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The Learning Centre: Study Skills

Study Skills and Online Learning

Tutors can review skills like memorization, organizing oral presentations, exam taking strategies and improved lecture note-taking to strategies for online learning and information about academic integrity.  

Book a Real-time Online Tutoring Session

Meet with a peer tutor to assess and build study strategies for academic success. Choose "Consultation" from the 'Get help with..." drop-down menu to speak to a tutor about your needs.

Register for a Workshop Join a workshop to focus on academic strategies you need to be successful in your courses and in learning online, led by Learning Centre instructors, English Language tutors and peer tutors. 


Looking for online resources

Learning to Learn Online

Strategies and resources for online learning, communication, motivation and mental health.

Online Learning: Getting Started

Worried about the switch to online learning? This resource was created especially for Douglas College students and will guide you through the resources you might need. 


Making a Schedule

Study Skills Resource: Quiz

How are your Study Skills?

Find out by taking this quiz: 

intakes and learning plans

Learning Plans for Study Skills

Students wanting ongoing appointments with academic skills can choose to meet with a tutor for weekly sessions. The first appointment, called an Intake, will be scheduled with Learning Centre instructor or an experienced peer tutor. During this appointment, you will be asked questions about your needs and the skills you already bring with you. This information will be used to create a Learning Plan for you to work on weekly with a peer tutor.  



Study strategies

General Study Skills

Working in Geoups

Taking Tests

Test-Taking Skills

Learning Languages

Learning Languages

Learning Centre Workshops

Workshops focus on academic strategies  you need to be successful in your courses and in learning online. They are led by Learning Centre instructors, English Language tutors and peer tutors. The Tutor Tips! workshops feature panels of peer tutors sharing their own strategies. 

Register for Workshops here.

Fall 2020: Week 1 Workshops

Tuesday, Sept 8

11:30am  Establishing routines: time management for online learning  

2:30pm  Best practices for group projects and breakout groups 

Wednesday, Sept 9 

11:30am Motivation: ways to get your work done when you don’t feel like doing it 

2:30pm Upgrading your reading skills: annotation 

Thursday, September 10 

11:30am Reports, essays and papers: why “copy-paste” will hurt you 

2:30pm Online discussions, email and chat: communication tips 

Friday, Sept 11 

11:30am Best practices for group projects and breakout groups 

Fall 2020: Wednesday Workshops 

Learning Centre workshops take place every Wednesday during the term from 3:30pm-4:30pm. 

September 16 Tutor Tips! Becoming an Effective Student in Online College Courses
September 23 Tutor Tips! Making Blackboard Work for you
September 30 Online Discussions, Email, and Chat: Communicating Effectively Online
October 7 Dealing with Stress
October 14 Working effectively on Group Projects, and in Breakout Sessions
October 21

Ways to Get the Work Done When you Don't Feel Like it

October 28 Finding Sources for Papers: Effective Research Strategies and Tips
November 4 When Grammar Rules Don’t Help:  Words that Go Together in English  
November 18 Proofreading and Self-Editing
November 25 "A/An/The” – Editing Your Writing for Articles 
December 2 Tutor Tips: Studying for Exams