January’s Monthly Tip

Welcome back to school! We hope your Spring semester goes well and always know The Learning and Writing Center is here to assist you whenever you need us!
This semester is filled with lots of events so make sure to manage your time well. Since this semester is a little shorter than last semester, many assignments and exams may come up sooner than you expected.

As we start off the school year, the LWC is here to provide you with a short tip to help you get this semester rolling.

Set up small, specific goals.

While it’s easy to be energized and ready to go as this new semester begins, there will be times where you may begin to procrastinate and lose motivation. When these things begin, learn to set up small goals! In order to keep yourself on task and to prioritize your time, setting small goals can help you meet deadlines better and help create less stress on yourself. You may get run down when things get stressful but setting up goals can help motivate you.

Good luck, Dons! You got this!

November’s Monthly Tip!

Happy November, Dons! It’s almost time for Thanksgiving break! I hope you’re all ready for good company and good food! This month’s tip is:

Learn Time Management!

I know we’ve all heard the familiar phrase about balancing our time and prioritizing our interests but it has always been easier said than done. In order to avoid last minute cramming, use the free time you have to set realistic goals for your study times. Always try to review your notes each day as doing this will allow you to retain the content you’ve learned. As college students, our lives are hectic and our career goals are our main objective. Sometimes, we become so involved in our extracurriculars and work that we forget to leave time for studies and anything of the sort. Just the same, sometimes we prioritize our studies more than the things we have dedicated ourselves to on campus. Creating a balance between the two can be a daily struggle but it is always something that can be grasped. Not only that but being able to manage time for ourselves is difficult. Use the free time you have to plan out how to effectively manage all your activities. In addition you can also do a few of these tips to help you know where to start with managing your time and studying effectively:

  • Read your notes
  • Make a To-Do List
  • Make flashcards
  • Rewrite your notes
  • Review highlighted information
  • Make up examples

Have a great November, Dons! It’s almost Christmas time!!!

October’s Monthly Tip!

Happy October!

Halloween is upon us and midterm season is finally dwindling down. This month has been filled with countless studying and numerous drop-in’s for the Learning and Writing Center! (Just know there’s always room available to make an appointment if you need some help!)

In honor of this stressful month, the tip(s) of the month are:

Try to give yourself plenty of time and always evaluate where you’re at, (don’t let yourself get run down). 


It’s easy to let yourself get behind on your work because you think you have more time but try not to! Before you know it, finals and midterms can come up unexpectedly. Take advantage of the material you already know and review it daily, or even weekly. This way, you’ll feel more confident on your tests and be ready to answer all those questions. Utilize the centers provided for you on campus and keep up with your studies. Don’t let yourself get too stressed out by the amount of work you are likely to get and start by reviewing early.

Additionally, always take a second to evaluate where you’re at. As college students, we get heavily involved and forget to prioritize. Be careful of stretching yourself too thin and always consider the amount of workload you have. Don’t forget to take care of yourself and prioritize the things that are the most important. It’s easy to get run down and tired due to the amount of things you have to do, but be mindful of how you’re handling it. Time management is essential to be able to thrive and do your best!

Have a wonderful rest of your October, Dons and an even better fall break!!!

Welcome To The Learning And Writing Center!

Happy Fall, Dons!

Welcome to the Learning and Writing Center blog! Here’s where we keep you up to date on all things LWC and all our events taking place throughout the year! Weekly tips, student stories, LWC events, study strategies, and more will be posted for all of you!

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Student Stories.

Interested in sharing your own stories here at USF? We’d love to hear them! The Learning and Writing Center is looking for students who would want to share their own experiences from our center and the school!

Which USF courses did you like the most? What services have been the most helpful in your learning experiences here on campus? Have you met someone who has significantly impacted you during your time here at USF?

The University of San Francisco has always provided its students with countless opportunities and we want to see what you’ve all been up to. Let us know about what organizations you’re involved in, the people you’ve met, the professors who have impacted your educational careers, and how USF has shaped you through your college life.

Feel free to fill out the survey here if you would be interested. We’ll get back to you with more information!