Skip to main content


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

Workshops for BU121 Students

Workshops for Indigenous Students

Workshops for Student Athletes

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.

Fall 2017 Workshops (Market Place, room MP115)

Time Management

A one-hour workshop focusing on time management tools that can help students tackle procrastination and get organized at the beginning of the term.

  • Tuesday, September 12th at 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 13th at 3 p.m.

Mastering Reading in a Digital World

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.

  • Tuesdays, September 19th and 26th at 12 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, September 20th and 27th at 3 p.m.

Midterm Madness

A one-hour workshop focusing on strategies for preparing for and taking multiple choice and other objective exams.

  • Tuesday, October 3rd at 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 4th at 3 p.m.

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, October 24th - November 14th at 12 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, October 25th - November 15th at 3 p.m

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.

  • Tuesday, November 21st at 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 22nd at 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 28th at 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 29th at 3 p.m.

Learning Plan Documentation for Academic Petitions

These workshops are for students who require a learning plan as part of their documentation for their petition. We offer two of these workshops each month before the petitions deadline and one workshop each month during the summer months (June, July and August). A representative from Academic Advising will be present at workshops to answer questions about the petitions process. These workshops take place in Market Place (MP) 115.

Registration can be done through the Centre for Student Success Student Portal

Dates offered:

  • To be announced


Taco Tuesday Teach-ins in partnership with Indigenous Initiatives (Indigenous Student Centre, 111 Darling St.)

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. 

Dates offered:

  • Tuesday, September 19th at 11:30 a.m. - LORIS & the Library: Finding What You Need
  • Tuesday, October 24th at 11:30 a.m. - Making the Most of Your Time
  • Tuesday, November 14th at 11:30 a.m. - Getting Ready for Final Exams

Co-Curricular Record

Many of our workshops are eligible for Co-Curricular Record credit. Check with us to determine which ones.

Register for a Workshop

Contact us

Study Skills and Supplemental Instruction Centre - Waterloo

T: 519.884.0710 x2220
Office Location: DAWB 1-102, Waterloo

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday by appointment.

Writing and Study Skills Services - Brantford

T: 519.756.8228 x5736
Office Location: Market Place, 45 Market St., Brantford

Office Hours:

Fall 2017:

Monday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Drop-in on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Blog: Learning Better at Laurier Brantford