We are here to help you to plan, manage your time and organize your semester, make useful notes (from your textbooks and lectures), prepare for exams and more.
The Learning Specialist, as part of Learning Support Services at CapU, can support you by providing ways for you to explore how you learn and offer diverse ways to trial and explore different learning strategies that can help you to grow as a learner.
These include improving how you study, guiding you towards using your time efficiently and effectively, and breaking habits that are not working for you and your learning.
Learning Support Appointments
Appointments take place either online or in-person. Please click the “Book An Appointment” button to view our current schedule.
If you are experiencing challenges booking online or would prefer to speak with someone, please note that you can also schedule an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling a member of our Learning Support Services team at 604 984 1744.
Academic Skills Workshops
During the semester we host a number of workshops geared towards helping you to reach your academic goals at CapU.
Visit the CapU events calendar for upcoming workshops.
Learning Support Skills Resources
- Concentration Strategies (pdf)
- Exam Preparation and Memory Strategies (pdf)
- Exam Writing Strategies (pdf)
- Giving Oral Presentations (pdf)
- Lecture Note-Taking (pdf)
- Procrastination (pdf)
- Textbook Reading Strategies (pdf)
- Time Management (pdf)
- Visual Study Tools (pdf)
University Success Strategies courses
We offer two University Success Strategies courses, both are three-credits and can help prepare you for learning success at university.
Topics include time-management, note-taking, study and reading strategies, test-taking, presentation skills, mindset and effective use of university resources.
- USS100 - Introduction to University Success Strategies
- USSD105 - University Success Strategies: Reading and Study Skills
Learning Skills Assistance at the Regional Campuses
For information on the services offered by the Learning Specialist at the Sunshine Coast campus, please contact the Sechelt Regional Campus receptionist at 604 986 1911, local 5900 (toll-free), or at 604 885 9310.
Support for Faculty
Learning Support uses evidence-based learning strategies to support students while they build the metacognitive capacity to systematically plan and effect change in how they learn.
Making students more aware of their own efforts relative to academic expectations results in them adopting new ones where necessary.
Students appreciate your expressed interest in their success. Please consider referring students to the Learning Specialist for support in developing their learning strategies and approaches.
Customized Classroom Workshops
The Learning Specialist is currently working on asynchronous workshops, via eLearn, to support students study skills development 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
They are also able to provide customized workshops, ranging from 15-45 minutes, to support your students with course-specific skills development. Every effort is made to use the students’ course materials and assignments to develop their learning processes and the skill being taught.
Students are more likely to benefit from a workshop where there is an immediate application for the new knowledge.
Faculty can consult the Learning Specialist on learning issues that are identified in courses.
These consultations may result in tailored workshops, referral to pre-existing workshops, resource referral and/or resource development that will help students adapt their techniques to get more from their learning experiences at CapU.