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Learning Skills Counsellors help students in a number of ways. This Byte provides an overview of all that SDC's Learning Skills Services can do for students at Western.
Have you been disappointed by the results of a recent exam? Has this happened more than once? This Byte outlines some common reasons for exam errors and provides suggestions on how you can take steps to correct these errors and improve your test performance.
Each year, SDC's Learning Skills Services has a group of dedicated volunteers who assist students in our Learning Help Centre. Benefit from the learning strategies that they recommend in this Byte. Suggestions are provided for keeping up with courses, studying for tests, managing time, and for specific disciplines. Learn from some of Western's best students.
Procrastination is the bane of many students' existence. What can be done about it? This Byte will help you to examine your patterns of procrastination and provide some strategies to tackle this pervasive problem.
Welcome to university! Things are different here...especially expectations around learning. Some of the most pronounced differences in learning between high school and university are outlined in this Byte. As well, the Byte offers some helpful advice on how to adapt to these changes.