SLA Workshop Experience
  • Depending on course grade, student attendance may be required or voluntary. Many students attend voluntarily, reinforcing their understanding of the course material and preparing for tests.

  • The first week of SLA workshops are used for clearly communicating workshop expectations and program policies. At the end of the first week or the beginning of the second week, the workshop focus becomes centered on understanding course concepts and experiencing successful learning techniques. By week 3 students routinely utilize SLA workshops for assistance with course content, study skills, test taking, and much more.

  • Most students respond positively to the SLA workshops, value the assistance, and recommend friends to sign up for SLA workshops.

  • Students arrive at their first workshop with mixed expectations. SLA facilitators work diligently to meet the needs of their students.

  • Depending on the course content >SLA workshops will be conducted to include one or more of the following:

    • Question/Answer time
    • Practice quizzes and tests
    • Developing Learning and Study Strategies
    • Completing Homework

  • SLA workshop is designed to facilitate learning of specific course material. SLA facilitators have access to several resources for learning strategies and study skills. Students are encouraged to make use of materials presented in workshops and ask for other ideas that have not been presented.

  • Many students comment positively on learning and study strategies learned in SLA workshops and use them in other courses.