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You can participate in workshops to develop and strengthen fundamental skills such as research, writing, math, digital skills, and study skills to help you succeed in your classes and career.

If you have ever wished there was a place to go where someone could show you how to conduct research, correctly craft citations, write an engaging paper, or even make studying less stressful and more effective, you should explore the workshops offered here!

Most of our workshops are offered in the Library Learning Lab, located in room C263

Online Workshop Schedule

Navigate to by month using the arrows on the left and right. The upcoming events are displayed below the calendar. Click on an event to view a description and to register.

Resources and Recorded Workshops Lib

General

Learn how to access most of the library’s digital resources from anywhere, 24/7. Find out how to search through the library website to find ebooks, videos, articles, tutorials, statistics and more! Learn new strategies for navigating our online resources and digital collections and easily find the resources you are looking for.

Watch the recorded version of the online workshop.

Visit the Presentation Skills module - open in a new tab in the Essential Study Skills guide and check out the videos below for strategies to improve your presentations.

Click on the following titles to view the corresponding videos:


How to present a presentation online

How to present a presentation online Video Transcript.

How to Create an Effective Presentation

How to Create an Effective Presentation Video Transcript.

How to Prepare for Your Presentation

How to Prepare for a Presentation Video Transcript.

How to Manage Presentation Anxiety

How to Manage Presentation Anxiety Video Transcript.

How to Deliver an Effective Presentation

How to Manage Presentation Anxiety Video Transcript.

Research

Complete the activity and watch the video below for an explanation of what plagiarism is and how you can avoid it.


Plagiarism and you Video Transcript (RTF) Opens in a new window

Complete the activity below to learn about avoiding plagiarism in your academic paper.

Module 1: Plagiarism Activity Transcript

Need to write a paper but don’t know how to get started? Learn how to come up with appropriate search terms, find resources, and evaluate what you find.

Go through process of planning, researching, and writing your paper in the Research Guide - open in a new tab, and watch the videos below. Visit the Research Guide page on evaluating resources and use the C.R.A.A.P. Evaluation Checklist to evaluate resources in your research.

Defining Your Topic - Recorded Workshop

Searching with One Search

Refining search results in One Search

Learn to find scholarly articles using library resources. Learn the characteristics of a scholarly article and how to differentiate it from a popular source.

Watch the videos below to learn about how to find scholarly resources using Library search tools, and how to tell if a resource is scholarly.

How to identify a scholarly article

How to Find a Scholarly Article

Writing and Citing

Check out the Structuring Your Writing - Opens in a new window module of The Learning Portal for help structuring and writing the paragraphs in your essay, as well as with incorporating the sources you found during your research.

Computer Skills

Become familiar with Brightspace, ACSIS, Live@AC, and understand how to connect to college WIFI and how to access printing. Visit the Student Survival Guide page on Getting Started Online and Navigating Technology, and watch the videos below to learn how to use some online collaboration tools. If you want to find out how to create engaging presentations, or your own videos, visit the modules on Presenting Online and Creating Videos to learn more.

Click on the following titles to view the corresponding videos:

Getting Connected at Algonquin College

Accessing your student email and Office 365

Accessing your student email and Office 365 Video Transcript.

Getting started with Brightspace

Getting started with Brightspace Video Transcript.

Getting Started with Zoom

Getting Started with Zoom Video Transcript.

Office 365 Applications

Office 365 Applications Video Transcript.

Success in a college environment depends on those key skills that you’ve been hearing about throughout your academic career — time management, organization, note-taking, reading, and studying. The Student Learning Centre will be offering FREE weekly workshops on different academic topics throughout first semester. These workshops will give you new strategies to approach your courses and the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with other students.

For additional information to help you develop these skills, you can also visit Study Skills: a guide for academic success - opens in a new window.

Managing your time and keeping on top of your work are the keys to success as a college student.

Visit the Time Management module and watch the videos below to learn how to create weekly schedules and a semester plan to manage your time better.

How to create a weekly schedule

How to create a weekly schedule Video Transcript.

How to create a semester plan in Word

How to create a semester plan in Word Video Transcript.

It can be challenging to listen to your professors while also writing class notes . . . and how do you balance all of the readings that you need to get through, anyway?

Visit the Reading & Note-Taking module and watch the video below to learn some strategies for taking notes in class more effective and useful.

How to Use Cornell Method

How to Use Cornell Method Video Transcript.

Do you cringe when your professors assign group projects? Do you dread completing these projects because you know it’s going to be difficult to get everyone on board to get the job done?

Visit the module on Agreeing on Expectations for group projects, and watch the videos below.

About Group Contracts

About Group Contracts Video Transcript.

How to be successful when working with classmates using online platforms like Zoom

How to be successful when working with classmates using online platforms like Zoom Video Transcript.

“If I’d just started earlier, I could have done so much better.” Although many students claim to work better under the pressure of deadlines, not having enough time to complete assignments can mean that you are not reaching your potential as a student. Learn to maximize your marks by starting early and breaking down your assignments into manageable parts using an “assignment tracker.”

Visit the Time Management module and watch this video to learn how to plan out the time to work on your assignment so you’ll be less likely to put it off.

How to Use Assignment Tracker

How to Use Assignment Tracker Video Transcript.

Practice makes perfect! If you want to feel more comfortable with new material, you need to review regularly and actively! Trade in straight reading for techniques that will allow you to rehearse material, test yourself, and come up with memory devices. Learn how to prioritize your studying and focus on the material that really matters.

Visit the Studying and Test-Taking module and watch the videos below for strategies to make your studying more effective.

How to Decide What to Study

How to Decide What to Study Video Transcript.

How to Remember Information

How to Remember Information Video Transcript.

For many students, exam time can be filled with stress, anxiety, and worry.

Visit the Studying and Test-Taking module and watch the videos below for strategies to make your studying more effective.

Click on the following titles to view the corresponding videos:


How to Use the Stoplight Technique

How to Use the Stoplight Technique Video Transcript.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Study Time

How to Get the Most Out of Your Study Time Video Transcript.

How to decide what to study

How to decide what to study Video Transcript.

What to do during a test

What to do during a test Video Transcript.

Balancing your course-load and personal commitments can be a stressful experience for many college students.

Visit the Stress Management module and watch the videos below to learn strategies that can help you deal with stress.

Click on the following titles to view the corresponding videos:

Guided Belly Breathing

Guided Belly Breathing Video Transcript.

Let's Take a Mindfulness Moment

Let's Take a Mindfulness Moment Video Transcript.

How to Solve Practical Problems

How to Solve Practical Problems Video Transcript.