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 Workshops Three mini-courses to learn the basic skills needed for a great start to your school year!
Fall Workshop Series Time management, critical thinking, writing - oh, my! And much more ...
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University Prep Workshops

About

Learn the basic skills you need to have a great start to the school year! The University Prep Series features 3 core mini-courses covering the main topics you need to know: 

1. Navigating the Academic Supports

Strong students seek support.  Learn about services and resources to help you in your life as a student. In this mini-course you will:

  • Discover services like the registrar, writing centres, libraries and more that can help you succeed

  • Learn about useful online resources on a short virtual tour

  • Develop an action plan to use these resources for the academic year.

2. Effective Learning and Study Habits

Through interactive and hands-on exercises, you will:

  • 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

3. University-style Time Management and Organization

Through interactive and hands-on exercises, you will:

  • Understand how to break down large assignments and create study plans

  • Create a balanced weekly schedule with room for activities beyond homework!

  • Learn skills to manage the stress of being a student and feel more in control of your learning

 

 

Registration 

To register for the University Prep Series,

  1. Login to the Career and Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLNx)
  2. Click “Register for an Event”
  3. 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, e-mail mail.asc@utoronto.ca, call 416-978-7970 or try our online chat tool.

Session Details

Single session for all series workshops: 

We will be hosting all 3 courses in one convenient session at the following times:

  • August 20, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • August 21, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • August 28, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • August 29,  2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Individual Workshops Registrations: 

You can also attend individual sessions of the workshops or attend workshops on different days.

1. Navigating Academic Supports: 

  • August 20, 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • August 20,  5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • August  21, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • August 27, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • August 28, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • August 29, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   

2. Effective Learning & Study Habits: 

  • August 20, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • August 21, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.  
  • August 22, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • August 28, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
  • August 28, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • August 29, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m

3. University-style Time Management & Organization: 

  • August 20, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
  • August 21, 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.   
  • August 23, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • August 28, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.   
  • August 29, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • August 29, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

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. Allow at least 4 weeks notice to give us time to tailor the content to your needs. Fill out our Workshop Request Form or contact us for more information.