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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Draft Your Exam Study Schedule (workshop)

Learn how to schedule adequate time for studying for each of your final exams – no matter how many you might have! You will leave this workshop with a study schedule draft.

Although this workshop is only one hour long, you are welcome to remain with the professional advisor for an extra half-hour after the workshop for personalized help while creating your schedule.

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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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