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If you're struggling with a language, looking to brush up on your essay-writing, or don't know how to prepare for that looming final, you can find all the resources you need right here. While the following McGill-based services and workshops will help hone your academic skills, be sure to visit your faculty website for specific resources in your domain of study. You can find all other student services here.

Academic advising

Advising site
Use the Advising website to inform yourself about how advisors can take some of the uncertainty out of your studies.

Advisor directory
When you have academic questions, only advisors can provide complete answers — but you’ll need to contact them first!

Reading & study skills

Need some help in a given subject, or assistance preparing for an exam? The McGill Tutorial Service can set you up with a qualified peer tutor.

First-year workshops
Free, no-registration workshops for study, exam, and essay skills, courtesy of the First-Year Office.

Counselling workshops
Free general counselling workshops on public speaking, stress management, overcoming procrastination and more. Registration required.

Writing skills

McGill Writing Centre
Would you like to refine your academic writing skills or learn to write for a specific professional audience? The McGill Writing Centre (MWC) can help you to attain your goals.

Library writing tools
Online writing tools designed to help you ace that term paper.

Research skills

Avoiding plagiarism
Plagiarism can be a scary word. These resources can help you avoid hearing it.

The eResearch Gateway can help you organize and access the resources you use most often.

Library workshops
These free workshops can help make writing a research paper a bit less daunting. Registration required.

Language skills

French as a second language
These courses can help beginner, intermediate and advanced French-speakers improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. All courses are credited.

Learn French
Whether you want to start from scratch with your verb conjugaisons, brush up on your conversation skills or immerse yourself in an intensive five-level program, McGill has various French-language instruction options to suit the needs of current and prospective students.

Arts multimedia language facility
The Arts multimedia language facility offers great resources for learning any of 14 languages, from Arabic to Urdu.

Mature & re-entry student skills

Language programs
The School of Continuing Studies offers language programs in English, French and Spanish, as well as DELF/DALF certification.

Academic skills development workshop
If you've been away from academia for a while and your study skills are a bit rusty, pop into our workshops for a refresher.

Graduate student skills

Skills for graduate student instructors
Whether you're a TA or teaching your own course, you may benefit from these resources provided by Teaching and Learning Services.

General skillset workshops (writing, ethics, obtaining funding, etc.)
This suite of workshops for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will complement the research training provided by your academic experience at McGill.

Graduate teaching workshop at the Faculty of Science
The Tomlinson Project in University-Level Science Education (T-PULSE) hosts a Graduate Teaching Development Workshop to help graduate-level science students improve their teaching skills.

Language Centre courses
Courses geared toward graduate students for whom English is a second language.


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