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Workshops

The Study Skills and Supplemental Instruction Centre (SSC) offers regular workshops in the fall and winter terms.

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.

Winter 2017 Workshops (Library, room L3-314)

Getting Started and Achieving Success: Learning Styles and Time Management

Dates: Jan. 11 and Jan. 25, from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

What you will learn: the importance of assessing your time requirements, prioritizing tasks, and scheduling your time; your learning preferences and how they can be used to study more effectively. Practical exercises included.

What to bring: your time management tools (e.g. Smartphone, agenda - paper or digital, monthly calendar) and a laptop if you have one.

Student Academic Life: Lectures, Readings, and Note Taking

Dates: Jan. 18 and Feb. 1, from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

What you will learn: strategies to actively read and critically assess course readings; how to prepare for lectures; and how to take lecture notes effectively for studying. Practical exercises included.

What to bring: your lecture notes and textbook for a course you are finding particularly challenging and a laptop if you have one.

Testing with Confidence: Preparing for and Writing Midterm Exams

Dates: Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

What you will learn: strategies to prepare for tests and anticipate possible questions; strategies to answer various types of exam questions (including multiple choice and essay questions); and, how to learn from your tests for future tests. Practical exercises included.

What to bring: lecture notes, textbooks and study aids for a course you are finding particularly difficult, and a laptop if you have one.

Testing with Confidence: Preparing for Final Exams (Part 1 of 2)

Dates: Mar. 22, from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

What you will learn: strategies to organize your study time and materials; and strategies to study for tests and anticipate possible questions.

What to bring: course material (lecture notes, textbooks, past midterms) for a course you are finding difficult.

Testing with Confidence: Writing Final Exams (Part 2 of 2)

Dates: Mar. 29, from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

What you will learn: strategies to mentally and physically prepare for tests; and strategies to answer various types of exam questions (including multiple choice and essay questions).

What to bring: past exams, practice exams and/or practice questions if available for your courses.

Note: You can register, track, and cancel your workshop registration through the Centre for Student Success Student Portal. However, please allow at least three business days for workshop attendance to be recorded.

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.

Spring/Summer 2017 Workshops

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:

  • Tuesday, May 16th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 25th, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 14th, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 20th, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 16th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Presenting with Confidence Workshop Series

This four-session workshop series focuses on several aspects of academic presentations. By registering for this workshop series, you are committing to attend all four sessions. This workshop takes place in Dalhousie Centre (DC) room 102.

  • Wednesdays from July 5th - July 26th, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Topics include organizing your presentation, using visual aids effectively, non-verbal communication, and presenting as a group.

Note: You can register, track, and cancel your workshop registration through the Centre for Student Success Student Portal.

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

E: study@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3640
Office Location: Room 2C5B, Arts C-Wing, Waterloo

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday by appointment.

Writing and Study Skills Services - Brantford

E: lbwritelearn@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5736
Office Location: Market Place, 45 Market St., Brantford

Office Hours:

April 2017 (Exam Period):

  • by appointment 

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