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Start the Semester Strong with Support from the Library

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Last updated: January 3, 2024 12:05 EST
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It’s the start of a new semester which means it’s the perfect time to start fresh and plan for your weeks ahead. At the library, we have a variety of resources and support available to help you set yourself up for success this semester. Read on to find out the many ways we can support you in reaching your goals this semester. 

Appointments 

We have a variety of appointment types available year-round (we encourage you to try out a variety – there's so much to explore and great people to help you along your way). Some that are particularly popular at this time of year are ones that focus on studying and time management. At studying and time management appointments, you can expect to be coached on things that will help you meet your academic goals. Topics often include: 

  • Planning and using your time effectively 

  • Controlling procrastination and perfectionism 

  • Completing your assignments, thesis, or program on time 

  • Setting goals and keeping motivation 

  • Reading textbooks and scholarly articles effectively 

  • Learning how to take better notes and study effectively 

Book a Studying and Time Management appointment today! 

Programming 

Supported Learning Groups (SLGs) 

SLGs happen weekly and are for students taking historically challenging classes. They’re peer-led and are designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the course while learning in a small group. Learn more about SLGs

Academic Coaching 

We offer academic coaching to all students. You can meet with an academic coach throughout each semester. Learn more about our approach to academic coaching and set up your first meeting either online or in-person.  

Workshops 

The library is home to a variety of workshops designed with different audiences in mind – whether you’re an undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty, or researcher – we have something for you.  

Here are some of the workshops being offered in January 2024: 

Browse the full workshop calendar to learn what’s coming up the rest of the semester. 

Stay informed 

Follow us on social media and subscribe to From the Stacks, our monthly newsletter, to learn about the ways we can support your journey at U of G.

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