Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Where to Find Academic Help on Campus

Writing assignments and studying for exams in university may seem challenging, especially in your first year. However, there are different resources on campus you can use to assist you.

The Academic Advising and Career Centre: The Academic Advising and Career Centre have many services to help you academically. For instance, they offer many tip sheets on common issues students have, such as procrastination, concentration and note-taking. Students can also have one-on-one conversations with Academic and Learning Strategists regarding study skills, programs and courses. 

Peer Academic Coaches at the Department of Student Life: Peer Academic Coaches are upper year students who work with the Department of Student Life to provide you with advice regarding effective study habits and assistance with their courses. You will be paired with coaches of the same discipline (i.e. management, arts and science) and you communicate with your coaches on a weekly basis. The benefit of having a Peer Academic Coach is that you can connect with someone in your discipline and hear what they felt about first year, what they did and didn't do well and things they wished they did in first year. 

The Writing Centre: The Writing Centre can assist you with your written assignments during appointments and during drop-in hours. The Writing Centre also offers writing workshops on essay-writing, lab reports and grammar.    

Math & Stats Learning Centre: Personally, I have always struggled with math. If you are like me, then the Math & Stats Learning Centre is a perfect place to go for math help! The Math and Stats Help Centre is located in AC312 and the Math Aid Room is in IC404. The difference between the Math & Stats Learning Centre and the Math Aid Centre is that the Math & Stats Learning Centre helps all students whereas the Math Aid Centre usually helps students who taking math courses. 

Studying in university can be difficult but with assistance, you can definitely succeed in your courses!

Until next time,


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