Academic Skills Refresher

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Reclaim Your Learning Journey

This is a series of three courses  - one core course and two optional courses - that will help you refresh the key academic skills, math skills and/or English language skills you need to be successful in your university studies.

If you have been academically dismissed, with approval from your faculty advisor, you can return to your studies sooner if you are successful in one or more courses in this series.

Mandatory Course

Academic Skills Refresher
This online course is designed to help current and future students understand the nature of university learning and academic expectations. Students will increase self-awareness by exploring their learning styles, motivation and study habits. Topics will include time management, reading, note-taking, critical thinking, academic writing and preparing for exams. 

Online Scheduled Classes for Winter 2024 Term: Fridays, 10:35 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. 
Time Committment: 36 hours over 6 weeks (combination of self-paced and scheduled video sessions)
Cost: $600

                                                                                                                                                                          

Optional Course #1

Math Refresher
This online course is based on the Grade 12 pre-calculus math curriculum, but tailored to the needs of the group following a diagnostic test that students would take in advance of the course. 

The Math Refresher course is right for you if you have experienced challenges with any of the following math concepts:

  • Performing algebraic equations
  • Interpreting and performing operations with functions and relations
  • linear and quadratic functions
  • polynomial and rational functions
  • exponential and logarithmic functions
  • right angle trigonometry and trigonometric functions


Online Scheduled Classes for Winter 2024 Term: 
Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Time Commitment:
36 hours (combination of self-paced and scheduled video sessions)
Cost: $600

                                                                                                                                                                          

Optional Course #2

English Language Refresher
This online course is for students currently enrolled in a degree program and have been academically dismissed and are looking to improve their English language skills. Students will get training in writing assignments, understanding course materials including readings and lectures, and giving academic presentations. The course will also provide students an opportunity to practice English language from their discipline-specific perspective.

This course is right for you if you have experienced challenges with any of the following:

  • Confidence in using English in class discussions 
  • Understanding and responding to your professors
  • Understanding information in your class lectures 
  • Understanding and using information from course readings 
  • Presenting or writing assignments in English 
  • Using discipline-specific language in spoken and written assignments 

Online Scheduled Classes for Winter 2024 Term: Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Time Commitment
: 36 hours over 6 weeks (combination of self-paced and scheduled video sessions. 
Cost: $600