Workshops Overview

Student Learning Services offers workshops regularly. These workshops - led by faculty, staff and Peer Mentors - can help you to improve a variety of academic skills, from general study tips to graduate thesis writing.  

Check back to this page often for updates on upcoming workshops!

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If you experience difficulties registering for an event, please contact the SLS

Feb
Mon
27

How to Use Your Time Efficiently Leading up to Finals

Study Skills Workshop with Tessa P., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
11:30 AM to 12:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Want to avoid the last minute studying and panic that comes with finals? Start now by attending this workshop and learn how to plan your study schedule effectively for finals.
Feb
Mon
27

Learn about the Peer Assisted Learning Volunteer Program

Feature Event with Kunmi A. & Miranda G. & Alexa M., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

MURRAY 102

Have you heard about the Peer Assisted Learning program , where academically strong students volunteer to mentor other students and gain leadership experience? Would you like to learn more about what type of activities and what the time commitment is?  Join a few of our current peer mentors for this short information session about what this program is about, what’s in it for you, and how to apply!
Feb
Mon
27

Learn about the Peer Assisted Learning Volunteer Program

Feature Event with Sehar P. & Stephen P., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

MURRAY 102

Have you heard about the Peer Assisted Learning program , where academically strong students volunteer to mentor other students and gain leadership experience? Would you like to learn more about what type of activities and what the time commitment is?  Join a few of our current peer mentors for this short information session about what this program is about, what’s in it for you, and how to apply!
Feb
Mon
27

Critical Thinking: how to make the most of research topics, assignments, and in-class discussions.

Undergraduate Research Workshop with Angela O., Peer Mentor, PAL Program & Brittany T., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Opportunities are everywhere to develop an ability to analyze and evaluate. Set yourself apart with skills to actively think in-class and while studying and prepare to speak your mind.

Feb
Mon
27

Utilize Your March Wisely!

Study Skills Workshop with Prachi ., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY G3

Final exams are almost here and we need to SUCCEED! Attend this workshop for some memory enhancing strategies and key things to keep in mind before and during finals.
Mar
Wed
1

Introduction to EndNote

Library Researcher Series with Vicky Duncan, Library
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

MURRAY 161

EndNote Web is a free online service that allows you to save, share, and organize your references, and access them online from any computer.  If you install the Microsoft Word plugin, you will be able to cite your references within your paper, and have EndNote automatically create a bibliography in the style of your choice.  This session will walk you through the creation of an EndNote account, importing references from a database into EndNote, and inserting reference citations from EndNote into a Word document, and automatically generating a bibliography.
Mar
Wed
1

Learn about the Peer Assisted Learning Volunteer Program

Feature Event with Lynette C. & Dakoda H., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

MURRAY 102

Have you heard about the Peer Assisted Learning program , where academically strong students volunteer to mentor other students and gain leadership experience? Would you like to learn more about what type of activities there are and what the time commitment is?  Join a few of our current peer mentors for this short information session about what this program is about, what’s in it for you, and how to apply!
Mar
Wed
1

Learn about the Peer Assisted Learning Volunteer Program

Feature Event with Michayla V. & Maryam Y., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

MURRAY 102

Have you heard about the Peer Assisted Learning program , where academically strong students volunteer to mentor other students and gain leadership experience? Would you like to learn more about what type of activities and what the time commitment is?  Join a few of our current peer mentors for this short information session about what this program is about, what’s in it for you, and how to apply!
Mar
Thu
2

Introduction to Chicago Style Footnoting and Formatting

Writing Workshop with Erin S., History
1:30 PM to 2:50 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Come to this short workshop to learn a bit more about proper Chicago Style citation, footnoting, and formatting. If you cannot attend this workshop, let us know. We can provide slides, and recommendations for free tutoring: writinghelp@usask.ca .
Mar
Thu
2

Undergraduate Research Drop In (Posters, Presentations, Funding, and more)

Undergraduate Research Workshop with Stephen P., Peer Mentor, PAL Program & Xuan Z., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Curious about research, making a poster, presenting your project, or applying for funding? This drop-in session will help you get going to wherever you’d like research to take you.
Mar
Thu
2

Learn about the Peer Assisted Learning Volunteer Program

Feature Event with Jason D. & Kassidy M. & Davlynn P., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Have you heard about the Peer Assisted Learning program , where academically strong students volunteer to mentor other students and gain leadership experience? Would you like to learn more about what type of activities and what the time commitment is?  Join a few of our current peer mentors for this short information session about what this program is about, what’s in it for you, and how to apply!
Mar
Thu
2

Learn about the Peer Assisted Learning Volunteer Program

Feature Event with Lynette C. & Jason D. & Shauvik S., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Have you heard about the Peer Assisted Learning program , where academically strong students volunteer to mentor other students and gain leadership experience? Would you like to learn more about what type of activities and what the time commitment is?  Join a few of our current peer mentors for this short information session about what this program is about, what’s in it for you, and how to apply!
Mar
Fri
3

Time Management (Just in Time For Finals)

Study Skills Workshop with Kassidy M., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
10:30 AM to 11:20 AM

MURRAY 102

Time: We never seem to have enough of it! Let me tell you some tips and strategies to make the most of every day and how not to let time go to waste.
Mar
Fri
3

Learn about the Peer Assisted Learning Volunteer Program

Feature Event with Emiliana B. & Tara J. & Shauvik S., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Have you heard about the Peer Assisted Learning program, where academically strong students volunteer to mentor other students and gain leadership experience? Would you like to learn more about what type of activities and what the time commitment is?  Join a few of our current peer mentors for this short information session about what this program is about, what’s in it for you, and how to apply!
Mar
Mon
6

Undergraduate Research Posters

Undergraduate Research Workshop with Saruul U., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Learn techniques to make a high-calibre poster with suitable colour, images, graphs, and text. Find out how to visually depict findings in ways that can impress your audience.
Mar
Mon
6

An Introduction to Writing Thesis Statements

Writing Workshop with Jessica McDonald, English, Arts & Science
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM

MURRAY G3

Your thesis statement can make or break your essay. Come to this short workshop to learn how to craft a strong one! This workshop is aimed at undergraduate students. If you cannot attend our workshops, you can request slides and other resources, and/or receive free one-to-one tutoring .
Mar
Mon
6

Finding Sources for your Term Paper

Library Skills Workshop with Amani K., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
3:30 PM to 4:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Looking for sources for your paper? Wondering how the library website works, how to navigate journals and databases, or formulate a research strategy and thesis statement? This workshop will give you the tools for a great start to an undergrad paper.
Mar
Mon
6

Structuring and Writing a Successful Thesis

Graduate Writing Workshop with Heather McWhinney, Student Learning Services, Staff
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM

ARTS 241

This workshop will review the standard parts of a thesis and provide tips for success. This workshop is for graduate students only. If you cannot attend, please contact us for slides and/or other resources.
Mar
Tue
7

Writing a Strong History Essay

Writing Workshop with Lynette C., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

MURRAY 102

This workshop will introduce you to the process of writing a strong history essay. Conventions of writing in the discipline will be explained, and resources will be provided. Note : If you cannot attend this workshop, you are welcome to receive one-to-one help from the SLS Writing Help Centre in the Murray Library.
Mar
Tue
7

An Introduction to MLA Style

Writing Workshop with Martin W., English, Arts & Science
1:30 PM to 2:50 PM

MURRAY G3

This workshop will introduce students to the conventions of the MLA style manual. It will teach students how to integrate quotations, use parenthetical citations, and create a works cited list for the most common primary and secondary sources used when writing English essays. If you cannot attend this workshop, contact us for slides and/or free tutoring information: writinghelp@usask.ca
Mar
Tue
7

Pre-Finals Basics: De-Stress, Study Smart, and Manage Your Time Well

Study Skills Workshop with Kassidy M., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Need some reminders on how to de-stress, study effectively, and use your time wisely? Lets talk about some tips and tricks to make that happen!
Mar
Wed
8

How to Write and Cite in APA Style

Writing Workshop with Maaya Hitomi, Psychology
11:00 AM to 12:20 PM

MURRAY 102

This workshop will teach you the basics for APA Style, commonly used in social sciences classes, such as Psychology and Sociology, and sometimes in Health Sciences. Remember, too, that if you can't attend this workshop, writing centre tutors can help you online or in person one-to-one.
Mar
Wed
8

Searching for Grey Literature

Library Researcher Series with Vicky Duncan, Library
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY 161

Grey literature is literature that is not controlled by commercial publishers.  Produced by bodies such as government, academic institutions, business and think tanks, it can a valuable source to inform your research.  This session will provide strategies to search the grey literature effectively, and ensure that your literature search is comprehensive.
Mar
Wed
8

Memory Techniques for Test-Taking

Study Skills Workshop with Miranda G., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
3:30 PM to 4:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Have you ever finished reading a chapter, just to realize you have no idea what you just read? Have you ever blanked as soon as you looked at your exam? If either of these sound familiar, then this is the workshop for you! Come find out how to improve your memory by deeply processing information, and by incorporating mnemonic strategies into your studying.

Mar
Thu
9

Grammar for Beginners

Writing Workshop with Shannon C., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
10:30 AM to 11:20 AM

MURRAY 102

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of grammar, including parts of speech and sentence structure. It's the first step toward learning how to proofread and edit your own work. Note : If you cannot attend this workshop, you are welcome to receive one-to-one help from the SLS Writing Help Centre in the Murray Library.
Mar
Thu
9

Teaching Students to Evaluate Sources for their Research

Library Researcher Series with David Smith, Library
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Since the recent US Election, the difficulty in judging the credibility of information has received considerable attention from educational institutions.  What questions should your students be asking about the sources they use? How can they evaluate all sources, including Web sources? And how can they judge the appropriateness of the sources that they are using for their particular academic discipline? This session will be presented by David Smith, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian
Mar
Fri
10

Preparing for Final Exams

Study Skills Workshop with Kunmi A., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
11:30 AM to 12:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Final exams are fast approaching, so this is the perfect time to start preparing for them. Attend this workshop to learn some tips on how to properly and efficiently prepare for your exams including scheduling your study sessions, study strategies, memorization techniques and what to do on the exam day.

Mar
Fri
10

Making Study Notes Worth Framing

Study Skills Workshop with Bilal C., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
3:30 PM to 4:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Study notes are a useful tool to have to cut down on the amount of time you spend searching through notes and slides to study and also efficiently learn the entire course while you make them. Attend this workshop to learn how to make study notes you will want to keep well after you are finished the course!
Mar
Mon
13

Preparing for Final Exams

Study Skills Workshop with Kunmi A., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
11:30 AM to 12:20 PM

MURRAY G3

Final exams are fast approaching, so this is the perfect time to start preparing for them. Attend this workshop to learn some tips on how to properly and efficiently prepare for your exams including scheduling your study sessions, study strategies, memorization techniques and what to do on the exam day.

Mar
Mon
13

Introduction to Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing

Writing Workshop with Jessica McDonald, English, Arts & Science
12:30 PM to 1:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Learning how to quote, summarize, and paraphrase well is critical to writing a clear, persuasive paper. Attend this workshop to learn how to integrate sources into a paper seamlessly, and with integrity!  Note : Citation and documentation are covered in separate workshops, or help can be received from tutors at the Writing Centre .
Mar
Tue
14

Introduction to Mendeley

Library Researcher Series with DeDe Dawson, Library
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Mendeley is a free, online reference manager and academic social network. This session will provide an overview of the key features of this software and how you can use it to organize all of the articles you are reading.
Mar
Tue
14

Writing in Plain Language: How to Be Less Wordy

Graduate Writing Workshop with Heather McWhinney, Student Learning Services, Staff
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM

ARTS 241

Academic papers are often marred by weak verbs and long, dull sentences. You will learn techniques to make your writing engaging and readable. This workshop is for graduate students only. If you cannot attend, please contact us for slides and/or other resources. 
Mar
Wed
15

Combating Exam Anxiety

Study Skills Workshop with Tessa P., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
12:30 PM to 1:20 PM

MURRAY G3

Do you get so nervous for exams that you feel like your nerves are hindering your exam performance? Attend this workshop to find techniques to help you relax and concentrate on your exam and not your anxiety!
Mar
Thu
16

Preparing for Short Answer, Long Answer, and Essay Exams

Study Skills Workshop with Michayla V., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
10:30 AM to 11:20 AM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Finals are on their way! Not sure how to prepare for your exam? This workshop will help you learn some strategies for preparing for short answer, long answer, and essay questions, as well as some tips and tricks to use during the exam!
Mar
Thu
16

The Beginner's Guide to Literature Reviews for Research Projects

Library Skills Workshop with Amani K., Peer Mentor, PAL Program & Brittany T., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Starting a research project requires knowing what you don’t know, but a literature review can help solve that! In this workshop, access advice and expertise on all things related to literature reviews from library, writing help and undergraduate research resources. Gain expertise and advice from experienced undergraduate researchers.
Mar
Thu
16

Writing a Strong History Essay

Writing Workshop with Lynette C., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

This workshop will introduce you to the process of writing a strong history essay. Conventions of writing in the discipline will be explained, and resources will be provided. Note : If you cannot attend this workshop, you are welcome to receive one-to-one help from the SLS Writing Help Centre in the Murray Library.
Mar
Fri
17

Stay Focused During the Month of March!

Study Skills Workshop with Prachi .., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
12:30 PM to 1:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Having issues with focusing? Join Prachi as she provides some tips and strategies to help enhance your concentration and avoid procrastination.
Mar
Mon
20

Learn How to Ace Multiple Choice Exams!

Study Skills Workshop with Tessa P., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
10:30 AM to 11:20 AM

MURRAY 102

Are you struggling with multiple choice exams? Attend this workshop to learn study techniques as well as tips and tricks on how to approach and answer multiple choice questions.

Mar
Mon
20

Three Stage Studying for All Exam Types

Study Skills Workshop with Bilal C., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
3:30 PM to 4:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Attend this workshop to learn about the three stages of studying and how you can apply it to any exam types. We will also apply these three stages for the different exam types (multiple choice, essay and long answer).
Mar
Thu
23

How to Write and Cite in APA Style

Writing Workshop with Maaya Hitomi, Psychology
11:00 AM to 12:20 PM

MURRAY 102

This workshop will teach you the basics for APA Style, commonly used in social sciences classes, such as Psychology and Sociology, and sometimes in Health Sciences. Remember, too, that if you can't attend this workshop, writing centre tutors can help you online or in person one-to-one.
Mar
Thu
23

Research Skills=Job Skills: Stand out from other job applicants.

Undergraduate Research Workshop with Jay K., Peer Mentor, PAL Program & Stephen P., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
1:00 PM to 1:50 PM

MURRAY 102

Get tips on tailoring what you’ve learned about research in your classes to what employers, professors & researchers want.

Mar
Thu
23

Using Social Media in Research

Library Researcher Series with Tracie Risling, College of Nursing
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

This session will open with a quick social media primer, followed by discussion on how these tools are being used in research. From participant recruitment to knowledge translation, researchers are increasingly embracing social media in many aspects of their work. How might you integrate social media into your own program of research? Come to learn more, or to share your own experiences, and explore the connectivity of our social world.
Mar
Mon
27

Last Minute Tips to Enhance Your Learning

Study Skills Workshop with Prachi .., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
11:30 AM to 12:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Final exams are almost here and we need to SUCCEED! Attend this workshop for some memory enhancing strategies and key things to keep in mind before and during final’s week.
Mar
Mon
27

Study Scheduling: Making the most of your time

Study Skills Workshop with Michayla V., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM

MURRAY G3

Finals are fast approaching, and sometimes it feels like there’s barely any time at all! Effective time management strategies can help you find the time to get your studying done, as well as making time for other things. This workshop will teach you some scheduling tips, as well as some ideas to make your study sessions more effective and efficient.
Mar
Mon
27

Perfect Punctuation

Graduate Writing Workshop with Heather McWhinney, Student Learning Services, Staff
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM

ARTS 241

Student writing is often weakened by punctuation errors. Learn how to recognize your own mistakes and how to correct them. This workshop is for graduate students only. If you cannot attend, please contact us for slides and/or other resources.
Mar
Wed
29

Study Techniques for All Exam Types

Study Skills Workshop with Miranda G., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY G3

Finals are right around the corner! But don't worry, you still have time to prepare if you use the right strategies. Come to this workshop to learn study strategies for multiple choice, short answer, essay-style, and open-book final exams. Prepare yourself for any type of question you will come across during finals!
Apr
Tue
4

Writing a Scholarship Proposal

Graduate Writing Workshop with Heather McWhinney, Student Learning Services, Staff
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM

ARTS 241

Scholarship proposals ask graduate students to make a case for their research in one page. As a result, they usually require much time and multiple drafts. Learn tips to make the task easier. This workshop is for graduate students only. If you cannot attend, please contact us for slides and/or other resources.