Skills for Class

Struggling with your course load and course material? Here are some resources that can help you boost up your academic skills.

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Assignment Calculators

This easy-to-use assignment calculator will help you plan out your attack on that next paper or project.

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Interacting with Profs

Why should you go to office hours? Why does your professor want you to be there? Find answers to those questions and more in this toolkit!  

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Managing Your Time

Wasting a lot of time online? Pulling too many all-nighters? Getting better at managing your time is easier than you think!

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Preparing for Exams

Tests and exams, you can’t escape ‘em. So learn how to prepare well in advance and gain confidence in test-writing.

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Presentation Design

Designing a presentation may sound easier than it seems! With the help of our toolkit, you'll be able to design the most effective presentation for academic and professional needs.

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Presentation Skills

Nothing causes anxiety in students quite like presenting. With our helpful tips and tricks, you’ll be chomping at the bit to present!

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Taking Notes

Notes are another inescapable part of getting a university education. We might not be able to make them fun, but we can offer tips on how to make them useful.

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…from our blog

Ask Yourself: How do you Learn?

by Nana on October 8, 2021

A blog post that begins to join the dots on how self-knowledge promotes learning, and how the Approach to Learning self-assessment helps that!

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Choosing Courses at UBC Part 2: Considering Online Learning

by Sanjana on June 25, 2021

Sanjana writes about her considerations of faculty requirements, accountability, time, and lecture format for online courses.

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Choosing Courses at UBC Part 1: What Do I Want?

by Lina on June 11, 2021

Lina lists out the factors she considers when choosing a course, starting with the course’s topic and instructor and her academic objectives.

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What You Need to Know in May: Summer Events and Resources

by Tiffany on May 1, 2021

Whether you're kicking off a new semester, or kicking back to lounge in the sun, we've got resources to share with you!

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Grades vs Educational Knowledge

by Madeleine on March 26, 2021

Madeleine reflects on the difference between grades and knowledge, and why each is as important as the other.

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