Upcoming Workshops

The Learning Center offers free, interactive workshops through the HSU Library's Skillshops series.

Spring 2021 SkillShops

Graduation Writing Proficiency Exam (GWPE) Prep SkillShops

All HSU undergraduates must pass the Graduation Writing Proficiency Exam (GWPE) to graduate. Students are encouraged to take the exam in their junior year. 

The Exam

The prep workshop will be offered twice over Zoom:

Date: Tuesday, March 23rd
Time: 3 pm - 5 pm 
Location: Zoom
Register for This Workshop Here

NOTE: The workshop does not include a full-length timed practice exam. After the workshop, you are encouraged to complete a timed exam on your own and then meet with a Writing Studio Consultant for personalized feedback. If you can't attend either workshop, you can come to the Writing Studio for help preparing for the exam. Visit the Learning Center Virtual Front Desk (opens Zoom link) or make an appointment online through tutortrac.humboldt.edu.  

The workshop is free for HSU students. 

 

GRE Prep (3 part Workshop Series)

Thinking about graduate school? Registered to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)? The GRE is a standardized test required by many graduate programs. Your GRE scores can play a role in admissions, fellowships, and financial aid. 

In this workshop, you will:

  • Focus on test-tasting basics and strategies
  • Practice and learn from one another
  • Connect with others taking the exam to form study groups and share resources


For information about registering for the GRE, visit the Testing Center website: testingcenter.humboldt.edu/

 

This is a 3-part series, students will need to register separately for each session they would like to attend.

Intro to the GRE Part I: Overview of GRE and Analytical Writing
Date:
Tuesday, April 13
Time: 5 pm - 7 pm
Location: Zoom

Register for This Workshop Here

Intro to the GRE Part II: Verbal Reasoning
Date:
 Tuesday, April 15
Time: 5 pm - 7 pm
Location: Zoom

Register for This Workshop Here

Intro to the GRE Part III: Quantitative Reasoning
Date:
 Tuesday, April 13
Time: 5 pm - 7 pm
Location
: Zoom

Register for This Workshop Here

Organizing as an Online Learner

TBD, Register for Zoom session 

Learning online is more challenging than face-to-face. What knowledge, skills, and habits will you need to succeed? In this Skillshop, students will explore tools and strategies for creating a framework to get organized and manage their workload.

 

Productive Workspace & Minimizing Distractions SkillShop

Asynchronus Workshop will be available June 1 2021
Where do you study now that most classes are online? Desk, couch, kitchen table? No matter where you study, this workshop will show you ways to make your space work for you. Come prepared to evaluate your space, discuss ways to make it your own, and discover tools that can help you tune out distractions and stay focused.

 

Get Connected: Build Academic Community

TBD, Register for Zoom session 

Getting and staying connected to other people is a critical component of being successful in an online learning environment, but how do you build a community from inside your house? In this SkillShop, students will learn strategies for building relationships with peers, advisors, faculty, and others to create a community that supports their academic goals.