Last Kickstart session
Runs 3:00pm to 4:30pm, Location TBD. Through group discussion and hands-on activities, learn the principles of effective time management and how to apply them to your life.
16th September 2015
Love Your Lectures Series
Runs 2:00 to 5:00pm, Location TBD. Make your first lecture fun, stress-free and dispel the mystery around university professors and classes.
9th September 2015
Gear Up for Success
Runs 3:45 to 5:00pm, Location TBD. Gain useful tips on how to manage your time, de-stress during crunch times and avoid the pitfalls of procrastination.
8th September 2015
Academic Success Blog
I was looking forward to my week off just a little too much this year. My midterms drained me and I wanted time off. The truth of the matter is that time does not stop. Everyone else at the...
19th February 2015
If you are looking for a summer job and haven’t found one already, now is the time to start looking. The Career Learning Network maintains a job board on which postings for Work-Study positions, On-...
27th February 2015
Most of my homework is explicitly individual: I put in all the effort, slap my name on front, shove it in the hands of some unsuspecting marker, and in the end I get all the credit. The idea behind...
5th March 2015
Two of my classes this year feature the strange format of “Inverted Lecture.” The idea behind the format is that material is learned outside of the classroom and then the material is practiced...
12th March 2015
Lindsay Terry is a Learning Strategist at the ASC. Her previous roles at U of T include working as a program assistant for the Mentorship Resource Centre and as a peer mentor with First in the Family...
13th March 2015
Depression takes a lot out of you; when I was very depressed and untreated I (of course) hardly functioned, so I had come up with what I called a “conservation of willpower”. Essentially, it meant...
19th March 2015
Rouya Botlani, Program and Communications Assistant at the ASC, is the smiling face that greets you when you first enter our space. She recently graduated from U of T and is passionate about student...
20th March 2015
In my first year of university, I took 6.0 FCEs. It worked out surprisingly well for me, but it is clear to me now in retrospect that I should have calmed down a little bit and taken fewer courses;...
26th March 2015
This is my last post of the year. I thoroughly enjoyed writing these posts every week, even though for the last few weeks I had been struggling with some level of burnout. It is hard to keep a...
8th April 2015
As part of the ASC’s Staff Spotlight blog series, I got an opportunity to chat with the Director of the Academic Success Centre earlier in the semester. Tanya Lewis has been in this position for the...
22nd April 2015
Get off to a good start!
Coming to university for the first time can be a bit overwhelming. If you feel lost, try to keep things in perspective. Each of us is a work in progress, and while others may look like they’ve got it all figured out, they’re probably just as busy as you. Stay true to yourself, find your own definition of success, and most importantly, ask for help when you need it!
Find ways to prepare for your university experience – and who to ask for help when you need extra support.
Images in slideshow and this showcase by Michelle Gibson Photography.