Resources for Advisors and Faculty

Below are some short descriptions of the LSC Spring 2021 offerings that are written directly to students. Please feel free to cut and paste the information below into your own communications with students.

Find Study Partners and Groups

A PowerPoint slide for sharing this information in class is available here:

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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.

For instructors: If you are an instructor, you can share the message below with your class. It is important to remind them of your expectations around group work and academic integrity.

Study partners can help you learn! Studying with peers is a great way to connect with other students and is a powerful tool for learning challenging material in this course. Cornell’s Learning Strategies Center (LSC) can help match you with study partners. To find out more about study groups and partners and to sign-up, visit the LSC’s Studying Together webpage

LSC Supplemental Courses

The Learning Strategies Center (LSC) offers supplemental courses to support students in CHEM 2080, CHEM 3580, ECON 1110 and 11120, MATH 1106, 1110, 1120, and 2210, BIOMG 1350, BIOG1440 (new!), and PHYS 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, BIOMG2800, CHEM 1570, CHEM 2080, CHEM 3580, ECON 1110, ECON 1120, MATH 1106, MATH 1110, MATH 1120, MATH 2210, PHYS 1112, PHYS 2208, PHYS 2213, PHYS 2214, introductory statistics courses, introductory finance and accounting courses (NEW!), and some introductory language courses in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. A full list of courses and instructions on how to access tutoring are on the LSC Tutoring Schedule page.

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. Luckily you can learn from what you did in the fall and try new things in the spring! As you probably know, to be successful, you cannot just watch lecture videos (especially right before the prelim) and take 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.

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 https://canvas.cornell.edu/enroll/NC3TFB


Winter Session 2021 LSC Resources for Advisors and Faculty to Share with Students

This winter ’21, the LSC is excited to offer two new courses: Calculus Prep and HE1111: Strategies for Time- and Self-Management! And you can always access our study skills modules

HE1111: Strategies for Time- and Self-Management (1-cr)

HE1111: Strategies for Time- and Self-Management is a 1-credit course offered through the School of Continuing Education at Cornell during the winter session. This course is open to all students at Cornell whose advisors feel they would benefit from practice with study skills and time- and self-management techniques. There will be an emphasis on self-reflection and how to develop a plan for success in the upcoming spring semester. The course will take place virtually, with both synchronous and asynchronous components, from January 4th – January 29th. There will be a total of 19 synchronous classes on Mon/Wed/Fri and individual or small group work on Tues/Thur for a 15hr/wk time commitment. More information HE1111 can be found on the LSC webpage.

Calculus Preparation (no credit, no cost, not an “official” course)

The Winter Session Calculus Prep Pilot is an opportunity for students who are taking Math1110 or Math1106 in the spring to work on the fundamental concepts and skills needed for success in those courses. Though this is a pilot, it is taught by LSC faculty who have worked with students on this material for many years. The calculus content of the course is similar to 1/3 of the content covered in Math1106 – Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences and Math1110 – Calculus I. In addition, MATH 1101 includes a variety of topics of algebra, with emphasis on the development of linear, power, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. The course will take place virtually, with both synchronous and asynchronous components, from January 4th – January 29th. There will be a total of 19 synchronous classes on Mon/Wed/Fri and individual or small group work on Tues/Thur for a 15hr/wk time commitment. More information on Calculus Preparation – Winter 2021 can be found on the LSC webpage.

 


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.

Finish the Semester Strong!

We’re so close to the end of the semester, and now it’s time to access the resources you need to finish strong. Use the last few weeks of online classes to catch up and keep up with your course work. Because there is no study break and you won’t have classes during finalstime management will be very important. Finals are stressful in a normal year, and this year nothing is normal.  Be kind to yourself and take care of yourself – it’s a major part of preparing for any exam.  Find tips and strategies for managing stress here. Check out the LSC webpage to find more resources and read the “Top 10 Tips to Finish Strong”!

On-Campus Students: Preparing to Transition to Remote Learning

What an amazing opportunity to have had an on-campus experience this fall! Thank you for all you’ve done to make it work. As you prepare for the transition to completely remote learning, here are some things to consider, whether you’ve gone through this transition before or if it is entirely new.

Online Exam Checklist

Online exams present a unique set of logistical challenges, whether you are home or on-campus. Be prepared! Gather as much intel as possible about the testing format before the exam. What will you do if your internet cuts out? If you can’t find a quiet space? If you are abducted by aliens during the test (this year you never know)? Planning for contingencies can make it less stressful when things don’t go according to plan. Take a look at our online exam checklist before your next exam or semi-final. For more strategies on studying for and taking exams, take a look at our website.

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 lsctutoring@cornell.edu 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 https://canvas.cornell.edu/enroll/NC3TFB