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Welcome back! Our Summer 2021 workshops begin May 17th and are now open for registration.

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

June Workshop Calendar (pdf)

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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

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 & […]

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 […]

Reading & Notetaking

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 […]

Conflict Management

Learn to define conflict and how it may arise. Learn active listening skills and the critical role you can play in effective communication, and ultimately, conflict resolution. By attending this […]

Framing Your Narrative as a Leader

Would you like to learn how to effectively make a point and advocate for what you want? In this workshop, explore ways to make yourself and your points more compelling […]

Principles of Highly Effective Leadership

Interested in learning what makes an authentic, effective leader? This workshop will explore foundational leadership principles most commonly seen as vital to success. Learn strategies to enhance your leadership capacity […]

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 […]

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 […]

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