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First-Year Peer Academic Coaching Workshops

Visit the First-Year Peer Academic Coaching page for our full list of study skills workshops designed for Golden Hawks in first year! 

Academic Skills Certificate

Upgrade your study strategies while earning the Academic Skills Certificate (ASk).

Available to students all students, the ASk Certificate is a collection of workshops and study skills appointments geared towards your academic success. To earn your ASk Certificate you must complete six ASk activities – a combination of study skills appointments and at least five different workshops within one semester.

By finishing the ASk Certificate, you are setting yourself up for success and gaining a new entry in your Laurier Experience Record

Fall Term Online ASk Workshops

Register for all ASk workshops through the Student Success Portal.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the workshop on Zoom. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to studentsuccess@wlu.ca

 

Mastering Time Management

Develop a calendar for the term, as well as detailed weekly schedules to help you complete all of your readings, assignments and studying throughout the term.

Monday, Oct 18th 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link

The Study Cycle

Build the essential skills required to identify what, when and how to study.

  • What to do before during, and after class
  • Weekly Essentials - The value of Regular Review
  • The Ebbinghaus (Forgetting) Curve

Thursday, Oct 21st 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link
Tuesday, Nov 9th 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link

Study Smarter, Not Longer

Identify more effective ways to study and put your new study techniques to practice.

Thursday, Nov 4th 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link
Monday, Nov 15th 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link

Make the Most of Your Reading Week

A reflection on progress made throughout your current term, and how to maximize reading week to set yourself up for success in finishing the term strong!

  • Debrief on the term’s progress
  • Reviewing time management + study skills strategies
  • Campus resources

Reading 2.0

Identifying different types of reading, and elaborating on strategies to preview, review, and retain information from your readings!

  • Hard Copy Vs Online Readings
  • Active Reading
  • PQ4R strategy

Thursday, Oct 28th 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link
Tuesday, Nov 2nd 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link
Monday, Nov 8th 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link
Thursday, Nov 25th 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link

Multiple Choice; Multiple Strategies!

Develop an understanding of the different types of multiple choice questions and identify effective strategies for both studying and performing on multiple choice exams.

  • Effective study and preparation for multiple choice style exams
  • Common multiple choice question styles, and strategies to understand/solve them
  • The don’ts of multiple choice questions


Tuesday, Oct 19th 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link
Monday, Oct 25th 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link
Thursday, Nov 11th 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link

Procrastinate… Later  

Understand the reasons why and identify how you procrastinate while learning methods that will help you avoid procrastination.

  • Gain insights into why you procrastinate
  • Identify why and how you procrastinate
  • Tips to reduce your procrastination habits

Wednesday, October 27th 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link
Thursday, Nov 11th 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link
Tuesday, Nov 16th 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link
Monday, Nov 22nd 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link

Writing 101

Understand the fundamental principles of University writing and how to follow your instructor’s assignment instructions to achieve your best grade.

  • The basics of Writing in University
  • Following your Professor’s instructions
  • Taking advantage of the Writing Centre Appointments and Drop-In hours

Tuesday, Oct 26th 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link

Virtual Group Studying and Online Collaboration

Discover the secret to creating the most effective and beneficial study groups!

  • Organizing a Virtual Study Group
  • Effective group studying principles
  • Virtual sharing, studying, and questioning

Monday, Nov 1st 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link
Thursday, Nov 18th 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link
Tuesday, Nov 23rd 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link

Preparing for Exams

Create a final exam study plan, explore effective study methods, review stress management techniques, and avoid procrastination triggers.

  • Knowing what you need to know!
  • Creating your Study Plan
  • Avoiding Procrastination and Managing Stress

Monday, Nov 29th 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link
Tuesday, Nov 30th 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link
Thursday, Dec 2nd 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link
Monday, Dec 6th 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link
Tuesday, Dec 7th 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link

Register for all ASk workshops through the Student Success Portal. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the workshop on Zoom. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to studentsuccess@wlu.ca

Academic Skills Workshops

All workshops take place online through Zoom.

Each week, Learning Skills and Development offers you a workshop on a specific study skill with multiple times to choose from!

Workshop policies:

  • You may register for as many workshops as you would like throughout the term.
  • Workshop registration is limited due to the size of our workshop room. When you register for a workshop, you are confirming your attendance at that workshop. If something changes and you can no longer attend, please cancel your registration through the Student Success Portal.
  • Students who repeatedly register for workshops but do not attend may have their Learning Skills and Development privileges curtailed. A missed workshop will count as a missed activity with our service. Students who miss two workshops will not be able to book future appointments with us in that term.

Questions? Email us: lbwritelearn@wlu.ca

First-year Academic Coaching Workshops

Visit the First-Year Peer Academic Coaching page for our full list of study skills workshops designed for Golden Hawks in first year!

Academic Skills Certificate (ASk)

Upgrade your study strategies while earning the Academic Skills Certificate (ASk).

Available to all students, the ASk Certificate is a collection of workshops and study skills appointments geared towards your academic success. To earn your ASk Certificate you must complete six ASk activities – a combination of study skills appointments and at least five different workshops within one semester.

By finishing the ASk Certificate, you are setting yourself up for success and gaining a new entry in your Laurier Experience Record

Fall Term Online ASk Workshops

Register for all ASk workshops through the Student Success Portal.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the workshop on Zoom. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to studentsuccess@wlu.ca

 

Mastering Time Management

Develop a calendar for the term, as well as detailed weekly schedules to help you complete all of your readings, assignments and studying throughout the term.

Monday, Oct 18th 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link

The Study Cycle

Build the essential skills required to identify what, when and how to study.

  • What to do before during, and after class
  • Weekly Essentials - The value of Regular Review
  • The Ebbinghaus (Forgetting) Curve

Thursday, Sept 30th 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link
Thursday, Oct 21st 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link
Tuesday, Nov 9th 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link

Study Smarter, Not Longer

Identify more effective ways to study and put your new study techniques to practice.

Tuesday, Sept 28th 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link
Monday, Oct 4th 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link
Thursday, Nov 4th 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link
Monday, Nov 15th 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link

Make the Most of Your Reading Week

A reflection on progress made throughout your current term, and how to maximize reading week to set yourself up for success in finishing the term strong!

  • Debrief on the term’s progress
  • Reviewing time management + study skills strategies
  • Campus resources

Tuesday, Oct 5th 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link

Reading 2.0

Identifying different types of reading, and elaborating on strategies to preview, review, and retain information from your readings!

  • Hard Copy Vs Online Readings
  • Active Reading
  • PQ4R strategy

Thursday, Oct 28th 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link
Tuesday, Nov 2nd 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link
Monday, Nov 8th 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link
Thursday, Nov 25th 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link

Multiple Choice; Multiple Strategies!

Develop an understanding of the different types of multiple choice questions and identify effective strategies for both studying and performing on multiple choice exams.

  • Effective study and preparation for multiple choice style exams
  • Common multiple choice question styles, and strategies to understand/solve them
  • The don’ts of multiple choice questions

Thursday, Oct 7th 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link
Tuesday, Oct 19th 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link
Monday, Oct 25th 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link
Thursday, Nov 11th 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link

Procrastinate… Later  

Understand the reasons why and identify how you procrastinate while learning methods that will help you avoid procrastination.

  • Gain insights into why you procrastinate
  • Identify why and how you procrastinate
  • Tips to reduce your procrastination habits

Wednesday, October 27th 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link
Thursday, Nov 11th 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link
Tuesday, Nov 16th 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link
Monday, Nov 22nd 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link

Writing 101

Understand the fundamental principles of University writing and how to follow your instructor’s assignment instructions to achieve your best grade.

  • The basics of Writing in University
  • Following your Professor’s instructions
  • Taking advantage of the Writing Centre Appointments and Drop-In hours

Tuesday, Oct 26th 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link

Virtual Group Studying and Online Collaboration

Discover the secret to creating the most effective and beneficial study groups!

  • Organizing a Virtual Study Group
  • Effective group studying principles
  • Virtual sharing, studying, and questioning

Monday, Nov 1st 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link
Thursday, Nov 18th 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link
Tuesday, Nov 23rd 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link

Preparing for Exams

Create a final exam study plan, explore effective study methods, review stress management techniques, and avoid procrastination triggers.

  • Knowing what you need to know!
  • Creating your Study Plan
  • Avoiding Procrastination and Managing Stress

Monday, Nov 29th 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link
Tuesday, Nov 30th 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link
Thursday, Dec 2nd 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link
Monday, Dec 6th 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Link
Tuesday, Dec 7th 5:30-6:30pm Zoom Link

Register for all ASk workshops through the Student Success Portal. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the workshop on Zoom. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to studentsuccess@wlu.ca