The Centre has developed a variety of handouts on academic skills.
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Surviving the First Weeks
Tips for College Success
Study Skills Checklist
Time Management
Weekly Schedule
An Evening Study Routine
Overcoming Procrastination
SQ3R Textbook Reading System
Note-Taking–Dawson-Cornell System
Tips for Lecture Note-Taking
Tips for Taking Exams
Learning with a Study Group

Confusing Word Pairs
Strategies for Better Spelling
Spelling Rules and Patterns
The Comma
Semicolons and Full Colons
Subject-Verb Agreement
Relative Pronouns
Prepositions in Common Phrases
Verb Conjugations
Irregular Verbs

The Outline
Essay Basics
The Thesis of an Essay
How to Edit
Editing Checklist

Oral Presentations
Annotated Bibliography
The Term Paper
Term Paper–10 Basic Steps
Term Paper Content Tips
Quotations in a Term Paper

MLA Style

MLA Term-Paper Format
MLA Citations
MLA Works Cited – Page Format
MLA Works Cited – Print Sources
MLA Works Cited – Internet Sources
MLA Works Cited – Online Texts
MLA Works Cited – Film TV Videos
MLA Photos & Visual Art

APA Style

APA Citations
APA References Page Format
APA References List (Print Sources)
APA References List (Internet Sources)

Exit Exam – General Information
The Exit Exam – Basic Task
Exit Exam – Step-by-Step Guide
Exit Exam – Correctors’ Criteria
Exit Exam – Strategic Tips
Exit Essay Outline
Exit Exam – Techniques and Devices 
Exit Exam – Techniques and Devices – Definitions
Exit Exam Phrasing Tips
Quotations for the Exit Exam

Last Modified: June 4, 2019