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Madison, WI 53715-1007

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Study and Learning Skills Program

Program Description

The Study and Learning Skills Program (SLSS) is offered to students registered with the McBurney Disability Resource Center. Students schedule individual appointments with trained study skills specialists to discuss ways to study more effectively. The primary appointment topics include the following:

  • Scheduling and time management
  • Notetaking
  • Exam preparation
  • Organizing papers/projects
  • Dealing with procrastination

Students are provided with tips on how to be a more successful student. At their first appointment, all students are given a copy of the GUTS Study Skills Handbook. Additional materials, such as calendars and time management grids, are distributed as well.

Schedule an Appointment

To make an appointment with a Study and Learning Skills Specialist, you can click on the WiscCal Schedule Assistant links below, call the McBurney Front Desk at (608) 263-2741, or text the McBurney Front Desk at (608) 225-7956.


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  • Schedule 30 or 60 minute appointment with Melanie (Spring 2018)
  • Monday: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Hi, my name is Melanie. I am a Study and Learning Skills Specialist here at McBurney and a first year graduate student studying Special Education. The learning and study skills I feel most confident in include time management, organization, and test preparation. When the weather is nice I enjoy hiking, but I also cannot resist a cozy day inside reading. I am looking forward to working with you!


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  • Schedule 30 or 60 minute appointment with Nicole (Spring 2018)
  • Tuesday: noon - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday: noon - 4:00 pm
  • Hello everyone! My name is Nicole. I have been a SLSS team member at McBurney since January 2016. I am a junior majoring in rehabilitation psychology. Following undergrad, I plan to continue my education in graduate school to become an Occupational Therapist (OT). As a SLSS member, I specialize in study skills areas of time management and organizational skills. Outside of my academic pursuits, I love traveling and meeting new people. A fun fact about me is that I studied abroad in London, England last summer!


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  • Schedule 30 or 60 minute appointment with Makayla (Spring 2018)
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Hi everyone. I'm Makayla, a Study and Learning Skills Specialist at McBurney. I am a freshman studying political science and I plan to go to Law school after I get my undergrad degree. My favorite academic skills to work with are memorization skills and test preparation. In my free time I enjoy working out, spending time with friends on campus, and meeting new people!

If you have questions or cannot attend any of the available SLSS appointments, please email the Study and Learning Skills Specialists.

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