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Academic Support: Learning Skills Workshops

Each term, free workshops are scheduled in the Learning Centre (Room 120); they can also be requested by instructors for in-class facilitation. Students can also request workshops by contacting Student Affairs: 250.746.3509

Study Strategies

Note Taking and Mind Mapping

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018; 12 - 1pm in Room 115

  • How to use notes effectively to enhance memory
  • Cornell notes, mind mapping, styles of engagement, right brain & left brain study

    Facilitator: Albert Seinen, Educational Advisor

Don't Read Every Word: Reading Texts

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018; 12 - 1pm in Room 115

  • Reading to retain information
  • PSQ3R; Purpose, Survey, Question, Read, Review, Recite

    Facilitator: Albert Seinen, Educational Advisor

What? It's Due Today?: Time Management

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018; 12 - 1pm in Room 115

  • Juggling school, work and family. Tips to make it through the times you need a 25-hour day!
  • Your ability to manage time is a major predictor of your success in university. When you say you don't have enough time, you might be saying that you are not spending the time you do have in the way that you want. Explore some ways to manage your time, make it work to your advantage, achieve success

    Facilitator: Albert Seinen, Educational Advisor

Exam Preparation

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018; 12 - 1pm in Room 115

  • Basic strategies in preparing for exams
  • Learning material, strategies, managing time on exams, stress & exams
  • Different types of exams, input and output of information

    Facilitator: Albert Seinen, Educational Advisor

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