Mastering the Ivy League


Mastering the Ivy League offers discussion-based workshops that are designed for all undergraduates but may be particularly helpful for students who are new to Penn or taking in-person classes for the first time. This fall, virtual and in-person sessions at the Weingarten Center are available for each topic. Registration is limited for in-person sessions, but recordings will be posted after each virtual session.

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Fall 2021 Schedule

Time Management and Semester Planning

Take control of your learning by creating a schedule that promotes productivity and balance.

IN-PERSON: Thursday, September 9, 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

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*for in-person workshops, navigate to “Workshops” and RSVP for one or more sessions


VIRTUAL: Thursday, September 9, 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

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10 Essential Study Strategies

Learn strategies that promote flexibility, active engagement, and focus.

IN-PERSON: Friday, September 10, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

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*for in-person workshops, navigate to “Workshops” and RSVP for one or more sessions


VITUAL: Monday, September 13, 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

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Staying on Top of Your Academic Reading

Develop effective reading and note-taking methods as you engage with a variety of texts that may move from screen to page and back.

IN-PERSON: Monday, September 13, 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

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*for in-person workshops, navigate to “Workshops” and RSVP for one or more sessions


VIRTUAL: Tuesday, September 14, 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

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Excellent Habits for Virtual STEM Courses

Gain key insights into effective STEM learning with attention to unique challenges and opportunities of problem sets and exams.

IN-PERSON: Friday, September 17, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

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*for in-person workshops, navigate to “Workshops” and RSVP for one or more sessions


VIRTUAL: Monday, September 20, 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

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Preparing for Exams

Prepare for new opportunities to demonstrate what you’ve learned through a variety of assessment formats.

IN-PERSON: Wednesday, September 22, 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

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VIRTUAL: Thursday, September 23, 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

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Additional Resources and Support

We encourage you to explore our Study Tools and Strategies and the Weingarten Center Blog for strategies and resources related to these topics. In addition, please feel free to schedule an individual consultation with one of our learning specialists through MyWLRC.