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January '18

FREE Workshop “Master Your Lectures: Improving Note-Taking”

Friday, January 19th @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

Our note taking class will help you pay attention to the most important parts of the lecture, organize your information in an effective way, and explain how to work from lecture material when you’re writing assignments of revising for exams.

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“Reading Faster, Reading Better” Workshop

Wednesday, January 24th @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

Are you struggling to finish masses of textbooks, articles and other readings? Do you wonder how to read fast enough to succeed? Learn how to approach your course readings strategically and efficiently with advice from Student Academic Success Services.

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“Forming and Making Arguments in Essays” Workshop

Thursday, January 25th @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

Do the words “thesis” and “argument” leave you in a cold sweat? We’ll show you how to construct a thesis – and why you need one – and use it to generate an argument for your entire paper.

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“Improve Your Essay Writing” Workshop

Wednesday, January 31st @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

Writing essays is tough! We’ll take you step-by-step through a process that will both develop and highlight your academic and critical thinking, and help you to express complex ideas in clear writing.

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February '18

“Critical Reading for Writing Essays” Workshop

Thursday, February 1st @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

Finding and reading sources is a vital part of essay writing in any subject. But how can you do this effectively? How do you gather, compare and evaluate material? How do you turn your ideas into an essay outline and draft? We’ll take you through the process step-by-step in this class.

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Presentation Skills for Undergraduate Classes Workshop

Monday, February 5th @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

Giving presentations for class can be scary. What are professors looking for, why do they ask you to give presentations, and how can you speak with confidence and clarity? We’ll show you some simple but powerful strategies to overcome anxiety, speak with confidence, and boost your presentation grades.

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Midterm Prep Workshop: Multiple Choice Exams

Tuesday, February 6th @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

So you’ve got a hundred decisions to make in an hour, and a whole textbook to work from. We’ll talk you through a process to help you select what you’ll learn, memorize it, and ease the stress of exam day.

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Midterm Prep Workshop: Essays & Short Answers

Wednesday, February 7th @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

Dealing with essay exams can be tricky: how do you produce a complex and clear argument in just a few minutes? We’ll show you how to revise, how to practice, and how to ace the exam.

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Make the Most of Reading Week: Scheduling Drop-In

Tuesday, February 13th @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

As you look towards the assignments piling up for the end of the semester and wonder how you’ll be able to catch up on material you’ve missed, Reading Week is a great opportunity to get ahead or back on track. Our Peer Learning Assistants will work with you to produce a personal study plan for the next week.

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Catch Up: Time Management Workshop

Wednesday, February 28th @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

Most students find that they fall behind in one or more courses. It’s never too late to get back on track, so our Peer Learning Assistants have designed this class to answer your questions and produce a plan of action.

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March '18

Reading Faster, Reading Better Workshop

Thursday, March 1st @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

Are you struggling to finish masses of textbooks, articles and other readings? Do you wonder how to read fast enough to succeed? Learn how to approach your course readings strategically and efficiently with advice from Student Academic Success Services.

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Editing Your Writing: Beyond Spellcheck Workshop

Wednesday, March 14th @ 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

Advanced editing strategies ensure your writing is what professors are after: concise, clear, and critical. Join us to discover how to edit and rewrite your work in any subject.

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Stop Procrastinating Workshop

Thursday, March 15th @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

It’s that time of year: deadlines are piling up and exams are looming, but you just can’t get started! We’ll show you how to beat procrastination by producing a simple, personalized plan.

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Forming and Making Arguments in Essays Workshop

Friday, March 16th @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

Do the words “thesis” and “argument” leave you in a cold sweat? We’ll show you how to construct a thesis – and why you need one – and use it to generate an argument for your entire paper.

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April '18

Exam Prep Workshop: Multiple Choice

Wednesday, April 4th @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

So you’ve got a hundred decisions to make in an hour, and a whole textbook to work from. We’ll talk you through a process to help you select what you’ll learn, memorize it, and ease the stress of exam day.

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Exam Prep Workshop: Essays & Short Answers

Thursday, April 5th @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

Dealing with essay exams can be tricky: how do you produce a complex and clear argument in just a few minutes? We’ll show you how to revise, how to practice, and how to ace the exam.

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Exam Prep Workshop: Math & Science Problems

Friday, April 6th @ 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Stauffer Library – Seminar Room 121 (Main Floor), 101 Union St W
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N9 Canada

This class is designed to help you master and memorize the formulae and methods you’ll need to perform at a high level on equation-based exams in math, computer science, engineering and related subjects.

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