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Introducing the Centre for Learning Strategy Support

Posted on May 1, 2024 By Sarah Ryeland-Etienne Academic Success has changed its name to the Centre for Learning Strategy Support (CLSS), effective May 1, 2024. While the name is new, the work will remain the same. Students can continue to meet with Learning Strategists and trained peers dedicated to helping them enhance their approach […]

April 26, 2024

Getting here, getting involved—and more stories from international students just like you!

Posted August 15, 2022 By Kirsty Clarke If you’re new to university life in Canada, check out “International Students: Stories and Strategies for Academic Success in Postsecondary Education,” a rich new e-book featuring tips and insights for international students. Accessibly written and brimming with warmth, humour and personal stories, this e-book is a resource for […]

August 15, 2022

Students find community online and IRL in Night Against Procrastination hybrid event

Posted on April 29, 2022 By Kirsty Clarke On March 31, Academic Success hosted a successful Night Against Procrastination for the second time. This was the first one at U of T to combine virtual and in-person events (last Fall the event was entirely online), and students participated with enthusiasm. Events included skill-building workshops, focusing […]

April 29, 2022

Exam Ready in 10 steps

Updated July 26, 2023 By Sarah Ryeland Etienne Exams season can be stressful, but we’re here to help. Check out these 10 ways to feel academically prepared and physically well this year. 1. Stay nourished Eating healthy foods can help you tackle hard tasks, improve mental performance and stay energized. Drink lots of water, eat […]

November 15, 2021

New programs teaching students how to learn at university are hitting the mark for students

Posted November 2, 2021 By Kirsty Clarke Although most students arrive at U of T with strong academic skills, university life can bring unexpected changes and challenges. Some students feel unprepared for the rigors of academic study, and seek assistance in addressing their concerns and building their skills. The Academic Resilience Team of Rahul Bhat […]

November 2, 2021

New academic peer service helps students succeed at U of T

Posted August 6, 2021 By Kirsty Clarke Academic Success now offers peer mentor appointments, with personalized academic support, to all undergraduate and graduate students. Because it’s student peers providing the service, they can relate to where callers are in the learning process—they’ve been there, they know. In a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment, peer mentors can […]

August 6, 2021

How to succeed at online learning

Posted August 25, 2020 By Samantha Lizardo Learning online may take some time to adjust to, but there are lots of strategies and resources to help you achieve your learning goals this year. Here are 5 tips to help you succeed at online learning: Set up your workspace Your environment can have a big impact […]

August 25, 2020

What you need to know if you are taking courses from a location outside the greater Toronto area (GTA) 

Posted June 9, 2020 Article provided by Academic & Collaborative Technologies @ U of T We know that many of you will be outside the GTA time zone taking your summer courses, and maybe even your fall courses. This quick guide should help you navigate some of the common issues you may experience. Your home […]

June 9, 2020

How to succeed at U of T

The Study Smart: How to Succeed at U of T conference was held on February 8, 2020 at the Multi-Faith Centre. Students gathered with alumni and staff to share learning strategies, and experiences of failure, success and resilience. Here are 5 takeaways from the conference for studying smarter and succeeding at U of T Manage […]

March 6, 2020