Academic & Study Skills Workshops

Study Skills Success Certificate Program

Want to take your time management and study skills to the next level? The Study Skills Success Certificate Program will help you explore strategies such as time management, test preparation and taking effective lecture notes.

How to participate:

  • Pick up your stamp card at the Academic Advising & Career Centre (AC213).
  • Attend 4 Study Skills workshops (check the calendar for dates and sign up on CLN). You will receive a signature and stamp at each workshop (stamps will not be provided at a later date).  
  • When you’ve received 4 stamps, submit your card to the Academic Advising & Career Centre.
  • Once your attendance has been confirmed, you will receive a certificate and be entered into a draw for a prize.
  • Note: All study skills workshops are eligible for the Study Skills Success Certificate

For more information, contact us at aacc@utsc.utoronto.ca or visit the AA&CC.

Study Skills Workshop Series

Do you feel like your time management skills could use some improvement? Worried that your study skills are weak? Tired of cramming for exams and still not getting the marks you want? It's time to get into academic shape! Attend our workshop series designed to develop your weak areas and capitalize on your strengths.  

The series consists of the following workshops (sign-up on the CLN for each individual session):

You do not have to attend all sessions. Attending the Learning & Study Strategy Inventory (LASSI) can help you determine which area(s) you really need to focus on.

Workshops

Academic Integrity Matters (AIM) to Meet University Expectations

The workshop encourages collaborative learning and represents a holistic approach to academic integrity. We will talk about learning communities and introduce you to academic expectations in a university setting, talk about intellectual property, writing skills, time management and motivation strategies and provide more information on the academic code. Join us for this hands-on workshop, which has been put together by facilitators from a number of UTSC departments.

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Effective Notetaking Strategies

Effective notetaking skills are central to successful knowledge retention and exam preparation. This workshop will explore and demonstrate three different note-taking techniques that can be learned and applied right away.

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Exam Preparation

Need help acing your finals? This workshop will help you to develop techniques to improve your performance in multiple choice questions and essay exams. It will also cover techniques in learning to manage exam stress and anxiety.

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Gear Up For First Year

Are you an incoming first-year student? Attend this workshop to learn essential study strategies to meet the university academic expectations. During this session, you will get a chance to understand how you learn, assess your own study habits, and develop practical study strategies that will help you to achieve your academic goals during your first-year. The topics will include improving your motivation, effective strategies to maximize your learning, and strategies to monitor and improve your academic performance.

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Going from B to an A

Do you want to boost your grades from B’s to A’s, but you’re not sure how? Attend this seminar and learn the time management and study skill secrets of straight A students. Learn how to create an autopilot schedule, develop an efficient review system and make tests and exams a (relatively) stress-free experience.

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How to be Successful in your On-line Course

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Learning & Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI)

Want to learn about the 10 effective study skills of highly effective university students? The LASSI is designed to assess your use of study strategies and your attitudes toward learning. If you want to refine your study skills and improve your GPA, this interactive workshop is for you.  You will complete the LASSI assessment online prior to the workshop (instructions on how to complete the assessment will be emailed to you after registering).  During this workshop, you will use your assessment results to identify gaps in your current study habits and generate personal study strategies and goals to help you improve your academic performance.

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Midterm Preparation

This session will teach participants how to develop an exam guide based on their course materials. Tailoring study strategies based on the test format and self-testing techniques will be covered. Several test formats will be discussed including multiple choice, problem solving, and essay type questions.

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Smart Reading Strategies

We will discuss strategies that will help you get more out of your readings. Skimming, scanning and close reading will be discussed.

Effective reading of course materials can lead to better integration with lecture materials which can result in better retention. Better retention leads to good performance on tests and exams and better grades!
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Study Smarter not Harder Part I

Do you feel like your time management skills could use some improvement? Worried that your study skills are weak? Tired of cramming for exams and still not getting the marks you want? Attend this session to get into academic shape!

Topics covered in this session include:

  • Time management
  • Reading
  • Note taking

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Study Smarter not Harder Part II

Do you feel like your study skills could use some improvement? Worried that you need to focus more on your academics and stop putting off studying? Do you want to improve your grades?  Attend this session to get into academic shape!

Topics covered in this session include:

  • Test preparation and test format
  • Memory and Concentration
  • Reducing procrastination & increasing motivation

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Time Management

Learn how to be in control of your time. Using practical exercises, this workshop will teach you how to put together a daily schedule that works for you. Participants will learn how to plan for busy periods in the academic year and adapt their schedules accordingly.

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Time Management for School and Work

Good time management is a valued skill in both an academic and work setting. Learn how to be in control of your time. Using practical exercises, this workshop will teach you how to put together a daily schedule that works for you. Participants will learn how to plan for busy periods at school and work and adapt their schedules accordingly.

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