In Common: The SLC blog
The difference between Conversational and Academic English
Words are just words. Or are they? Writing & Learning Peer Angelica Y. writes about the differences between conversational and academic English and gives us some tips for improving our everyday conversations.
Must knows for exam prep
Writing & Learning Peers Asia C. and Kaitlyn R. take us through some essential tips to prepare for your final exams
Academic integrity and getting help ethically
When issues of academic integrity are brought up, it's sometimes easy to dismiss them as just something that the "bad students" do. But sometimes, it is much more complicated than that. Let's talk about what to do and how to get help ethically.
Keeping to your new years resolutions
It's 2021! A new year! A new you! How do you make sure you keep to your new year's resolutions?
How they raised Their GPAs
SLC Learning Services Coordinator Ruth Silverman shares notes from the recent session "How I Raised My GPA." The event was wildly popular and invited current students to listen to their peers' stories about raising their GPAs. Stay tuned for the next iteration of this event, coming soon!
5 popular time management strategies
Do you sometimes find yourself in ‘busy mode’ but not accomplishing much? Do you feel you could be more organized or productive? With the start of the fall semester, it's the perfect time to set some intentions about how you want to spend your time and get prepared!
Got Assignments? Get the Assignment Calculator!
It's that time of semester when assignment deadlines can start to feel like they are piling up on you. And, it can be especially hard to get down to work when the sun is shining!
Let the assignment calculator help you to break down your assignments into manageable steps. That's just good project management!
Five ways to get the most out of office hours
By Dal Sohal, MA, SLC Learning Services Coordinator
Attending a professor or TA’s office hours is probably one of the most underutilized success strategies at university. Many students are aware that office hours exist but don’t fully understand how visiting their professors and/or TAs during office hours can help to improve their academic results.
In this post, Dal explains how to get the most of office hours, and gives you five pro-tips to help you start off the fall 2018 term on the right foot!