Workshops

Sep
22
Fri
Academic Integrity Workshop
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

To Register: http://phoenix.library.yorku.ca/workshops/42

The purpose of this workshop is to help students:

Understand what Academic Integrity is
Avoid plagiarism when writing and completing assignments
Work with integrity by properly citing your sources and finish your work unaided
Understand differences between collaboration (group work) and collusion
Understand how working with integrity helps you beyond your academic work
Understand differences between plagiarism and copyright infringement

We will also review York University’s Policy on Academic Honesty. There will be in-class quizzes and discussions based on case studies, with a focus on the Academic Integrity Module in SPARK.

Starting Off Strong
Sep 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

New to YorkU? Searching  for the keys to academic success at university? Feeling a little overwhelmed by all the changes and challenges? This workshop is for you! Discover tools, tips and strategies to get you started on the right path to achieving  your academic goals!

Sep
25
Mon
Reading & Note-Taking
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Many students find keeping up with the readings and lecture notes at university to be a real challenge. Learn more effective reading and note taking techniques to help you stay on top of your course work.

Writing Tips
Sep 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Term paper coming due? Essay to write? Academic writing can be a challenge. This workshop will help you plan, organize and fine-tune your writing, from picking a topic, right through to final proofreading.

Sep
26
Tue
Secrets of Academic Success
Sep 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Looking for key strategies to improve your academic achievement and confidence? Wondering which learning skills you most need to succeed at university? Find out, in this workshop on the secrets of academic success!

Sep
27
Wed
Learning Power
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Just because your friends study a certain way doesn’t mean their approaches will work for you.  Find out your own learning style  and discover how to improve your academic performance!

Writing Stellar Lab Reports & Effectively Searching Web of Science / Medline @ 203 Bethune College
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tips for Writing lab reports efficiently and expert searching in Web of Science and Medline.

Time Management @ 203 Bethune College
Sep 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Where does the time go? Are you having trouble balancing school, work, and life? How much study time is enough? Learn practical, personalized approaches to managing your time that work for you.

 

Sep
28
Thu
Time Management
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where does the time go? Are you having trouble balancing school, work, and life? How much study time is enough? Learn practical, personalized approaches to managing your time that work for you.

 

Reading & Note-Taking
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Many students find keeping up with the readings and lecture notes at university to be a real challenge. Learn more effective reading and note taking techniques to help you stay on top of your course work.

 

 

The Learning Commons and its partners offer a variety of workshops to help students with their academic work and career planning.  Check out the calendar for an up-to-date schedule of offerings.  Below are examples of popular workshops.

Some Popular Workshops

Library Workshops

Getting Started at York U Libraries

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Attend this short orientation to York University Libraries to learn how the library can help you with your academic studies. We will provide an overview of the libraries, how to navigate the library website to find books & articles, where to get research help, book group study rooms and more! Invest some time with us now to be more efficient during the school year.

Researching Beyond Google

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Learn how to find scholarly books and articles more efficiently than Google! We will be navigating the library catalogue and article databases in this hands-on workshop.

Cite it Right!

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Frustrated with citations? Take this workshop to learn how to cite properly. We will explore tools and offer tips to make citations less of a chore!

Avoiding Plagiarism and Maintaining Academic Integrity

Register

The purpose of this workshop is to help students:

  • Understand what Academic Integrity is
  • Avoid plagiarism when writing and completing assignments
  • Work with integrity by properly citing your sources and finish your work unaided
  • Understand differences between collaboration (group work) and collusion
  • Understand how working with integrity helps you beyond your academic work
  • Understand differences between plagiarism and copyright infringement

We will also review York University’s Policy on Academic Honesty. There will be in-class quizzes and discussions based on case studies, with a focus on the Academic Integrity Module in SPARK.

Zotero 101

Register

Learn how to quickly and painlessly organize your research in this introductory hands-on workshop.

Writing Workshops

 

How to Develop a Thesis

This session will help you get a good start on your essays. Learn how to develop an effective thesis statement that tells the reader where you are headed.

Essay Writing: A Review of the Basics

What is the purpose of an introduction? What should you put in your conclusion? How can you use evidence to effectively support your arguments? What does your TA mean when she says your thesis is “unclear”? What does a “clear” thesis look like? This workshop will cover common questions such as these to help demystify the academic writing process.

Effective Editing

Do you lose precious essay marks due to grammatical and stylistic errors? Learn to analyze your work logically and systematically to improve the quality of all your academic assignments. You will learn to assess content, correct common errors and proofread for accuracy. This is a hands-on workshop, so if you have a writing sample, bring it to the session and be ready to use what you learn right away.

Learning Skills Workshops

Time Management

Where does the time go? Are you having trouble balancing school, work and life? How much study time is enough? Learn practical, personalized approaches to managing your time that work for you.

Exam Prep

Multiple choice, short answer, calculations or essay style – which exam format is your personal nemesis? Whatever the format, and whether it’s midterms or finals, if you could use some help in preparing for exams then this workshop is for you.

Reading & Note-taking

Many students find keeping up with the readings and lecture notes at university to be a real challenge. Learn more effective reading and note-taking techniques to help you stay on top of your course work.

Career Centre Workshops

Getting Started: What Can I Do With My Degree?

Are you wondering how your degree may relate to your career direction? This introductory workshop provides an overview of career exploration and is an important starting point for Career Exploration workshops. Learn how the skills you are developing in your degree and the experiences you are gaining help build a foundation for your future. Identify resources for exploring possible career options.

Selecting a Post-Grad Program

Choosing where to continue your education is a critical element in ensuring it is a positive step forward. Learn about resources and strategies for selecting a post graduate program that fits best with your expectations, interests and resources.

Organizing Your Post-Grad Application

Learn about common elements required in many application packages and get tips on how to make sure yours is as competitive as possible.