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Writing and Study Skills Services offers a number of workshops to students to help them enhance their writing and learning skills. Students interested in further developing their learning and study skills may be interested in some of our popular workshops.

Note: You can register, track, and cancel your workshop registration through the Student Success Student Portal.

General Workshop Information

The Study Skills and Supplemental Instruction Centre (SSC) offers regular workshops by request.

Comprehensive study skills workshops provide group instruction on study skills and learning strategies topics for all undergraduate students. Each workshop provides an instructional, application, and assessment component.

We offer workshops on various topics, including:

  • Time Management Strategies
  • Active Listening and Lecture Strategies
  • Critical Reading Strategies
  • Textbook Reading Strategies
  • Note Taking Strategies
  • Study Strategies
  • Test Preparation Strategies
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Presentation Strategies
  • Group Work Strategies

To request a group workshop, please contact a learning strategist. For individual help, you can book an appointment with a learning strategist.

Additional Workshops

Check out our additional workshops on the Academic Success Programs page:

  • BU121 students workshops
  • Indigenous students workshops
  • Student athletes workshops

Fall 2018 Workshops

Student Success and Well-Being (SSWB) Certificate Workshops

Time Management

This one-hour workshop focuses on time management tools that can help students tackle procrastination and get organized at the beginning of the term. We'll show you how to create a personalized term schedule! Choose from one of the following offerings:

  • Monday, September 10th from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. in MP115
  • Wednesday, September 12th from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in MP115

Midterm Madness

A one-hour workshop focusing on strategies for preparing for and taking multiple choice and other objective exams. Choose from one of the following offerings:

  • Monday, October 1st from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. in MP115
  • Wednesday, October 3rd from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in MP115

Eat Right, Think Bright (in partnership with Wellness Education) for Thrive Week!

Do you have balance in your life? How does nutrition play a role in mood, focus, and motivation? Engage in these important discussions in this one-hour workshop during Thrive Week!

  • Thursday, October 25th from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. in CB207

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

A one-hour workshop to help students plan for and achieve a successful review of course content for final exams of all types. Choose from one of the following offerings:

  • Monday, November 12th from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. in MP115
  • Wednesday, November 14th from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in MP115
  • Monday, November 19th from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. in MP115
  • Wednesday, November 21st from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in MP115

Academic Skills Workshops

Presenting with Confidence Workshop Series

This four-session workshop series focuses on several aspects of academic presentations including organizing your presentation, using visual aids effectively, non-verbal communication, and presenting as a group. Students have the opportunity to practice their presentation skills in a low-rise, non- judgemental environment. Choose from the following two offerings:

  • Mondays at 4 p.m. from October 15th - November 5th in MP115
  • Wednesdays at 10 a.m. from October 17th - November 7th in MP115

Taco Tuesday Teach-ins (in partnership with Indigenous Initiatives)

Drop in to these monthly academic skills workshops from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and enjoy a delicious taco lunch right after! No registration necessary. These workshops take place in the Indigenous Student Centre at 111 Darling Street.

  • Tuesday, September 18th at 11:30 a.m. - Time Management Tools
  • Tuesday, October 16th at 11:30 a.m. - Reading Strategies
  • Tuesday, November 13th at 11:30 a.m. - Getting Ready for Final Exams

Mastering Reading in a Digital World

This two-session workshop series looks at the research behind reading on paper vs. reading on a screen. We also introduce students to active reading strategies for different kinds of academic readings. Choose from the following two offerings:

  • Monday, September 17th and 24th from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. in MP115
  • Wednesday, September 19th and 26th from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in MP115


Laurier Experience Record

Many of our workshops are eligible for the Laurier Experience Record. Check with us to determine which ones.