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.
What Workshops are Offered?
Learning Skills Services workshops cover a wide range of topics to help student understand learning in university, discover their strengths and develop important study skills.
How do I Register for a Workshop?
Workshops are open to all YorkU students. All workshops will be held as online webinars until further notice.
Current Learning Skills Workshops
|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, critical thinking and evaluation.|
|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 exams, then this workshop is for you!|
|Get on Track||Feeling so overwhelmed by upcoming deadlines and exams that you’re not sure where to begin? We’ll help you find the motivation to organize your workload into manageable steps. Get your academic goals back on track with hands-on planning.|
|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 to the top, research-supported learning strategies.|
|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 stresses of university life.|
|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 work world. This workshop is designed to help you and your classmates master the art of effective group work.|
|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 find out more!|
|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 it.|
|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 effectively develop and deliver a presentation.|
|Reading and 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 on top of your course work.|
|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.|
|Staying Motivated Working From Home||Online learning is challenging. Not only do you have to master complex, university-level content as in all courses, but without the familiar on-campus routines of going to lectures and connecting with classmates in person. How can you stay motivated while working from home, to get the work done that you need to? This workshop can help!|
|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 and strategies to get you started on the right path to achieving your academic goals!|
|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 for you.|
|Writing Tips||Term paper coming due? Essay to write? Academic writing can be a challenge. This workshop will help you plan, organize and fine-tune your writing, from picking a topic, right through to final proofreading.|