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Helping you settle into McGill

Settling into university can be challenging for some. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or looking for direction, explore McGill's seminars and workshops for help. You can visit the Student Services Events page for workshop opportunities.

University Success Workshops Series (not offered for the current academic year; for similar workshops visit the counselling website.)

These workshops are free and are open to all McGill students. All workshops are held in room 5001 of the 
Brown Student Services Building (3600 McTavish Street) unless otherwise indicated. For more information, firstyear [at] (subject: University%20Success%20Workshops) (email) Campus Life & Engagement.

Essays & Term Papers

We will generate a plan that will take you through the process of writing an essay from topic assignment to proofreading that you can also apply to essay exams.  Included:  narrowing the topic, generating ideas, critical thinking, note-taking and unblocking the writer’s block.


Multiple Choice

We will discuss how to plan and prepare for multiple choice exams.  Included:  group and individual study preparation, strategies for handling stem and true/false questions, managing the exam time and networking.



Exam Preparation

Get the most out of final exams this semester!  Learn how to study more effectively and how to balance your schedule with exam prep techniques that will help you ace your exams.  Included:  study notes and strategies, memory techniques, scheduling and balancing strategies, and exam writing tips.



Study Skills

We present a comprehensive study plan to get you through preparation for classes, reading, note-taking and preparing for essays and exams.




Free tutoring from Tutorial Service

One hour of FREE tutoring is available to all newly admitted undergraduate students entering their first term at McGill through Student Services' Tutorial Service.

Learn more on the Tutorial Service website.

McGill Writing Centre Workshops

The McGill Writing Centre offers workshops and courses to help students improve their skills. Visit their website for details.

Computers and IT

As the central support unit for IT at McGill, IT Customer Services (ICS) gives workshops to introduce students to the gamut of IT services available to them. For complete information, please visit the McGill IT Services website.


The library is full of information and resources for your research needs and assignments, accessing the information, however, can sometimes be challenging. McGill libraries and library departments offers students instruction in library use year-round. For complete information, please visit the McGill Libraries website.