Study Skills Workshops

Academic Advising

Study Skills Workshops are designed to improve your learning skills and help you achieve your academic goals. Organized by Academic and Career Services, these six workshops are FREE to all students.  

Details on the next offering of workshops for Fall Term 2021 will be announced in the summer.  The topics are listed below, along with the powerpoint presentations from last term.


Workshop Topics:


#1 Skills for the Virtual Classroom: Participation, Note-taking, and Presentations

Whether online or in-person, participation, note-taking, and presentation skills are crucial to getting the most out of your classes. This workshop will lay out strategies for getting more involved in class discussions, and for creating clear, concise, and meaningful notes that will help you with future assignments and at exam time. It will also discuss tips for class presentations, including how to conquer those performance jitters!
See Skills for the Virtual Classroom powerpoint presentation[pdf]

#2 Start at your Library: Navigating Library Resources Remotely

As a UWinnipeg student, you have access to a huge catalog of academic sources such as books, journals, magazines, and videos online, leaving many students to ask, where do I start? How do I find all the information I need to complete my research and assignments? Come join the UWinnipeg librarians to learn some strategies for taking full advantage of our wonderful library collection.
NOTE:  No powerpoint was used for this session.


#3 Secrets to Success: Goal Setting & Time Management

All students have a host of priorities pulling for their attention, including school work, social commitments, work, self-care time, among so many more… How do you find time to do it all? This workshop will allow you to reflect on your many priorities and give you some tools to get the most out of your limited time to better reach your short- term and long-term goals.
See Goal Setting and Time Management powerpoint presentation[pdf]
Worksheets:  Blank Weekly Planner [pdf], Goal Setting Worksheet [pdf], Term Planner Handout [pdf]


#4 Expanding your Understanding: Reading Strategies & Critical Thinking

Does reading make you sleepy? Do you spend a lot of time reading or rereading without really knowing what you’ve read? This workshop will provide you with easy-to-use reading techniques that will help you read more effectively. This workshop will also review the attitudes associated with critical thinking and ways in which you can read, write, speak, and listen more effectively to become a critical thinker.
See Reading and Critical Thinking powerpoint presentation [pdf]


#5 Writing in Style: Tips for Writing Academic Essays

This workshop will present the basic elements and steps required to ensure you have a well-written academic paper. The writing process, from brainstorming to editing, and the use of citations will be discussed.
See Academic Writing powerpoint presentation [pdf] and Essay Notes Template [pdf]


#6 Acing your Exams: Memory & Test-Taking Strategies

Don’t like taking tests or exams? Are you looking for new ways to improve your performance? This workshop will provide you with simple techniques to improve your memory and prepare for tests and exams. Study smarter not harder! 
See Acing your Exams [pdf]