We offer workshops on a variety of academic topics every semester. Like our appointments, we try to make our workshops as interactive as possible – using practical skills while explaining the theory behind them. We also keep the size of the group small enough to cater to your individual needs and answer all of your questions.

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University Prep Workshop Series For incoming or returning students
Fall/Winter Workshop Series Find out more about the workshops we offer
Request a workshop Request a custom workshop for your group

University Prep Workshop Series

Please join us for our University Prep Series, to get off to a good start for the 2017-2018 academic year. Feel free to join us for the full series, or individual workshops. Please see registration information below.

 

Getting the Most out of University: Intro to Academic Resources and Supports

Monday, August 28th 4:30-6:30pm, Student Success Seminar Room

Learn your way around some of the essential academic services at U of T. Discover spaces and places that can help you succeed and learn about useful online resources on a short virtual tour. At the end of this workshop, you will have an action plan to use these resources for the academic year. Remember: strong students at U of T seek support!

The resources and services we will cover include:

  • Academic Success
  • Registrarial services
  • Writing Centres
  • Libraries
  • Study Aid Centres
  • Accessibility Services
  • Student Life Services

 

Gearing Up for Academic Success: Intro to Effective Learning & Study Habits

Tuesday, August 29th 4:30-6:30pm, Student Success Seminar Room

Get your year off to a good start and learn the basics of being a successful student at U of T. Through an interactive presentation and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:

  • understand the difference between high school and university learning
  • develop effective study strategies, such as active reading, note-taking & review
  • build healthy habits and resilient attitudes to support your learning
  • identify helpful academic resources that will support you through the year
  • set academic and personal goals for the semester

 

Getting Organized and Staying on Track: Intro to Time Management & Concentration Skills

Wednesday, August 30th 4:30-6:30pm, Student Success Seminar Room

Being a student can be a full-time job. Learn essential skills and tools to manage your time and bring your full attention to your work.  Through an interactive presentation and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:

  • develop your organization and time planning skills
  • break down large assignments and create study plans for tests
  • map your deadlines for the semester and create a balanced weekly schedule
  • increase your ability to minimize distraction and bring attention to your work
  • learn skills to manage the stress of being a student and feel more in control of your learning

If you have selected your courses, please bring your fall timetable and course syllabi to the workshop.

 

Details and registration information:

To register for the University Prep Series, please login to our Learning Network, click “Register for an Event” and select the “St. George Academic Success Events & Workshops” calendar.

All workshops take place in the Student Success Centre Seminar Room in the Koffler Student Services Centre. If you have any problems with registration, or any questions, please e-mail mail.asc@utoronto.ca, call 416-978-7970, or try our online chat tool.

Fall Workshop Series

We offer a variety of workshops over the fall and winter terms. Our workshops are interactive and give you practical skills to help you succeed. All workshops take place on Wednesdays from 5:15-6:45pm (except for Preparing for Midterms on October 11th, which runs from 6:15-7:45pm) on the 4th floor of Robarts Library in the Blackburn Room.

Please see registration information below.

Introduction to Effective Learning & Study Habits - September 13th

Time Management: Getting Organized & Staying on Track - September 20th

Building Academic Resilience & Managing the Stress of Being a Student - September 27th

Critical Thinking, Reading & Note-taking - October 4th

Preparing for Midterms & Managing Exam Anxiety - October 11th 6:15-7:45pm

Skills to Improve your Concentration & Memory - October 18th

Planning for Research & Assignments - October 25th

Delivering Effective Presentations - November 1st

Getting Back on Track Pt. 1: Managing Procrastination & Increasing Motivation - November 15th

Getting Back on Track Pt. 2: Building on Your Learning Strengths & Skills - November 22nd 

Preparing for Exams & Managing Exam Anxiety - November 29th

Staying Resilient and Managing Stress through End of Term - December 6th

 

Details and registration information:

For further details and to register for the Fall Workshop Series, please login to our Learning Network, click “Register for an Event” and select “St. George Academic Success Events & Workshops”

Request a workshop

If you’d like to request a custom workshop, let us know! We welcome opportunities to collaborate with students and colleagues across campus and in the community.

Our dynamic team of staff and mentors have expertise across a range of learning topics and theories, and we can create workshops customized for your group. We consider workshops to be small interactive learning experiences, different from presentations – but we can and will work with PowerPoint and speak to large groups if that’s what works for you. We can also facilitate reflection on learning experiences through creative writing, dialogue and art-based activities related to either curricular or co-curricular learning.

We would be happy to work with you to accommodate a request for your group. Please allow at least 4 weeks notice to give us time to tailor the content to your needs. Please fill out our Workshop Request Form or contact us for more information.