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Learning Skills Services

Welcome Back! The Virtual Learning Commons Welcome Desk is now open - chat live with a Learning Skills Peer between 1:30-3:30pm weekdays!

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

October Workshops Calendar (pdf)

The Student Guide to Remote and Online Learning

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

Get started with remote and online learning

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.

Get Started Now

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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Creative Commons License

Learning Skills Services materials are under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Calendar of Workshops and Events

Mastering Group Work

Group assignments are an inevitable part of every student’s experience. Working collaboratively is a key skill not just for success at university, but also in the work world.  This workshop […]

Leading with Patience: The Will to Wait

Have you ever experienced situations of handling patience while being under stress and pressure as a leader? Are you looking forways to lead with patience to ensure for team success? […]

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 […]

Leadership Coaching

Leadership coaching is a powerful management tool to maximize performance both in yourself & those you are coaching. Want to learn how to better motivate your team or group & […]

Memory

Learn techniques to help you transfer all that course work information into your long term memory, along with the strategies you’ll need to retrieve the information when you most need […]

Managing Academic Stress (hosted by LA&PS UNMA)

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the work load, struggling  to get good grades, or looking for better ways to handle the daily grind?  Learn strategies for handling the anxieties and […]

Ice Breaking & Team Building

Leading a group meeting for class, or a team meeting for work? Perhaps you're on a club or a team and don't know where to start breaking the ice or […]

Critical Thinking

At university, learning involves much more than just memorizing facts and figures. This workshop will help you push beyond purely descriptive levels of thinking to deeper levels of understanding, analysis, […]

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 […]

The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

A successful leader is attuned to the needs of their team. A caring leader is more effective than a dominant leader because they put the needs of others at the […]

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