Academic Skills

Academic Skills Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Want to find a different way to take notes, prepare for exams, manage your time, or even organize your assignments? We cover it all in our FREE Academic Skills Workshops that are offered during fall and spring semesters.

Workshops By Request

Do you have a class or group meeting that might benefit from an Academic Skills Workshop? We can deliver FREE presentations on the academic skills needed to get through college.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can request a workshop for any University of Arizona course, student organization, or program. To submit a workshop request, please visit the Request an Academic Skills Workshop page.

You should receive confirmation that we have received your request within 3 business (M-F) days. After that, we will reach out to our Academic Skills Tutor staff to find someone to present the workshop. Within 6 business days of the initial request, we will respond to let you know which of the proposed times we are able to present a workshop, or if we are unable to fulfill the request. Once the time and day is confirmed, this is the point at which we suggest you reserve a room or technology if needed. 2 days prior to the confirmed date, we will reach out with a final confirmation and handouts that will be used. The host is expected to provide copies of the handouts for participants as well as a laptop and projector for the presentation.

If at any point throughout this process you do not hear from us when expected, please contact Liz Kamerer at kamerer@arizona.edu.

Academic Skills Tutors provide workshops to the University of Arizona campus free of charge. However, there may be a cost associated with renting a room or renting technology, such as through the student union. University affiliates can borrow laptops and projectors from the University Libraries for no cost. University offices and organizations may also be able to reserve meeting rooms in the Student Union or reserve classroom space through the registrar for no cost. THINK TANK is not responsible for any costs incurred.

We recommend requesting workshops at least 1 week in advance. If you have a custom request or will need to reserve a room specifically for the workshop, we encourage you to request the workshop at least 2 weeks in advance. We do not guarantee that we will be able to fill each request, regardless of how far in advance it is requested, but we will always try to fulfill each request.

Workshops are planned to be 50 minutes long. If you would like a shorter version, please let us know but plan for the workshop to last 40 minutes at minimum.

We offer multiple workshop series open to anyone who wants to attend. Workshop Wednesdays occur in person and online every Wednesday of the semester at 5 PM and address a different topic each week. We also have two 7-week series of Weeknight Wildcat Workshops at 8 PM on different days of the week. We also partner with several departments across campus to offer other series open to all students.

For a complete schedule of available workshops, visit the THINK TANK workshops page.