Supplemental Workshops

Fall 2017 Supplemental Workshops Schedule

What is a Supplemental Workshop?

Supplemental Workshops provide an accelerated learning environment for selected classes. Guided by trained facilitators, students participate in discussions, compare notes, develop study strategies and challenge their understanding with practice exams and worksheets. Because the workshops are interactive, the more students get involved, the more they learn. Workshops meet twice a week and earn one unit of academic credit.

These workshops, offered in both science and math, help students master concepts and promote collaborative learning, including concept enhancement, problem-solving and mock exams. Workshops are held twice a week and earn one unit of academic credit. Because the workshops are interactive, the more students are involved, the more they learn. The workshops are guided by trained facilitators who are upper-division students

Math workshops at Cal Poly have been successful in providing unique environments for study and learning since 1988. Workshops are designed to operate directly with specific sections of math courses so that all participants are working on similar material from the same instructor at each workshop session.

What's in it for you?

A higher grade and a greater understanding and mastery of your lecture course materials and concepts. There is no additional homework and you are able to actively engage in the learning process with student peers. In addition, students learn study skills methods, which assist them with other classes in the future.

All workshops are led by a peer facilitator, a student who's taken the class before and has demonstrated academic excellence in the course. Your SWS facilitator attends every class lecture, hears what you hear, and reads what you read. The facilitator's job is to guide the workshop and keep students on track with course content. Every facilitator has received training in group leadership techniques.


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