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Academic Skills (ASk)

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.

2024 Summer ASk Workshops 

  

Regular Review: Study Cycle

Build the essential skills required to identify what, when and how to study. Learn the Study Cycle!

  • What to do before during, and after class
  • Weekly Essentials - The value of Regular Review
  • The Ebbinghaus (Forgetting) Curve

Monday, May 27 from 3 - 4 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)

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

 

Note Taking 101

  • Learn about the strategies and goals of effective note-taking!
  • This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore note-taking methods, and practice them in the moment.

Tuesday, May 28 from 4 - 5 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)

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? 

  • 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.
  • Failure can be seen as part of the process towards success.
  • Change your thinking, change your future!

Wednesday, May 29 from 4 - 5 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)

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

 

Silencing Digital Distractions

Have you heard of the rising trend of Digital Minimalism? 

  • We’ll show you who is a digital minimalist. Learn new tools for when and how to begin a digital declutter. 
  • Learn why tech sucks us in and keeps us scrolling.
  • What are the academic and life benefits to minimizing our tech? Come to this workshop to find out! 

Monday, May 30 from 3 - 4 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)
Tuesday, June 11 from 4 - 5 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)
Wednesday, June 26 from 4 - 5 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)

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

  • 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.
  • Think about long term, mid-term and short term planning
  • Everyone does time management differently – find what’s right for you!

Monday, June 3 from 3 - 4 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)

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 Setting & Habit Forming

  • 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!  
  • Learn how to use various tools to keep track of your new habits.

Tuesday, June 4 from 4 - 5 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)
Wednesday, June 12 from 4 - 5 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)

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

 

Optimize Your Brain Power

  • Learn multiple ways to improve your thinking and cognitive processing. 
  • Learn how sleep, eating, attention, and exercise will make your smarter and maybe even generate new brain cell growth! 
  • Optimize your brain, optimize your life!

Wednesday, June 5 from 4 - 5 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)
Tuesday, June 25 from 4 - 5 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtal)

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 Mastery

  • Develop an understanding of the different types of multiple choice questions and identify effective strategies for both studying and performing on multiple choice exams.
  • Common multiple choice question styles, and strategies to understand/solve them
  • The don’ts of multiple choice questions

Thursday, June 6 from 3 - 4 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)
Monday, June 17 from 3 - 4 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)
Wednesday, June 19 from 4 - 5 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)

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

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

  • Fundamentals of University learning – Bloom’s Taxonomy 
  • Actually understand and apply content, not just memorize
  • Try our strategies for the most efficient use of your study time 

Monday, June 10 from 3 - 4 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)
Tuesday, June 18 from 4 - 5 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)
Wednesday, July 3 from 4 - 5 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)

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

 

Stop Procrastinating Now!

  • Understand the reasons why and identify how you procrastinate.
  • Learn methods that will help you avoid procrastination.
  • Take a reflective look at your habits and consider the emotions and situations that cause you to procrastinate.

Monday, June 24 from 3 - 4 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)
Tuesday, July 2 from 4 - 5 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)

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 Final Exams

  • Create a final exam study plan
  • Explore effective study methods
  • Review stress management techniques
  • Avoid procrastination triggers

Monday, July 8 from 3 - 4 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)
Tuesday, July 9 from 4 - 5 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)
Wednesday, July 10 from 4 - 5 p.m. on Zoom (Multicampus virtual)

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