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Study Skills Help

Learning Strategies is an academic support service to help you do well at Queen's. There are many ways to improve your study skills, time management and preparation for examinations; from note-taking to memorization to the 'Five Day Study Plan,' Learning Strategies has you covered.

Advising Appointments: one and one meeting with a Learning Strategies Advisor

This is a confidential service aimed at helping you with specific learning needs. You can bring discrete concerns such as note-taking, reading texts, preparing for exams, time management, etc., to be addressed in a 40 minute consultation. You can book a consultation by calling the SASS reception desk at 613-533-6315, or visit the desk during working hours on the main floor of Stauffer Library, between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Workshops: learn in a class room setting 

You can get lots of information from the many workshops throughout the school year. You can register for a workshop through the QLC website.

QLC Workshops:
Register Online

Workshops include:

  • Adjusting to University
  • Time Management
  • Effective Reading
  • Studying for your Exams                 

Peer Learning Advisors: 

Upper year students are trained to teach important academic survival skills to other students through workshops and drop-in sessions. A PLA can assist with some or all of the following: Time Management Skills, Exam Preparation Skills, Stress Management and Motivation & Concentration.

Learning Strategies Tipsheets: online resources

Need Some More Study Advice? View the Learning Strategies tipsheets.


Remember you can always drop in to Learning Strategies to speak with a Learning Strategies Advisor for your learning questions and concerns.