In May, we’re running Academic Reboot, an interactive workshop to support you after an academic setback. Find details under How the program works.
If you want to develop as a learner to meet new expectations and improve your academic performance, attend Learning How to Learn, a four-part workshop series to help you connect to success.
- discover the science of learning to actively engage in your studies
- apply practical strategies to improve your reading, retention and recall
- harness your learning strengths to manage procrastination and build healthy habits
- understand the importance of challenges and failure to build self-confidence
Learning How to Learn is part of the Academic Resilience Initiatives at Academic Success on the St. George Campus at the University of Toronto. We support academic resilience through the development of learning strategies, productivity habits, and well-being supports through group programming that fosters community and belonging.
Program EligibilityAll undergraduate, graduate and second-entry professional students
How The Program Works
Academic Reboot (new May 2021)
This was a tough year! Join us for an interactive workshop and get a fresh start after an academic setback, unexpected grade, or failed course.
- identify your academic strengths and see where there is room to grow
- learn to navigate the academic resources you have available to you as you bounce back
- develop an academic action plan to rebound from an academic setback
Everyone stumbles sometimes. We’re here to help you connect to the right resources. Don’t just hope next semester is better – take the first steps to make sure it is!
The four-part workshop series below on Learning How to Learn will resume in summer 2021.
The Science & Practice of Learning
What’s the difference between studying and learning? In this workshop, learn about metacognition and the science of learning to implement practical strategies to engage actively in your studies and improve your performance.
- learn how we form memories and focus our attention
- harness your strengths to engage in deep learning
- apply retrieval and active learning strategies to meet academic expectations
Building a Routine for Learning
We can’t manage time; we can only manage ourselves over time. In this workshop, learn ways to build a healthy and realistic routine to connect to academic success.
- learn about the importance of stress to our cognitive performance
- identify the energy you need to complete different kinds of work
- create a realistic routine that provides flexible structure to your day
Building Habits to Learn Well
What does it mean to learn well? In this workshop, learn about the healthy and productive habits you can use to learn well, do well, and be well.
- discover the internal and external supports to support your academic motivation
- reflect on your strengths and your mindset to take control of your learning
- learn the power of cues, routines and rewards to make healthy and productive habits stick
Learning from Failure & Challenge
Challenges and difficulty are inevitable parts of learning, but they can be tough! In this session, explore the importance of failure in how we learn and excel, and learn how to bolster our self-confidence against imposter syndrome.