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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Writing Skills for International Undergraduates Workshop

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.

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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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Critical Reading for Writing Essays Workshop

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.

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Improve Your Essay Writing Workshop

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.

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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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Reading Effectively in English Workshop

Are you struggling to finish all your readings? Do you wonder how to read fast enough to succeed? Many students struggle to adapt to reading effectively in another language.

In this class for English language learners, you’ll learn how to approach your course readings strategically and efficiently.

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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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