Learning Skills Series
Check out our calendar to find and register for upcoming events and strategy sessions from the ASC and other campus partners.
Gaining academic confidence
Cultivating habits and mindsets to succeed at university by improving your academic confidence.
ONLINE Wednesday, June 07 @ 3 p.m. (NDT) - Register here.
Beyond studying: What you need to know about writing an exam
ONLINE Wednesday, June 14 @ 3 p.m. (NDT) - Register here.
Semester reset: Reflection, procrastination, and planning
Take time for a semester reset by reflecting on your progress, overcoming procrastination, bouncing back from disappointment, and planning for the rest of the semester.
ONLINE Wednesday, June 28 @ 3 p.m. (NDT) - Register here.
Presentations: Creating classroom presentations
A guide to designing, developing, and delivering classroom presentations.
In-person at the Landing in the University Centre, UC-3015C Wednesday, July 12 @ 3 p.m. (NDT) - Register here.
Have a suggestion for a topic or strategy for us to explore to help you succeed? Contact the Academic Success Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org - we want to hear from you!
Were you unable to attend our live session or workshop? Follow the topic links below to find the resources and recording. We'll see you next time!
Does typing "Dear Dr...." in your email make you freeze? Review ASC's WebEx Wednesday strategy session, with host Melissa, on effective emailing with your professor to learn how to write an email that professionally communicates your needs and concerns to your professor in a way that lets you be heard.
Session Recording & Resources
The SQ4R process is a highly researched, highly impactful reading strategy. This process is a doubly beneficial strategy because while you’re learning you’re also creating, in real time, a study guide. One you can use to increase retention, cut down on time spent relearning, and make your pre-exam study sessions incredibly easier.
What do learning outcomes mean? Are you starting a new course with a new syllabus but feeling overwhelmed in understanding what exactly your syllabus is saying? Let's look at deciphering the language of learning outcomes.
Finals don’t have to be only coffee-fueled late nights, highlighter-stained hands, and frustration. Review the ASC's WebEx Wednesday session with host Melissa where we looked at creating a crunch time study schedule, the most efficient/effective study strategies, and the vital 24-hour window.
Have a thousand facts you need to remember for your course? Reading and re-reading isn't the right strategy for everybody. Let's talk about some memorization maximization techniques that help increase recall in enjoyable ways.
Feel like you have more commitments than hours in your day? Let's look at how you can custom design your success strategy for a less overwhelming semester.
You wrote your test, now what? Let's discuss where to go from here. We look at what to do after your test and after you receive your grade. Take the chance to make your assignments/tests/exams set you up to ace your next course and unlock how you do your best learning.
Do you have a big presentation coming up? Knowing how to develop and deliver your presentation can be key to achieving the grade you deserve.
Do you feel you work better under pressure? Do you struggle to get readings and coursework started? Let's look at how you can introduce new methods into your academic toolkit to make your time work for you.
Midterm horizon filling up fast with tests? Looking to make your own practice tests, quizzes, or flashcards for optimal study success? Let's learn how to decode questions quicker so you can focus your efforts for optimal results.
Session Recording & Resources:
Does your next test have short answer or essay questions? Let's look at how to prepare for these types of questions, how to answer these types of questions, and strategies to keep in mind during the exam. Fight exam writer's block and achieve your best marks yet!
Looking for more strategies and tips?
Check out the Academic Success Centre online!