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Welcome, SOAR students and families!

Whether you attend SOAR in-person, or whether you’ve found our website from afar, Learning Strategies welcomes you to Queen’s University. We can’t wait to meet you! In fact, if you’re on Twitter, you should tweet us to say hello! (We’re also on Facebook.)

Here are our top four most useful resources about academic transition for Queen’s students and their families.

And remember that these are all FREE to Queen’s students!

1. Download our online resources for first-year students, including the popular “Academics 101” PDF document.

2. Bookmark our workshop schedule on your web browser. We offer interactive workshops during the fall and winter, including a great one entitled “Making the Grade: From High School to University.”  While you won’t be able to register until Orientation Week, it’s good to see what’s available before you arrive on campus.

3. Watch “Leveling Up: How to think smart at university,” a short video that explores different levels of thinking. Memory does not mean comprehension! Learn what level of thinking your professor expects and how you can study to meet that level.

4. If you’re a parent or family member, visit our Parents page to learn about how you can support your student while they’re at university and what other resources are available to you.

You can also learn more about Learning Strategies, our staff, our volunteers, and Student Academic Success Services as a whole.

Cha Gheill!

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