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Upcoming workshops for undergraduates: Student Learning Commons

The Student Learning Commons offers a suite of workshops under the following categories; Learning, Writing, and English as an Additional Language (EAL).

Workshops range from 60 to 90 minutes and provide valuable information in engaging formats.

Each semester we present a slightly different collection of workshops.

You can also search by date in our workshops calendar.

SFU values diversity and is committed to inclusion. If you require any disability related accommodations in order to fully access and participate in this workshop/event, please contact us directly at library-workshops@sfu.ca. Please contact us as soon as possible as some accommodations will require lead time to arrange (i.e. CART, ASL).

Writing

Kick Start Your Academic Success

Do you want to learn proven strategies and effective tips to succeed in your courses? Whether you are a current student, just coming from high school, transferring from college, or returning after some years away, you won't want to miss this half-day academic success workshop offered by the Student Learning Commons to help you kick start your semester! 

Come and learn how to effectively:

  • Develop self and time management habits for success at SFU
  • Maximize your effectiveness in lectures, reading and studying
  • Research and write university level papers

For questions about Kick Start Your Academic Success, please contact Dal Sohal at dsohal@sfu.ca or 778-782-8509.

Dinner and snacks are included in the $20 registration fee.

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 2:30pm to 7:30pm Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 3008

View a list of all undergraduate writing workshops offered by the SLC.

Learning

Successful Exam Writing

Focusing on the period immediately before and during exams, this workshop will touch on preparation and then discuss time management during exams, as well as common types of questions:  multiple choice, problem solving, essay and short answer.

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:20pm Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7301
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:20pm Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC, Rm 3695

Crunch Time: Survival 101

Panicky about deadlines and upcoming exams? Or are you in avoidance mode now and the stress will hit you later? Either way, come learn how to deal with exams ... and with your own worst "crunch time" habits!

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:20pm Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7301
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:20pm Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC, Rm 3695

Kick Start Your Academic Success

Do you want to learn proven strategies and effective tips to succeed in your courses? Whether you are a current student, just coming from high school, transferring from college, or returning after some years away, you won't want to miss this half-day academic success workshop offered by the Student Learning Commons to help you kick start your semester! 

Come and learn how to effectively:

  • Develop self and time management habits for success at SFU
  • Maximize your effectiveness in lectures, reading and studying
  • Research and write university level papers

For questions about Kick Start Your Academic Success, please contact Dal Sohal at dsohal@sfu.ca or 778-782-8509.

Dinner and snacks are included in the $20 registration fee.

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 2:30pm to 7:30pm Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 3008

View a list of all undergraduate learning workshops offered by the SLC.

English as an additional language (EAL)

Academic Grammar & Writing

This non-credit course is divided into two, four week parts:

  1. grammar for academic purposes and
  2. academic writing.

Part one provides a selective overview of the key areas of English grammar that you need to master in order to express yourself correctly and appropriately in academic writing.

In part two, you will practice paraphrasing skills, summary writing, and essay writing.

The course is not formally graded, but students will complete a diagnostic writing task in week one, a summary in week four, and an essay in week eight, all of which will be graded and used to provide personalized feedback.

This course is offered in collaboration with the Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching, Research (CELLTR).

NOTE: All Wednesday classes take place in Room 3008, Bennett Library.

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7200/3008

View a list of all undergraduate EAL workshops offered by the SLC.