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

  • Advanced Studying for & 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: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Monday, March 25, 2019
    Time:1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Managing Exams

    How do you prep for midterms while keeping up with your coursework? Or stop stress from sabotaging your exam performance? Learn how to manage exams successfully during a busy term. Bring your course outlines.

    Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Cost: $25
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    Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Cost: $25
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  • Mastering Multiple Choice

    Do multiple choice exams seem harder than they should? Do you secretly think they are written to trick you? Learn how to prepare for, read, interpret, and master this challenging exam format at the university level.

    Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
    Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
    Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Planning for Finals

    Are you ready for your final exams? Plan your studying, and learn how to deal with multiple final exams in this hands-on workshop. Bring your course outlines, exam topics, and exam dates.

    Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
    Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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Studying & Reading

  • Learning in Your Lecture

    Do you struggle to figure out exactly what your professor wants you to learn? Learn how to maximize your learning by identifying key lecture concepts, and listening and communicating effectively within class situations. Bring course materials.

    Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
    Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
    Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Studying Strategically

    Does it feel like you study for hours without learning anything? Discover practical strategies for reading, note-taking, and remembering in order to help you study efficiently and effectively. Bring your course outlines.

    Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
    Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
    Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Tackling Texts

    Is it possible to keep up with the required reading in university courses and still understand and retain what you have read? Learn techniques to read, understand, and remember texts at more efficient reading speeds.

    Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
    Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
    Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Taming Your Terms

    Does it feel like you spend all your time memorizing terms but still have more to master? Do you learn terms for one class, then forget them in another? Learn practical strategies for remembering content-specific vocabulary.

    Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
    Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
    Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Thriving in Your Seminar

    Wondering what you should do differently for your seminar course? Learn strategies to participate effectively, manage readings efficiently, and coordinate weekly tasks with end-of-term assignments or exams.

    Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • WASP (Weekly Applied Skills Practice)

    In 12 weekly, small-group sessions, WASP give students the opportunity to apply high impact strategies directly to their coursework, make progress on assignments, and maintain motivation – all with the guidance of a learning specialist. First-year, senior undergraduate, and graduate series available.

    For All Students
    Date: January 16-April 10, 2019 (Wednesdays)
    Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $60
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    For Students in First or Second Year
    Date: January 12-April 4, 2019 (Thursdays)
    Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Cost: $60
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    For Students in Third or Fourth Year
    Date: January 15-April 9, 2019 (Tuesdays)
    Time: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
    Cost: $60
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Time Management & Planning

  • Calming Your Communication

    Do you struggle to speak up in lectures, organize, and express your thoughts,
    communicate with peers and professors, and/or get your point across in academic
    situations? Learn and practice techniques for effective speaking, listening, and
    interacting in academia in a supportive environment. ($20)

    Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
    Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Dealing with Distractions (FREE, part of Getting Started Series)
    Learn ways to tame procrastination and get focused.

    Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    Time: 5:00-5:45 p.m.
    Cost: Free
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  • Making the Most of Reading Week (FREE, part of Getting Started Series)
    Plan for a productive (and relaxing) break.

    Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Time: 5:00-5:45 p.m.
    Cost: Free
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  • Planning Your Paper

    Do you feel like your ideas are everywhere and difficult to consolidate into a paper? This workshop will teach you to plan your paper and structure your ideas, leading to a clearer and more organized work.

    Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
    Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
    Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Scheduling for Success

    Think you have to study 24/7 to ace university? Not so. Learn how to maximize your learning by effectively structuring your study time with practical weekly and monthly schedules. Bring your course outlines.

    Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
    Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
    Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Weekly Schedules (FREE, part of Getting Started Series)
    Learn the basics of effective weekly study schedules.

    Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    Time: 5:00-5:45 p.m.
    Cost: Free
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Writing Skills

  • Advanced Editing & 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: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Advanced Grammar & Punctuation

    Do you know how to use a semi-colon or even 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: Friday, January 18, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Getting It WRITE From the Start: Academic Writing (FREE)

    In this session we will introduce academic writing: discipline conventions, the importance of reading, and tips for improving your writing. We will also let you know how the writing centres and other resources on campus can help you develop your writing skills.

    Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019
    Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: Free
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    Date: Monday, January 14, 2019
    Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
    Cost: Free
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  • Paraphrasing Effectively & 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: Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 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: Friday, February 1, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Plagiarism 2: Integrating & 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: Thursday, February 7, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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  • Writing Clearly & Coherently

    Why is your writing so clear to you but 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: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    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: Thursday, January 24, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 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: Thursday, January 31, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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    Date: Friday, March 8, 2019
    Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $20
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