Workshops

Our group workshops are designed to teach you new skills that you can apply directly to your academic work. Presented by our specialists, each workshop focuses on specific academic tasks and concerns with university-level studying and reading, time management and planning, exams, or writing. Learn more about our workshops specially designed for graduate students.

Exam Strategies

  • Studying for and Writing In-Class Essays

    Having issues preparing for and writing in-class essays? Learn how to study for and produce time-limited, single-draft writing as expected in in-class essay situations.

    Date: Wed., May 22, 2019
    Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Thurs., Aug. 1, 2019
    Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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Studying & Reading

  • Concept Mapping

    Do you need to think critically, deeper and faster? Learn to use concept mapping for developing ideas, studying, reading, note-taking, and time management to understand and implement tasks faster.

    Date: Wed., Jul. 24, 2019
    Time: Noon - 12:50 p.m.
    Cost: $10
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  • Reading a Textbook Chapter

    Worried about completing all the reading in that dense textbook for your fast-paced summer course? Come learn how to read a chapter actively, to save you time, improve your comprehension, and increase your memory of the material. Read strategically so that reading becomes the learning!

    Date: Wed., Jul. 17, 2019
    Time: Noon - 12:50 p.m.
    Cost: $10
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  • Reading Selectively

    Do you feel bogged down by your course readings because you try to read everything? Learn how to read selectively so that you are not overwhelmed by the details of your reading and you get your readings finished!

    Date: Wed., Jul. 31, 2019
    Time: Noon - 12:50 p.m.
    Cost: $10
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  • Soft Skills: What Are They and How do They Affect Your Grades?

    Learn how soft skills such as communication, creative & critical thinking, teamwork, and more can help improve your ability to function in your fast-paced summer courses.

    Date: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
    Time: Noon - 12:50 p.m.
    Cost: $10
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Time Management & Planning

  • Time Management for a Compressed Course

    Succeeding in a compressed Summer term course requires learning to occur at a much faster pace than for a Fall/Winter term course. Learn techniques to maximize learning, maintain perseverance, and avoid procrastination.

    Date: Wed., Jul. 10, 2019
    Time: Noon - 12:50 p.m.
    Cost: $10
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Writing Skills

  • Editing and Revising

    What’s the difference between correcting and revising a paper? Learn some tips on how to “SEE” your writing better and move from making your writing merely correct to making it effective.

    Date: Fri., May 24, 2019
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Tues., Aug. 13, 2019
    Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Getting it WRITE from the Start: Academic Writing (FREE)

    This session will introduce the characteristics of effective writing. We will also let you know how the writing centres and other resources on campus can help you develop your writing skills.

    Date: Wed., May 8, 2019
    Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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    Date: Thurs., Jul. 11, 2019
    Time: 11:00 a.m. - Noon
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  • Paraphrasing Effectively and Correctly

    They tell you to “put it in your own words.” But what does that really mean and how do you do it without being accused of plagiarism? Paraphrasing is a skill that takes time and effort — begin that skill development here.

    Date: Mon., May 27, 2019
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Thurs., Aug. 8. 2019
    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Plagiarism 1: The Basics

    Do you worry about plagiarism while writing a paper or your thesis? This seminar will help you understand why we use and cite sources, what plagiarism is and why it might be confusing, how corresponding aspects of the student code apply, and how academic integrity relates to all of this.

    Date: Thurs., May 23, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Mon., Jul. 29, 2019
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
    Cost: $20
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  • Plagiarism 2: Integrating and Using Sources

    This seminar will consider how plagiarism might happen, the use of “common knowledge,” effective integration of the words and ideas of others, and how to avoid situations that lead to plagiarism.

    Date: Tues., May 28, 2019
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Punctuation Power and Relationships

    Do you know how to use a semi-colon or even a comma? Dashes? Correct use of grammar and punctuation isn’t everything, but it is important, making a difference in what you say and how you are received. Learn how punctuation and grammar help communicate relationships between sentences and ideas.

    Date: Fri., May 10, 2019
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Tues., Jul. 16, 2019
    Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Writing Clearly and Coherently

    Why is your writing so clear to you and not to others? Learn to improve sentence-level clarity and write for a specific audience for a specific purpose. Learn to connect your ideas and paragraphs structurally, smoothly, and logically so your reader can follow what you are trying to communicate.

    Date: Tues., May 14, 2019
    Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Thurs., Jul. 18, 2019
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
    Cost: $20
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  • Writing Concisely: Advanced

    Most of us are wordy. Don’t be. Learn five techniques to reduce your writing by up to 20% without losing content.

    Date: Thurs., May 16, 2019
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Wed., Jul. 24, 2019
    Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Writing Thesis Statements, Introductions, and Conclusions

    What should an effective introduction have and do? Where should your thesis go? Can conclusions do more than conclude? Learn how to set-up, begin, and end essays.

    Date: Fri., May 17, 2019
    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Fri., Jul. 26, 2019
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
    Cost: $20
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