Study and Learning Skills Program

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. Materials, such as calendars and time management grids, are distributed as well.

Schedule a SLSS Appointment

Note: During the COVID-19 related office closures, SLSS appointments are still available by phone and web conference.

  • Schedule online (sorry, online scheduling is temporarily unavailable … please call or email the front desk to schedule)
  • Call the McBurney Center (608)263-2741

Please let us know if you cannot attend your appointment.

Pre-Appointment Questionnaire

Completing the SLSS pre-appointment questionnaire, particularly before your first appointment or your first appointment for a semester, helps us prepare and maximize the appointment.

SLSS Staff and Summer 2020 Hours

Makayla – Hi everyone. I am a junior studying political science and philosophy, with plans to go to Law school after I complete my undergrad degree. My favorite academic skills to work with are memorization and test preparation. In my free time I enjoy working out, spending time with friends on campus, and meeting new people!

  • Tuesday: 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Friday: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Emily – Hello everyone. I am first year graduate student studying Chinese Literature and I have been teaching in China the past three years at Central China Normal University. My areas of interest in study skills are organization and motivation/procrastination. In my spare time I love spending time with my family, hiking, and traveling!

  • Monday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 1:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Dates/Hours Available

By Appointment Only

More information

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How long are SLSS appointments?

30 or 60 minutes

Note: Only 60 minute appointments can be scheduled online.

How often can I schedule an appointment?

We find it works best to schedule enough time between appointments for you to try out the strategies.  This can be every week, every other week, or once a month.

How do I get started with SLSS?

Please talk to your access consultant about a referral to SLSS.

What other academic support does UW-Madison offer?

What topics could my appointment include?

  • Concentration/Focus
  • Exam Preparation
  • Memorization
  • Motivation/Procrastination
  • Note-taking
  • Reading Strategies
  • Study Methods
  • Test-taking
  • Time Management/Organization
  • Other