Develop the academic habits you need to get back on track, stay motivated and meet your academic goals through the Study Smart series. This year we are hosting multiple sessions throughout February to help you identify how you learn best.
- Student Panels: Finding Success Through Failure
- How Feeling like an Imposter Impacts Learning
- Learning from Failure and Challenge
- Catching Up and Recovering from Unexpected Grades
- Effective Studying Techniques
See PROGRAM REGISTRATION for details and dates.
Visit the Student Life events calendar to see these and more workshops available or connect for an individual appointment with our learning strategists and peers.
Program EligibilityAll U of T undergraduate and graduate students
Navigating U of T: Overcoming Challenges and “Imposterism” to Find Success
- Thursday, February 11 from 1 – 2 p.m. (facilitated by Jasjit, peers: Maddie, Lee, Simran)
- Thursday, February 25 from 3 – 4 p.m. (facilitated by Jonathan, peers: Maddie, Sadi, Serena)
We don’t often talk about the challenges we experiences as students at U of T. Often we think success comes easy for others, but we alone are struggling. In this workshop, students will share their experiences overcoming challenges or feeling like an imposter on their path to success.
How Feeling like an Imposter Impacts Learning
Ever feel like you don’t deserve to be at university? These feelings of self-doubt are often referred to as “imposter syndrome” and are quite common among all students, especially those who may be from a group that is underrepresented in academia. In this workshop, we will discuss some of the common ways that imposter syndrome can manifest in the student experience and discuss strategies that can lessen the impact of these feelings.
Learning from Failure and Challenge
Challenges and difficulty are inevitable parts of learning – but they can be tough! In this session, we’ll explore the importance of failure in how we learn and excel, and how to bolster our self-confidence against “imposter syndrome”. We will discuss strategies to bounce back from academic setbacks and create an academic action plan to meet new challenges.
Catching Up and Recovering from Unexpected Grades
You are not alone! These themed discussions are an opportunity to connect with a learning strategist and get “in the moment” support around how to move forward when you are behind or have received an unexpected grade. You can ask your questions anonymously and we’ll be able to respond with useful tips, strategies and resources to support your academic goals.
Effective Studying Techniques
Online learning is very different to in-person learning! This workshop will help you identify the key differences to expect with online learning and provide evidence-informed strategies to make the most of your online learning environment.
If you’re looking for…
- spaces to try out, troubleshoot and practice academic skills
- a friendly peer to help you stay accountable and meet your deadlines
- dedicated study time that feels great
we’ve got options.
Check out these regular workshops on the Student Life events calendar:
Engaging in Online Classes
Express Your Stress
Managing Your Midterms
Planning Your Projects
Taking Useful Notes from Classes
Time Management Bootcamp
You can also join one of the following quiet study sessions to get work done. Supportive and trained peers offer them multiple times a week: