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February 1, 2024
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Information for Tutoring and Success Connection Workshops – February 2024

The Learning Resource Center and Writing Center are available to offer our services to students: Monday & Wednesday-Friday 9AM – 3PM Tuesday 10AM – 3PM Upcoming Success Connection Workshops in February: 2/16/24 – Reducing Presentation Anxiety, by Audrey Mendoza, Windward … Continue reading

LC Updates: April 3-7

April 4, 2023 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

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Tutoring Services

Free Writing Tutoring and More at the Writing Center!
The Writing Center offers free writing tutoring for any Leeward CC class, as well as scholarship essays, college applications, resumes, and more! Tutoring is provided by our friendly Writing Consultants, who are fellow students with a passion for helping others. Since Friday is a holiday, we are only open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday (appointment only from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.). Visit our website at go.hawaii.edu/Gp8 to make an appointment, or stop by our physical location on the second floor of the library for a drop-in. In addition to tutoring sessions, the Writing Center offers Focused Workshops that cover sentence structure, grammar, and various college success skills. Click here to learn more, or email writers@hawaii.edu. We look forward to working with you soon!

The Leeward CC Creative Writing Club
Join the Creative Writing Club hosted by the Writing Center and unleash your creativity! The Creative Writing Club is open to all Leeward CC students, and anyone with an interest in writing is encouraged to participate regardless of experience or ability! New members are always welcome! The Creative Writing Club meets every first and third Thursday of the month. Meetings are held from 3-4 PM in the Writing Center. Feel free to join our next meeting this Thursday, 4/6! Alternatively, if you are unable to attend in-person, you have the option to join our sessions via Zoom through our hybrid meetings! Please see our creative writing club flyer, email us at writers@hawaii.edu, or give us a call at (808) 455-0409 for more information.

Join Us for This Week’s Success Connection Workshop: Protect Your Data and Future
You are invited to attend this week’s Success Connection Workshop (SCW): Protect Your Data and Future on Wednesday, April 5th at 12 PM presented by Petersen Gross via Zoom! Hackers and malware are our nemesis while online. They want to steal our information and access our online accounts. Come and learn how to protect your valuable information and protect your information online. Feel free to view our flyer or this semester’s SCW schedule for more information. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP at this link: https://go.hawaii.edu/kFV. We look forward to seeing you there!

Take Advantage of Free Tutoring at the Learning Resource Center!
Come by the Learning Resource Center (LRC) or make an appointment via Penji for tutoring in Japanese, ICS, Hawaiian Studies, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Biology, and Oceanography! The LRC tutors are helpful, friendly, and here to help you succeed. Please view the LRC’s Spring 2023 flyer for more information. Visit the LRC’s website to view tutor availability, browse online resources, and make an appointment via Penji. Please contact lrctutor@hawaii.edu or call (808) 455-0409 for assistance. Happy tutoring!

 


 

RFID’ing in the Library: UPDATE

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33,563 books have been RFID tagged as of Monday, April 3rd. Our project is a little over 75% completed! 

The Library is implementing a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) theft detection system for materials. In September, library staff and librarians began the conversion process, which involves pulling books off the shelves and affixing RFID tags to each book. Each RFID tag is encoded with a book’s barcode number, format type, and the library’s unique OCLC code. Tagged books are then returned to the shelf. With over 45,000 individual books in our collection, we estimate that the conversion process will be completed in the late spring or summer of 2023. For more information about this project, please read our RFID Conversion Project blog post.

 


 

Student Involvement Fair

The Library & Tutoring Services will be at the Student Involvement Fair – Wednesday, April 5th, 10am – 1pm. Drop by to learn about our services!

 


 

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CLOSED Friday, April 7th

The Learning Commons & Library will be CLOSED Friday, April 7th, in observance of Good Friday. We hope you enjoy the holiday weekend!

 

LC Updates: February 14-18

February 14, 2022 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

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February 2022

Celebrating Black Women Authors – visit our display at the Learning Commons or browse virtually at go.hawaii.edu/Pnr!

 

February 21 (Monday): Presidents’ Day

The Learning Commons & Library will be CLOSED in observance of Presidents’ Day.

 


LC Updates: October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021 by An | 0 comments

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Oct 20 (Wed) SC Workshop: Memory Hacks for Studying
Oct 27 (Wed) SC Workshop: How to Cope with Speech Anxiety
Nov 3 (Wed) SC Workshop: The Research Process and Finding and Evaluating Sources
Nov 11 (Thu) Veterans Day: Learning Commons & Library CLOSED
Nov 15-19 International Education Week Display – Coming Soon!
Nov 25 (Thu) Thanksgiving Recess: Learning Commons & Library CLOSED
Nov 26 (Fri) Day after Thanksgiving: Learning Commons & Library CLOSED

 

The Writing Center

Success Connection Workshop
SC Workshop: Memory Hacks for Studying
Wednesday, October 20: 12pm via Zoom

Presented by: Chris Gilbert

Not sure how to remember your foreign language vocabulary? Can’t remember the main points to your big presentation? This workshop will give you some quick memory tools to learn things more rapidly and have more fun doing it!

Zoom Link: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91371911355
Meeting ID: 913 7191 1355
Passcode: success

For more information, contact writers@hawaii.edu

 

LC Updates: September 27 – October 1

September 27, 2021 by An | 0 comments

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Sept 27 – Oct 1 Banned Books Week
Sept 29 (Wed) SC Workshop: Coping with Stress in a Time of COVID

 

The Writing Center

Success Connection Workshop
SC Workshop: Coping with Stress in a Time of COVID
Wednesday, September 29: 12pm via Zoom

Presented by: Anika Gearhart

Adjusting to an online environment and concerns about friends, family, and personal wellness are among the challenges you may face this semester. Come to this workshop to learn skills to empower you to effectively cope with stress as you meet these challenges!

Zoom Link: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91371911355
Meeting ID: 913 7191 1355
Passcode: success

For more information, contact writers@hawaii.edu

 

LC Updates: April 27, 2021

April 27, 2021 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

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April 26 – May 13 Finals Countdown at the Learning Commons: Check our Finals Countdown page frequently for updates!
May 14 Commencement: Learning Commons CLOSED
May 17-21 Interim Week: Learning Commons CLOSED 

 

The Learning Resource Center

LRC peer content tutoring is available through Thursday, May 13th. Please visit the LRC website for tutored courses offered and tutor schedules. Please give us a call (455-0412) if you have any questions about making an appointment.

 

The Library

  • April 5 – May 14: Learning Commons & Library Annual User Survey
  • April 26 – May 13: Finals Countdown Extended Study Hours, Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
  • May 14: Library CLOSED due to Commencement. Staff will be available via phone, chat, and email 8am – 4pm.
  • May 17-21: Interim Week – Library CLOSEDLibrary staff will available for item pick-up appointments, online chat, phone calls, and email 8am – 4pm.

 

The Writing Center

Success Connection Workshop
Memory Hacks for Studying
Wednesday, April 28: 12pm via Zoom

Would it be helpful to remember more vocabulary for the next exam?
Do you have trouble recalling the main points in your big presentation?

Back by popular demand: Chris Gilbert will share a dynamic presentation, Memory Hacks for Studying, this Wednesday 4/28 at 12 p.m. via Zoom. This workshop will give you some quick memory tools to learn things more rapidly and have more fun doing it.

Zoom Link: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/93321643634
Meeting ID: 933 2164 3634
Passcode: success

The Zoom link and password will also be posted on the Writing Center website (go.hawaii.edu/Gp8) on the day of the workshop.

 

LC Updates: April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

 

April 26 – May 14 Finals Countdown at the Learning Commons: Check our Finals Countdown page frequently for updates!

 

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The Writing Center

Success Connection Workshop
Finish Strong: Tips for Finals
Wednesday, April 14: 12pm via Zoom

Facing finals, papers, exams, and more?
Not sure how to get everything done?
Come to this workshop to learn how you can finish this semester strong!

Presented by Tasha Williams

Zoom Link: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/97039193375
Meeting ID: 970 3919 3375
Passcode: success

  • The Zoom link and password will also be posted on the Writing Center website (go.hawaii.edu/Gp8) on the day of the workshop.
  • Recorded review sessions of the past SC Workshops are also available on the Writing Center website (go.hawaii.edu/983).

 

LC Updates: April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

 

April 26 – May 14 Finals Countdown at the Learning Commons

 

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The Writing Center

Success Connection Workshop
How I Maximize Leeward CC’s Education: The International Student Perspective
Friday, April 9: 12pm via Zoom

Join Miyu, a recent Leeward international student alumna, to explore her educational journey navigating the transition to her career amidst COVID-19. This workshop will help you envision how to successfully enter your dream career.

Presented by the Leeward CC Office of International Programs

Zoom Link: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91633418894
Meeting ID: 916 3341 8894
Passcode: success

  • The Zoom link and password will also be posted on the Writing Center website (go.hawaii.edu/Gp8) on the day of the workshop.
  • Recorded review sessions of the past SC Workshops are also available on the Writing Center website (go.hawaii.edu/983).

 

LC Updates: March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

 

April 2 (Friday) The Learning Commons will be CLOSED in observance of Good Friday
April 26 – May 14 Finals Countdown at the Learning Commons

 

The Learning Resource Center

4/5/2021 (Mon) – 4/7/2021 (Wed) Appointment Reservations: On 4/5 – 4/7 the LRC will only be OPEN ONLINE for scheduled appointments. Appointments will need to be made through TutorTrac, phone, or email by 12pm on 4/1 (Thu). Students with appointment inquiries after 12pm on 4/1 will be asked to schedule an appointment starting on 4/8. There are no scheduled Korean and Japanese language Drop-In sessions on 4/5 – 4/7.

The Writing Center

Success Connection Workshop
The Research Process and Finding and Evaluating Sources
Wednesday, March 31: 12pm via Zoom

Learn how to research effectively, evaluate sources, and avoid plagiarism.

Presented by Donald Carreira Ching

Zoom Link: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91275665093
Meeting ID: 912 7566 5093
Passcode: success

  • The Zoom link and password will also be posted on the Writing Center website (go.hawaii.edu/Gp8) on the day of the workshop.
  • Recorded review sessions of the past SC Workshops are also available on the Writing Center website (go.hawaii.edu/983).

 

LC Updates: March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

Friday, March 26 The Learning Commons will be CLOSED in observance of Prince Kūhiō Day
Friday, April 2 The Learning Commons will be CLOSED in observance of Good Friday

 

The Learning Resource Center

  • Coming Soon: NEW COURSES for peer tutoring at the Learning Resource Center: BIOL 171/LBIOL 172/L, and CHEM 272/L. Please visit our LRC Updates page for the full listing of courses and more information.
  • 4/5/2021 (Mon) – 4/7/2021 (Wed) Appointment Reservations: Appointments will need to be made through TutorTrac, phone, or email by 12pm on 4/1 (Thu). Students with appointment inquiries after 12pm on 4/1 will be asked to schedule an appointment starting on 4/8. There are no scheduled Korean and Japanese language Drop-In sessions on 4/5 – 4/7.

The Writing Center

Success Connection Workshops

Tips on Transferring from Leeward CC to a University
Wednesday, March 24: 12pm via Zoom

Do you have a plan to transfer from Leeward CC? Make it easy.

Join us for this dynamic SC workshop to start planning how to transfer to a Bachelor’s degree program! Learn helpful tips on transferring to a university in order to graduate on time.

Presented by Laurie Libarios, Counselor

Zoom Link: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/97362969900
Meeting ID: 973 6296 9900
Passcode: success

  • The Zoom link and password will also be posted on the Writing Center website (go.hawaii.edu/Gp8) on the day of the workshop.
  • Recorded review sessions of the past SC Workshops are also available on the Writing Center website (go.hawaii.edu/983).

 

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