English Academic Writing Support

You can practice your English Conversation skills at the QUIC on Thursday nights; now you have a chance to practice your English Academic Writing skills on Tuesday nights at the QUIC! Come to the QUIC on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm to work with the EAL Coordinator in developing your writing skills on a variety of topics. No registration required!

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Is that something I should be doing? Finding your own learning structure

Naomi Chernos, 4th Year English/Physics

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Friends and peers are great resources for picking up ideas on how to study. Talking to other people about study strategies and course content, and hearing about how other people structure their time is a great idea, and I’m not about to tell you not to do it. In fact, I think learning as many different ways as possible to find academic (and general) success is incredibly helpful. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but in the face of stress and confusion of midterm season easy to forget the main caveat to this approach: someone else’s approach to studying isn’t necessarily the best approach for you.

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English Academic Writing Support

You can practice your English Conversation skills at the QUIC on Thursday nights; now you have a chance to practice your English Academic Writing skills on Tuesday nights at the QUIC! Come to the QUIC on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm to work with the EAL Coordinator in developing your writing skills on a variety of topics. No registration required!

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Hitting the Reset Button

By: Veronica Sewilski, Class of 2021, Nursing

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One of my favourite times of the year is September because it’s the perfect opportunity to give myself a fresh new start for the school year. It’s true for most of us: maybe you want to start eating healthier? Become more organized? Go to every single one of your classes? It’s the best time to think about what you want to accomplish to become a better version of yourself.

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What nobody tells you about being a perfectionist in university

By: Veronica, Nursing, Class of 2021

 

I guess you could say that I’ve been a perfectionist for as long as I can remember. I was raised with the mentality that if something was not perfect, you start again (and again, and again…). This mindset has stuck with me my whole life. Before coming to Queen’s, this trait was quite beneficial for me: I got really good grades, I was very involved in the community and with extra-curriculars, and I was well-liked by teachers and employers. I’m sure a lot of you grew up this way too.

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English Academic Writing Support

You can practice your English Conversation skills at the QUIC on Thursday nights; now you have a chance to practice your English Academic Writing skills on Tuesday nights at the QUIC! Come to the QUIC on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm to work with the EAL Coordinator in developing your writing skills on a variety of topics. No registration required!

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English Academic Writing Support

You can practice your English Conversation skills at the QUIC on Thursday nights; now you have a chance to practice your English Academic Writing skills on Tuesday nights at the QUIC! Come to the QUIC on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm to work with the EAL Coordinator in developing your writing skills on a variety of topics. No registration required!

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Welcome, new and returning Queen’s students!

We hope that your fall term is off to a great start!

Remember that Student Academic Success Services (SASS)  is here to help you with any and all aspects of academic writing and learning, whatever your year, discipline or proficiency level.

Explore our website for information about booking 1:1 appointments with learning strategies advisors and writing consultants, using peer writing support, finding a helpful workshop, or accessing free online learning and writing resources.

 

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Welcome to exam season! Student Academic Success Services has got you covered.

 

Make an exam study schedule, or make a professional appointment with a learning strategist to hone your study skills!

Have you made our famous exam study schedule yet?
 

Download the 2018 Winter Term Exam Study Schedule template (PDF)!

Then, once you’ve made your schedule, make sure you know how best to use your 3-hour study blocks.

 

 

Unsure of how your marks are adding up?

Fill in the Grade Calculator and find out exactly where you stand in each course heading into exams.

Learn just about everything we’ve got on effective, efficient exam prep right here. Good luck! 
 

 

 

Not sure where to start with exam prep? Try the study plan
 

Get organized with our rules for organizing your study schedule

Tools: Strategies for effective studying




Tools: Studying for different types of exams










But what if I have to cram?
Even with good planning, there are times when you have to cram. Here are some helpful hints.

 

 



Tools: Overcoming test anxiety
 

Staying calm under pressure is important during exams.  Learn more about coping with test anxiety.


Tools for staying motivated
 

 

Tools for staying focused
 

 

Tools for managing academic stress
 

 









SASS Peer blogs






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Have questions? Send us an email or give us a call at 613-533-6315

Remember that Student Academic Success Services (SASS) is here to help you with all aspects of academic writing and learning, whatever your year, discipline or proficiency level.

Explore our website for information about booking 1:1 appointments, using peer writing support, finding a helpful workshop, or accessing free learning and writing resources.

 

 

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Exam Prep workshop: Math & Science Problems

This class is designed to help you master and memorize the formulae and methods you’ll need to perform at a high level on equation-based exams in math, computer science, engineering and related subjects.

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