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Winter 2018: Final Exam Workshops

Preparing for Final Exams: locations to be determined

Wednesday March 7th from 7-9pm, for Science students
Thursday March 15th from 5-7 pm, for Arts and Music students
Sunday March 18th from 5-7 pm in LH1011,  for Economics students

This workshop will ensure you are on track to finish strong!
Topics will include learning from past mistakes, study strategies, and exam writing techniques.
Activities will include creating an exam study schedule and reviewing your current standing in each course.
We will also discuss stress management for exam season.

Register online and bring your laptop!

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

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.

Winter 2018 Workshops (Market Place, room MP115)

Student Success and Well-Being (SSWB) Certificate Workshops:

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.

  • Tuesday, January 16th at 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 17th at 4 p.m.

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.

  • Tuesday, January 30th at 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, January 31st at 3 p.m.

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.

  • Wednesday, February 14th at 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 1st at 11 a.m.

Midterm Madness

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

  • Tuesday, February 6th at 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 7th 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, March 27th at 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 28th at 3 p.m.

Academic Skills Workshops:

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.

  • Tuesdays, January 16th and 23rd at 11 a.m.
  • Wednesdays, January 17th and 24th 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, February 27th - March 20th at 11 a.m.
  • Wednesdays, February 28th - March 21st at 3 p.m

Taco 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. These workshops take place in the Indigenous Student Centre at 111 Darling Street.

Dates offered:

  • Wednesday, January 17th at 11:30 a.m. - Reading Academic Articles
  • Wednesday, February 14th at 11:30 a.m. - Midterm Madness
  • Wednesday, March 21st at 11:30 a.m. - Getting Ready for Final Exams

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, January 9th at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 12th at 11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, February 16th at 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 20th at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 9th at 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 13th at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 10th at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 13th at 11:00 a.m.


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:

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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