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

Sep
Tue
27

An Introduction to Writing a Literature Review

Writing Workshop with Dena Burnett
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM

MURRAY G3

This writing help workshop will cover the basics of writing a strong literature review. Participants will learn about its main features, and how to get started.
Sep
Tue
27

Time Management Tips for Work/Life Balance for Grad Students

Grad Help Workshop with Carina P., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
1:00 PM to 1:50 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

This workshop will explore the importance of time management to help you balance your many commitments as a graduate student. We will explore what it is, why it is important, and a variety of tips. Topics range from organizing your physical and virtual space, planning and prioritizing, and how to take guilt free breaks. Bring your stories, experiences, and questions for a group participation workshop to best learn from your peers.
Sep
Tue
27

Library Orientation 101

Library Skills Workshop with Amani K., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

This workshop will go over the basics of the UofS Library, covering everything from what you can find at the library to how the call system works to what research skills are needed to navigate library life (a big chunk of your university life) successfully. Whether you are new to campus or you’ve been here a while, you’re guaranteed to learn something new about the place we all know and love.
Sep
Tue
27

The Final Stages of the Writing Process: Editing, Proofreading, and More!

Writing Workshop with Stephane G.
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM

MURRAY G3

What do you do when you THINK your essay is done? Don't forget to allot time to editing, proofreading, formatting, and citation.  If you cannot attend this workshop, remember that writing help is available online and in the drop-in centre.
Sep
Wed
28

Excel 101: Organizing Data

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

AGRI 3D67

Are you overwhelmed when you have to use MS Excel? Would you like to explore some of the basics of Excel? This workshop will explore how to sort and filter your data, as well other ways to organize and manipulate your data.
Sep
Wed
28

Student - Supervisor Relationships

Grad Help Workshop with Banjo O., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
10:30 AM to 11:20 AM

MURRAY G3

This workshop has been designed to help people in this type of relationship maintain a healthy productive association . This workshop presents a series of questions that you may want to consider or ask your supervisor prior to, or at the beginning, of your relationship , and what to do if you encounter conflict. Don’t miss it!
Sep
Wed
28

Excel 101: All About Formatting

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

AGRI 3D67

Start your school year with learning something new! Microsoft Excel is great tool to increase your productivity. This session will cover how to formatting your data in powerful program. This workshop is recommended for new users and those who want a refresher on the basics.  Take a tour of the most common and some lesser know toolboxes.
Sep
Wed
28

Introduction to Chicago Style Footnoting and Formatting

Writing Workshop with Erin Spinney, History
11:30 AM to 12:50 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.
Sep
Wed
28

How to Write a Strong Essay

Writing Workshop with Shakti Brazier-Tompkins, English, Arts & Science
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM

MURRAY 102

If it's been a while since you wrote an essay, or if you need an introduction to writing university-level essays, this workshop is for you. Note: If you cannot attend this workshop, you are welcome to receive one-to-one help from the writing centre.
Sep
Thu
29

How to Write and Cite in APA Style

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

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

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 one-to-one.
Sep
Thu
29

International Students Survival Tips

Smart Start Event
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

MURRAY G3

Attention all new and returning international students! Join the staff and student assistants of the International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC) for this interactive workshop and learn how to integrate into Canadian academic culture and make the best out of your experience at the University of Saskatchewan. Coffee and cookies will be served.
Sep
Thu
29

An Introduction to Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing

Writing Workshop with Lynette C.
11:30 AM to 12:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Learning how to quote, summarize, and paraphrase well is critical to writing a clear, persuasive paper. Attend this workshops to learn how to integrate sources into a paper seamlessly, and with integrity! Remember, too, that if you can't attend this workshop, writing centre tutors can help you one-to-one.
Sep
Thu
29

An Introduction to MLA Style

Writing Workshop with Martin Winquist, English, Arts & Science
1:00 PM to 2:20 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.
Sep
Thu
29

An Introduction to Writing Thesis Statements

Writing Workshop with Jessica McDonald
2:30 PM to 3:50 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

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.

Sep
Fri
30

Professors are FUN People too!

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

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Having trouble in communicating with your professors? Join me in this workshop and we can talk about some tips and tricks you could use to talk to your professors.
Sep
Fri
30

Publishing Scientific Articles: Basic Concepts

Grad Help Workshop with Emiliana B., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
2:00 PM to 2:50 PM

MURRAY 102

This workshop offers an introduction to the mechanics of publishing a scientific article along with the elements of tracking researcher impact (e.g. research metrics such as H-Index, citation analysis, impact factor). 
Oct
Tue
4

Evidence and Inference: How to Construct an Argument that Convinces Your Professor to Give you an 'A'

Writing Workshop with Mark Stobbe
10:00 AM to 11:20 AM

MURRAY G3

A convincing argument is based on good evidence and valid inferences. This workshop will review basic rules of evidence. It will provide useful tips on how to gather strong evidence and mount convincing arguments. Note: if you cannot attend this workshop, contact us for slides and/or use our free tutoring services!
Oct
Tue
4

Cultivating Creativity in the Writing Process: Tips and Tricks

Writing Workshop with Kelsey Topola
1:15 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY G3

Want to knock your assignments out of the park this term? Then it sounds like you need to get your creativity flowing! Whether you are looking to come up with new ideas for your academic papers and projects, or your are looking to get yourself unstuck, you can learn some simple, effective, and fun strategies to help you reach your creative potential. Leave your logic at the door and prepare to get a little wacky!
Oct
Tue
4

Midterm Season is Upon Us: Prepare for All Exam Types

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

MURRAY 102

Midterms are coming! Whether it’s your first year or final year, exams can be challenging for everyone. Prepare yourself by coming to this workshop to learn study techniques for multiple choice, short answer, and essay exams, as well as tips on how to stay focused while studying.
Oct
Wed
5

Exam Preparation and Stress Management

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

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Worried about upcoming midterms? Attend this workshop for information on different study strategies for multiple choice and written exams as well as stress management techniques to keep you cool, calm and collected during midterm season!
Oct
Wed
5

Acing your Multiple Choice Exams

Study Skills Workshop with Meghan J., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
4:30 PM to 5:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Midterms are right around the corner! This workshop will cover some important tips to writing and doing well on your multiple choice exams.
Oct
Wed
5

Undergrads: Show Up and Write Your Essay!

Writing Workshop with Lynette C. & Shannon C. & Stephane G.
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Come and finish that writing project.  Bring your laptop and work on your essay, research paper, or assignment at any stage of the writing process.  Tutors and Peer Mentors are on hand to help you with your writing.  Join us for the whole session or drop in for an hour. 
 
Refreshments provided. Note: These sessions are for undergraduate students only. Limited spaces are available.
Oct
Wed
5

Acing your Multiple Choice Exams

Study Skills Workshop with Meghan J., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
5:30 PM to 6:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Midterms are right around the corner! This workshop will cover some important tips to writing and doing well on your multiple choice exams.
Oct
Tue
11

Drop In Undergraduate Research Help

Undergraduate Research Workshop with Jay K., Peer Mentor, PAL Program & Stephen P., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
11:30 AM to 12:20 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Curious about research, making a poster, presenting your findings, approaching a professor, getting a research position, or apply for funding? This drop-in session with peer mentors can equip you with tips to get you going in the right direction.
Oct
Tue
11

Memory Techniques for Studying

Study Skills Workshop with Miranda G., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
5:30 PM to 6:20 PM

MURRAY G3

Do you "blank" as soon as you look at your exam? Do you want to learn how to get the most out of your memory? Then this is the workshop for you! Join PAL Peer Mentor Miranda as she discusses studying techniques to improve your memory, and how to get the most out of your memory during exams.
Oct
Wed
12

Overcoming Exam Anxiety

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

MURRAY RM-154

Are you nervous or stressed out about your exams? Come to this workshop to learn some tips on how to deal with exam anxiety!
Oct
Wed
12

How to Beat Procrastination by Changing Your Habits

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

MURRAY 102

Habits run our lives; especially our university lives. Not a single one of us is immune to procrastination (especially when Netflix is just so welcoming). So why can recognizing and shifting your habits revolutionize your university life? Come find out.
Oct
Thu
13

Study Scheduling 101

Study Skills Workshop with Michayla V., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
1:15 PM to 2:35 PM

MURRAY G3

Essays, projects, midterms, oh my! Sometimes the hardest part about getting your work done is finding the time to do it. This workshop will give you the tips and tools to help you schedule your studying and get your work done!
Oct
Fri
14

Brain: I Don’t Have Much Capacity. Me: Well, I have Some Tips to Increase It.

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

MURRAY G3

Why can’t I remember it? I just learnt it last week! Well, I am here to help you out. There are strategies that can help you remember class material. I will make sure to cover them all. Well, mostly! Join me for this exciting session! It will be worth your time!
Oct
Fri
14

Studying for Success

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

MURRAY G3

Its midterm time and final exams are just around the corner. If you want to learn how to study to ace your exam, come to this workshop and learn some simple techniques that'll help you write the best exam you ever wrote.
Oct
Mon
17

Aspects of a Thesis Proposal in the Humanities

Grad Help Workshop with Carina P., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
10:30 AM to 11:20 AM

MURRAY 102

This workshop will introduce the different parts of a thesis proposal to be submitted in the Humanities. First we will begin with some tips on how to choose your topic. We will then break down the requirements for each component of the proposal and work through questions which will help keep you on track. Students of all experience with this topic are welcome.
Oct
Mon
17

How to Approach a Professor

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

MURRAY G3

What if you want to approach a professor to ask about doing research? This session will offer tips and ideas for what to prepare in advance and how to start a smooth conversation in person or by email that could lead to your success.
Oct
Mon
17

Don't Fizzle out of First Year

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

MURRAY G3

All it takes is one glance around the attendance in your lecture halls to see that many people have lost their motivation for university. Come find some helpful ways to make S.M.A.R.T. goals and stay motivated right through the semester.
Oct
Tue
18

How to Write Essay Exams!

Study Skills Workshop with Stefan D., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
1:00 PM to 1:50 PM

MURRAY 102

Is this your first time writing an essay exam? Are you unsure about how to go about studying for it? This is a simple workshop that will outline different ways to prepare for essay exams and what to expect before writing them.
Oct
Wed
19

Multiple Choice Exams

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

MURRAY 102

Not sure how to answer multiple choice questions? Stumped for how to study for them? All of the above? This workshop will provide you with advice on how to write and prepare for multiple choice exams.
Oct
Mon
24

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research Workshop with Stephanie P., Peer Mentor, PAL Program & Brittany T., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Start Early For Success: Have you been interested in learning about research at the U of S? Our campus offers a variety of exciting research opportunities. Come and discover how to make the most of your university education.
Oct
Wed
26

Writing Examinations

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

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Do you have any exams soon? Come to this workshop to learn some tips on how to effectively prepare for your upcoming exams!
Oct
Wed
26

Undergrads! Show Up and Write Your Essay!

Writing Workshop with Lynette C. & Shannon C. & Stephane G.
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Come and finish that writing project.  Bring your laptop and work on your essay, research paper, or assignment at any stage of the writing process.  Tutors and Peer Mentors are on hand to help you with your writing.  Join us for the whole session or drop in for an hour. 
 
Refreshments provided. Note: These sessions are for undergraduate students only. Limited spaces are available.
Oct
Thu
27

Exam Prep: A Month Before Final Exams!

Study Skills Workshop with Prachi .., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
1:00 PM to 1:50 PM

MURRAY 102

I know! I know! Final exams are far away. BUT, we have to have a strategy to boost our learning, and that strategy will take a few weeks of time. Join me and I’ll help you organize your November in a productive way.
Oct
Thu
27

Stress and Procrastination

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

MURRAY 102

Is your workload becoming unmanageable? Are you stressed out? The middle of the term can be the most stressful time for many students (before finals of course!) and it can be easy to fall off the rails. Attend this workshop and stay motivated to finish the term strong. We're all capable of more than we think!
Oct
Fri
28

Reading Effectively for Your Learning Style

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

MURRAY 102

Are you having a hard time retaining the information you read? Join Tessa in finding your learning style to make the most of your class notes, textbooks and lab manuals for effective studying and reading strategies.
Oct
Mon
31

Drop In Undergraduate Research Help

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

MURRAY 102

Curious about research, making a poster, presenting your findings, approaching a professor, getting a research position, or apply for funding? This drop-in session with peer mentors can equip you with tips to get you going in the right direction.
Oct
Mon
31

Relaxation Techniques are Study Skills, too!

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

MURRAY G3

Are you finding trouble keeping motivated during midterm season? We will go through several relaxation techniques that will help you get back on track with studying during November!
Nov
Mon
14

Transferable Skills: from Research to Workplace and vice versa

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

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

In-class research experiences mean you’ve got skills! Come discover how to stand out from other job applicants no matter where you’re applying by relating your research skill set to employers or your work skills to research positions.
Nov
Tue
15

Research Posters for Undergraduate Students

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

MURRAY 102

Wonder about what to include in your research poster and how best to format it? Come discover what’s important, where to get creative, and how to deliver a powerful impact.
Nov
Wed
16

Undergrads! Show Up and Write Your Essay

Writing Workshop with Lynette C. & Shannon C. & Stephane G.
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Come and finish that writing project.  Bring your laptop and work on your essay, research paper, or assignment at any stage of the writing process.  Tutors and Peer Mentors are on hand to help you with your writing.  Join us for the whole session or drop in for an hour. 
 
Refreshments provided. Note: These sessions are for undergraduate students only. Limited spaces are available.
Nov
Tue
29

Applying for Funding

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

MURRAY 145 (CLL)

Looking for research opportunities? Come discover what’s available, how to access opportunities, and target your applications to suit your interests and position yourself for success.