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The Learning Commons and its partners offer a variety of workshops to help students with their academic work and career planning.  Check out the calendar for an up-to-date schedule of offerings.  Below are examples of popular workshops.
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Research Workshop for Undergraduates

There is a direct relationship between your skill as a researcher and the grades you earn. Don't waste time struggling on your own; attend one of our workshops to find out how to do proper research using library resources.

Research Workshop for Graduate Students

An introduction into key tools and strategies for disciplinary research for graduate students.  Learn how to make the most of the rich resources available to you through York University Libraries.

Academic Integrity Workshops

This workshop will provide strategies for practicing academic integrity and avoiding risky situations related to cheating, plagiarism and collusion. Includes quizzes, writing exercises, and group discussions based around case studies, with a focus on the new Academic Integrity Module in SPARK.
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How to Develop a Thesis

This session will help you get a good start on your essays. Learn how to develop an effective thesis statement that tells the reader where you are headed.

Essay Writing: A Review of the Basics

What is the purpose of an introduction? What should you put in your conclusion? How can you use evidence to effectively support your arguments? What does your TA mean when she says your thesis is “unclear”? What does a “clear” thesis look like? This workshop will cover common questions such as these to help demystify the academic writing process.

Effective Editing

Do you lose precious essay marks due to grammatical and stylistic errors? Learn to analyze your work logically and systematically to improve the quality of all your academic assignments. You will learn to assess content, correct common errors and proofread for accuracy. This is a hands-on workshop, so if you have a writing sample, bring it to the session and be ready to use what you learn right away.
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Time Management

Where does the time go? Are you having trouble balancing school, work and life? How much study time is enough? Learn practical, personalized approaches to managing your time that work for you.

Exam Prep

Multiple choice, short answer, calculations or essay style – which exam format is your personal nemesis? Whatever the format, and whether it's midterms or finals, if you could use some help in preparing for exams then this workshop is for you.

Reading & Note-taking

Many students find keeping up with the readings and lecture notes at university to be a real challenge. Learn more effective reading and note-taking techniques to help you stay on top of your course work.
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Getting Started: What Can I Do With My Degree?

Are you wondering how your degree may relate to your career direction? This introductory workshop provides an overview of career exploration and is an important starting point for Career Exploration workshops. Learn how the skills you are developing in your degree and the experiences you are gaining help build a foundation for your future. Identify resources for exploring possible career options.

Selecting a Post-Grad Program

Choosing where to continue your education is a critical element in ensuring it is a positive step forward. Learn about resources and strategies for selecting a post graduate program that fits best with your expectations, interests and resources.

Organizing Your Post-Grad Application

Learn about common elements required in many application packages and get tips on how to make sure yours is as competitive as possible.