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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!

Update Oct. 19: Peer Academic Coaching Appointments have launched for Fall 2020!

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.

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

Math & Science Problem Solving Skills

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nutrition Basics: Food & Mood

Did you know 90% of serotonin (aka our happy hormone) receptors are located in the gut? In the relatively new field of nutritional psychiatry our gut health and food choices can play ...

Mastering Group Work

Group assignments are an inevitable part of every student’s experience. Like it or not, working collaboratively is a key skill not just for success at university, but also in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Memory

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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 ...

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, ...

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