Section 1: University 1 Overview
1.4 The Learning Assistance Centre
201 Tier Building
Telephone: (204) 480-1481
The Learning Assistance Centre (LAC) offers academic support to University of Manitoba students to facilitate learning and improve writing skills. Areas of support include time management, goal setting, textbook reading, note taking, preparing for multiple choice and essay exams, motivation, memory and concentration as well as writing papers.
Free, 50-minute study skills and writing workshops are offered in September and October on a variety of topics. View the updated schedule and brief descriptions on the LAC website.
Drop by to meet with a learning specialist or tutor for help with writing or study skills, learning, memory, and reading issues. Our staff is available Monday to Friday by appointment and drop-in. See the LAC website for current hours.
Writing Tutor Program
Peer tutors work with students in the Elizabeth Dafoe Library’s reference section. Tutors assist students on a variety of writing related issues during the academic year.
The LAC website is continually growing. In addition to updated information about LAC hours, the writing tutor program, and workshops, you can:
- Print handouts available in pdf format that provide tips on writing, learning, and studying.
- Access related websites including University of Manitoba resources and other university links providing useful help with time management, test anxiety, writing various types of papers, grammar etc.
- Blog with the LAC! Find out what topics are hot with students and what exactly terms like "critical reading" and "bibliography" mean.
The LAC also provides writing support online. Submit your written work with questions, and our Online Tutor will provide a written response via email.