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Thursdays 10:00 am-11:30 am

Library Room 7200

 

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:20pm
Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7200
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7200

View a list of all undergraduate EAL workshops offered by the SLC.