It’s the second week of term. You made it through New Student Orientation, probably got your CapCard and U-Pass, bought your books, and have hopefully found all your classes. You’re all set for a successful term, right? Maybe…but there’s another important step that will make a big difference in your university experience.

Take a moment to ask yourself if you have all the skills and strategies you need to be a successful student here at Cap. Are you an effective note-taker? Are you good at managing your time? Do you know how to get the most out of your textbook reading? Even top students can improve their academic performance by taking some Student Success Workshops offered by Cap’s Counselling & Learning Support Services. Take a look at the schedule below for details on workshops being offered this September. And, don’t hesitate to take advantage of the many other Student Support Services available to you at Cap.

Motivation & Goal Setting
Learn how to increase your motivation by setting clear, realistic, inspiring and workable goals.
Wednesday, September 10, 12:30 – 1:20 p.m., LB119

Oral Presentations
Discover how to prepare for, and effectively deliver, an oral presentation.
Wednesday, September 10, 1:30-2:20 p.m., LB119

Head Start to Success
This workshop will help students to identify the skills, strategies, and resources that promote success in university.
Thursday, September 11, 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., LB119

Movement & Moods
Learn how something as simple as walking can improve your mood and your ability to learn and be successful in school.
Monday, September 15, noon – 12:50  p.m., LB119

Improving your Concentration
Finding it hard to stay focused? Attend this workshop and learn strategies for dealing with common external and internal distractors.
Tuesday, September 16, 10 – 10:50 a.m., LB119

Time Management
Attend this workshop and learn about several time management tools that will help you meet your deadlines and reduce your stress.
Tuesday, September 16, 1:30 – 2:20 p.m., LB119

Lecture Note-taking
Learn how to take effective notes, making it easier to study for exams.
Wednesday, September 24, 12:30 – 1:20 p.m., LB119

Textbook Reading
Take the monotony out of reading a textbook by learning to use the SQ4R system of reading and studying.
Wednesday, September 24, 1:30 – 2:20 p.m., LB119

Mindfulness Meditation Group
Mindfulness is a mind-body approach to life that helps you quiet your mind and live in the present moment. In this weekly group, we will practice mindfulness meditation and learn strategies for cultivating mindfulness in our daily lives. Drop in to any (or all) of the weekly sessions.
Thursdays, September 25-November 27, 11:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m., LB119

Reducing Test Anxiety
Are you concerned that you don’t perform as well on exams as you would like to, due to performance anxiety? Come to this workshop to learn how to manage your anxiety.
Monday, September 29, Noon – 12:50 pm., LB119

All workshops take place in the Library building, room LB119.

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