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Work Hard & Play Hard

Please note that this workshop is divided into two sessions.

Do you feel anxious, overwhelmed, or unmotivated when it comes to school work? Do you find you are facing insurmountable obstacles? Do you find it difficult to organize yourself? Does everything feel like a priority? Do you have too much to do but not enough time?  Do you find yourself putting off what needs to get done? Are you getting impatient with yourself and finding it difficult to maintain a positive outlook?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, this 2-part workshop is the one for you (personalized work to enhance success will be assigned to complete between sessions).

Students will be guided toward setting, maintaining, achieving goals, and maintaining a healthy balance even during the busiest of times.

Cognitive behavioural strategies will be taught to students to then be able to simply apply on their own. Personalized strategies will be implemented to problem solve, manage fears and anxiety, overcome procrastination, and alter negative thinking to be more productive.

How Do I Learn Best?

Do you worry you may not have what it takes to be a strong student at McGill? Do you think that others seem to have an easier time learning and retaining information? Are you hard on yourself when you miss important course material or details? Do you get confused on deciding what information is necessary to focus on when it comes to learning material? Do you have trouble letting other people know your needs so you could make studying a priority? Do you have trouble concentrating and focusing in class or while trying to learn something? Do you think you are having a harder time than others when it comes to learning material? Do you become upset with yourself when your grades do not reflect the time and effort you devoted to studying?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, this workshop is the one for you.

This workshop is intended to identify how undergraduate and graduate students could enhance personal learning styles. Each student's strengths will be identified to improve on learning strategies.

Personal concerns will be addressed and tools will be provided to overcome obstacles.

The goal is to determine how each student could increase his or her ability to take in material and use it effectively. Students will learn how to enhance concentration and attention, strengthen their memory, improve their ability to learn and retain information, sharpen note taking and test taking strategies.

Students will also increase self-awareness and learn how to change internal dialogue to enhance learning abilities.

Create Your Own Toolbox to Manage Academic Anxiety

Do you freeze up when it comes to school work? Does your mind go blank when it comes time write an exam? Do you worry about how others will evaluate you? Do you put off doing work because you are too anxious to face it? Does being evaluated stress you out? Do you think your work is never good enough?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, this workshop is the one for you.

This workshop is intended to help both undergraduate and graduate students manage anxiety related to academics. Whether it is anxiety experienced in or related to class, preparing for an exam/assignment, during the exam, or following or related to an evaluation, students will learn how to deal with the anxiety using a variety of cognitive behavioural strategies and tools. Various anxiety provoking situations will be identified and worked through so students obtain the personal tools to effectively manage these circumstances. Self-defeating, anxious and fearful thoughts will be examined and new motivating and facilitative thoughts will be developed. Unhelpful behaviours will be targeted and new productive behaviours will be taught. Students will learn what tools help them on a personal level to cope when the anxiety is debilitating. Factors such procrastination and perfectionism will also be covered. Students will also learn how to recognize when they start becoming too stressed and how to stop this in order to prevent from feeling too overwhelmed.

Unleash your potential - ADHD Workshops

The OSD will be offering CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) group for students with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD). This workshop will be done in two sessions of two-hours each.

The group will focus specifically on the effects of ADD on Organizational Skills, Time Management and Project Planning.  These two sessions will emphasize on learning new techniques tailored to the student’s needs. Group members will leave each session with new skills to apply in their lives through the use of specific homework exercises.

Beyond Microsoft Office - Apps for Writing

Whether you’re frustrated with writing your essays in Microsoft Word or you’re simply looking for new strategies to improve your composition skills it’s worth trying something new. However, there are literally hundreds of applications to help you with your writing, it can be overwhelming to know what is worth trying?

This workshop will provide an overview of inexpensive and free applications that can help you improve your writing depending on your specific needs. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop, though loaner laptops can be provided as needed.

Organize Your Digital Clutter - Apps for the Busy Student

One of the major challenges that students face is managing the overwhelming amount of information that they receive over the course of the semester. Course notes, readings, due dates, office hours, and exams, can easily be lost track of without some form of organizational tools.

This workshop will be dedicated to various study apps that will help you organize and make use of this wealth of information. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop, though loaner laptops can be provided as needed.

Testing Made Easy

Does writing an exam plague you with anxiety? Do multiple-choice tests overwhelm you, and essay questions stress you out? Is your test performance unreflective of your course material knowledge?

 This workshop is intended for both undergraduate and graduate students who would like to perfect their test-taking skills. Participants will learn how to prepare for tests, general test-taking strategies and specific strategies for various types of exam questions.

A step-by-step walkthrough of Government Funding Application (For Quebec Students)

Although financial assistance from the government can help make your academic life easier, filling out the necessary forms can be very stressful!

If you have trouble understanding what exactly needs to be filled and sent or you simply don’t know what to do, this workshop is for you!

This workshop is a step-by-step guide for your Quebec government funding application. Personal concerns will be addressed and helpful tips will also be provided!

A step-by-step walkthrough of Government Funding Application (For Ontario Students)

Although financial assistance from the government can help make your academic life easier, filling out the necessary forms can be very stressful!

If you have trouble understanding what exactly needs to be filled and sent or you simply don’t know what to do, this workshop is for you!

This workshop is a step-by-step guide for your Ontario government funding application. Personal concerns will be addressed and helpful tips will also be provided!

Navigating the challenges of internships, stages, and real-world evaluations

This workshop is designed to help students with a variety of complex identities and needs to feel better prepared to successfully navigate the transition from professional program to the field (internship, clinical) component of their program.

The workshop addresses particular challenges that students might face in the field, provides a safe and relaxed forum for the sharing of experiences, encourages discussion and offers strategies for transitioning successfully from program to field. In addition, the workshop offers concrete supports and resources that students can access during their time in the field. Jointly offered by the OSD, the Office of Student Teaching (OST), and the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. Facilitation to be shared among Frederic Fovet, Fiona J. Benson, Tara Flanagan and Jess Giles.