Learning Commons - Enrichment Opportunities

The LC strives to service all students. In addition to tutoring, the LC provides several enrichment activities to give students the opportunity to enhance their learning. We sponsor such activities as:

Writing Development

The LC provides Writing Center support to improve studentsí foundational writing skills, such as grammar, punctuation, spelling, rhetoric, organization and critical thinking. Aligns discipline-specific writing techniques with the foundations mastered in English courses. Prepares students for more professional writing situations in business and industry such as resumes, cover letters, scholarship letters and personal statements for graduate school.

Special Speakers/Seminars

The LC also offers a variety of enrichment activities such as special discipline-related workshops (i.e., "How to Solve Math Word Problems, "Creative Writing", etc.) or guest speakers on special topics that relate to academic majors (i.e., "Compliance with the ADA as it Relates to the Medical Field", etc.).

Student Success Workshops

The LC provides Student Success Workshops throughout the quarter on topics such as basic computer skills (e-mail, saving to a disk, etc.), using the Microsoft Office Suite, general study skills, note taking, and test taking. These workshops are short and interactive and provide students the opportunity to take their skills to the next level or brush up on basic skills they already have. Students also get support with guided online learning labs to extend the instruction outside of the classroom walls.

Extra Credit Opportunities

The LC offers students the opportunity to earn extra credit in their classes for attending a tutoring session. Students should have the extra-credit voucher form stamped by the front reception desk of the LC and submit it to their instructor. Extra credit points or the amount of points is granted at the discretion of each instructor.

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.