If you want to develop as a student to meet new expectations and improve your academic performance, attend Learning How to Learn, a workshop series to support your learning.
- Discover the science of learning to actively engage in your coursework.
- Apply practical strategies to improve your reading, retention and recall.
- Reflect on your 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 strategies, habits, and practices through group programming that fosters community and belonging.
All undergraduate, graduate and second-entry professional students
How The Program Works
Learning How to Learn Series
The Science and Practice of Learning
How does learning happen? In this workshop, discover the building blocks of effective learning and how metacognition (thinking about thinking) can lead to deeper and more durable learning.
- Understand the science of learning to improve your study practice.
- Move beyond superficial memorization to engage deeply in your coursework.
- Introduction to key learning strategies to improve your studying.
Organizing Yourself for Effective Learning
Does your to-do list overwhelm you? In this workshop, explore the different types of work you need to do to learn effectively and how to make the most of your brain’s limited resources.
- Distinguish between deep and shallow work to plan and study more effectively.
- Understand cognitive limits and how to work within them.
- Learn about strategies and habits to maintain momentum.
Encountering Failure and Difficulty
There’s a paradox in our learning: the more we struggle, the better we learn. But struggling is hard! In this workshop, discover how to acknowledge the difficulty of failure, and learn how to grow from challenge.
- Practice acknowledging the emotional impacts of failure and difficulty.
- Understand how to turn academic failures (and successes) into productive learning.
- Bolster your self-efficacy as you respond to challenges.
Building Your Academic Resourcefulness
How do you actually improve as a student and make the most of U of T’s resources? In this workshop, reflect on your semester to identify your learning needs and devise a plan for success.
- Identify your learning strengths and needs to set better goals as a student.
- Apply self-compassion to your challenges as a learner.
- Navigate internal and external resources of support to achieve your goals.
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