Webinars

The OSD's holistic approach

Though the first appointment and the ongoing dialogue with the Access Advisor will focus on removing barriers, the OSD is part of student services and also has the complimentary role of providing a holistic approach to student well-being and success.  As such it deploys part of its resources to providing ancillary resources which students should feel free to explore if these respond to their specific needs or situations.

Webinars

There are a number of workshops offered by the OSD.  The list below highlights webinars currently offered and is updated each semester. All our webinars are free. You can register for all our workshops through myInvolvement.

Time management: your best ally!

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Do you always feel you are running out of time? Do you constantly miss deadlines and feel overwhelmed? Participants of this 60-minute webinar learn principles on how to set, maintain, and achieve academic goals while maintaining a healthy student-life balance.

  • Tuesday September 10th, 3pm – 4pm

  • Friday September 20th, 10am – 11am

  • Tuesday October 22th, 3pm – 4pm

  • Friday November 1st, 10am – 11am

  • Tuesday December 3rd, 3pm – 4pm

You can register for this webinar through myInvolvement.

Using the PARSA study cycle

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Have you ever wondered how you can improve your grades? Have you ever thought of what you can do to be more efficient in the way you study to yield better results? After attending this 60-minute webinar, you will be able to the learn The PARSA Study cycle and apply the strategies that will allow you to attain your academic objectives.

  • Friday September 13th, 10am – 11am

  • Tuesday September 17th, 3pm – 4pm

  • Friday October 25th, 10am – 11am

  • Tuesday October 29th, 3pm – 4pm

You can register for this webinar through myInvolvement.

The art of taking exams

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Have you always struggled taking exams? Are exams constantly in your way of attaining your academic objectives? After attending this 60-minute webinar, you will be able to learn strategies that will allow you to attain your academic objectives.

  • Friday October 11th, 10am – 11am

  • Tuesday October 15st, 3pm – 4pm

  • Friday November 22nd, 10am – 11am

  • Tuesday November 26th, 3pm – 4pm

  • Friday December 6th, 10am – 11am

You can register for this webinar through myInvolvement.

Note taking strategies made easy

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Do you attend classes and struggle taking notes? Do you feel you are taking notes and missing out on what your professor says? After attending this 60-minute webinar you will be able to learn strategies that will allow you to take more efficient notes during class.

  • Tuesday September 24th, 3pm – 4pm

  • Friday October 4th, 10am – 11am

  • Tuesday November 5th, 3pm – 4pm

  • Friday November 15th, 10am – 11am

You can register for this webinar through myInvolvement.

Learning and Memory: how can I make this work?

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Have you ever wondered how you can learn in a more efficient way? Would you like to know how you can memorize information in a way that will allow you to retain more information? Participants in this 60-minute webinar will be able to learn strategies that will allow them to learn and attain their academic objectives.

  • Tuesday October 8th, 3pm – 4pm

  • Friday October 18th, 10am – 11am

  • Tuesday November 19th, 3pm – 4pm

  • Wednesday November 27th, 3pm – 4pm

You can register for this webinar through myInvolvement.

Concentration and focus

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Have you ever wondered why you cannot focus and learn? Do you catch yourself drifting away while in class or studying? After attending this 60-minute webinar, you will be able to apply strategies that will allow you to concentrate more and make the best out of your student experience.

  • Friday September 27th, 10am – 11am

  • Tuesday October 1st, 3pm – 4pm

  • Friday November 8th, 10am – 11am

  • Tuesday November 12th, 3pm – 4pm

You can register for this webinar through myInvolvement.

Beyond Microsoft Office

Notepad and Paper

For practical skills and tips on how to navigate alternative applications available to enhance your writing skills, please explore the slides from the File Beyond Microsoft Office. If you have any questions or would like to review this information with the OSD Technologist, please contact timothy.swiffen [at] mcgill.ca (Timothy Swiffen).

Organizing your digital clutter

Lightbulb sketch

To learn how to manage and organize information such as course notes, readings, office hours, due dates, exams, etc. please explore the slides from the File Organizing your digital clutter. If you have any questions or would like to review this information with the OSD Technologist, please contact timothy.swiffen [at] mcgill.ca (Timothy Swiffen).