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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

Winter 2018 Workshops

The following workshops will take place in room MP115Market Place.

Student Success and Well-Being (SSWB) Certificate Workshops

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, March 27 at 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 28 at 3 p.m.

Start the Term off Right (in partnership with Academic Advising)

Get motivated for the new term with this one-hour workshop about GPA and progression requirements, as well as strategies to boost productivity and avoid procrastination.

Check back for the next offering of this workshop.

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.

Check back for the next offering of this workshop.

Bouncing Back (in partnership with Academic Advising)

This workshop is designed for students who experienced difficulty with their academics in first term and want to get back on track.

Check back for the next offering of this workshop.

Midterm Madness

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

Check back for the next offering of this workshop.

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.

  • Wednesdays, Feb. 28 to March 21 at 3 p.m.

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.

Dates Offered
  • Wednesday, March 21 at 11:30 a.m.: Getting Ready for Final Exams

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.

Learning Plan Documentation for Academic Petitions (in Partnership with Academic Advising)

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 and are not eligible for BF290 workshop participation.

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

Dates Offered
  • Tuesday, April 10 at 1 p.m.
  • Friday, April 13 at 11 a.m.


Co-Curricular Record

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

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:

Winter 2018:

Monday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Drop-in on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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