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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

September Workshop 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

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 […]

Ready for Remote Learning

Want to build your skills and knowledge about Remote Learning, but not sure where to start? This workshop will take you through tips and resources to help you succeed in […]

Creative Leadership and Fostering Individuality

Are you interested in thinking outside of the box? Perhaps you are curious about collaborating with others but don't know where to start? Your experience and personality is vital to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Establishing Effective Boundaries for Leaders

Have you ever had troubles designating a balance between personal and team responsibilities? Are you curious to learn more about how the right boundary can impact the team dynamics? In […]

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 […]

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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