Preparing for Your First Exams

Taking your first exams at Queen’s can be a leap into the unknown. Our workshop leaders will help you improve your time and study habits as you prepare for your exams.

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How to Study for DEVS 100

Note that these are NOT course cram and DO NOT cover course content.
Learn from upper-year Peer Learning Assistants who have taken DEVS 100 before and know how to effectively prepare for the DEVS 100 exam.
Registration is not required for this workshop.

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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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Draft Your Exam Study Schedule Drop-in Event

Learn how to schedule adequate time for studying for each of your final exams – no matter how many you might have! Work with a professional advisor for help personalize and create your own exam study schedule.

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Draft Your Exam Study Schedule Drop-In

Drop in between 12.30 and 1.30 to learn how to schedule adequate time for studying for each of your final exams – no matter how many you might have! Helpers will answer your questions about catching up, planning and prepping, and assist you in producing a draft study schedule to make sure you get everything done.


Exam Study Schedule (Fall 2017)

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Editing Your Paper Like a Pro

Editing is a crucial stage of any writing process that improves unreadable, confused or overly complex writing. In this workshop, you’ll learn about simple but effective editing methods to help your assignment reach its full potential.

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How to Develop a Thesis Statement

Are you afraid of the word ‘thesis’? Wondering what your course instructor might expect you to create when asking for ‘a clear and effective thesis’? Register early to participate in a highly instructive workshop with our expert academic staff to learn how to:

1.Identify common missteps in thesis construction
2.Use smart strategies to develop and revise a thesis
3. Apply a what/how/why model to evaluate the strength and clarity of your thesis

Your instructors will be very glad that you’ve taken advantage of this opportunity.

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