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Understanding Your Academic Rights and Responsibilities Wed. Jan 16, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Feature Event

Do you know what your rights and responsibilities are as a USask student? Do you know what to do if faced with a claim of academic misconduct? This is something all students on campus are expected to know, whether this situation arises or not.

In this interactive session we will introduce you to the second of three modules from the new Academic Integrity Tutorial. We will do some hands-on work before having a more general discussion. As you work through the 'Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities' section you will become familiar with what your academic rights and responsibilities are, and learn about the procedures and supports available to you if faced with an academic misconduct claim.

*Please bring a laptop to this session.

Students who come to one of the three sessions will have their name entered into a draw for a 200-dollar Shop usask gift card.

MURRAY 145 (CLL) Register
Getting Back on Track in Term 2 Wed. Jan 16, 2019 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM Study Skills

(for undergraduate students)  Attend this workshop to: learn strategies to effectively use your time, achieve school-life balance, and combat procrastination; acquire foundational knowledge of the memory and learning process; and how you can use the Five-Step Study Cycle to your advantage.

Lauren B., Student Learning Services MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Making the Most of Your Time Wed. Jan 16, 2019 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM Study Skills

(for undergraduate students) Attend this workshop to: learn strategies for making the most effective use of your time and maintain your focus; use backwards planning to create personal coursework completion and exam study schedules; and how you can move forward in times of little/no motivation.

Moh I., Peer Mentor, PAL Program MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
The Research Process from Start to Finish Wed. Jan 16, 2019 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Undergraduate Research

(for undergraduate students) Attend this workshop to learn about the core steps of the research and writing process for your next essay or research assignment.  You will learn about the Research Paper Planner tool which provides step-by step assistance in planning and preparing a research paper. Use this tool to help manage your time and direct you through the research and writing process more efficiently and effectively.

Andrew W., Peer Mentor, PAL Program MURRAY 145 (CLL) Register
Reading and Note-taking Skills Thu. Jan 17, 2019 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Study Skills

(for undergraduate students) Come to this workshop to: learn active-reading strategies and tips; the SQ4R method of reading; note-taking methods; and the central role of note-making within the Five-Step Study Cycle.

Kayode A., Peer Mentor, PAL Program MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Developing Skills that Prevent Academic Misconduct Thu. Jan 17, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Feature Event

One of the biggest challenges that students face at university is feeling unprepared to engage in academic research, writing, and learning. Developing an ‘academic skill set’ will provide you with the confidence to succeed and will help in the prevention of unintentional academic misconduct claims.

In this interactive session we will introduce you to the third of three modules from the new Academic Integrity Tutorial. We will do some hands-on work before having a more general discussion. As you work through the 'Developing Skills that Prevent Misconduct' section you will become familiar with the skills that will help you avoid possible academic misconduct situations and learn about the supports and services on campus available to assist you in developing the skills that will enable you complete your academic work ethically.

*Please bring a laptop to this session.

Students who come to one of the three sessions will have their name entered into a draw for 200-dollar Shop usask gift card.

MURRAY 145 (CLL) Register
Searching for Sources for Your Essay or Research Project Thu. Jan 17, 2019 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Undergraduate Research

(for undergraduate students) Attend this workshop to enhance your search skills and knowledge of the various search tools available through the University Library. Learn when to use USearch, what other tools are available to you, and how to effectively search these to find sources for your next assignment.

Brenna T., Peer Mentor, PAL Program MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Choosing and Refining an Essay or Research Topic Fri. Jan 18, 2019 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Undergraduate Research

(for undergraduate students) Often the most challenging parts of research are getting started and choosing a topic. In this workshop you will learn strategies and skills to help focus your topic for your next essay or research project.

Emiliana B., Peer Mentor, PAL Program MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Perfect Punctuation Fri. Jan 18, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Graduate Writing

Student writing is often weakened by punctuation errors. Learn how to recognize your own mistakes and how to correct them. This workshop is intended for Usask graduate students.

Heather McWhinney, Student Learning Services, Staff MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Event capacity reached Register (Waiting list)
Building a Better Writing Process Fri. Jan 18, 2019 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM Writing Help

Come to this short workshop to learn about best practices in navigating the writing process, from topic selection to final proofreading. If you cannot attend this workshop, contact us for slides and/or information about tutoring: writinghelp@usask.ca

Zainab S., Student Learning Services MURRAY 145 (CLL) Register
Exam Skills: All Types of Questions Mon. Jan 21, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Study Skills

(for undergraduate students) Come to this workshop to: learn study strategies to prepare for exams of any type; tried practices for writing exams; tips for answering multiple choice, short & long answer and essay questions; and what exam anxiety is and strategies for dealing with it.

Brenna T., Peer Mentor, PAL Program MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Addressing Procrastination Mon. Jan 21, 2019 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM Study Skills

(for undergraduate students) Come to this workshop to: learn various reasons why people will procrastinate; tips for dealing with procrastination; and how goal-setting and motivation strategies can help you maintain forward-momentum throughout the term.

Toby A., Peer Mentor, PAL Program MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Choosing and Developing a Research Question Mon. Jan 21, 2019 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM Undergraduate Research

(for undergraduate students)  Defining a research topic and formulating a good research question are essential first steps in the research process. Attend this workshop to learn about the process of narrowing your topic and what makes a good research question. This workshop is intended for undergraduate students.

Andrew W., Peer Mentor, PAL Program MURRAY 145 (CLL) Register
Reading for Grad School Tue. Jan 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Grad Help

Many grad students find that in grad school the amount and type of reading intensifies. You have to do readings for your courses, you have to do reading for your comps, and you have to do reading for your research. In this workshop we will delve into reading dynamics and how to read better for grad school.

Sam R., Peer Mentor, PAL Program MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
From Summary to Analysis: Using Evidence in Your Writing Tue. Jan 22, 2019 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM Writing Help

(for undergraduate students)  This workshop will teach you how to effectively analyze and use evidence in your writing. Given that your argument is the most crucial part of your essay, this workshop will focus on how to critique and analyze material to prove your thesis statement. The result? Your essay will be critical, argumentative, and relevant to the assigned topic.

Sarah D., Student Learning Services MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Editing Your Own Work Wed. Jan 23, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Writing Help

(for undergraduate students) Do you rely on friends or family to edit your work? Achieve independence by learning some tips and tricks for how to edit your own work!

Martin W., Student Learning Services MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Getting Back on Track in Term 2 Wed. Jan 23, 2019 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM Study Skills

(for undergraduate students) Attend this workshop to: learn strategies to effectively use your time, achieve school-life balance, and combat procrastination; acquire foundational knowledge of the memory and learning process; and how you can use the Five-Step Study Cycle to your advantage.

Lauren B., Student Learning Services MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
The Five-Step Study Cycle Thu. Jan 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Study Skills

(for undergraduate students) Come to this workshop to: learn about the Five-Step Study Cycle, which identifies five steps for studying throughout the term; some best practices for learning strategies; and how metacognitive skills can improve learning.

Moh I., Peer Mentor, PAL Program MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Addressing Exam Anxiety Thu. Jan 24, 2019 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Study Skills

(for undergraduate students) Do you feel tense and anxious before and during exams? Are you freezing up in exams, forget all you’ve studied, or performing poorly on exams as a result of anxiety? Come to this workshop to: learn about exam anxiety; common symptoms and the body/mind response; contributing factors; and strategies to help address exam anxiety.

Lexie L., Peer Mentor, PAL Program MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
An Introduction to Writing Thesis Statements Thu. Jan 24, 2019 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM Writing Help

(for undergraduate students) Your thesis statement can make or break your essay. Come to this short workshop to learn how to craft a strong one! This workshop is aimed at undergraduate students. If you cannot attend our workshops, you can request slides and other resources, and/or receive free one-to-one tutoring.

McKelvey K., History, Arts & Science MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register