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!



Pharmacy Entrance Essay Exam Prep

Following an informative presentation that includes a review of sample essay prompts, there will be a question and answer session, and a writing workshop. Students must register online by March 24. Registered students will receive an e-mail on March 24 with further details, including the workshop location. Register today.

Friday, March 31, 2017
1:00 - 4:00pm
Location: TBA
Campus: Fort Garry

The following workshops are from 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM, unless stated otherwise. To register, please click on the titles below:


Writing Academic Papers - [CANCELLED]
January 28, 2017

Learn how to write papers for university courses. Topics covered include: understanding assignments, establishing a writing focus, finding sources, and referencing.

Paraphrasing and Summarizing
March 6, 2017 - 2:30 to 3:30 PM
Room 406 Tier

Learn how to use your own words to convey effectively, without plagiarizing, the research, data, ideas and theories of other writings.


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

Reassess Your Learning Strategies
January 27, 2017
Discover ways to adjust and improve your learning/studying strategies after midterms.

Manage Your Study Time
February 3, 2017
Learn best practices for managing your time to enable more -- and more productive -- daily studying.

Learning Strategies for High-Content Courses
February 10, 2017
Discover effective strategies for courses, such as Biology, Psychology, and Anthropology, that require learning large amounts of information.

Preparing for Midterms
February 17, 2017
Learn strategies for writing and preparing for multiple choice and essay exams.

Preparing for Final Exams
April 7, 2017

Discover how to organize your materials and time in order to prepare effectively for final exams.


All students welcome, but this series was designed for EAL learners.
This series is on Mondays in 406 Tier, 2:30 to 4:00 PM.

Building Academic Vocabulary
February 6, 2017
The topics for this workshop are basic vocabulary acquisition principles, building a strong academic lexicon and corresponding digital tools.

Effective Academic Writing
February 13, 2017

This workshop focuses on writing clear sentences and using appropriate academic writing style.

Reading Academic Texts
March 27, 2017
This workshop covers academic reading comprehension skills, such as previewing text, finding main ideas, and identifying and understanding basic organizational text structures in textbooks and journal articles.


Click on the icons below to activate the online tutorials. OR Click on the icons below to access a PDF of the PowerPoint slides.

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.

February 21, 2017