It’s the Final Countdown…

With only 2 weeks left of the Spring 2015 semester (not including Finals Week), there is still enough time to come into the Learning & Writing Center for help! We advise that you not wait until it’s too late.

We also hope you take advantage of attending Tutorpalooza Friday, May 15th from 12-4pm in Cowell 417 and 418.

Here are the last Student Success Workshops for the remainder of the semester:


Finals are Coming: Are you Ready?

Wed. 5/6/15 5-6pm Fromm Hall, Maier Room

Mind, Body, & Spirit

Marijuana: What it Does and Why

Tues. 5/5/15 5:30-7:00pm Fromm Hall, Maier Room

Additional Events:



Fri. 5/15/15 12-4pm Cowell 417 & 418

Mind, Body, & Spirit

Finals Midnight Breakfast

Fri. 5/15/15 10pm-12am Market Cafe

For this semester’s community outreach, the LWC volunteered with a new project at the Ecocenter located at Heron’s Head park! We cleaned the park and removed invasive plants from the area, restoring the natural habitat to the animals that live around it! We feel great making a difference no matter if it’s big or small! Afterwards we ate lunch at Slow Club. Here are some pictures documenting all the great fun we had that day


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Lastly, the LWC would proudly like to acknowledge the 2015 Graduates: Olive, Zach, Dylan, & Antonio! Thank you grads for all your hard work, we will miss you!




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The Learning & Writing Center staff wish you the best of luck on your upcoming finals! We also hope you have a fun & safe summer! See you all next Fall :)

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“If you’re reading this it’s NOT too late” … to make an appointment with the Learning and Writing Center !

We have approximately 6 more weeks til the end of the semester. This semester is definitely flying by but that does not mean you should let your grades suffer. Feel free to schedule appointments with both the Writing Center and with Peer Tutoring. Writing Preceptors and student peer tutors are extremely friend and most definitely helpful!

Special Shoutout to February & March’s Staff Spotlight:





Thank you staff for all your hard work & dedication!

Here are Student Success Workshops for the month of April.


De-Mystifying Research Papers

Tues. 4/14/15 11:50am-12:40pm Gleeson Library, Room 139

Mind, Body, & Spirit

The Truth About Alcohol

Thurs. 4/9/15 11:50am-12:40pm McLaren 251

Interfaith Dialogue Lunch

Thurs. 4/9/15 11:50am-12:40pm  University Ministry, Romero Room

LGBTQ Alphabet Soup Workshop

Thurs. 4/16/15 11:50am-12:40pm University Center 402/403

Uppers, Downers, All-Arounders

Tues. 4/21/15 11:50am-12:50pm McLaren 251

Self-Care in Stressful Times

Thurs. 4/30/15 11:50am-12:40pm McLaren 251

Career Planning & Life Skills

Meet the Startups

Wed. 4/22/15 5:30-7:00pm Fromm Hall, Xavier Chapel

Additional Events:

Mind, Body, & Spirit

April Action

Sat. 4/11/15 for details contact:

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March has quickly approached and we are approximately 3 weeks away from spring break! While that is exciting news, please do not neglect your studies, meaning it is a great time to come and visit the LWC for your upcoming midterms/papers. The Learning & Writing Center is great to refresh material with tutors or to get an extra set of eyes to look over your paper in order to boost your advantage towards a better grade before heading into break. If you would like to schedule a tutor appointment, feel free to go to TutorTrac located on your USF Connect student tab. If you would like to schedule a writing appointment, feel free to stop by or call the center and schedule your appointment with the lovely front desk staff.

More information about some of the great programs that the LWC offers:


1) Academic English Support (AES) tutor – this tutor is a Masters candidate in the TESOL program at the School of Ed — she works with international students (grad and undergrad) on general study skills: note taking, test taking, time management, public speaking, communication with professors, brainstorming for papers (any further help needed with writing should be received through the Writing Center). International students can sign up for an appointment through TutorTrac (


2) English Speaking Buddies for International Students (ESBIS) — this is a drop-in session every Thursday (11:50am-12:40pm) at the Learning & Writing Center that provides international students (grad and undergrad) the opportunity to practice their English in a casual setting. The AES tutor and LWC Assistant Director are present at these weekly drop-in sessions. We talk about current events, any challenges they may be experiencing, hobbies, cultural traditions/events, etc. Come eat snacks and practice your English!


Student Success Workshops for the month of March:


Speaking with Confidence and Presenting with Style

Thurs. 3/26/15 11:50am-12:40pm McLaren 251

Mind, Body, & Spirit

Recovery Realities: A Student Panel

Tues. 3/10/15 11:50am-12:40pm Fromm Hall, Maier Room

Hazards of Hook-Ups

Thurs. 3/12/15 11:50am-12:40pm McLaren 250

I <3 Consent Workshop

Tues. 3/31/15 11:50am-12:40pm McLaren 252

Marijuana: What it Does and Why

Tues. 3/31/15 5:30-7:00pm Fromm Hall, Maier Room

Career Planning & Life Skills

Alumni Panel and Job Search Preparation for International Students

Tues. 3/3/15 5:30-7pm Fromm Hall, Maier Room

Additional Events:

Mind, body, & Spirit

Women’s Retreat

Sunday 3/8/15 for details contact

Health Fair

Thurs. 3/24/15 11am-2:30pm McLaren 252

Wishing you an early fun and safe spring break!

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Welcome Back 2015!

The LWC would like to welcome you back for Spring semester 2015! The center has been very lonely without its hardworking students but is very happy for your return and we wish you a great Spring semester! Feel free to come by and visit us :)


For those of you who are new, below is some valuable information!

Hours of Operations:

The Learning Center

Mon-Thurs 8:30am-8pm

Friday 8:30am-5pm

The Writing Center

Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm

Friday 10am-5pm

Drop in hours

Mon-Thurs 1-4pm Gleeson Library in the New book section

Check us out at:

follow us on:

instagram: usflwc

twitter: ldubc

facebook: Learning & Writing Center at USF


In addition to the new school year, we would like to introduce you to the 3 newest members of the LWC staff:

Front Desk: Derrick and Jocelyn


“Working here is a blessing because of my coworkers and the atmosphere.” -Derrick


“The LWC is more than just my job, it is one of the many communities at USF that will help me develop skills needed to become a hard working individual that acts with integrity.” -Jocelyn

America Reads assistant: Nicole


“I love working in the LWC because everyone is super friendly, loves being there, and is motivated!” -Nicole

Here are some workshops for the semester:

Student Success Workshops


Taking Noteworthy Notes

Tues. 2/10/15 11:50am-12:40pm McLaren 251

Excelling in the American Classroom

Thurs. 2/19/15 11:50am-12:40pm McLaren 252

Test Taking Tips and Tricks

Thurs. 2/19/15 5:30-6:30pm Fromm Hall, Maier Room

What’s TIME got to do with it?: Managing your Midterms

Tues. 2/24/15 11:50am-12:40pm Cowell 414

Mind, Body, & Spirit

Health Care 101

Tues. 1/27/15 11:40am-12:40pm University Center 503

The Truth About Alcohol

Thurs. 2/5/15 11:50am-12:40pm Kalmanovitz 167

Marijuana: What it Does and Why

Tues. 2/10/15 5:30-7:00pm Fromm Hall, Maier Room

Career Planning & Life Skills

Navigating a Career Fair

Wed. 2/24/15 5:30-7:00pm Fromm Hall, Maier Room

Check back soon for more updates on the LWC!

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December Already?!

With the school year winding down, here is the LWC’s schedule for the month of December:

December 1st-5th, 8th-9th (regular hours)

Monday-Thursday 8:30am-8pm

Friday 8:30am-5pm

December 10th (Wednesday)


December 11th (Thursday)


Recap of our last staff meeting/ holiday party

On Friday November 21st, the LWC staff got together for some end of the year fun (playing games, gift exchanging, cooking dinner, and staff bonding). We gathered at the St. Ignatian house which served as a very homely location for all of our activities. Staff members decorated the house with Christmas decorations and holiday music played in the background. We feasted on homemade pizza, salad, and delicious pie. In addition, we had a gift exchange between the LWC staff members.

Here are some pictures showing the festivities of the night:

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ALSO… a special shout out and congratulations to graduating senior Nikki. The LWC thanks you for all your hard work during your time here and wishes you the best in the future!


The LWC wishes you the best of luck on finals and Happy Holidays! See you all next semester.


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The Learning Center will hold its final peer tutoring appointments on Study Day, Thursday, December 4. There will be no peer tutoring available during finals week. Students can log onto TutorTrac at, to locate remaining availabilities for your courses. To ensure that as many students as possible receive some tutoring support before finals we will hold our semiannual event Tutorpalooza (more information is available at: URL:

Tutorpalooza takes place on Thursday, December 4 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm in Cowell 417 & 418. Tutorpalooza is a four hour, drop-in tutoring event at which all of the Learning Center peer tutors will be available. Tutopalooza is a free event and is open to all USF students. Participants may come whenever they choose, no appointment is necessary, and we will have cookies, coffee and tea waiting. To find out if and when a tutor will be available for your courses search TutorTrac by subject for drop-in availabilities on Thursday, December 4.

Writing Center appointments will be available to all students through the end of finals week. To schedule an appointment to discuss a paper or ask questions about tutoring call the Learning & Writing Center at (415) 422-6713, or visit us in Cowell Hall, Rm. 215.

We look forward to supporting your preparations for finals.

-The Learning & Writing Center Staff

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Fall is Here!


Happy Fall Everyone!

Can you believe that we are now in week 12 of school and have 4 more weeks of school to go. Keep working hard, we are almost there! Do you find yourself having trouble with class material or want help on an essay? Stop by the Learning and Writing Center because we are most definitely the go to place to receive help. We have great peer tutors and writing preceptors that are willing to help you!

News from the LWC:

Look at the month of September and October Staff Spotlights: Belinda, Jesus, Jen, and Sarah (not pictured). Along with the rest of the staff, they have been doing a great job in making the center run smoothly. Keep up the great work LWC Staff!

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Here are some of the events that will be held during the month of November:

Student Success Workshops


Test Taking Tips and Tricks

Tues. 11/18/2014 11:45am-12:35pm McLaren 250

Presence of Mind: Meditation and the Art of Studying

Tues. 11/18/2014 5:00-6:00pm McLaren 251

Finals are Coming: Are you Ready?

Wed. 11/19/2014 5:00-6:00pm McLaren 252

Mind, Body & Spirit

Marijuana: What it Does and Why

Tues. 11/11/2014 5:30-7:00pm Fromm Hall Maier Room

Presence of Mind: Meditation and the Art of Studying

Tues. 11/18/2014 5:00-6:00pm McLaren 251

Recovery Realities: A student panel

Thurs. 11/20/2014 11:45am-12:35pm McLaren 250

Uppers, Downers, All-Arounders

Tues. 11/25/2014 11:45am-12:35pm McLaren 251

Career, Planning & Life Skills

Meet the Finance Professionals

Wed. 11/5/2014 5:30-7:00pm Fromm Hall Xavier Chapel

Meet the BFF Firms:Big, First and Foremost

Wed. 11/19/2014 5:30-7:30pm Fromm Hall Xavier Chapel

Additional Events

Kairos Retreat

11/14-11/16/2014 2pm Friday – 3pm Sunday Contact

Interfaith Week

11/16-11/22/2014 USF event calendar has more details Contact

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