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Academic Support Programs

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The Counselling Centre offers services to help registered students who are encountering difficulties with academic coursework at Memorial. The services vary from interactive drop-in clinics, to our three-credit hour course in learning skills.

  • Beginning early in each semester, study skills clinics are available to help you make your academic work at Memorial more effective and rewarding. These drop-in sessions provide an opportunity for you to discuss your concerns with a psychologist and develop helpful strategies to meet your academic needs. In the past, students have worked on reading and study skills, time management, oral presentations, organizing knowledge for writing term papers and essays, and test anxiety. Following the intake meeting, students may be registered in an online "Academic Skills Portfolio" page in D2L for further work and follow-up. These sessions are free of charge to registered Memorial students.

  • UCC2020: Cognitive and Affective Learning Strategies, is a three-credit course in study skills, developed and taught by psychologists in the Counselling Centre. Students must register for UCC2020 through Memorial Self-Service.

Winter Semester 2015
There are four sections available for Memorial University students:

Slot 07-001 CRN 62608 (60 students), Ms. Kathleen Brenton
Slot 16-002 CRN 77005 (30 students), Dr. Michael Doyle
Slot 02-003 CRN 80992 (30 students), Dr. Michael Doyle
Slot 99-081 CRN 81362 (30 students), Ms. Kathleen Brenton

If you have concerns about how you are managing your time, complete the "Where does time go?" questionnaire. You might be surprised by what you discover. [This instrument is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Cook Counseling Center, Virginia Tech University. ]