What do Queen’s professors look for in graduate-level written assignments? How can you learn to write critically and clearly? How do you edit a lengthy research paper? This seminar, led by professional writing staff, aims to assist graduate students from all disciplines in the development of writing skills.
What do Queen’s professors look for in written assignments? How can you improve on your work from last semester?
This seminar, led by professional writing staff, aims to assist undergraduate students from all disciplines in the development of university-level writing skills.
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 the 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.
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.
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.
Giving presentations in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.