Resources for Advisors and Faculty

Fall 2020 LSC Resources for Advisors and Faculty to Share with Students

Fall Semester 2020 is here with its unique set of opportunities and challenges. Whether your courses are online or in-person, the Learning Strategies Center is here to help students get and stay organized and maximize their learning and growth as they navigate their Cornell journey. The LSC’s support courses, tutoring, study-partner matching, and resources on time management, learning online, and how to study are free to all Cornell undergraduates.

Below are some short descriptions of the LSC Fall 2020 offerings that are written directly to students. Please feel free to cut and paste the information below into your own communications with students.

Studying For And Taking Exams

It’s exam (prelim) time! What are some strategies that Cornell students have found to be effective as they study for and take exams? The Learning Strategies Center (LSC) has resources to help you: identify effective (and ineffective) study strategies, develop a study plan to prepare for exams, consider strategies for taking different types of exams (online, open book, in-person), and identify strategies for tackling different types of exam questions (multiple choice, quantitative, and essay). Self-enroll in our LSC Study Skills Canvas site for complete access to all resources or take a look at our website.

Find Study Partners and Groups

Find study partners! Studying with peers is a great way to connect with other Cornell students and is a powerful tool for learning. Finding people to study with can be challenging (even when you are taking in-person classes), and Cornell’s Learning Strategies Center (LSC) helps match you with study partners. To find out more about study groups and partners, and to sign-up for study partners for class you are in, visit the LSC’s Studying Together webpage.

A PowerPoint slide for sharing in class is available here: Study Partners Slide to Share

LSC Motivation Station

Visit the LSC Motivation Station to chat with a Study Skills tutor or to just work independently alongside other students. Sometimes just being in the presence of your peers doing work can motivate you to get moving on your own work. If you are looking for a virtual study space, the LSC has started a Motivation Station where you can work independently alongside other students in Zoom or in Gather Town. The Motivation Station is staffed by LSC Study Skills tutors who are available to chat about effective study and time management strategies. The Motivation Station is open Sunday through Thursday, 7pm-10pm ET.

In-Person LSC Tutoring

LSC is offering limited in-person tutoring by appointment! If you would like tutoring in biology, calculus I & II, general chemistry, organic chemistry or the introductory physics course sequences, and you miss in-person interactions, and you are cleared to be here on campus, the LSC is offering limited 30-minute in-person peer tutoring appointments. Students who would like an in-person tutoring appointment should email and let the LSC know which class they’d like help in. Online tutoring is also available. More information is on the Office Hours and Tutoring Schedule webpage.

A PowerPoint slide for sharing in class is available here: In-person Tutoring Slide to Share


Resources for Learning Online

Resources for Learning Online: To learn effectively online you will need to make an effort to stay engaged with your coursework, with your peers, and with your instructors. To be successful, you cannot expect to just watch videos and take some tests! You will need to participate actively in your courses – the Learning Strategies Center (LSC) has developed resources to help you as you learn remotely this semester and to help you manage your time.

LSC Supplemental Courses

The Learning Strategies Center (LSC) offers supplemental courses to support students in Chemistry 2070 and 2080, Chemistry 3570 and 3580, Economics 1110 and 11120, Math 1106, 1110, 1120, and 2210, BIOMG 1350, Physics 1112 and 2213. Learn more about participating or enrolling in the courses here.

LSC Tutoring

The Learning Strategies Center (LSC) provides FREE tutoring to ALL Cornell undergraduate students in: BIOMG 1350, BIOG 1440, CHEM 1570, CHEM 2070/2080, CHEM 3570/3580, ECON 1110, ECON 1120, MATH 1106, MATH 1110, MATH 1120, MATH 2210, PHYS 1112, PHYS 2208, PHYS 2213/2214, Statistics courses, and Italian 1201, French 1210 and 1230, and Spanish 1120, 1210, 1230, 2000. We are pleased to let you know that the Learning Strategies Center (LSC) is offering both online (drop-in) and in-person (appointment-only) tutoring this fall. More information is on the Office Hours and Tutoring Schedule webpage.

Resources for Learning from Home

Are you learning from home this semester? We’ve updated our page on resources for families to support learning at home – this is a great way to start a conversation about creating the time and space you need to be successful this fall.

Self-Enroll Canvas Modules to Start the Semester Strong

Canvas Study Skills Modules to Start the Semester Strong: The Learning Strategies Center (LSC) has created modules on “Gearing up for Academic Success,” “Managing Space and Time,” and “Taking Effective Notes”. Each of the modules contains useful tips and information that will help you in your courses this fall and beyond. To self-enroll in the Canvas site, visit