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Preparing you for end-of-term success! Join us for writing support, wellness activities, research support, academic support, and peer assisted study sessions at W²RAP UP!

W2RAP UP

The Student Success Centre, Libraries & Cultural Resources, and the SU Wellness Centre have partnered to run a program called W2RAP UP from April 4 - 5, 2017.

This program provides Writing, Wellness, Research, and Academic Support, as well as Peer-Assisted Study Sessions. Through group sessions, you will have an opportunity to receive support for exam-preparation, research, and writing, as well as support for maintaining holistic wellness during the final stretch of the term.  Writing Tutors and Academic Development Specialists will offer one-on-one sessions, and stress-reduction activities such as making stress-balls and receiving free massages will also be offered. This event will provide you with access to services and resources on campus to help you as you wrap up the term!

Wellness

Stress Reduction Activities
Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 4 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. TFDL Foyer
Wednesday, April 5 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. TFDL Foyer

Stress reduction activities such as making stress-balls, buttons, colouring and origami will be offered!

Massage
Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 4 noon - 1 p.m. TFDL Foyer
Wednesday, April 5 noon - 1 p.m. TFDL Foyer

Drop by for a FREE 5 minute massage from a Registered Massage Therapist.

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 4 10:30 - 11 a.m. SSC - TFDL 3rd Floor

Quality sleep is essential for academic and personal success, yet insomnia can disrupt your energy and well-being. In this practical workshop, we will talk about sleep and insomnia, as well as learn strategies to address sleep issues.

Incorporating Mindfulness in your Daily Life to Reduce Stress
Date Time Location
Wednesday, April 5 11 a.m. - noon SSC - TFDL 3rd Floor

Do you find your mind scattered throughout the day? Feeling overwhelmed or stressed with the demands from your life? Come learn about the science and art of Mindfulness and how it can help alleviate stress.

Motivation and Procrastination

Date Time Location
Wednesday, April 5 12:05 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. Wellness Centre Classroom (MSC 370)

Is your motivation low? Are you struggling to get started on work? In this 50-minute workshop you will learn practical strategies to increase motivation and reduce procrastination.

Reducing Test Anxiety

Date Time Location
Wednesday, April 5 10 - 10:30 a.m. SSC - TFDL 3rd Floor

Nervous, worried, stressed out feelings during exams can significantly affect your performance. In this interactive workshop you will learn and practice with simple, effective strategies to reduce your anxiety during tests leaving you feeling more relaxed and confident.

Writing

Writing Drop-ins
Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 4 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. TFDL Foyer
Wednesday, April 5 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. TFDL Foyer

Bring your papers and leave with confidence to spot and fix your errors! Meet one-on-one for a writing consultation to help improve your final papers.

Sign up with a staff member in the foyer of the TFDL. Sessions are 20 minutes.

Research

Term-Paper Express
Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 4 10 a.m. - noon TFDL 150B
Wednesday, April 5 10 a.m. - noon TFDL 150B

Have you and your computer spent too much search time together? Research Support is being offered by Librarians to help you construct search terms, evaluate scholarly articles, and speed up your research!

Sessions are 30 minutes.

Academic Support

Creating a Study Plan
Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 4 1 - 1:30 p.m. SSC - TFDL 3rd Floor
Wednesday, April 5 3 - 3:30 p.m. SSC - TFDL 3rd Floor

We sometimes tell ourselves that we will study all day. But what does that entail? Where should we start? This hands on session will lay out the steps for creating an effective plan to help ensure you are making the most of your time!

Exam Preparation Techniques
Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 4 9 - 9:30 a.m. SSC - TFDL 3rd Floor

Learn how to prepare an exam schedule that incorporates appropriate study and review time, while also learning tips to avoid procrastination.

Strategies for Multiple Choice Tests in Social Sciences/Humanities
Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 4 2 - 2:30 p.m. SSC - TFDL 3rd Floor

The final exams in your Humanities and Social Sciences courses are multiple choice, and you’re not confident with these kinds of tests. What do you do?

  1. Wing it and hope for the best.
  2. Put your head in the sand and pretend it’s not happening.
  3. Choose answer 'c'
  4. Attend the W2RAP-UP mini-workshop on 'Multiple Choice tests for Humanities & Social Sciences' √
Strategies for Writing Essay Exams
Date Time Location
Wednesday, April 5 9 - 9:30 a.m. SSC - TFDL 3rd Floor

Learn how to prepare for essay exams by anticipating big-picture questions, memorizing supporting details, and practicing timed writing; how to read and choose essay exam questions during the exam; and how to draft and edit your answers.

Self-Testing
Date Time Location
Wednesday, April 5 12:30 - 1 p.m. SSC - TFDL 3rd Floor

Self-testing is one of the critical components to exam success in all courses. Discover the crucial differences between studying, practicing, and self-testing with opportunity to try some tracking tools and practice question generation strategies.

Tracking your Course Progress
Date Time Location
Wednesday, April 5 1:30 - 2 p.m. SSC - TFDL 3rd Floor

Through this hands-on session, you will find out how to calculate your progress in each of your classes prior to writing your final exams.

Strategies for Managing your Time During the Exam
Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 4 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. SSC - TFDL 3rd Floor

How do you effectively manage your time during the exam in order to maximize your results? Attend this session to learn proven strategies that have helped students increase their marks on their exams.

Building/Enhancing your Academic Strategies
Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 4 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. SSC – TFDL 3rd Floor
Wednesday, April 5 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. SSC – TFDL 3rd Floor

Meet one-on-one with an Academic Development Specialist to get tailored support on exam preparation and ways to balance your academic tasks!

Sessions are 30 minutes.

Exam Strategies for Math Courses
Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 4 11 a.m. - noon SSC – TFDL 3rd Floor

In this session, you will learn strategies for improving your performance, managing your time, and navigating multiple choice questions.

Math Tutoring
Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 4 noon - 1 p.m. SSC – TFDL 3rd Floor

Math problems? We can help! Tutoring will be available for the following courses: MATH 211, 249, 265, 267, 271, STAT 205, 213. Bring your books and notes and use the time to complete practice problems while benefiting from individualized support. 

Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

PASS Sessions
Date Time Location
Tuesday, April 4 Check Schedule Check Schedule
Wednesday, April 5 Check Schedule Check Schedule

PASS leaders are offering small-group support to students who are currently enrolled in supported courses. These include more sessions and more chances to do great on your finals!

Find the PASS schedule here: https://success.ucalgary.ca/home.htm. Go to Student Success Centre and click on PASS.