Student Learning Commons services continue in-person and online

 

Welcome back! Student Learning Commons services are here for you -- both in-person and online.

 

SLC services continue to be available both in-person and remote/online.

Book a consultation for help with writing or study strategies

SLC consultations are available both in-person and virtually. Appointments can be booked via WCOnline

To book an In-Person Consultation, select the Campus Schedule where you want to attend the appointment and book a time that works best for you. These appointments will be held at the Student Learning Commons at the campus of your choice. Bring your assignment and the guidelines and check in with the SLC staff when you arrive. 

In-Person Drop-in Consultations are also available at the Burnaby and Surrey campuses. Check the WCOnline schedule to see when drop-in tutors are available.    

To book a Virtual Consultation, select the Virtual Consultation Schedule and book a time slot. Virtual consultations are hosted through WCOnline. When it is time for your appointment, log into WCOnline, click on your appointment, and click "Start or Join Online Consultation" to begin.  

Watch this short video to learn some key tips for making the most of your virtual consultations: 

Get free, fast, and friendly feedback from WriteAway

Undergraduate students can submit their writing assignments to Write Away for free, fast, and friendly feedback. Qualified tutors from 19 post-secondary institutions in BC and Alberta will review student submissions and provide suggestions on how students can improve their writing skills.   

Attend a workshop

SLC workshops on topics such as writing, time management, study strategies, and English as an Additional Language strategies are offered both in person and remotely. Screencasts and recordings of live workshops, when participants have consented, are also available for viewing on our Workshop recordings page. We are constantly updating the Workshop recordings page, so check back regularly for new recordings. We are in the process of replacing COVID-era recordings that reference remote learning with versions that reflect the current context; however, please note that workshops with words such as "COVID" or "Online" in the title still include many strategies applicable to in-person or blended learning.  

Get a handout, view a video, and see more online resources

We offer a wide range of electronic resources  (handouts, videos, etc.) on many aspects of writing, English language learning, and learning strategies. From our homepage, you can browse resources related to Writing, Learning and Studying, and English as an Additional Language. Resources of particular interest during this time include: 

The SLC Media Collection includes a number of short (2-15 minutes) videos that students can watch and instructors can show in class or post on Canvas.

Join a Facilitated Group

Let's Talk! English Conversation Group

Let's Talk! is a weekly workshop facilitated by volunteer peer educators. The goals are to provide an opportunity for students to practice their spoken English and listening skills in a friendly group setting.  Although designed with multilingual students in mind, Let's Talk! is open to all SFU students, both undergraduate and graduate. Interested faculty, including visiting professors, are also most welcome.

VOW(e)L: the Virtual Writing Group (for everyone)

VOWƏL is the Virtual Open Writing Lab (for everyone), Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (GMT-07:00 / Pacific Daylight Time) 
You are invited to log into our Zoom writing room. Attendance is on a drop in basis - you do not have to attend every week or stay for the full three hours. Email us at vowel.writers@gmail.com or learning-commons@sfu.ca to get the Zoom meeting ID. For more information, check out VOWƏL Open Writing Lab (for everyone).

    Join the Study Hall 

    Need to study but having a hard time concentrating? Join other students who are in the same boat! 

    The Study Hall is a peer-supported dedicated space for you to work alongside other students. The Study Hall will continue to be held virtually on Zoom to allow for more flexibility in your schedule. Writing & Learning Peer Educators, Math & Science Peer Tutors, and Computing Science Peer Tutors will be on hand to provide academic support at your request, and they can point you to a host of other helpful resources on campus. Each session will begin with a short goal-setting exercise and study tips to help you be your most productive.         

    Hear the latest from SLC staff and students

    The Student Learning Commons also publishes a blog, with timely and informal posts for students and instructors. 

    FIC Instructors and Students 

    Learn about the SLC's supports for FIC instructors and students here