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Academic Skills

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Academic Skills

Orientation Week Workshops

Welcome to Trent!

We know the transition to university isn't easy, so we're here to help.

Orientation Week Workshops

Start off Right - Squad Sessions

Join your Orientation Squad at the Academic Skills session, titled "Start off Right." We'll cover important basics to help you feel comfortable in your first classes: effective notetaking, efficient reading strategies, and tools for regular review. Sessions are scheduled on Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Start off Right - slides (pdf)

Start off Right - webcast

Mature and Transfer Orientation

At the Mature and Transfer Orientation on Wednesday, September 4, Academic Skills offers two short sessions: "Ready, Set, Go to Class Prepared" and "Read Right and Cite."

Ready, Set, Go to Class Prepared

Read Right and Cite

Intro to Undergrad

During Intro to Undergrad on Wednesday, September 4 (1-3pm), Academic Skills explores common assignments and valuable skills that students develop in their field of study. Students also hear from Academic Advisors about the opportunities in their degree pathways at Trent and from Careers staff about how to engage in valuable experiences and find a meaningful career path. The event ends with a conversation with faculty about their work and their lives outside of the academy.

  • Intro to Undergrad: Sciences - Wenjack (OC W102)
  • Intro to Undergrad: Social Sciences - Gzowski 114
  • Intro to Undergrad: Humanities - Stohn Hall, TSC 1.22

Watch for September workshops on Writing and Time Management for first-year students

Online Guide to University Transition

Survive and Thrive is a short guide that helps incoming Trent students learn how to be successful through their first term at university.