Learning Lab Ignition Term
Our LLIT program is a student-centered, quarter-long experience that infuses individualized goal-setting and strategy-building to advance your academic acuity and self-awareness. You will be paired with a dedicated Learning Specialist. To register, you must have a documented learning difference (dyslexia, ADHD, etc.) and either give permission to confirm your eligibility through the Office of Accessible Education (OAE) or provide documentation to the Stanford Learning Lab.
- When registering, please outline your academic goals for the quarter. They can be general, such as, “Strengthen my time management skills” or more specific such as, “Develop a sustainable note-taking system that helps me prepare more thoroughly for exams” or “Finish writing the second chapter of my dissertation.”
- By the end of the second week of the quarter, you will receive a notification about your assigned Learning Specialist and book four 45-minute appointments during the quarter. These are appointments to attend as you would a class.
- At the first meeting, you will discuss your goals in more detail, co-create personalized strategies to move you closer to your goals, and set commitments to apply until your next meeting. The process is iterative and customized, so that you walk away with a set of strategies that are just right for you.
- Subsequent sessions are designed to refine your learning strategies and metacognitive mindset, skills you can apply throughout your academic and professional future. You and your Learning Specialist will share a portfolio that tracks topics, tools, strategies, and next steps. If you like, you can use this shared document for additional planning, such as breaking down a project into steps with mini-deadlines and the projected times needed for each. You will have access to this portfolio after the quarter ends.
- You can register for up to 3 quarters of LLIT (quarters do not need to be consecutive).