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Studying Resources & Workshops

We help undergraduate and graduate students in all programs to develop the skills and strategies they need to learn effectively and achieve their goals. We provide inidividual appointments, workshops, programs, and resources on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Planning time, setting goals and meeting deadlines
  • Managing procrastination and perfectionism
  • Studying for exams and tests
  • Giving academic presentations
  • Reading and note-taking
  • Working in groups
  • The transition from high school to university-level learning
  • The transition from undergraduate to graduate-level learning

Get assistance

Meet with us for free, individualized advice about any of the topics above.

Workshops

Control Academic Stress

Control Academic Stress is a workshop series offered every fall and winter semester to help you learn skills and strategies to cope with the academic stress that comes from a heavy workload and the pressure of exams and project deadlines. Topics include reducing procrastination, planning and prioritizing, coping with failure, and developing strategies to prepare for and write exams. Look for it in the library’s Events Calendar.

Presentation Boot Camp

Presentation Boot Camp is an intensive half-day workshop for you to learn and practice strategies to improve your presentation skills in academic settings, such as thesis defenses, conference presentations, and class presentations. It is offered every semester. Look for it in the library’s Events Calendar.

Programs

Academic Action Program

The Academic Action Program is a semester-long program for any student who would like to enhance their academic potential. Work with an academic coach to identify your goals, create a realistic plan, and build your skills. Applications are open in the fall and winter semesters, until the end of the fourth week of classes or until all places are filled.

Student Athlete Mentorship (SAM) Program

The Student-Athlete Mentorship (SAM) Program enhances the academic performance of varsity student-athletes by providing resources and assistance tailored to their unique needs.

Resources

Effective studying

Effective studying resources include a wide variety of guides and tools on reading, note-taking, concentrating, and study strategies such as concept maps and matrix charts.

Exam prep

Exam prep resources will hep you prepare for specific exam formats, such as multiple choice and essay exams, as well as advice for studying effectively.

Group work and presentations

Group work and presentation resources provide information and advice on group work and on all stages of academic presentations, from preparing your slides to answering audience questions.

Mark calculator

Use the Mark calculator to help you calculate your marks in each of your courses and your semester average.

Time management

Time management resources include downloadable schedules and many resources on controlling procrastination and using your time effectively and efficiently.

Upcoming workshops