Study Skills Resources

Explore our collection of resources collected and selected by peer tutors.

You can also search this collection (and the rest of the Library and Learning Centre Website) by clicking on the magnifying glass in the top right corner of every page.


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.

How are Your Study Skills?


Connect with a tutor

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.  Build your study skills and strategies in the following ways:

The Learning Centre tutoring schedules are now live! Peer tutors can meet with you in-person (20/50-minute sessions) at New West and Coquitlam campus or via Zoom (25/55-minute sessions). Choose "Consultation" from the 'Get help with..." drop-down menu to speak to a tutor about your needs.

Learning Centre workshops focus on academic strategies you need to be successful in your courses and in learning online; the workshops are led by Learning Centre instructors, English Language tutors and peer tutors.



Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Book a tutoring session to review your understanding and skills for avoiding plagiarism. Choose the following appointments from the drop-down menu:

Academic Integrity: Understanding and Awareness

  • To increase awareness of the principles and concepts behind academic integrity, plagiarism, and intellectual property.
  • In this appointment, you’ll build on your understanding of academic integrity. The tutor will also introduce you to Douglas College resources available, as well as help you come up with a plan to keep learning the skills needed.

Academic Integrity: Using Sources in Your Writing

  • To learn how to paraphrase and quote effectively, without plagiarizing.
  • In this appointment, you’ll focus on developing your paraphrasing and ability to use sources as evidence in your writing assignments. The tutor will introduce you to Douglas College Learning Centre resources available.
  • If you have a writing assignment you are currently working on where you are integrating sources as evidence, please bring it to this session. A graded assignment will also work to review concepts with the tutor.

Academic Integrity: Style and Formatting Guidelines

  • To learn how to access and follow guides and manuals in order to use APA, MLA and other citation styles to format your writing assignments, as well as how to connect with a librarian for support with citation formatting.
  • In this appointment, you’ll learn how to find the formatting and style rules needed for your assignments, as well as what aspects of the style and formatting are important in most college assignments. The tutor will introduce you to resources available, as well as help you come up with a plan to keep learning the skills needed.

Learning Centre Ask-a-Tutor

Peer tutors are available by chat to students needing support for online learning skills, including learning to use Blackboard and Office365 for course assignments

Note: These tutors do not help with login issues or tech support. Contact IT Services if you need help. 

Fall 2021 Ask-a-Tutor Hours: 

Mondays: 9:30 AM-10:30 AM / 11:30 AM-5:30 PM
Tuesdays - Fridays: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM