Writing Skills for International Graduate Students Workshop

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.

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Make the Most of Reading Week: Scheduling Drop-In

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.

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Midterm Prep Workshop: Multiple Choice Exams

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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Presentation Skills for Undergraduate Classes Workshop

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.

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Master Your Lectures: Improving Note-Taking Workshop

Lectures can sometimes seem like a blur: everything’s too complicated, explained too fast, and you just forget everything afterward anyway. 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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Get More Done: Time Management Workshop

Students often tell us that they have too much to do – too many assignments, too much reading, too many extracurricular clubs – and too little time to do it. The time management strategies we’ll show you in this workshop can help you get more done, more efficiently.

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Reading Faster, Reading Better Workshop

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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Exam Prep: Quantitative Problem-solving (Math and Science Exams)

Learn three practical strategies to move away from an endless “plug and chug” approach to solving quantitative problems. Students in math, physics, chemistry, accounting, economics, and basic stats courses will learn how to shift from straight calculations to conceptual thinking when studying for exams. Generic strategies will be taught, not content in specific courses.

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Exam Prep: Short Answer and Essay

Learn how to prepare for tests that include short answer and essay questions, and find out what your instructions are looking for when marking this type of exam.

This workshop also includes information on writing the exam itself, as well.

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