Bloom’s Taxonomy and Students’ Study Cycle

This Blog Post is by Geerthan Ranjhan (he/him), a 5th year Business Management co-op student majoring in Human Resources Management and minoring in Law, and Yixuan He (she/her), a 4th year Business Management student, majoring in Global Management Studies and minoring in Economics, both of whom are Peer Academic Coaches at the Academic Success Centre…

Metacognition: Understanding how we think and learn

This Blog Post was written by Monie Chan (5th year Business Technology Management co-op student, pursuing a minor in eBusiness) and Aidan Dyer (4th year Marketing Management student, pursuing a minor in Finance), both of whom are Peer Academic Coaches at Ted Rogers School of Management’s Academic Success Centre (ASC). It is part of ASC’s…

Introducing the “Teach Yourself How to Learn” Weekly Series

It is a challenging time to be a student with university expectations set very high. As undergraduate students, we are expected to learn and utilize a lot of information from different courses. Yet, we weren’t taught how to learn. Some students are lucky enough to find learning strategies that work for them. Others start their…

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 of learning when our classrooms have become our homes, and our homes have become our…

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 a key to success, but now more than ever it is important to find new…

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 so, I promise you that you are not alone. Many university students experience test anxiety…

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 it did not go as I imagined. At the end of the term, I found…

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 Academic Success Centre (ASC), write about facilitation as a learning tool and why it is…

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 cover everything. Therefore, having the right review plan is the first step to a successful…

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 nearly as effective and engaging as it is in physical settings. I anticipated training would…

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 begin with! But no matter your personality type, there’s plenty to do around the house,…

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. This means that we, as students, need to find ways to continue our education under…