Resources

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Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Local Wellness Advisor

Shannon Walsh offers programming tailored to Macdonald Campus students and can connect them to the appropriate academic support resources.

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Faculty of Arts

Arts OASIS Self Assessment

Self assessment is the key to academic success. Looking at categories including; external factors, personal factors, academic factors, students may discover that a combination of factors may reflect their situation.

Arts OASIS Study Skills

Information on; How to study, How to take lecture notes, How to improve your reading, How to prepare for and take an examination, Additional resources.

Arts OASIS Peer Advising: Arts Student Advising Program (ASAP)

ASAPs are senior Arts students who provide peer advising through the Arts OASIS Office. They have a wealth of first-hand knowledge of student life at McGill and university procedures.

Arts Undergraduate Society Essay Centre

Tutors can help students with grammar, clarity, sentence structure, and citations.

Arts Undergraduate Society Peer Tutoring

AUS offers a free tutoring service for arts and art-sci students.

Faculty of Education

Self Assessment

Self assessment is the key to academic success. Looking at categories including; external factors, personal factors, academic factors, students may discover that a combination of factors may reflect their situation.

Resources for Student Teachers

Information and links to resources for student teachers including a guide to written components, activity lesson and learning plans, assessment tracking, action plans, external resources, online teaching resources.

 

Faculty of Engineering

EPTS (Engineering Peer Tutoring Service)

EPTS is designed to help Year 0 and Year 1 students. The tutors can answer some of the most challenging questions and help give students what they need to obtain results in their respective field of study. This program also offers direct contact with an upper-year student who has already been through the program.

ELATE (Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Engineering)

Learning through a screen, either at home or somewhere other than the classroom, makes staying motivated and meeting deadlines that much harder. To help support students in this reality, Desautels and Teaching and Learning Services are offering a peer-to-peer program to keep students focused and motivated as they progress through the term.

The Academic Strategies Cohort Program

Offers academic skill building within a wellbeing context. By meeting regularly in small groups, students get the chance to discuss their concerns, challenges, and personal contexts, while learning new strategies with peers and facilitators. Session topics include: Note-taking, Setting Goals, Procrastination, Memorizing strategies, Managing Anxiety and Exam Taking strategies. This program helps students develop flexibility, endurance and resilience.

Resources for Students

EPTS is designed to help Year 0 and Year 1 students. The tutors can answer some of the most challenging questions and help give students what they need to obtain results in their respective field of study. This program also offers direct contact with an upper-year student who has already been through the program.

ELINE (Engaged Learning In Engineering)

EPTS is designed to help Year 0 and Year 1 students. The tutors can answer some of the most challenging questions and help give students what they need to obtain results in their respective field of study. This program also offers direct contact with an upper-year student who has already been through the program.

Faculty of Engineering Workshops and Information Sessions

Workshops including: Engineering Your Student Life; First Year Success by Design; Staying on Track in Engineering; Library Essentials for Engineering Students

PURE (Program for Undergraduate Resilience in Engineering)

Improving performance through time management and study skills is an important component of managing expectations. Not only will proper time management allow for work completion, it will also provide more opportunity to practice self-care skills, and can have a buffering effect on stress.

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Faculty of Law

Academic Success Series

The Academic Success workshops aim to equip you with the tools you need to navigate the BCL/JD program from start to finish, with an emphasis on academics and general wellness.

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Desautels Faculty of Management

Desautels Stay on Track Program

Learning through a screen, either at home or somewhere other than the classroom, makes staying motivated and meeting deadlines that much harder. To help support students in this reality, Desautels and Teaching and Learning Services are offering a peer-to-peer program to keep students focused and motivated as they progress through the term.

MUS (Management Undergraduate Society) Tutorial Services

MUS Tutorial Services offers mass tutorials before midterms and finals for challenging core courses. Mass tutorials are taught by former students who are experienced and familiar with the core courses.

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences (including Dentistry)

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UGME and Dentistry Study Skills

Appointments are available with UGME Wellness Consultant.

PGME Study Skills

Appointments are available with PGME Wellness Consultant.

Faculty of Science

FRezCA

FRezCa is a program that provides a collaborative learning environment, and a “one-stop shop” to engage with course TAs, undergraduate peer mentors and course professors. FRezCa aims to be a “learning community” by creating a supportive environment that can help address the challenges faced by incoming university students, including the often isolating experience of large, auditorium-style lecture classes.

SciLearn

SciLearn is a program to support incoming McGill science students’ transition to learning at the university level, with a focus on the challenges and opportunities that remote learning presents. In five online meetings over the semester, students will hear from learning experts and chat with fellow first-year students to explore various independent learning strategies and find the ones that work best.

Science Undergraduate Society's Peer Tutoring Service

SUS Peer Tutoring is a 100% free, volunteer-based tutoring service. In addition to matching tutor and tutee, group tutorials and review sessions are also organized.

MBSU (McGill Biology Student Union)

The MBSU mentorship program matches U0 and U1 students with U2, U3 or U4 students for advice and guidance on study strategies. There are also notes available from the Notetaking Club.

School of Continuing Studies

MACES (McGill Association of Continuing Education Students

MACES provides academic support to students as well as a study room, computer lab, creative workshops, MS Office courses, textbook library

MWC (McGill Writing Centre)

The Centre offers credit courses in academic and professional writing and a tutorial service open to all McGill students and postdocs. In addition, the Centre offers a number of specialized writing courses open to the public.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

myProgress

myProgress is supported by a web-based tool that allows graduate students and their supervisors to track and monitor progress towards their degree.

Graduate Research Progress Tracking

The Graduate Student Research Progress Tracking Form is to be used during face-to-face meetings between the doctoral student, supervisor, and at least one other departmental representative. Having written agreed-upon expectations and clearly defined requirements aids in reduced times to completion and leads to fewer supervisor-supervisee misunderstandings.

SKILLSETS

All SKILLSETS activities are unified by a comprehensive structure that outlines key learning objectives in seven different subject areas. These competencies have been identified as crucial areas of professional development to better prepare graduate students in any workplace or industry - be it academic, industry, government, or nonprofit.

myPath

myPath is a network of tools and programs that provide students and postdocs with ways to identify their goals and to create an Individual Development Plan (IDP).

Graphos

Housed within the McGill Writing Centre, Graphos offers different ways for graduate students to become more efficient, precise, and effective scholarly communicators. Offerings include; courses, workshops, peer writing groups, writing commons, tutorial service.

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.

PGSS (Post Graduate Students' Society)

Academic resources including; Preparing for conference talks, Public speaking workshop, Networking resources

Schulich School of Music

Writing and Research Tools

McGill School of Computer Science

CSUS (Computer Science Undergraduate Society)

The CSUS Help Desk runs free, peer-to-peer tutoring service that is run by the Computer Science Undergraduate Society, and is comprised of undergraduate students in the faculty of Computer Science at McGill University.

McGill Resources

McGill Writing Centre

The Centre offers credit courses in academic and professional writing and a tutorial service open to all McGill students and postdocs. In addition, the Centre offers a number of specialized writing courses open to the public.

TLS (McGill Teaching and Learning Services)

Remote learning resources including; 5 strategies for success, Learning with Zoom, Webinars, Study tactics, Strategies inventory, Virtual study group toolkit

SKILLS21

SKILLS21 is a workshop-based skills development program for undergraduate students. It provides opportunities for developing 21st century skills, values, and attitudes. There are many and varied academic based workshops available.

McGill Remote Student Life

Remote learning resources, academic services available remotely, library services available remotely

McGill IT

McGill IT’s website with tools and resources on working remotely

SSMU

Open Educational Resources - online textbooks, videos, course modules and other learning materials that are openly licenced and exist in the public domain.

First Year Workshops

Including workshops on; Essay and term papers, multiple choice, exam preparation, study skills

Student Wellness Hub

Remote and In-Person Workshops and Groups

Including many and varied academic workshops

Locall Wellness Advisors

Local Wellness Advisor (LWAs) are trained clinicians embedded within faculties and services to orient and connect you with the appropriate support resource - on-campus or off-campus - for your unique situation. LWAs also offer wellness programming tailored to your faculty and work with departments on wellness awareness, prevention and early intervention.

Technology and Wellbeing

While there are plenty of valid reasons to be on a phone or laptop, there are steps students can take if they find technology is getting in the way of study.

McGill Library

Virtual Study Hall

The McGill Library Virtual Study Halls are a great way to schedule time to get work done. Students can let them know what they’re working on or what they would like to accomplish during the session. Join McGill Library for a combination of silent and group study rooms.

Study Hubs

McGill students can take advantage of re-imagined safe spaces on campus that have been retrofitted to allow for physical distancing and follow all of McGill’s careful safety protocols, including enhanced cleaning, mandatory mask use, safe lineups, and clear signage.

Waitz at the Library

Waitz sensors installed in the McLennan-Redpath Complex, provide users with real-time data on relative busy-ness of library study areas.

Writing Resources

A guide that provides resources for academic writing, library research, citation styles and McGill Writing Centre courses.

Library Workshops

A complete listing of all McGill library workshops

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions and/or concerns, we'd love to hear from you! 

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