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Attend online or in-person workshops on a variety of topics related to academic success, study skills, and learning strategies.

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See a workshop that you'd like to attend but you missed the date or can't make the scheduled time? Email asc@ufv.ca to let us know. We'll try to set up additional workshops that align with your schedule, or we'll give you a sneak preview of upcoming "to-be-announced" workshop dates.

 

Academic Integrity — Succeed at UFV with honesty

OnlineIn-person

Dates: 

  • February 15, 2024, from 3:00 PM to 3:00 PM join online in Zoom or in-person ABG-113
  • March 15, 2024, from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM join online in Zoom or in-person ABG-113

Understand what Academic Integrity is and how to maintain it to avoid plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct or dishonesty. Learn about UFV policy 70.

APA citation basics

OnlineIn-person

Dates: 

  • February 28, 2024, from 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM join online in Zoom or in-person ABG-113
  • February 29, 2024, from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM join online in Zoom or in-person CEPA-1206
  • March 19, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM join online in Zoom or in-person ABG-113
  • March 21, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM join online in Zoom or in-person CEPA-1206

Learn the key method to cite sources, create intext citations and develop a reference page following APA format.

How to Read and Summarize a Journal Article

OnlineIn-person

Dates:

  • February 8, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM join online in Zoom or in-person ABG-113
  • February 28, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM join online in Zoom or in-person CEPA-1206

Reading a journal article might feel like a dauting task, but with a few strategies, reading a journal article will be a breeze. Come, join this session to learn these strategies. 

Integrating Sources in your Writing

Online

Dates: 

  • February 15, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM join online in Zoom or in-person ABG-113
  • March 14, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 9:45 PM join online in Zoom or in-person CEPA-1206

A critical skill for academic writing is incorporating content from research articles into your own essay. Learn techniques for effectively integrating sources and avoiding unintentional plagiarism.

Decoding your assignment

OnlineIn-person

Dates: 

  • February 6, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM join online in Zoom or in-person CEPA-1206
  • February 14, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM join online in Zoom or in-person ABG-113

Learn strategies to navigate and complete your assignments competently.

Chicago Basics

OnlineIn-person

Dates: 

  • February 27, 2024, from 10:00 AM 10:30 AM, join online in Zoom
  • March 21, 2024, from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM, join online in Zoom or in-person

Learn how to cite sources, create in-text citations, and develop a reference page following Chicago format.

Proofreading & Editing Tips

OnlineIn-Person

Dates: 

  • February 29, 2024, from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM join online in Zoom 
  • March 7, 2024, from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM join online in Zoom

You’re almost ready to hand in that paper, but don’t forget to proofread it first! Learn tips and strategies for effectively proofreading and editing your work so you can hand in a polished paper. 

MLA citation basics

Online

Dates: 

  • February 27, 2024, at 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM join online in Zoom or in-person CEPA-1206
  • February 28, 2024, at 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM join online in Zoom or in-person ABG-113
  • March 20, 2024, at 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM join online in Zoom or in-person ABG-113
  • March 19, 2024, at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM join online in Zoom or in-person CEPA-1206 

Learn the key method to cite sources, create intext citations and develop a reference page following MLA format.

Note Taking & Exam Preparation

OnlineIn-person

Dates: 

  • March 6, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 11:45 PM join online in Zoom
  • March 28, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 10:45 PM join online in Zoom or in-person CEPA-1206

Did you know better note taking techniques lead to better exam prep? This session will cover effective approaches for taking notes and prepping for your exams. 

Practice your group presentation with a tutor

In-person
  • TBA (contact us to schedule a workshop!)

Practice delivering a presentation as a group and get some helpful feedback in an online workspace in Blackboard Collaborate.

Email asc@ufv.ca to request a group appointment at another time.

Presentations that POP!

OnlineIn-person

Dates: 

  • March 11, 2024, at 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM join online in Zoom or in-person ABG-113
  • March 22, 2024, at 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM join online in Zoom or in-person

Learn how to put together an informative and engaging presentation so that you can speak with confidence.

Study Smarter

OnlineIn-person

Dates: 

  • January 29, 2024, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM join online in zoom and in-person ABG-113
  • February 1, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM join online in zoom and in-person CEPA-1206

Have you ever wondered if there might be a “better” way to study? Join this workshop to learn how to maximize your study time by using strategies backed by the science of learning.

Plan, Don't Cram!

OnlineIn-person

Dates: 

  • January 22, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM, online in Zoom or in-person CEPA1206 
  • January 23, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM, online in Zoom or in-person ABG-113

Making time for all your priorities as a student can be tricky! In this workshop we’ll help you find balance in your schedule, explore new strategies for planning out your semester, and learn some effective time management techniques. Starting strong can help you finish strong!

Writing thesis statements — Getting started

OnlineIn-person

Dates: 

  • February 14, 2024, at 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM join online in Zoom or in-person ABG-113
  • February 26, 2024, at 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM join online in Zoom or in-person CEPA-1206
  • March 13, 2024, at 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM join online in Zoom or in-person ABG-113
  • March 18, 2024, at 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM join online in Zoom or in-person CEPA-1206

Learn the ins and outs of creating a powerful and effective thesis statement.

Writing Introductions and Conclusions

Online

Dates: 

  • February 29, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM join online in Zoom or in-person ABG-113
  • March 27, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM join online in Zoom or in-person CEPA-1206

Have you always wondered what should go in your introduction and conclusion? Wonder no more! Come to this workshop to learn how to write effective introductions and conclusions. 

 

How to join a workshop

Online workshops

Online

If this is your first time attending an online ASC workshop:

  1. Log into myClass (Blackboard)
  2. Use the navigation menu to go to the Courses section 
  3. Click on the Course Catalog icon at the top right corner of your screen
  4. In the search field, type ASC
  5. In the search results, under Course ID, hover over the title askASC and then click on the arrow that appears
  6. Click Enroll
  7. Click Submit
  8. Click OK. You have now successfully joined the ASC drop-in tutoring online space
  9. Scroll down on the page to view the workshops
  10. Click on the name of the workshop you would like to join

If you've already attended an online ASC workshop:

  1. Log into myClass (Blackboard)
  2. Use the navigation menu to go to the Courses section
  3. Click on the askASC course in your current courses list
  4. Scroll down on the page to view the workshops
  5. Click on the name of the workshop you would like to join

Notes:
  • Access to the workshops is available 5 minutes prior to the start time — you do not need to register in advance.
  • You can participate with full audio and video, audio only, or through the text/chat function.

In-person workshops

In-person
  • In-person workshops take place on the Abbotsford campus.
  • Room: G113 (Building G — Peter Jones Learning Commons)

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