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First-year student? Final essay or lab? Join us on March 1st for Get It Done!

Twice per academic year, Student Academic Success Services and Queen’s Residence Life join forces to provide first-year students with the ultimate anti-procrastination tool — complete with snacks, supportive Peer Writing and Learning Assistants, and occasional motivational dance parties, to boot.

Get It Done 2.0: Long Day Against Procrastination

noon-10pm on Sunday, March 1, 2015
Ban Righ Fireside Room

Drop in for thirty minutes or five hours! This event sets first-year students loose on a final paper of their choosing in a dedicated, (relatively) distraction-free space. The Peer Writing and Learning Assistants will be available to provide suggestions, while, in a nearby room, free snacks, regular break-time dance parties, and excellent raffle prizes keep everyone motivated.

Through one-on-one consultations and mini-workshops, this event may help students

  • generate new ideas and map connections
  • structure a complex paper in a coherent way
  • sculpt an introductory paragraph or thesis statement
  • break a large project into smaller writing tasks
  • feel part of a larger writing community
  • get started on a major assignment earlier rather than later

Past events

Get It Done 1.0

9am-4pm on Friday, November 21, 2014
Victoria Hall lobby

First-year students can drop by our table for some free hot chocolate and candy canes and — better yet! — the opportunity to sit down with one of our trained Peer Learning Assistants to build a personalized exam study schedule. You might pick up a study strategy or two, too!

These December exam study schedules can help ensure students

  • break up their courses into appropriately study-sized chunks
  • make time for regular breaks and maybe even a day off
  • study each course for an appropriate amount of time
  • remember and prioritize each particular unit or topic area
  • and perhaps most importantly … avoid cramming!