The Learning Development & Success team has created a number of video presentations to help Western students gain knowledge and build confidence in their learning and academic skills. From time management to studying for exams, we have a variety of presentations to help you thrive academically.
Earn a Certificate of Academic Engagement by watching a minimum of four synchronous and/or asynchronous Learning Development & Success presentations between September 2020-April 2021. Be sure to complete and submit a Reflection Form for each presentation you watch, and then email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your Certificate.
To have the achievement appear on your Western Co-Curricular Record, you must first obtain your Certificate of Academic Engagement and then add the Learning Development & Success Certificate of Academic Engagement to your Co-Curricular Record for validation at myexperience.uwo.ca
This session was designed primarily for students who are new to Western and who wish to become more familiar with learning at a Canadian University. Students will learn ways to complete work on time, listen to and understand lectures, increase comfort with class participation, move from surface to deep learning, and use helpful campus resources.
Do you highlight so much of your textbook that your eyes start to glow? Do your books make that creaky-new sound whenever you finally get around to opening them? Learn effective ways to approach each of your textbooks depending on their format and their role in your courses.
Effective note-taking helps you to manage a large volume of information, prepare more effectively for exams, and increase your academic engagement. This presentation will introduce a variety of strategies to help you structure your notes and to utilize them effectively while studying.
Passive repetition of course material not only takes a lot of time, but it doesn't guarantee you'll remember the information at exam time. Learn how to use your brain efficiently and effectively with these active strategies for enhancing long-term memory storage and recall.
To be successful in the dual roles of student and TA requires a carefully planned balancing act. This is especially true in our current climate of remote working and learning. The two videos and accompanying workbook will explore a variety of time and self-management strategies that can help you be an effective and efficient student and TA.
Staying motivated in graduate school can be challenging, particularly when it is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. In this presentation, we will discuss factors that affect motivation, challenges to staying motivated in graduate school, and motivational strategies for graduate students.
Looking for more helpful videos? Check out the SmartStart: Learning Modules developed by the Learning Development & Success Team. Click below to learn more: