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Academic Success

Understand how YOU learn best and build your skills as you discover tips for acing exams, essays, presentations and more.

Understand your learning at university

  • Understand university expectations
  • What is academic integrity?
  • Common academic terms
  • Talk to your professors
  • Learn in both your classroom and the community

Improve your academic skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Reading effectively
  • Write effectively
  • Better note-taking
  • Studying, concentration and memory
  • Synthesize your research
  • Goal setting and motivation
  • Managing major projects

Tips for tests, exams, essays and presentations

  • ONLINE exams and tests
  • Multiple choice tests and exams
  • Presentations and public speaking
  • Problem-solving tests and exams
  • Short-answer and essay tests and exams
  • Find "hidden" academic resources

Manage exam stress

  • Test and exam study tips
  • Motivation and procrastination
  • Reboot after an academic setback

Surround yourself with helpful people

  • Join a study/writing group
  • Meet with a learning strategist or academic mentor
  • Meet with your registrar/academic advisor
  • Student life support at the colleges and faculties