Get a Great Start on a New Semester

By Algonquin College Modified on January 17, 2018

Useful tips that offer you results


As you begin a new semester, the choices you make – both personal and academic – can have long-term impacts. Here are a few suggestions that can help:

Time Management

Time management is essential to your success. The School of Media and design has some great suggestions on how to best manage your time.

Meet with a Student Success Specialist: They will help you choose a strategy that is in line with your deadlines and due dates

Meet with an Academic Advisor: They can give you tips and tricks on how to best organize your time with respect to your field of study

Meet with an Academic Coach: They can show you how time management is a reflection of your unique individuality

Stress Management

Counselling Services has some really great resources to help with stress. Here are just a few,

iCopeU: Designed to give you the help you need to get through tough times

Good2Talk: Free, confidential and anonymous helpline providing professional counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario

Reading and note-taking

Whether you are having specific academic issues or simply want to improve your academic performance, a learning strategist can help you find ways to work more effectively! Have a look at the services that are provided by the Centre for Students with Disabilities at Algonquin College.

Studying and Test-taking

The best study spots

Algonquin Student Services asked students and crisscrossed the Ottawa campus in search of our very best study spots and they came up with these.

Do’s and Don’ts of studying

Here are some resources and methods of studying to help you achieve your very best.

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