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Academic Skills Events, Workshops, & Webcasts

Coming Up

All Events

Workshops & Webcasts

Coming Up


All Events

Academic Skills leads this academic boot camp during Orientation Week, which offers new students an opportunity to become familiar with the work load and expectations faced by university students. Students in a range of programs, from Nursing to Business to Cultural Studies to Biochemistry, will discover helpful strategies to meet the challenges of university by working with Academic Skills instructors to complete exercises, discuss strategies, and assess strengths in topics like time management,writing lab reports and essays, and study skills.

Trent's Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP) is a free event, held at Bata Library each November and March, to help students develop essential skills to manage demanding end-of-semester writing and study schedules. At LNAP, students can learn strategies for time management, exam preparation, writing strategies, stress management and more in workshops and drop-in sessions. Students also can enjoy free stress-busters, including massage therapy and healthy snacks.

Three Minute Paper (3MP) is an exciting competition for undergraduate students developed in collaboration by the colleges of Trent University and Academic Skills. The 3MP competition challenges upper-year Trent undergraduates to present their work to others, in a clear, concise, and engaging manner in only 3 minutes. Students develop essential communication skills in the planning, preparation, and performance of their talk.

The Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) presents M.A., M.Sc., and Ph.D. students with the ultimate challenge: to explain their complex and highly specialized research and ideas to a general audience in just three minutes, using only one Power Point slide. This collaborative event is organized by Graduate Studies, External Affairs, Traill College, and Academic Skills.


Webcasts of Undergraduate Workshops

Watch for information about ASC workshops in your courses.

APA Documentation

APA Formatting and Style

APA Basics: Formatting & Referencing Sources (Oct 2016)

Presenting Data - Writing for Science

Style, Grammar & Avoiding Plagiarism - Writing for Science

Writing Lab Reports - Writing for Science

Writing the Biology Lab Report