Learning Centre Workshops

Group studyWorkshops 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. English Language workshops provide practical information and tips for improving your English reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the Douglas College courses you’re taking.

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Learning Centre Basics - The Workshops! Winter 2022

Want to start your semester on the right track? As we are busy preparing for the opening at the Learning Centre for winter, we want to ensure that you are off to a great start. We have planned a series of workshops to help you prepare for your semester!

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Date Topics
Tuesday, January 4  
10:30 AM Make an appointment and submit a draft to a tutor   
11:30 AM Get started with the new Blackboard  
1:30 PM Academic Integrity Escape Room
2:30 PM Create a study schedule for the Fall semester 
3:30 PM Taking notes in class
Wednesday, January 5    
10:30 AM Using the Library
11:30 AM Upgrade your academic writing skills with Learning Centre resources 
1:30 PM Upgrade your study strategies with Learning Centre resources
2:30 PM Learn about Canadian Academic life 
3:30 PM Active Reading Strategies


English Language Learning Tuesday

English Language Learning Tuesday workshops provide practical information and tips for improving your English reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the Douglas College courses you’re taking. English Language Learning Workshps take place every Tuesday at 3:30PM from January 11 to March 15 at 3:30 PM. 

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Date Topics
January 11 Improving English Speaking and Listening Skills
January 18 “A/An/The” – Editing your Writing for Articles.   
January 25 The Many Faces of Verbs (Verb Form and Verb Function)    
February 1 When Grammar Rules Don’t Apply: Words that Go Together in English.  
February 8 Reports, Essays, and Term Papers: Why “Copy/Paste” Will Hurt You  
February 15 Fixing Common Noun Errors (Subject/Verb Agreement)   
February 22 Study Break (no workshops)
March 1  Effective Use of Online Tools for English Editing
March 8 Present Perfect Verbs: When to Use, When Not to Use
March 15 Common Sentence Structure Errors
March 22 Letter-grade-up Your Essay
March 29 BYOG (bring your own grammar questions)


Study Skills Workshop Wednesdays (Zoom Sessions)

Workshops focus on academic strategies you need to be successful in your courses and in learning online. Tutor Tips! workshops feature panels of peer tutors sharing their own strategies. Study Skills Workshops take place Wednesdays at 3:30PM from January 12 to April 13. For in-person sessions, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

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Date Topics
January 12 Tutor Tips: These are the secrets to my academic success
January 19 Getting the thesis statement right
January 26 Tutor Tips: This is how I communicate with my instructors
February 9 Finding Sources for Papers: Effective Research Strategies and Tips    
March 2 Tutor Tips: This is how I survive group projects
March 16 Tutor Tips: This is how I stay motivated
March 30 Tutor Tips: This is how I study
April 13 Tutor Tips: This is how I take an exam


Study Skills Workshop Wednesdays (In-Person sessions at New West or Coquitlam Campus)

Workshops focus on academic strategies you need to be successful in your courses and in learning online. They are led by Learning Centre instructors. These sessions do NOT require registration. Simply show up at the location indicated below at the time of the workshops.

Date Topics Campus
February 2, 3:30 PM The importance of practice and using problem-sets New Westminster Campus, room TBD
February 16, 3:30 PM Learning to Paraphrase Learning Centre, campus TBD
March 23, 3:30 PM Anti-biased writing New Westminster Campus, room TBD
April 6, 3:30 PM How to create study questions New Westminster Campus, room TBD
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