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Ace that Midterm!

Ace that Midterm!

When:
Thursday, October 11, 2018
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Stauffer Library
Room: Seminar Room 121, Across from the QLC Info Desk (Main Floor)
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Description:

It's time to sit your first written tests at university. How do you know what to study (and what to leave out)? When should you begin? How can you write a test effectively? We'll help you prep and enter midterm season with confidence.

Contact:
(SASS) Student Academic Success Services: Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre
academic.success@queensu.ca
613-533-6315
Cost:
n/a
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Procrastination, Focus & Motivation

Procrastination, Focus & Motivation

When:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Stauffer Library
Room: Seminar Room 121, Across from the QLC Info Desk (Main Floor)
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Description:

It's that time of year: deadlines are piling up and exams are looming, but you just can't get started? Everyone procrastinates, but beating your time-wasting habits might be easier than you think. We'll show you how to produce a simple, personalized plan that will relieve stress and give you the time and focus needed to score top grades.

Contact:
(SASS) Student Academic Success Services: Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre
academic.success@queensu.ca
613-533-6315
Cost:
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Developing Arguments in Essays

Developing Arguments in Essays

When:
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Stauffer Library
Room: Seminar Room 121, Across from the QLC Info Desk (Main Floor)
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Description:

Do the words “thesis” and “argument” leave you in a cold sweat? We'll show you how – and why - academic writers make written arguments, how to construct an advanced thesis for a university-level paper, how to organize half-ideas into a top-quality paper, and more.

Contact:
(SASS) Student Academic Success Services: Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre
academic.success@queensu.ca
613-533-6315
Cost:
n/a
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Writing Skills for Undergraduates

Writing Skills for Undergraduates

When:
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Description:

What do Queen's professors look for in written assignments? How can you improve on your work from last semester? This seminar, led by professional writing staff, aims to assist undergraduate students from all disciplines in the development of university-level writing skills.

Contact:
(SASS) Student Academic Success Services: Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre
academic.success@queensu.ca
613-533-6315
Cost:
n/a
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Intro to Writing in the Sciences

Intro to Writing in the Sciences

When:
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Stauffer Library
Room: Seminar Room 121, Across from the QLC Info Desk (Main Floor)
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Description:

Many science students arrive at university hoping they'll never to write an essay again. Writing, though, is a crucial part of lab reports, design projects, and case studies in the sciences. Join our Peer Writing Assistants to hear about effective techniques to improve your writing.

Contact:
(SASS) Student Academic Success Services: Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre
academic.success@queensu.ca
613-533-6315
Cost:
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Reading, Research and Essay Writing

Reading, Research and Essay Writing

When:
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Stauffer Library
Room: Seminar Room 121, Across from the QLC Info Desk (Main Floor)
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Description:

Finding and reading sources is a vital part of essay writing in any subject. But how can you do this effectively? How do you gather, compare and evaluate material? How do you turn your ideas into an essay outline and draft? We'll take you through the process step-by-step in this class.

Contact:
(SASS) Student Academic Success Services: Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre
academic.success@queensu.ca
613-533-6315
Cost:
n/a
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Presentation & Tutorial Skills

Presentation & Tutorial Skills

When:
Thursday, September 20, 2018
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Stauffer Library
Room: Seminar Room 121, Across from the QLC Info Desk (Main Floor)
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Description:

Giving presentations and participating confidently in class can be scary. What are professors looking for, why do they ask you to give presentations, and how can you speak with confidence and clarity? We'll show you some simple but powerful strategies to overcome anxiety, speak with confidence, and boost your presentation and participation grades.

Contact:
(SASS) Student Academic Success Services: Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre
academic.success@queensu.ca
613-533-6315
Cost:
n/a
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Reading Academic Texts in English

Reading Academic Texts in English

When:
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 1:30 PM – Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:30 PM
Where:
Stauffer Library
Room: Seminar Room 121, Across from the QLC Info Desk (Main Floor)
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Description:

What do professors mean when they want you to “do your reading”? What do you need to know? Are you struggling to finish all your readings? Do you wonder how to read fast enough to succeed? Many students struggle to adapt to reading effectively in another language. In this class for English language learners, you'll learn how to approach your course readings strategically and efficiently.

Contact:
(SASS) Student Academic Success Services: Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre
academic.success@queensu.ca
613-533-6315
Cost:
n/a
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Notetaking for Class & Reading

Notetaking for Class & Reading

When:
Monday, September 17, 2018
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Stauffer Library
Room: Seminar Room 121, Across from the QLC Info Desk (Main Floor)
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Description:

Lectures can sometimes seem like a blur: everything's too complicated, explained too fast, and you just forget everything afterward anyway. Our note taking class will help you pay attention to the most important parts of the lecture and your readings, organize your information in an effective way, and explain how to work from lecture and reading material when you're writing assignments or revising for exams.

Contact:
(SASS) Student Academic Success Services: Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre
academic.success@queensu.ca
613-533-6315
Cost:
n/a
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Planning and Organizing Your First Assignment

Planning and Organizing Your First Assignment

When:
Friday, September 14, 2018
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Stauffer Library
Room: Seminar Room 121, Across from the QLC Info Desk (Main Floor)
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Description:

Most first-year undergraduates probably have a major assignment looming on the horizon. That means you'll have to read, research, write or perform calculations for the first time – and at a higher level than you ever have before. Succeeding will take effective organization and planning, as well as an understanding of what's expected.
Join us as we talk you through how to tackle your first big assignments. Bring your work (or notes, drafts, etc.), syllabuses and anything else you have!

Contact:
(SASS) Student Academic Success Services: Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre
academic.success@queensu.ca
613-533-6315
Cost:
n/a
Moderation:
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