GET IT DONE! Drop-in Writing Event

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. 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, (relatively) distraction-free space. The Peer Writing and Learning Assistants will be available to provide suggestions, while, in a nearby room, free snacks,  and excellent raffle prizes keep everyone motivated.

Through one-on-one consultations and mini-workshops, this event may help students

  • generate new ideas and map connections
  • structure a complex paper in a coherent way
  • sculpt an introductory paragraph or thesis statement
  • break a large project into smaller writing tasks
  • feel part of a larger writing community
  • get started on a major assignment earlier rather than later

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Math and science texts require a specialized approach to reading. Learn how to read effectively and – important for exams! – remember what you read, too. This workshop also includes a trouble-shooting section to cover common challenges like lack of speed and comprehension.

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Note-taking in Lectures

Are you taking notes as effectively as you could be? Learn what to do before, during, and after lectures to improve your understanding and memory of the material. We’ll also trouble-shoot ‘problem lectures’: what to do if you find the class boring, hard to follow, too fast, or too complex.

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Are you taking notes as effectively as you could be? Learn what to do before, during, and after lectures to improve your understanding and memory of the material. We’ll also trouble-shoot ‘problem lectures’: what to do if you find the class boring, hard to follow, too fast, or too complex.

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Note-taking in Lectures

Are you taking notes as effectively as you could be? Learn what to do before, during, and after lectures to improve your understanding and memory of the material. We’ll also trouble-shoot ‘problem lectures’: what to do if you find the class boring, hard to follow, too fast, or too complex.

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