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What Are Learning Skills Services?

Looking for ways to better achieve your academic goals? Wondering how to keep up with course readings and assignments? Hoping to find strategies to manage your time more effectively, stay on top of your studies, prevent problems later on in the term, and get the most out of your university experience?  Learning Skills Services can help!

Learning Skills Services (LSS) are about "learning how to learn" and improving student effectiveness and efficiency at studying and completing tests and assignments. Open to all current York University students, LSS can help you take charge of your own learning, build your academic skill set and confidence, and foster a deeper sense of engagement with your studies. No matter what your program of study or level of academic success, from first year right through graduate studies, LSS is for you! Learning Skills Services include Workshops, Drop-In, and One-to-One sessions.

 

Workshops

During the Fall and Winter terms, LSS offers a full range of Learning Skills Workshop topics designed to promote academic success, from Time Management and Reading&Note-Taking, all the way to Exam Prep. For times and locations of upcoming LSS Workshops, see Upcoming Workshops in the right-hand column and check out our monthly Workshops Calendar, by clicking on "View Calendar" under the upcoming workshops. You can also print your own copy of our monthly Workshop Calendar here:  March/April 2014. Advance registration is not necessary but LSS workshops are popular and fill up on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to arrive early for a good seat!

If you attend 8 or more different Learning Skills Workshops at any point during your time at York, you can also earn your Passport to Success certificate - a valuable addition to your portfolio and Co-Curricular Record at York.

Drop-In

Do you have a quick learning skills issue or study-related question to discuss with a Learning Skills Specialist?  As a Learning Commons partner, LSS offers Drop-In during the Fall and Winter terms (Thursdays 1:30-3:20) at the Learning Skills Pod, Scott Library, for short (10-15 minutes or less) first-come, first-served consultations.

One-To-One Sessions

In addition to the LSS workshops, York students (undergraduate and graduate) may also sign up for individual sessions with a Learning Skills Specialist, to develop and implement personalized strategies for better achieving academic goals.

Other Services

At LSS, we are always happy to consult with faculty,T.A.'s, staff or student groups about Learning Skills. On a limited first-come, first-served basis, we can send a Learning Skills Specialist to individual classes or other campus events to provide sessions on academic skills. For more information, contact us at 416-736-5297.