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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.

Fall 2018: Final Exams Webinar

Did you miss our workshop on How to Study for Finals?

Topics included assessing your standing in each course, creating a study schedule and learning effective study strategies.

It is not too late to benefit from this valuable information.

Check out the How to Study for Finals webinar.


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

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, Sept. 10 from 4–5 p.m. in MP115
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 10–11 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 for Thrive Week!

This workshop is offered in partnership with Wellness Education.

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, Oct. 25 from 2–3 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, Nov. 12 from 4–5 p.m. in MP115
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 10–11 a.m. in MP115
  • Monday, Nov. 19 from 4–5 p.m. in MP115
  • Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 10–11 a.m. in MP115

Register, track and cancel your workshop registration through the Student Success Student Portal.

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 Oct. 15 to Nov. 5 in MP115
  • Wednesdays at 10 a.m. from Oct. 17 to Nov. 7 in MP115

Taco Tuesday Teach-Ins

This workshop is offered 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.

  • Time Management Tools: Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Reading Strategies: Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 11:30 a.m. 
  • Getting Ready for Final Exams: Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 11:30 a.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. We also introduce students to active reading strategies for different kinds of academic readings. Choose from the following two offerings:

  • Monday, Sept. 17 and 24 from 4–5 p.m. in MP115
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19 and 26 from 10–11 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.