Welcome to SASS’s online tutorials! You can use these interactive tools to build on your academic skills at your own pace, whenever you choose. Below, you’ll find descriptions, learning objectives, and time estimates for each tutorial.
Academics 101 is SASS’s guide for the class of 2024, as you begin your undergraduate studies online. You’ll learn everything you need to know to get started at Queen’s and get through the first few weeks of your courses. Many of the strategies we discuss will be useful to you in the years to come, well after you graduate and continue on to further study or enter the workforce.
By the time you finish this series of tutorials, you’ll:
- understand how your educational and cultural background relates to the academic culture at Queen’s
- know how to succeed in online learning
- have learned about the skills and approaches you’ll need to understand and excel in your courses and assignments
- feel more confident about starting your courses at Queen’s!
Academics 101 is made up of eight tutorials that each take between 10 and 60 minutes to complete. We suggest that you work through the tutorials one or two at a time, not all at once.
This tutorial covers a fundamental aspect of university: academic integrity.
Your understanding of academic integrity might involve words like cheating and plagiarism. You may know that violations of academic integrity can have some serious consequences: failing an assignment, failing a course, or being expelled from university. It’s also important to understand why these consequences exist and why practicing academic integrity is so critical to your identity as a student.
When you finish this tutorial, you’ll:
- understand why academic integrity matters, beyond the consequences of not practicing it
- know how to make good choices that prevent you from violating academic integrity
- recognize academic integrity in practice when you write exams and assignments and work collaboratively
- identify how becoming a scholar of integrity and having an academic integrity practice will actually improve your work as a student.
This tutorial takes approximately 35 minutes to complete.