Academic Skills at Trent Durham is dedicated to helping students develop their capacity to succeed at university. We offer one-on-one and small group appointments as well as independent and in-class workshops related to all aspects of academic work, including writing, study skills, time management and organization, note-taking, and critical reading. Our services are available to all students at Trent Durham. Please watch this video to learn more about who we are and how to find us.
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 email@example.com
In Person, Synchronous/Zoom and Asynchronous/Email Appointments
Appointments will be offered in person, synchronously via Zoom, or asynchronously via Email. In person appointments will take place at the Trent Durham GTA campus, located at 55 Thornton Road, South, or at the Advanced Learning Centre, located at 11 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa ON.
In person and synchronous 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 asynchronous appointment and follow the instructions to submit your work in order to receive feedback via Email.
For math and statistics support please contact Darren Nesbitt at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 our Academic Skills Instructors, Pamela MacIsaac or Kara Morrison. For any questions, please email email@example.com
Academic Skills Online Resources
- Who we are and What we do
- Annotated Bibliographies
- Avoiding Plagiarism
- Basics of Effective Studying
- 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
- Forming Good Habits
- Self-Editing Checklist
- The Written Statement
- Writing an Academic Review
- 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
I am your Academic Skills Peer Support Assistant, Jill Kendall. I am currently in my third year of the Social Work program. My approach to interacting with others is grounded in empathy and compassion, and I am driven by a strong commitment to social justice. I enjoy sharing important and relevant information with my peers here at Trent Durham, with the goal of helping everyone achieve academic success.