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Study Skills Workshops

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

All the topics for the workshops are described below.  The next offering will be in May 2024. Pre-registration is required.  Use the online form to sign up now for Study Skills sessions. 

Study Skills Workshop Topics:

Reading Strategies & Critical Thinking
May 13, 2024 – 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. – via Zoom 

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 presentation [pdf]


Dealing with School-Related Stress 
May 14, 2024 – 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. – via Zoom 

Many students experience anxiety related to taking exams or tests which can result in marks that don’t reflect their knowledge and ability. Some students become overwhelmed with negative thoughts and emotions. This workshop will present ways to help you manage them so they do not interfere with your ability to make effective class presentations or to do well on tests and exams. 


Class Participation, Note-taking & Presentations 
May 15, 2024 – 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. – via Zoom 

Class 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 Classroom presentation[pdf]


Start at your Library
May 21, 2024 – 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. – via Zoom 

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.


Goal Setting & Time Management
May 22, 2024 – 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. – via Zoom 

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 presentation[pdf]
Worksheets:  Blank Weekly Planner [pdf], Goal Setting Worksheet [pdf], Term Planner Handout [pdf]


Tips for Writing Academic Essays
May 27, 2024 – 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. – via Zoom 

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 worksheets: Writing an Essay in 9 Steps [pdf] and Essay Notes Template [pdf]

Memory & Test-Taking Strategies
May 28, 2024 – 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. – via Zoom 

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 Memory and Test-Taking presentation [pdf]


Pre-registration is required for all Study Skills sessions.  Use the online form to sign up now!