Attend free, weekly seminars on a variety of topics related to your academic success. Led by trained SSC facilitators, the focus of these sessions is to provide you with the advanced academic strategies and study skills you need to ease your university transition or increase your success here at U of C.
Students can access seminars on the following topic areas:
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Balancing Your Life as a Student
Is your life completely out of balance? This seminar is designed to help you manage your many commitments so that you can be effective in all areas of your life.
Show Me the Money: Winning Awards and Scholarships
This seminar will introduce you to strategies for winning awards and scholarships in University.
Getting involved at UCalgary
Learn how to take advantage of some of the great extra-curricular programs and activities that exist at UCalgary. This seminar will focus on what fun and rewarding opportunities UCalgary has to offer students as well as how these opportunities can help you develop your social, personal and professional goals.
This seminar will lead you through an effective process for developing and attaining your personal and academic goals.
UCalgary students' top ten strategies for academic success
Listen to successful University of Calgary students share their own secrets to success in this one hour session featuring former first year students' perspectives on "What I wish I knew..."
Learning from lectures: Taking a good set of notes
Starting out with a good set of lecture notes is essential to successful study practices. This seminar will introduce you to some effective strategies for ensuring that your lecture notes are clear and complete.
Problem Solving for Math and Science Students
Becoming a creative problem solver is an essential skill. This session will take you through some problem solving activities to help you develop a critical and reflective approach to problem solving in your discipline.
Reading Strategies for University Students
Becoming a skilled and thoughtful reader is essential to enhancing your academic success. This session will introduce reading strategies that will help you tackle your academic reading more efficiently and effectively.
Study Smarter, not longer
The key to effective studying is being aware of your strengths and weaknesses. This session will help you to understand what type of learner you are, and reveal study habits that successful students often employ. You will learn how to create study strategies that are suited to your learning style and how to make your study sessions more efficient.
Practice makes perfect: Become more confident and effective in your oral presentation skills with this session.
Working in groups
This seminar will offer tools and strategies for completing a successful group project. Learn how to organize your group resources efficiently, develop effective communication strategies and resolve conflicts as they arise.
Turn that overwhelming task of studying into a simple, efficient, easier-to-tackle plan. This session will introduce you to a process for developing an effective study plan as well as study strategies for self-testing that will help you to become better prepared for your upcoming exams.
Writing Essay Exams
This session will provide you with practical strategies for writing strong essay exams, and offer tips on how to avoid common problems, such as lack of direction and examples.
Reducing Test Anxiety
Did you know that too much anxiety during tests can result in lower grades? Through relaxation techniques and cognitive strategies, you will learn how to manage your anxiety during tests so you can feel more in control and perform better.
Time Management and Avoiding Procrastination
Time management skills are essential to making the most of your time here at UCalgary. Learn some tips to battle procrastination and start managing your time as effectively as you can.
Not sure why you procrastinate? During this seminar you will work to understand your procrastination, learn strategies to keep motivated, and set priorities to help you overcome your procrastination.