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Updated January 18, 2021

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How I Learn Best

Learning tips and strategies submitted by McGill students.

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Remote learning resources

Need help adjusting to learning from home? No matter what level of study you're at, check out this suite of resources from Teaching and Learning Services. It includes remote learning-focused webinars as well as other materials to help you set up for success from wherever you are.

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Learning strategies

Check out Tutorial Services' student Learning Strategies, including Remote Learning resources and webinars from a Learning Skills Advisor.

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Continuing Studies students

Wondering how to prepare for remote learning in the School of Continuing Studies? Check out SCS' COVID-19 Student Resources.

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Graduate student FAQs

Wondering how remote learning will affect your research, oral defence and more? Check out Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' FAQs.

Academic services available remotely

Academic advising for undergraduate students

You can still connect with an academic advisor without needing to drop by their office—many advisors are offering either video conference or phone meetings. You can find an advisor within your Faculty or Student Affairs Office, but there are also advisors within some Schools and Departments. Check out the "What Advisors Do" webpage to determine what type of advisor will work best for you, then consult the Advisor Directory to find your academic advisor.

Learn what advisors do

Find an academic advisor in the Advisor Directory

IT Support

Visit McGill's IT Support website for articles, how-to's and more. Still need help? Submit a request form or reach out to IT Support directly at 514-398-3398.

Visit the IT Support Portal

LE JAMES Bookstore

The LE JAMES McGill Bookstore is still your go-to place for textbooks and course materials. This year, the only difference is that all textbooks and course materials will be available to purchase online only. You can browse the online store and place an order for delivery.

Visit the virtual bookstore

Office for Students with Disabilities

Students who are regularly entitled to accommodations are still entitled to those accommodations in a remote learning environment. Students who do not typically receive accommodations but are experiencing disability-related academic barriers to remote learning should contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) to see what's available to them. Visit the OSD's Student FAQ for more information about how students requiring accommodation can access support in a remote learning environment.

Visit the OSD's FAQ for students

Contact the OSD

Tutorial Services

Tutorial Services provides student-centred academic support to the McGill community including a Tutor Matching Program, where you will be assigned a tutor for your class. Tutorial Services is currently offering remote-only sessions as well as other online resources.

Learn more about Tutorial Services

Find a tutor

Access Tutorial Services' Learning Strategy Webinars

Virtual Study Group Toolkit

This guide can help you make the most of remote study groups. Visit the Toolkit page for useful tips on planning and contributing positively to virtual study sessions, and download the PDF document if you want to save and share it.

Check out the Toolkit

Writing Centre

McGill's Writing Centre is currently offering online tutoring sessions through Microsoft Teams, open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Their trained tutors will work with you at any stage of the writing process, from outlining to final revision, providing guidance on how to:

  • organize your ideas
  • express yourself clearly
  • make convincing arguments
  • reach the right audience
  • identify and eliminate common grammatical errors

Visit their Tutorial Service web page for more information and to book a session.

Book a tutoring session with the Writing Centre

 

Library services available remotely

Your library is still here for you! In addition to over 3.5 million e-books and e-journals, many print materials are available through the HathiTrust Digital Library's Emergency Temporary Access Service. The McLennan-Redpath Terrace Pickup Service is also available for print books not available electronically. Need help? Contact a librarian. And don’t forget to check out the virtual workshops!

Contact a librarian

HathiTrust Digital Library's Emergency Temporary Access Service

Library à la maison: Your Library @ Home

This page is tailored for students working remotely and features Library services and resources that can be accessed online.

Library à la maison: Your Library @ Home

Library Orientation

This page for new students will help you learn more about what the Library offers. It features tutorials, FAQs, and a list of services currently available.

Library Orientation

McLennan-Redpath Terrace Pickup Service

Take advantage of this service to get your hands on print library materials that you can't access electronically.

Learn more about the McLennan-Redpath Terrace Pickup Service

Virtual workshops

 

Grad resource spotlight

Though many of the above resources can be utilized by graduate students, check out the below for resources and services specific to grad studies—and don't forget to read through the GPS COVID-19 FAQs for more information and updates.

Graduate Supervision

Check out the Grad Supervision website: McGill’s central resource for guiding supervisors, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows through their shared learning experiences.

Visit the Supervision website

Graphos

Graphos is a scholarly communication program designed specifically for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that includes 1-credit courses, workshops, peer writing groups and a tutorial service (currently offered remotely through Microsoft Teams).

Learn more about Graphos

myPath

myPath is an active network of tools and programming to provide PhD students with ways to identify their goals and create an Individual Development Plan. An IDP is used to encourage the iterative process of reflection, defining goals, setting specific objectives and taking action, which supports long-term success.

Access myPath

myProgress

myProgress is a web-based tool that allows graduate students and their supervisors to track and monitor progress towards their degree. Students admitted to a Master's or PhD program as of Fall 2017 have access to myProgress.

Access myProgress

PD.Education

PD Education is an online platform that provides professional development resources, interactive webinars, and tools to help masters and doctoral students progress in and complete their degree.

Access PD.Education

SKILLSETS

The SKILLSETS program offers skill development workshops for graduate students on topics like securing funding, leadership and more. All SKILLSETS workshops are currently being run as online webinars—check out their website for a calendar of events and to learn more.

See SKILLSETS info and workshops

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