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Academic Skills Certificate

Available to all students, the Academic Skills (ASk) Certificate is a collection of workshops and study skills appointments geared towards your academic success. To earn your ASk Certificate you must complete six ASk activities – a combination of study skills appointments and at least five different workshops within one semester.

By finishing the ASk Certificate, you are setting yourself up for success and gaining a new entry in your Laurier Experience Record.

Spring and Summer Term 2022 Online ASk Workshops

Register for all ASk workshops through the Student Success Portal.


 

Procrastinate......Later!

  • Wednesday May 25th at 2-3pm (Online via Zoom)

Understand the reasons why and identify how you procrastinate while learning methods that will help you avoid procrastination.

  • Gain insights into why you procrastinate
  • Identify why and how you procrastinate
  • Tips to reduce your procrastination habits

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the workshop on Zoom. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to studentsuccess@wlu.ca

 

Goal Getter: Plan, Prepare, Achieve

  • Thursday May 26th at 11-12pm (Online via Zoom)

Understand the science behind your habits and how habits are connected to goal setting. This workshop will review how to create positive learning habits and set effective goals!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the workshop on Zoom. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to studentsuccess@wlu.ca

 

Multiple Choice; Multiple Strategies!

  • Wednesday June 1st at 2-3pm (Online via Zoom)

Develop an understanding of the different types of multiple choice questions and identify effective strategies for both studying and performing on multiple choice exams.

  • Effective study and preparation for multiple choice style exams
  • Common multiple choice question styles, and strategies to understand/solve them
  • The don’ts of multiple choice questions

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the workshop on Zoom. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to studentsuccess@wlu.ca

 

Preparing for Finals

  • Wednesday June 8th at 2-3pm (Online via Zoom)

Create a final exam study plan, explore effective study methods, review stress management techniques, and avoid procrastination triggers.

  • Knowing what you need to know!
  • Creating your Study Plan
  • Avoiding Procrastination and Managing Stress

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the workshop on Zoom. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to studentsuccess@wlu.ca

 

Study Smarter, Not Longer

  • Wednesday June 15th at 2-3pm (Online via Zoom)

Identify more effective ways to study and put your new study techniques to practice.

  • Fundamentals of University learning – Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • More effective ways to study
  • Most efficient uses of your study time

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the workshop on Zoom. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to studentsuccess@wlu.ca

 

Mastering Time Management

  • Wednesday June 22nd at 2-3pm (Online via Zoom)
Develop a calendar for the term, as well as detailed weekly schedules to help you complete all of your readings, assignments and studying throughout the term.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the workshop on Zoom. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to studentsuccess@wlu.ca

 

I Failed, Now What?

  • Thursday June 23rd at 11-12pm (Online via Zoom)

When all else fails, think about your thinking! This workshop will walk you through a personal self-assessment of your outcome and provide self-regulated learning strategies to help recover from a fail, or a poor grade!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the workshop on Zoom. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to studentsuccess@wlu.ca

 

Procrastinate....Later!

  • Wednesday June 29th at 2-3pm (Online via Zoom)

Understand the reasons why and identify how you procrastinate while learning methods that will help you avoid procrastination.

  • Gain insights into why you procrastinate
  • Identify why and how you procrastinate
  • Tips to reduce your procrastination habits

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the workshop on Zoom. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to studentsuccess@wlu.ca

 

Read, Review, Repeat

  • Wednesday July 6th at 2-3pm (Online via Zoom)

Build the essential skills required to identify what, when and how to study and read academic texts!

  • What to do before during, and after class
  • Weekly Essentials - The value of Regular Review
  • The Ebbinghaus (Forgetting) Curve
  • Hard Copy Vs Online Readings
  • Active Reading/PQ4R strategy

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the workshop on Zoom. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to studentsuccess@wlu.ca

 

Study Smarter, Not Longer

  • Wednesday July 13th at 2-3pm (Online via Zoom)

Identify more effective ways to study and put your new study techniques to practice.

  • Fundamentals of University learning – Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • More effective ways to study
  • Most efficient uses of your study time

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the workshop on Zoom. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to studentsuccess@wlu.ca

 

Preparing for Finals

  • Wednesday July 20th at 2-3pm (Online via Zoom)

Create a final exam study plan, explore effective study methods, review stress management techniques, and avoid procrastination triggers.

  • Knowing what you need to know!
  • Creating your Study Plan
  • Avoiding Procrastination and Managing Stress

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the workshop on Zoom. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to studentsuccess@wlu.ca



 

Previous Workshops:

Mastering Time Managment
Read, Review, Repeat