Academic Support

King's offers academic supports for different university-level skills.

UNIV-150 How to Succeed at University

The transition from High School or from being out of school for a while to attending university can be overwhelming and challenging for some incoming students. In order to help you make the transition as smoothly as possible, we are offering students the opportunity to enroll in this 8 week non-credit course. UNIV 150 will teach you how to acquire and/or improve the following university skills, which will not only help you survive but also thrive in this new and exciting environment.

You will learn:

  • How university is different from high school
  • How to manage your time to provide school/life balance
  • How to set goals and prioritize
  • How to use study strategies that work
  • How to develop effective note-taking strategies for lectures and textbooks
  • How to use the library resources
  • How to write good quality essays and reports
  • How to give an effective oral presentation
  • How to apply proven memory techniques
  • How to prepare for final exams

This course will start on Thursday, September 26 at 3:30-4:30 p.m. and meets once a week for eight weeks in the Fall semester.

The course is delivered by staff and faculty. The cost of $22 is subsidized by King's to make it affordable for everyone. Sign up for UNIV150 through your OnLine Services. For more information contact the Student Life Office or for help registering contact the Registry Office.

Writing Support Services

Do you need help transitioning to a university-level writing standard? Wondering how you can improve the structure of a paper or develop effective paragraphs? Maybe you have all the ideas but need some guidance on transferring them from your brain to that blank page.

Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. throughout the semester. Sign-up sheets are posted outside L-108 for 30-minute slots, and students can also drop in as availability allows. Come to room L-108.

Come with school work you want help with (e.g., a course syllabus, paper outline, draft, etc.) and be prepared to work on a specific aspect of a written assignment. You and Leonard Fehr, the Writing Instructor, will work together to improve the craft of your writing.

Group Tutoring for Math

Math group tutoring is run by Dr. Robert MacDonald. Contact him for more details at robert.macdonald@kingsu.ca.

Academic Support Assistants

Student Life oversees two student leaders as Academic Support Assistants (ASAs). The ASAs work to help their peers hone study techniques, and go over assignments and projects. They do their best to help their peers succeed, but are not tutors.

To make an appointment with one of the Academic Support Assistants, email academic.support@kingsu.ca.