Improve Your Essay Writing Workshop

Writing essays is tough! We’ll take you step-by-step through a process that will both develop and highlight your academic and critical thinking, and help you to express complex ideas in clear writing.

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Reading Faster, Reading Better Workshop

Are you struggling to finish masses of textbooks, articles and other readings? Do you wonder how to read fast enough to succeed? Learn how to approach your course readings strategically and efficiently with advice from Student Academic Success Services.

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Master Your Lectures: Improving Note-Taking Workshop

Lectures can sometimes seem like a blur: everything’s too complicated, explained too fast, and you just forget everything afterward anyway. Our note taking class will help you pay attention to the most important parts of the lecture, organize your information in an effective way, and explain how to work from lecture material when you’re writing assignments of revising for exams.

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Editing So That It Makes Sense: Breaking Down Your Thesis Like 1,2,3…

By Lily Zhu, 3rd year Concurrent Education, English and French Student


When editing a paper, one of the first things to look at is the thesis statement—for good reason. The thesis statement is the most important component of your essay. It is the MAIN IDEA, which means that everything you argue in your essay should relate back to your thesis.


It’s pretty common for a paper to have a strong, argumentative, well-written thesis, but then end up going in a different direction. While you might want to return to that original statement, it’s important to remember that you can adjust your thesis just as much as the rest of your essay. So after exploring your topic in writing your first draft, there’s a way to make sure that your thesis is “up-to-date” before working on your final draft.


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Build Your Weekly Schedule Drop-In

Students often tell us that they have too much to do – too many assignments, too much reading, too many extracurricular clubs – and too little time to do it. Drop by to get help from a Peer Learning Assistant in planning your time this semester.

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Reading Effectively in English Workshop

Are you struggling to finish all your readings? Do you wonder how to read fast enough to succeed? Many students struggle to adapt to reading effectively in another language.

In this class for English language learners, you’ll learn how to approach your course readings strategically and efficiently.

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