Your study skills and strategies will evolve during your studies. The natural curiosity that comes with being a student, your desire for academic success, and the occasional stumbling block or challenge will motivate and empower you to grow as a learner. Learning about oneself is an exiting journey and well worth the investment!
Be passionate and excited about what you're doing. Talk with friends and family members about what you're learning. Most of the time, they'll find the information pretty fascinating also, which makes you feel all warm and fuzzy and makes your time spent feel worth while because you can share the information. This will also help you retain information better."
- comment from a U of S student
Study Skills Exam Writing Tip: When you enter the exam room, find a comfortable seat and immediately write down all formulas and facts that you've memorized (do a brain dump). Read the instructions carefully and scan through the entire exam, paying attention to the marks allotted to each question. Start off by answering some of the easier questions which will establish momentum and build your confidence. Allocate the time you spend on each question based on the relative number of marks allocated to the questions. If you aren't able to answer a question, skip the question, move along in the exam and then come back to the question. Do not spend too much time pondering the question. There's a chance that some part of a question or information may provide a tip for answering the question. When you are finished - celebrate having finished writing the exam!
Study Skills Workshops
Each term we offer a set of Study Skills Workshops on topics in study skills including topics such as Time Management, Note-taking, and Exam Preparation. The workshops are informal and are facilitated by PAL Peer Mentors, and are offered freely to any U of S student. These workshops are designed with an undergraduate students in mind. Sign up for a Study Skills Workshop.
Link to sign up for Grad Help Workshops
Study Skills Talk-About Sessions (aka Drop-in Help)
Study Skills Talk-About Sessions provide information and resources on study skills topics which is a FREE drop-in service open to undergraduate students at the U of S. This is an especially valuable source of support for students who are unable to commit to attending one of our 50 minute study skills workshops.
Drop by one of our “Talk About Sessions” to get some advice and pick up resources from one of our Peer Mentors in the Study Skills Program on study skills topics such as time management, goal setting, learning styles, exam writing, procrastination, reading and note-taking.
Location: Murray 134
Term 2 schedule to be posted in January, 2014.
Study Skills Handouts
At the ULC Front Desk you will be able to find handouts on a wide variety of topics that you are welcome to take. Want to save paper or do you prefer to have electronic versions? Visit our PDF Resources