Academic skills and writing resources

Under Learning and Writing Resources, you’ll find a wide variety of resources that address students’ academic needs. Resources are divided into two main areas:

  • In the academic skills resources tab, you’ll find tools and resources for managing time, improving focus and motivation, studying efficiently, learning from lectures, etc.
  • In the writing resources tab, you’ll find resources on the writing process, punctuation, grammar, style, discipline-specific writing, referencing, etc.

Not sure where to begin? Assess your current skills with our study skills and habits questionnaire.

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How do I…

Avoid burnout? I feel disorganized, stressed and overwhelmed.
  • Module: Academics 101 (Especially helpful for first year students, but there’s something for everyone!)
  • Avoiding burnout starts with good Time Management skills. (Especially: term calendar, weekly schedule, goal setting, end of term course planner, and five domains of health.)
  • Module: Academic Stress
  • Assignment Calculator (breaks down large assignments to help you get them done, piece by piece)
  • Module: Focus and concentration
Know what my profs expect from me?
Ace this course?
Get the most out of lectures and homework?
Get all of my work done and still have balance?
  • First, figure out where your time is going. See Time Management (for example, the weekly time use chart).
  • Know what needs to be done, and what time you have available. See Time Management for the Term Calendar, Weekly Schedule, and information on goal setting.
  • Divide big projects into pieces. The Assignment Calculator can help!
  • Pay attention to the other aspects of your life. See the Time Management module’s section on the 5 Domains of Health.
Stop procrastinating? (I just don’t care anymore. I can’t get started. I keep procrastinating.)
Stay on top of my work while studying for midterms?
Write a lab report?
Write my thesis?
Deliver presentations well?

Practice whenever you can. See Presentation Skills.

Do this? I feel like everyone else knows what they’re doing…

Make an appointment with a Learning Strategist or a Writing Consultant.

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