Trent University has moved courses and many essential services online to mitigate the risk of COVID-19. In response, Durham Academic Skills is offering online appointments to our students.
Book an Appointment
- Go to the Student Experience Portal
- Login using your myTrent username and password
- Click on “Durham GTA Campus Appointment Bookings” on the left side of the screen.
For Math and Statistics academic skills support, please contact Darren Nesbitt at firstname.lastname@example.org
In-Person/Zoom and Online Appointments
During the fall 2020 session, appointments will be offered remotely via Zoom. These appointments are appropriate for support with math and statistics, organizational and study skills, or planning and strategizing with regard to assignments and papers. If you have completed a draft and would like written feedback on grammar, style, and structure, please book an online appointment and follow the instructions to submit your work.
For math and statistics support please contact Darren Nesbitt at email@example.com to make an appointment. For all other Academic Skills support, including help with organizational and study skills, planning and strategizing for written assignments, or feedback on completed drafts, please use our online booking system at ccr.trentu.ca to make an appointment with Pamela MacIsaac.
Academic Skills Online Resources
- Essay Basics 3: Drafting and Editing
- Essay Basics 2: The Second Pre-Writing Stage
- Essay Basics 1: The First Pre-Writing Stage
- Efficient and Critical Reading #2
- Efficient and Critical Reading #1
- Self-Editing Checklist
- Welcome to 2021
- Quick Tip: Creating a Block Schedule
- Orientation - Online Learning Pro Tips Presentation
- Infographic: Common Grammar Errors
An assortment of online academic resources are available, including
- Online Documentation Guide: What to Cite and How to Cite it
- Thinking it Through: Essay-Writing Guide
- Study Skills for University
- Exam Preparation
- Referencing, Formatting and Avoiding Plagiarism
- Grammar and Clear Writing
- Essays, Writing Assignments and Presentations
- Resources for Math and Sciences
Resources from our Learning Resource Peer Mentor
A message for Trent Durham students
Hope you and your loved ones are doing well and staying safe. My name is Chris, and I am your new Learning Resource Peer Mentor (LRPM)! I am a fourth-year Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) student and I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to meet students from different walks of life as a student, student employee, and volunteer at Trent Durham through the years. As an LRPM, I will be working with Durham Academic Skills and Durham Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to provide peer support for students and/or connect them with valuable resources and opportunities. I look forward to sharing the lessons that I have learned throughout my time at Trent Durham and look forward to helping and learning from students in our growing school community. Stay tuned to find out more about our upcoming weekly virtual drop-in sessions, tips in the weekly “What’s Happening” newsletter, and a resource guide/collection of tip sheets that pays homage to the Nickelodeon TV show, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide!
Have a great day and enjoy your week!
Always remember that you can do it! :)