Category: Academic Success Centre

Motivation During COVID-19

Motivation is something many university students are currently struggling with because learning is a lot different this year. In some ways, virtual learning and social distancing have made school more draining. It’s not as easy to get into a mindset...

/ December 1, 2020

Staying Organized in an Online World

You’ve spent years building a productive routine for yourself, and with life happening virtually that entire routine seems thrown off balance. Well, you’re not alone. Many people feel unproductive and disorganized while studying and working virtually. Organization has always been...

/ November 25, 2020
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How to Manage Test and Exam Anxiety

Do you ever feel that you forget everything before a test begins because you are so nervous? Do you ever feel physical symptoms such as nausea before taking a test? Do you have intrusive thoughts before writing an exam? If...

/ November 17, 2020

Is Change Necessary for Success?

Entering the 2019 Fall term as a second-year Ted Rogers School student was enough to make me feel reassured of my readiness. I felt confident entering the new semester being an experienced university student. But, the Fall term ended and...

/ November 5, 2020
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Facilitation: A Tool for Learning

Facilitation is a great way to engage the audience and help them learn skills through ongoing discussion. Third-year Marketing Management student Anisa Sayani and fourth-year Global Management Studies student Saad Khan, who both work as Peer Academic Coaches at the...

/ October 21, 2020

Preparing for Midterms: Making a Study Plan for Reading Week

Making a study plan for exams is really tricky because if you start too early, you may forget the previous part you’ve reviewed. Or, if you think you still have time, you may end up with not being able to...

/ October 13, 2020

Five Essential Steps to Make Virtual Training Successful

Adjusting to the “new normal” amid COVID-19 has been a challenge for everyone. When I discovered that the TRSM Academic Success Centre (ASC) planned on conducting virtual training for my Peer Academic Coach job, I wondered how it could be...

/ October 1, 2020

Making the Most of Quarantine

As we enter month six of quarantine, many of us have found creative ways make use of our time at home. For the most introverted among us, we may not have even noticed a discernible difference in our lifestyles to...

/ September 1, 2020

How to Prepare for a Successful Virtual Fall Semester

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, we have been forced to adapt our lives to this new normal. The way we study, work and interact was changed instantly and all of us have been impacted in one way or another....

/ August 25, 2020

How to Use D2L for Online Learning

Online learning provides the flexibility of accessing material at any time, convenience of working from any location and high level of interaction. Online courses offer the same level of difficulty and require the same amount of effort as in-class courses...

/ August 14, 2020