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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.

Workshop Calendar

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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.

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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

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

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Managing Academic Stress

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

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Strategic Thinking & Leadership

Are you in need of leadership inspiration, or collaborative thinking? Are you looking for opportunities to connect with your team? When leading a team, you must be open to the

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Principles for Effective Leadership

Interested in learning what makes an effective leader? Want to be an effective student leader yourself? This workshop will explore leadership principles most commonly seen as vital to success.  Register:

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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

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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

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Learning Power

Looking for ways to become a better student and boost your learning power? This workshop will help you "learn how to learn", explore your own learning preferences, and introduce you

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SCLD Game Nights

Unwind, take a break from school work and meet new people by dropping into our weekly game night! We understand how isolating and lonely virtual learning has been however the

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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

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Good Luck with Exams!

Learning Skills Services are now closed for the Fall term. Please check back for our Winter 2021 schedule of workshops and services. Looking for resources during exams? Learning Skills Services: Preparing

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