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Learning Skills Services

Welcome back! Our Learning Skills Services workshops, appointments, and online chat are open for Winter 2021. We look forward to working with you.

Welcome

Looking for ways to manage your time? Study and learn more effectively? Keep up with readings and course work? Get the most out of your studies? Let Learning Skills Services (LSS) help you achieve your academic goals!

Questions about LSS and other Learning Commons supports? Chat live with a Learning Skills Peer.

Check out our calendar of workshops

Just click the link below to see what workshops are available today, this week or this month. We offer online workshops on all the skills you need to achieve your academic goals with over a dozen topics to choose from.

CALENDAR OF WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

February Workshop Calendar (pdf)

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The Student Guide to Remote Learning

We've created this guide to help you find the resources and supports to successfully navigate being a remote learner. 

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How can we help?

How do I get started on the path to success?

New to YorkU & wondering how to succeed at university? Or just looking for a fresh start? We have workshops & services to help you achieve your academic goals.

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How do I manage my time in university?

Time management is central to success at university and beyond. Master the scheduling challenges of your busy life with our resources & workshops.

Manage Your Time

What skills do I need to succeed in class?

Let us help you build the skills you need to succeed in all your courses, including critical thinking, group work, presentation skills, managing academic stress and more.

Build Your Skills

Managing Lecture Notes and Reading

How do I do all the readings & take good notes?

Keeping up with the readings and taking good lecture and study notes are keys to academic success. Check out our workshop and resources.

Get Reading & Note-Taking

Best Way to Study

What's the best way to study?

Everyone learns differently but some study strategies are more effective than others. Find out what works best for you.

Get Studying

Preparing for Tests and Exams

How do I prepare for tests & exams?

Last minute cramming isn’t the answer! Let us help you figure out the best exam prep strategies for you.

Prep for Your Exam

Services Pathways

Learning Skills Services Workshops

We offer online workshops on all the skills you need to achieve your academic goals. With over a dozen topics to choose from, our workshops are open to all students at any level and are designed to help you learn how to manage your time, study and learn more effectively, keep up with readings and course work, get the most out of your studies, and more.

Register for a Workshop

Peer Academic Coaching (PAC)

Make an online appointment with one of our awesome Learning Skills Peers for a 30-minute session to discuss learning skills-related strategies to support your academic success. Topics range from how to develop and stick to a realistic time management plan to how to tackle your readings, upcoming assignments and exams,

Book an Appointment

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons at York is a collaborative partnership offering an integrated approach to academic support by bringing together key campus learning resources and services for your convenience. Learning Common partners include York Libraries, Learning Skills Services, the Writing Centre, the ESL Open Learning Center, and the Career Centre.

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Calendar of Workshops and Events

Leadership Coaching

Please note that you must register with the YorkU email address that is associated with your York Zoom account in order to access this workshop. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop. Leadership coaching is a powerful management tool to maximize performance both in yourself & those you […]

Reading & Note-taking

Many students find keeping up with the readings and lecture notes at university to be a real challenge. Learn more effective reading and note taking techniques to help you stay on top of your course work. Register for this workshop: https://yorku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrf-2trjwoH9Vxs5vYIiZGs8dL0FHiuTQf Please note that you must register with a YorkU email address. After registering, you […]

Learning to Learn Remotely for Mature Students with Families

Join us to learn more about effective strategies for studying and completing coursework remotely. This workshop will include discussion and tips around how to balance school and family responsibilities. Register for this workshop: https://yorku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rcOusqj8oEtRZ9K7c-noSTuAB7h95IoPF Please note that you must register with a YorkU email address. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information […]

Digital Leadership & Universal Design

Please note that you must register with the YorkU email address that is associated with your York Zoom account in order to access this workshop. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop. Would you like to learn how to make your online service delivery accessible, effective & engaging? […]

Math & Science Study Tips

Why are math-related, problem solving courses so challenging?  To cope with the unique learning demands of these courses, you need special strategies to achieve academic success. Attend this workshop to find out more! Register for this workshop: https://yorku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrdeqqpjwjG9wzxE3LLlzOU0dH3MLDx9WU Please note that you must register with a YorkU email address. After registering, you will receive a […]

Time Management

Where does the time go? Are you having trouble balancing school, work, and life? How much study time is enough? Learn practical, personalized approaches to managing your time that work for you. Register for this workshop: https://yorku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqfuuhpzIrE9aGcTvuNBwskBN9GVyUHrSj Please note that you must register with a YorkU email address. After registering, you will receive a confirmation […]

Exam Prep

Multiple choice, short answer, calculations, or essay style – which form is your personal nemesis? Whatever the format, midterms or finals, if you could use some help in preparing for exams, then this workshop is for you! Register for this workshop: https://yorku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMufumtrjkrH9LQZvLppOiYw6lhFyOtLJWz Please note that you must register with a YorkU email address. After registering, […]

Framing Your Narrative as a Leader

Please note that you must register with the YorkU email address that is associated with your York Zoom account in order to access this workshop. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop. Would you like to learn how to effectively make a point and advocate for what you […]

Presentation Skills

Does the thought of presenting in front of a group make you nervous?  If so, you're not alone.  This workshop will provide you with the essential tools you need to effectively develop and deliver a presentation. Register for this workshop: https://yorku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYuc--vrjwjE9XXuOHy2NFOPrajnsp9G4jx Please note that you must register with a YorkU email address. After registering, you […]

Staying Motivated Studying Remotely

Procrastination Avoidance Week Online learning is challenging. Not only do you have to master complex, university-level content as in all courses, but without the familiar on-campus routines of going to lectures and connecting with classmates in person. How can you stay motivated while working from home, to get the work done that you need to? […]

Conflict Management

Please note that you must register with the YorkU email address that is associated with your York Zoom account in order to access this workshop. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop. Learn to define conflict & how it may arise. Learn active listening skills & the critical […]

Time Management

Procrastination Avoidance Week Where does the time go? Are you having trouble balancing school, work, and life? How much study time is enough? Learn practical, personalized approaches to managing your time that work for you. Register for this workshop: Link coming soon

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