LearnAbility Sessions

Studying a lot and still not getting the grade you want? 

Earning the grade you want includes understanding how you learn, reading for comprehension and retention, taking functional lecture notes, using time effectively and taking tests well. Moreover, different courses require different strategies and skills. The more you understand about the courses you’re taking and their requirements, the better equipped you are to succeed.

LearnAbility sessions are workshops designed to assist students with adjusting to the college academic environment. The college learning environment often means studying with different approaches to fit a particular course. The more you understand which study strategies work best for you and is best suited for the course, the more likely you will achieve at desired levels.

To schedule a LearnAbility session for your class or for more information email us at learning@hawaii.edu.

Reading in College

Are you reading and finding that you can’t understand or remember the material? Learn to increase your understanding and retention of required reading in college.

Why Take Notes?

Taking, or more accurately, making good notes is very useful in the learning process. Learn to take and make good notes that work for you.

Using Time Effectively

Are you running out of time too often? Learn to plan. organize and use your time without bothersome procrastination.

Meeting the Test Taking Challenge

Are you taking tests hoping that luck will be on your side? Learn to approach the test-taking situation with a confidence based on sufficient preparation and an understanding of the content that will facilitate critical thinking and support problem solving

Present with Confidence

Nervous about your oral presentation? Learn strategies that make presentations more effective from understanding your audience to speaking clearly.

Adjusting to Academia

Wondering how to access the campus resources that are best suited for you? Get information on knowing your advisor, emailing your professor and seeking assistance from university services.

Plagiarism and Academic Authorship

Not sure what you should and shouldn’t cite in your papers? Clarify your concerns about academic authorship and intellectual property.