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    Supported studying to end the semester

    Week-long event includes online group study sessions, instructor Q&As, and prizes to help students study effectively.

    Graphic promoting the Get it Done event

    For many students, the end of the semester is one of the busiest periods of the academic year. As the end of the fall term approaches, staff in Student Academic Success Services (SASS) are offering their annual event, Get it Done, to support student productivity in the online environment.

    Typically a day-long in-person group event, SASS has transformed the initiative into a full week of remote group study sessions, Peer Writing Assistant workshops, and Q&As with professors to discuss productivity, accountability, and steps to receiving academic support. Along with these academically-focused events, SASS will also be offering the chance for attendees to win $300 worth of prizes.

    “Community while studying keeps you connected,” says Anna Fouks, a SASS peer leader who is planning and co-facilitating the event, which runs November 23-27. “When studying together, you see that everyone is also going through the same struggles, and this shared wave of empathy can bring the relief and confidence that we all need to succeed.” 

    Get it Done is open to all students, and students can register for any number of events throughout the week.

    Get it Done is one of our centerpiece events. With many of us feeling isolated during the pandemic, finding new ways to develop communities is crucial. We knew we had to find a great alternative to the way Get it Done normally runs,” says Ian Garner, Academic Skills Outreach Coordinator in SASS. “With multiple events, there are more options for students in different time zones or with other commitments, so we are expecting to reach more students this way. In fact, this is what we have been seeing all fall. The online environment can create additional and convenient opportunities for outreach, access and participation.”

    Learn more and register for all events on the SASS website.