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Events

The Student Learning Centre (SLC) runs events and bootcamps to support your academic growth at critical times of the year.  

SLC's events provide supportive environments where students can work with their peers, academic specialists and study skills specialists, to grow academically and become more effective learners. SLC's goal is to inspire students to acheive academic success.

The following events and bootcamps are offered:

  • Academic Writing Month (November)

    Academic Writing Month

    November is Academic Writing Month, also known as AcWriMo. For the whole month of November, we record the number of pages written by all of the students who join the challenge. You're writing assignments anyway, so why not set completion goals and help us increase our tally? We have a leaderboard set up for some friendly competition between you and other students. The top five writers of the month receive a prize!

    We're here to support each other when the writing just never seems to end. As the winter break gets closer and closer, motivation can decrease. During AcWriMo, you can sign up as a way to stay motivated and connect with other students! 

    To go to the Academic Writing Month page on the Digital Community, click here:

    Academic Writing Month

    Academic Writing Month takes place throughout November. Stay tuned for further information.
  • Graduate Writing Boot camp (June)

    Graduate Writing Boot camp

    Over three consecutive days, the Graduate Writing Boot Camp will give you a productive, distraction-free work environment and space to make significant progress with your writing. We will also provide you with the opportunity for at least one individual session with a Writing Specialist, which will help you develop the strategies to become a more skillful writer. There will also be short input sessions that will equip you with techniques to help motivate you to continue with your writing.

    The boot camp is strictly limited to 20 participants.

    Graduate Writing Bootcamp takes place in June. Stay tuned for further information.

  • Long Day Against Procrastination (February and November)

    Long Day Against Procrastination

    Papers are due! Finals are quickly approaching! There is no need to stress because the Student Learning Centre will host an event called Long Day Against Procrastination at the downtown campus.

    Get a head start on your writing assignments by dropping by for some quick tips, or stay all night to finish your paper with the help of trained Writing Specialists. Study Skills Specialists will be on hand to provide exam preparation strategies and a Reference Librarian will be available to provide help with specific research topics or research skills. 

    Join us for:

    • Drop-in writing help
    • Exam preparation tips
    • Research help
    • Hourly prizes and food
    • Free chair yoga classes
    • Traditional Welcome and Smudging Ceremony

    The next Long Day Against Procrastination will take place in November. Stay tuned for further information.

  • Long Night Against Procrastination (March and November)

    Long Night Against Procrastination

    Papers are due! Finals are quickly approaching! There is no need to stress because the Student Learning Centre will host an event called Long Night Against Procrastination at the north campus.

    Get a head start on your writing assignments by dropping by for some quick tips, or stay all night to finish your paper with the help of trained Writing Specialists. Study Skills Specialists will be on hand to provide exam preparation strategies and Reference Librarian will be available to provide help with specific research topics or research skills. 

     

    Join us for:

    • Drop-in writing help
    • Exam preparation tips
    • Research help
    • Hourly prizes and food
    • Free yoga classes
    • Smudging Ceremony and study skills talking circle

    The next Long Night Against Procrastination will take place in November. Stay tuned for further information.

  • Shut up and write! (March)

    Shut up and write!

    Stop talking about writing. Stop reading about writing. Stop thinking about writing. Shut Up & Write!

    It doesn't matter if you are working on a thesis chapter, literature review, conference paper, or proposal. Shut Up & Write! provides a supportive environment where everyone has the same goal. We hope to see you on there!

    This event is for graduate students only.

    For more information, please contact studentlearning@uoit.ca

     

    THE RULES

    1. During the writing sessions, you can't talk, leave the room, or use social media.

    2. Cell phones must be switched off and put away.

    3. Your laptop or tablet must be used for writing.

    The next Shut up and write! will take place in March 2020. Stay tuned for further information.

  • Smart Start (Orientation) (September)

    SMART START 

    Smart Start is an academic transition program that provides new students with a head start in their university career.

    Smart Start includes an introduction to:

    • Active study strategies
    • Common assignments
    • Managing university expectations
    • Math* and/or writing review
    • Mental health strategies
    • Navigating the library website and accessing library resources and tools
    • Planning and time management
    • Q&A with upper year students
    • Research skills

    The sessions connect students with academic support staff and other students in their program.

    At Smart Start, you'll have the opportunity to attend a variety of faculty-specific interactive workshops and activities.

    *For Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, Engineering and Applied Science, and Science Faculties, Smart Start will be focused on practicing math skills required for entry-level university math and science courses. Students will have the opportunity to review algebra, equations, inequalities, trigonometry, functions, and vectors as well as meet their math professors. 

    For Faculty of Business and Information Technology, Commerce students will have a mini session to review basic math skills.

    The next Smart Start will take place in September. Stay tuned for further information.


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