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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 Centre for 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

Spring 2018 Workshops

Student Success and Well-Being (SSWB) Certificate Workshops

Eat Right, Think Bright (in partnership with the Student Wellness Centre)

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.

  • Wednesday, May 16th from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. in MP115

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.

  • Wednesday, July 18th from 2 p.m. - 3 p.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.

  • Tuesdays July 3rd - July 24th at 4:30 p.m. in DC101

Taco 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.

Check back for the next offerings of these workshops in Fall 2018.

Mastering Reading in a Digital World (in Partnership with Accessible Learning)

This two-session workshop series looks at the research behind reading on paper vs. reading on a screen and teaches active reading strategies for different kinds of readings. Students will get hands-on practice with Kurzweil software.

Check back for the next offering of this workshop in Fall 2018.


Laurier Experience Record

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