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 CLNx). 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
Study Together Sessions (virtual)
Having trouble studying alone and staying motivated? Join the weekly Study together sessions online to complete your readings and assignments with other students. Building in regular study times in a supportive group environment could help you to enhance your focus and productivity. The study skill peer coaches will:
- Help you to set specific study goals
- Share tips on how to study more effectively and be productive
- Learn about academic resources on-campus
How to sign-up
To sign-up for the weekly sessions, log in to CLNx to register
Go to Events & Workshops => Academic Advising & Career Centre
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 CLNx for each individual session):
- Upgrade Your Study Strategies!
- Time Management
- Study Smarter not Harder Part I
- Study Smarter not Harder Part II
- Going From B to an A
You do not have to attend all sessions. Attending the Upgrade Your Study Strategies! can help you determine which area(s) you really need to focus on.
Did you know that re-reading and highlighting are not effective in helping you to learn? Want to get the most out of your study sessions? Attend the How to study workshops and learn quick tips on how to study effectively.
- How to read and create study guides from textbooks and articles
- How to use study hacks to improve memory
- How to manage your time and be productive
- How to tackle mind wandering and boost your motivation
- How to get ready for tests
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adjusting to Online Learning and Taking Online Exams
Online learning could be challenging at times. Join this webinar to learn about:
- Minimizing distractions
- Study hacks to improve your learning
- Preparing for final exams
Feel like your study skills need a little “upgrading”? Hoping to improve your grades, but not sure where to start? If yes, plan to attend this interactive workshop to get you on track. In preparation for the session, you will complete the Learning & Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) which is designed to assess your use of study strategies and your attitudes toward learning. 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 moving forward.
* Instructions on how to complete the assessment will be emailed to you at your official university email address. You must complete the LASSI assessment online prior to the workshop and bring a copy of your results with you to the session. The deadline to complete this is 48 hours prior to the session start time.
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.
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!
Log in to CLNx to register
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
- Note taking
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
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.
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.