Workshops
Watch for opportunities to improve your research and writing skills with workshops from the Academic Learning Centre and the Libraries. The services and workshops at these departments are free, and the skills you learn will help you throughout your university career and beyond!

UNIVERSITY PREP WORKSHOPS | WRITING WORKSHOPS | STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPS | MULTILINGUAL LEARNER WORKSHOPS | ONLINE WORKSHOPS


UNIVERSITY PREP WORKSHOPS (August and September):

To register, please click on the dates below:

Writing Academic Papers
Learn how to write papers for university courses. Topics include writing assignments, finding sources, establishing a writing focus and referencing.

Developing Successful Academic Skills
Learn essential strategies and skills needed for university coursework. Topics include managing time, taking useful class notes, using textbooks effectively and preparing for exams.


WRITING WORKSHOPS

None scheduled at this time.


STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPS

All workshops are Fridays 2:30 to 3:30 PM in 206 Tier

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Learning Strategies for High-Content Courses
Discover how to learn information effectively for the long run in courses that require the memorization of large amounts of information, such Biology, Psychology and Anthropology.

Manage Your Study Time
Learn best practices for managing your time to enable more--and more productive--daily studying.

Preparing for Midterms
Learn strategies for writing and preparing for both multiple choice and essay exams.

Reassess Your Learning Strategies
Discover how to improve your academic performance after midterms.

Manage Your Study Time
Learn best practices for managing your time to enable more--and more productive--daily studying.

Learning Strategies for High-Content Courses
Discover how to learn information effectively for the long run in courses that require the memorization of large amounts of information, such Biology, Psychology and Anthropology.

Multiple Choice Test Strategies
Learn proven strategies for writing and preparing for multiple choice exams.

Preparing for Final Exams
Discover how organize your materials and time so as to prepare effectively--and early--for final exams.


MULTILINGUAL LEARNER WORKSHOPS

All workshops are Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:15 in 108 Drake

Reading Academic Texts
This workshop will cover academic reading comprehension skills, and understanding basic organizational text structures in textbooks and journal articles and reading for meaning. 

Effective Academic Writing 
This workshop covers the basic principles of writing concisely, precisely and clearly. The focus will be on refining your writing and using academic writing style.

Building Academic Vocabulary  
This workshop will focus on basic vocabulary acquisition principles, and strategies for acquiring academic vocabulary. Furthermore, you will be introduced to some digital tools for building a strong academic lexicon.

Paraphrasing, Quoting and Summarizing
This workshop covers the three main ways to include sources in your writing: quotations, paraphrases and summaries.  The emphasis will be on how to process and present other writers’ work correctly, so that your writing meets academic integrity standards.  This workshop will focus on APA style conventions.


ONLINE WORKSHOPS

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Taking Class Notes

Reading Textbooks

Organizing Your Time Effectively

Writing Multiple Choice Tests

Writing an Academic Paper

Reading Journal Articles

The Academic Learning Centre (ALC) presents free workshops at various times throughout the year. Study skills and writing support can be accessed at any time by clicking on "links" or "handouts" on the left menu. Alternatively, if you would like to learn about any of the workshop topics, please feel free to set up an individual appointment with a tutor at the ALC.

August 28, 2017