Oberlin Workshop & Learning Sessions (OWLS)
The Oberlin Workshop and Learning Sessions (OWLS) program is based on the Supplemental Instruction (SI) model for coursework support. Sessions are specific for a class, and are facilitated by a student (an OWLS Leader) who has taken the class and attends the class again along with the current students. The OWLS sessions integrate both “what to learn” and “how to learn”, that is, the content of the course as well as learning skills, in a fun, active and collaborative fashion that has been proved to work effectively for students to master coursework content. OWLS is not a replacement for one-on-one tutoring, but does offer a fun and free method that positively impacts student learning. OWLS is for everyone. Even those doing well in the course benefit by sharing what they've learned in their own words to their peers. And you'll find that the types of skills you acquire through OWLS will benefit you in other courses.
What are OWLS sessions? Why should I attend? What can I expect? How should I prepare? This info sheet addresses some of students' frequently asked questions about OWLS.
The graph below summarizes data from one representative class for students who attended 0, 1, 2 or 3 workshops prior to the 1st exam.
Courses supported by OWLS in Spring 2017 - Times and Locations TBD
|Professor/s||OWLS Leaders||Session Days/Times||Location|
|BIOL 100||Mary Teleha||Tara Santora||Sunday & Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 PM||A154|
|BIOL 100-07||Keith Tarvin||Marie Lilly||Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00-8:30 PM||A254|
|BIOL 103||Roger Laushman||Sophie Lilien||Sunday & Thursday, 7:00-8:30 PM||AJLC 201|
|BIOL 200||Mary Garvin||Juan Contreras||Sunday, 8:00-9:30 PM &||A155|
|Yemko Pryor||Thursday, 7:00-8:30 PM|
|CHEM 102||Manish Mehta||Kallie Jiang||Sunday & Tuesday, 8:00-9:30 PM||King 327|
|CHEM 102-01||Lisa Ryno||Emma Eisenbraun||Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00-8:30 PM||A255|
|CHEM 102-02||Rebecca Whelan||Yasmine Ramachandra||Sunday & Wednesday, 8:30-10:00 PM||King 321|
|CHEM 205||Michael Nee||Anthony Allen||Sunday & Tuesday, 8:00-9:30 PM||King 323|
|MATH 132||Kevin Gerstle||Charles Cui||Monday & Wednesday, 8:00-9:30 PM||King 327|
|NSCI 201||Tracie Paine &||Sohail Kamdar||Sunday & Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 PM||A255|
|Pat Simen||Charles Ryan|
|PHYS 111||Jason Stalnaker||Stella Ocker||Sunday, 8:00-9:30 PM &||W107|
|Rose Rosenthal||Monday, 7:30-9:00 PM|