Learning Resources

The Office of Learning Resources offers opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to build and strengthen their study skills and strategies as they engage with Penn coursework and a variety of academic projects. Learning instructors support students through individual consultations and group workshops that often address time/project management, organization, academic reading, research and writing, problem-solving, and exam preparation.

Given the impact of COVID-19 on the Penn community (see COVID-19 Information and Resources), the Office of Learning Resources is offering virtual access to the academic support resources described below. While our physical office is closed, OLR staff members are available by phone at 215-573-9235 and email to answer questions and assist Penn students in connecting with our services.

Virtual Individual Consultations

Appointments

Students can schedule 50-minute virtual meetings to discuss their study strategies and approaches to a variety of academic assignments and assessments. Students can call 215-573-9235 to schedule a session and receive a link to a virtual meeting via the BlueJeans platform.

Appointments are available Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. EST and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST, depending on instructor availability.

Drop-Ins

Students can sign up for a 25-minute virtual drop-in session with a learning instructor by calling 215-573-9235 on the day of the session. Students will receive a link to a virtual meeting via the BlueJeans platform.

Drop-in sessions will be available at the following times:

Monday12 noon - 3 p.m. EST
Tuesday12 noon - 3 p.m. EST
Wednesday12 noon - 3 p.m. EST
Thursday12 noon - 3 p.m. EST
Friday12 noon - 3 p.m. EST

Virtual Learning Strategies Workshops

A variety of online workshops will soon be available to students that will address topics such as online/remote learning strategies, structuring unstructured time, and flexible planning for long-term projects and exam preparation. Workshops will be facilitated through the BlueJeans platform and students who register will receive a meeting invitation. Please check back on our website for updated information and new programs.

Customized Virtual Workshops

Faculty members, department/program staff, and student organizations can request customized virtual workshops on topics that may include time management, academic reading, note-taking, and exam preparation by completing our Workshop Request Form.