Academic Support

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

UNIV-150 Academic Success Course
This course is designed to equip students with study skills and tools. The course is delivered over eight weeks and covers the following:

  • effective reading and note taking
  • critical thinking
  • preparing for research
  • writing a research paper
  • making the most of faculty feedback
  • understanding your GPA
  • delivering an oral presentation
  • preparing for exams

The course meets once a week for a 50-minute class and runs each semester. It is delivered by staff and faculty. The cost of $20 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

There a number of helpful resources on King's e-learning site called Moodle which is available to all King's students. Once you log in, go to 'Student Resources,' and then 'Student Academic Support Resources.'

Writing Support Services
Do you need help with 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, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 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 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. Rem Kooistra. Contact him for more details at robert.macdonald@kingsu.ca
For more information on math tutoring, visit  https://cs.kingsu.ca/~rmacdonald/mathhelp/

There are also a number of resources on King's e-learning site called Moodle. Once you create an account, go to 'Student Resources' and then 'Student Academic Support Resources.'

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 Angelle Britton or Sarah VanderEnde.