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Time management for every personality

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Blog Post, Featured | Comments Off

Time management for every personality

By Brigid Conroy, 3rd-year Biochemistry student Returning to the world of classes after reading week can be quite a shock to the system, especially when due dates that seemed distant when you left are suddenly fast approaching! If you are hoping to improve your time management skills for the second half of the semester, there are several strategies that can help. Whether you like to have every moment of your day scheduled or need a more relaxed approach, there is a time management strategy that will work for you! If, like me, you do best when...

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First-year student? Final essay or lab? Join us on March 1st for Get It Done!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Blog Post, Featured | Comments Off

First-year student? Final essay or lab? Join us on March 1st for Get It Done!

Twice per academic year, Student Academic Success Services and Queen’s Residence Life join forces to provide first-year students with the ultimate anti-procrastination tool — complete with snacks, supportive Peer Writing and Learning Assistants, and occasional motivational dance parties, to boot. Get It Done 2.0: Long Day Against Procrastination noon-10pm on Sunday, March 1, 2015 Ban Righ Fireside Room Drop in for thirty minutes or five hours! This event sets first-year students loose on a final paper of their choosing in a dedicated,...

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If you want something done, ask a busy person

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Blog Post, Featured | Comments Off

If you want something done, ask a busy person

Written by Na’ama Avitzur, 3rd year Life Science Major Juggling a full course load, volunteer and work positions, and a social life may sound impossible, but you will be surprised by how much can be accomplished in 24 hours. Here are a few tips that can help you successfully balance a busy lifestyle. Firstly, you must prioritize and decide what task you will begin with. It is important to note that you might not be able to complete every task to perfection, that is a privilege given to those with ample time. Prioritizing can be a very simple...

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Valentine’s Day got you down? Set SMART goals

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Blog Post, Featured | Comments Off

Valentine’s Day got you down? Set SMART goals

By Cristina Valeri, 4th-year English student My feelings towards the Valentine’s Day holiday are kind of like my feelings for university life–it’s love/hate. Sure, it’s great that everyone’s in love, eating chocolate and going out for special dinners, but at this point in the semester, Valentine’s Day often represents a slouch where it’s hard to re-motivate yourself and keep the goals you made in September or early January in sight. Or maybe your Resolutions haven’t worked out as well as you had...

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Quantitative problem-solving: You CAN do it!

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Blog Post, Featured | Comments Off

Quantitative problem-solving: You CAN do it!

By Caleigh Treissman, 3rd-year Psychology major Quantitative problem solving takes some practice, but there are many strategies you can use to make the solution clear! To improve your quantitative problem solving skills, try to focus on learning and practicing the process of solving problems, rather than solely memorizing and drilling formulas or calculations. If you understand on a conceptual level the processes in your course, you will be better equipped to apply those processes to problems you haven’t seen before. Think of it this...

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Campus secrets for ArtScis: Academic resources on campus that you may not know about

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Blog Post, Featured | Comments Off

Campus secrets for ArtScis: Academic resources on campus that you may not know about

By Joyce Leung, 2nd-year Concurrent Education student Make sure you are aware of all the academic resources you have access to. Here are some of the resources that I have found helpful! Advising 1. Academic Advising Appointments If you’re in Arts and Science, there are friendly, professional academic advisors located in Dunning Hall who can help with degree plans or regulations, academic appeals, or course selection process to name a few. You can book an appointment via phone call (613) 533-2470 with Office Hours: Mon-Fri from 8:30am to...

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Midterms: The seahorses of university

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Blog Post, Featured | Comments Off

Midterms: The seahorses of university

By Brigid Conroy, 3rd-year Biochemistry student Did you know that seahorses are actually one of the stealthiest creatures of the sea*? So then maybe it would be fair to call midterms the seahorses of University life. A moment ago you were coasting carefree through week one and suddenly BAM! midterms snuck up on you! If you haven’t quite figured out how you’re tackling this midterm season yet, you’ve come to the right place! There are a few simple steps you can take to put yourself back in control and reduce your stress at this hectic time of...

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It’s never too late: Setting goals in Week Four

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Blog Post, Featured | Comments Off

It’s never too late: Setting goals in Week Four

By Theresa Bryce, 4th-year English major As we get through Week Four a lot of us are seeing Reading Week on our horizon, and looking back, our new year’s resolutions are no longer in sight. I want to remind you that just because it isn’t January 1, 2015, doesn’t mean goal setting should be thrown out the window! It is never too late to start again. To create a new habit we must repeat that habit until it is second nature to us. It doesn’t matter if you start on January 1st, February 1st, or even today! Here are a few tips about how to get...

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“Can I say NO to Internet distractions?”

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Blog Post, Featured | Comments Off

“Can I say NO to Internet distractions?”

By Joyce Leung, 2nd-year Concurrent Education student It’s not impossible, but it certainly feels that way when it comes to Internet distraction prevention when it’s accessible in just about every way – making you more prone to distractions at any time of the day. So how can we make the best of technology rather than having it control us with its convenient interruptions? 1. “Do I really need the Internet?” If it’s not necessary, you can fully remove even the possibility of this distraction altogether by unplugging completely....

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We are hiring Peer Learning Assistants for 2015-16!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Blog Post, Featured | Comments Off

We are hiring Peer Learning Assistants for 2015-16!

Will you be in 2nd-year or above starting September 2015? Do you love teaching and learning? Good news! We are currently recruiting Peer Learning Assistants (PLAs) for the 2015-2016 academic year! Apply now. As a PLA, you will have the opportunity to… Teach workshops on academic skills and strategies to other Queen’s students Empower others to accomplish their academic goals Provide drop-in sessions on time management in Stauffer Library Participate in outreach campaigns to promote academic success strategies Perks of being a...

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