Success Seminars will provide you with the advanced academic strategies and study skills you need to ease your university transition or increase your success here at the University of Calgary.
Time Management for Math Courses
Getting behind in your math course can make it difficult to succeed, since course content often builds on what has already been covered. Learn time management strategies to help you keep up with your course material, juggle a full schedule, get your assignments done on time, and set aside enough time to study for exams. You’ll also get some tips on avoiding procrastination.
Annotating Math Problems
Working through practice problems is a key study strategy to succeeding in a math course. Annotating (i.e., making notes on) problems makes this an even more effective study strategy: boosting metacognitive skills (i.e., thinking about what you’re doing in the problem), annotation can help improve performance. Learn several annotation strategies that can be used with a variety of math problems, and practice these strategies during the workshop.
Reading Strategies for Math Texts
Math textbooks are different from other types of course textbooks – and very different from novels and other reading material that students are often more familiar with. In fact, it might be more accurate to talk of learning from a math textbook, rather than reading it. Get the most out of your math textbook with strategies that will help you make good use of the examples, explanations, practice problems, and overall organization of the textbook.
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.
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..”
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.
The key to effective studying is being aware of your strengths and weaknesses. This session will help you 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 effective.
This session will introduce reading strategies that will help tackle your academic reading more efficiently and effectively.
Learn how to organize your group resources, develop effective communication strategies and resolve conflicts as they arise.
Turn the 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 and study strategies for self-testing that will help you to become better prepared for your upcoming exams.
This session help you develop a critical and reflective approach to problem solving in your discipline by working through common problem solving strategies.
This session will provide you with practical strategies for writing strong essay exams, and offer tips on how to avoid common problems.
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 procrastination.
Did you know that too much anxiety during tests can result in lower grades? Though 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.
Is your life completely out-of-balance? This seminar is designed to help you manage your various commitments so that you can be effective in all areas of your life.
Having specific and measurable goals leads to greater academic success. This seminar will lead you through the process of formulating effective personal and academic goals.
This session will provide you with practical strategies for writing multiple choice exams and you will learn tips on how to improve performance and reduce anxiety.