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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

January Workshop Calendar - pdf version

OUR NEWEST RESOURCE:
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. 

Get started with remote 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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Calendar of Workshops and Events

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 […]

Guide to Remote Learning

Want to build your skills and knowledge about Remote Learning, but not sure where to start? This interactive session will walk you through the online Student Guide to Remote Learning, […]

Sleep 101: Sleep For Better Grades

Did you know in a recent NCHA survey, York students reported ‘sleep difficulties” as the #3 as the top academic stress? What we know is that research is increasingly showing […]

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 […]

Secrets of Academic Success

Looking for key strategies to improve your academic achievement and confidence? Wondering which learning skills you most need to succeed at university? Take this workshop and find out. Register for […]

Clubs 101

Clubs 101 is intended for student organizations who are looking to ratify their club with SC&LD and will provide foundational knowledge on registration, marketing, fundraising, university policies and more. It's […]

Club Wellness & Speed Friending

Mental and social health is something that should be important to everyone. However, it is not always easy to put yourself first especially when you are busy with school and […]

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 […]

Digital Leadership & Universal Design

Would you like to learn how to make your online service delivery accessible, effective & engaging? Would you like a chance to practice executing your own workshop design using accessibility […]

Starting Off Strong (1st-year students ONLY)

New to YorkU? Searching  for the keys to academic success at university? Feeling a little overwhelmed by all the changes and challenges? This workshop is for you! Discover tools, tips […]

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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