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Beginning of Semester Success Workshops

Beginning of Semester Success (BOSS) workshops are open to all COD students and provide strategies for study skills, time management, as well as maintaining a positive attitude throughout the semester. Some workshops are designed for any COD student, while others focus on particular programs or populations.

Workshops equip students to be successful in all their academic pursuits and take full control of their college careers. Students also learn about the free services available to them on campus, including services in the Learning Commons.

The Learning Commons' Nursing Boot Camp

Learn how to succeed in COD's nursing program. COD nursing tutors will focus on specific skills to help nursing and pre-nursing students succeed. Email to register and receive a link for this Zoom event.

Nursing Dimensional Analysis Workshops

COD nursing program students practice medication conversions and dosage calculations with the help of a COD nursing tutor. Email to register and receive a link for this Zoom event.

Calendars, Coffee and Cocoa

Learning Commons staff share tools to help students get organized, from mapping out assignment deadlines and projects to studying for tests.  Bring your syllabi and a laptop or planner for additional assistance. 

Crack Your Science Course

Learn how to dissect your textbook, review for exams, master your homework, and conquer your science class.

Navigating College as a Non-Traditional Student

Receive tips for nontraditional learners on how to handle anxiety, uncertainty and the unknowns of today's educational patterns. Explore COD services that are available to students.

Academic Success for Non-Native English Speakers

Learn how to practice and improve your English language conversation skills and study techniques in a friendly environment.

Control Your College Destiny

Learn study techniques, how best to relate to peers and professors, set a mindset to succeed and achieve your college goals.

Contact Information

Learning Commons
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102
Call: (630) 942-3940
Hours of Operation

Mathematics Assistance
(630) 942-3339

Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance
(630) 942-3355

Tutoring Services
(630) 942-3686