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Study strategies

General

Five tips for getting enough sleep [VIDEO]
A short animated guide with simple strategies to improve your sleep.


How to send a professional email to your professor [VIDEO]
A step-by-step guide to writing more professional and effective emails to your professors.


How to avoid procrastination [VIDEO]
A few tips to help you overcome procrastination.


Preparing for Online Exams 
Tips and strategies to help you prepare for and complete exams in virtual environments


Snap out of that paper writing funk [VIDEO]
A few tips to get into the right mindset to write.


Use a planner to stay on track with your studies [VIDEO]
A simple paper planner is a great way to stay organized and on top of your schedule.

By field of study

A Guide to Physics-ing
For first-year physics students or anyone who needs a review of basic concepts; illustrates "best practices" in solving physics problems.


Tips to Studying Coding Effectively
Includes practical ways of improving your study habits when you are enrolled
Tips for CIS/COMP students [PDF]
Includes practical ways of improving your study habits when are enrolled in a CIS/COMP course
Tips for science students [PDF]
Includes practical ways of improving your study habits when are enrolled in a science course

 

Upcoming study strategies workshops

 

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. In the search field, type ASC
  4. In the search results, under Course ID, hover over the title askASC and then click on the arrow that appears
  5. Click Enroll
  6. Click Submit
  7. Click OK. You have now successfully joined the ASC drop-in tutoring online space
  8. Scroll down on the page to view the workshops
  9. 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)

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. 

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!

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