December has arrived, bringing another busy Fall Term to a close. To everyone still finishing up assignments and preparing for upcoming exams, we'd like to wish you the best of luck, and good studying! You can do this! Once all your hard work is behind you, we hope you enjoy a well-earned holiday break, to relax and recharge. All of us at Learning Skills Services are sending warm wishes your way for a happy, healthy, safe and fun winter break!
Our Workshops, Drop-In services and Friday Learning Lounge@SMIL will end for the term on December 2, and resume in January. In the meantime, our online resources and worksheets are always available to help you stay organized and on top of things. Just click on Resources for Success, above.
When classes resume in the New Year, remember to include Learning Skills Services as an ongoing component of your academic success strategy. From workshops to useful information and resources to individualized help with organization and study skills, LSS is here for you. Stay on track for academic success with workshops such as Time Management, Reading & Note-taking, and more. Stay tuned for our January Workshop Calendar, coming soon!
What are Learning Skills Services?
Learning Skills Services (LSS) are about "learning how to learn" and improving student effectiveness and efficiency at studying and completing tests and assignments. 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!
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.
What Services Are Offered at LSS?
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 workshop offerings, by clicking on View Calendar under the upcoming workshops. You can also print your own copy of our monthly Workshop Calendar here: November 2016. 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.
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 services at the Learning Skills Pod, Scott Library, for short (10-15 minutes or less) first-come, first-served consultations. Our Fall Term Drop-In times will be posted soon, when they become available.
In addition to the LSS workshops, York students (undergraduate and graduate) may also sign up for a limited number of individual sessions with a Learning Skills Specialist, to develop and implement personalized strategies for better achieving academic goals. Before booking an individual session, students must attend at least one workshop, or visit Drop-In. We now have a new booking system. Information about how to book an individual appointment can be found here: How to Book An Individual Learning Skills Session.
At LSS, we welcome opportunities to consult with Faculty, Course Instructors or 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 416-736-5144.
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