Essay Exam Success

Dealing with essay exams can be tricky: how do you produce a complex and clear argument in just a few minutes? We’ll show you how to revise, how to practice, and how to ace the exam.

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Preparing for University Exams

Taking your first exams at Queen’s can be a leap into the unknown. Our workshop leaders will help you improve your time and study habits as you prepare for your exams.

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GET IT DONE! Drop-in Study Event

As the assignments pile up and exams loom, you’re probably thinking: how am I supposed to get this much work done without catered food, scheduled breaks, and the help of the pros?

We are too! So we’re inviting you to GET IT DONE: a day of supported studying and fun in Ban Righ Dining Hall, brought to you by Student Academic Success Services.

Bring your schoolwork and working minds, because we’ll have everything you need for success, including drinks and food, a comfy study spot, and a team of trained writing and learning assistants to improve your academic work.

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Improve Your Writing

As you prepare to complete your term papers, we’ll show you how to work with teachers’ feedback, improve on writing you completed earlier in the semester, and continue to push towards improving your grades. Bring your assignments!

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Writing in the Sciences

Many science students arrive at university hoping they’ll never to write an essay again. Writing, though, is a crucial part of lab reports, design projects, and case studies in the sciences. Join our Peer Writing Assistants to hear about effective techniques to improve your writing.

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Catching Up: Finish the Semester Strong

Most students find that they fall behind in one or more courses. It’s never too late to get back on track, so our Peer Learning Assistants have designed this class to answer your questions and produce a plan of action to see you through to the end of semester.

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Improving Presentation Skills

Giving presentations in class can be scary. What are professors looking for, why do they ask you to give presentations, and how can you speak with confidence and clarity? We’ll show you some simple but powerful strategies to overcome anxiety, speak with confidence, and boost your presentation grades.

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Research & Writing Strategies for Independent Projects

Writing an undergrad thesis or independent research project? Now is the time to stop putting it off and get to work on your research. We’ll explain what’s expected of an upper-year research project, how to narrow down and organize a monumental reading list, and how to develop an effective writing and research habit.

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Catching up in School

Most students find that they fall behind in one or more courses. It’s never too late to get back on track, so our Peer Learning Assistants have designed this class to answer your questions and produce a plan of action.

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