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 Advising, these nine workshops are FREE to all students and no registration is required.

The next offering of the study skills workshops will be in January 2020.  See "Workshop Topics" below for details.

Earn your Passport to Success! Attend SEVEN different Study Skills Workshops at any point during your time as a University of Winnipeg student and then hand in your completed Passport to receive your well-earned “Passport to Success Certificate” – a valuable addition to any portfolio.

 How To:

  • Print your own Passport to Success [PDF] or pick up a copy from the Student Services Reception area (Main Floor, 489 Portage Avenue).
  • Write your Name, Student Number and Email Address in your Passport.
  • At each workshop you attend, sign the sign-in sheet.
  • At the end of each workshop you attend, get your Passport stamped by the instructor.
  • Attend a minimum of seven workshops.
  • Drop your completed Passport off at the Student Services Reception area, where we’ll confirm your attendance and issue you a Passport to Success Certificate!

Workshop Topics:

1.  Class Participation & Student Resources
     Mon., Jan. 13, 12:30-1:20 pm, Room 4C60

Participating in class, as an individual or as part of a group, helps you get the most out of your course. But many students find it difficult to voice their opinions and contribute to a class discussion. This workshop will introduce students to strategies that will help them overcome their reluctance to be active participants in the class. As well, you will be introduced to a variety of resources and staff available to assist you in succeeding in university studies, resources such as Academic Advising, Accessibility Services, Counselling, Tutoring, and the Mentor Program. See Study Skills Handout on Participation [PDF]

2.  Start at Your Library
     Tues., Jan. 14, 4:00 - 5:15 pm, Room 4C60

A large academic library can be a pretty scary place. With hundreds of thousands of books, journals, magazines, and videos on the shelves and online, how can you ever expect to find the information you need to complete your course assignments? Come join the UWinnipeg librarians to learn some strategies for taking full advantage of our wonderful library collection.

3.  Goal Setting & Time Management
     Wed., Jan. 15, 12:30 - 1:20 pm, Room 4C60

Going to class, doing readings and assignments, studying for tests and exams, working, spending time with friends and family, playing sports, working out…how do you find time to do it all? This workshop will give you the opportunity to reflect on the attitudes and values you bring to your learning environment and how they impact on your goals and time management. See Study Skills Handout on Time [PDF]

4.  Note-taking Techniques
     Mon., Jan. 20 , 12:30 - 1:20 pm, Room 4C60

Good notes contribute to your overall success as a student. This workshop presents strategies for taking notes during lectures and while reading that will result in clear, concise, and meaningful notes which you can use for review and for research purposes. See Study Skills Handout on Note-taking [PDF]

5.  Reading Strategies
     Tues., Jan. 21, 4:00 - 5:15 pm, Room 4C60

Does reading make you sleepy? Do you spend a lot of time reading or re-reading without really knowing what you’ve read? This workshop will provide you with an easy-to-use reading technique that will help you read more effectively.  See Study Skills Handout on Reading [PDF]

6.  Critical Thinking Skills
     Wed., Jan. 22, 12:30 - 1:20 pm, Room 4C60

Critical thinking underlies all aspects of your university studies; it is essential to your success as a student. This workshop outlines the attitudes of a critical thinker and ways in which you can read, write, speak, and listen more effectively to become a critical thinker. See Study Skills Handout on Critical Thinking [PDF]

7.  Academic Writing
     Mon., Jan. 27, 12:30 - 1:20 pm, Room 4C60

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 Study Skills Handout on Writing [PDF]

8.  Memory & Test/Exam-taking Strategies
     Tues., Jan. 28, 4:00 - 5:15 pm, Room 4C60

Don’t like taking tests or exams? Don’t do well on them? This workshop will provide you with simple techniques to improve your memory and prepare for tests and exams with a more positive attitude. See Study Skills Handout on Memory [PDF] 

9.  Dealing with Stress: Exams/Tests/Class Presentations
     Wed., Jan. 29, 12:30 - 1:20 pm, Room 4C60

Many students experience anxiety related to taking exams or tests which can result in marks that don’t reflect their knowledge and ability. As well do you get the jitters when you do a presentation in front of the class?  Some students become overwhelmed with negative thoughts and emotions. This workshop will present ways to help you become aware of those thoughts and emotions as well as how to manage them so they do not interfere with your ability to make effective presentations or do well on tests and exams.  See Study Skills Handout on Stress [PDF]