Assistance is available for all Saskatchewan Polytechnic post-secondary students.
Learning Services can help you:
- Refresh your academic skills
- Get help with basic mathematics
- Learn how to communicate more effectively
- Develop stronger writing skills
- Develop stronger study strategies
- Prepare for and write exams
Student Academic Support
Students across all campuses can access Learning Services help. Check out our online resources or book an appointment to meet with an instructor.
We've got lots of ways to support you academically. Visit us on the Library website to get help with math, writing, or study skills anytime. There are handouts, video tutorials and much more to help you with your studies.
Math Support - Coming soon, available August
Organize your workspace so everything is close at hand before you start.
- Gather your assignment, text books, research material, computer or tablet, pen and paper -- and your coffee, tea, or soda (in a container with a re-sealing lid, of course)
- Choose a spot that is quiet, comfortable, and well-lit
- Minimize distractions: turn off the news or social media, but try quiet music on headphones while you work.
Taking notes effectively is key to success in class.
- Use “jot notes” in point form to organize your thoughts
- Use bullet points with content words (nouns, verbs important adjectives/adverbs) and abbreviations
- Use synonyms, reorganize the material in a way that’s easy to understand, and write it in your own words
Try to engage with the material.
- Don’t just read and memorize
- Focus on the important information
- Ask yourself questions: How does this information fit what you already know about this topic?
- Try to summarize or paraphrase it in your own words.
- Make flashcards to help them remember important facts and definitions
Take care of yourself
Studies prove that we learn more if we give our brains a break every hour or so.
- Try to stretch or move to prevent fatigue and cramping
- Get a good night’s sleep, drink plenty of water, and eat nutritious meals
- Set small, reachable goals that you can accomplish in a reasonable amount of time, and then notice when you meet them.
- Find the right kind of positive reinforcement to help you stay on track, watch a movie, or even play a video game
Stay in touch with your instructor and classmates.
- Use Brightspace; instructors often post helpful tip-sheets there
- Instructors are often available by email and will be willing to answer questions about assignments and course work
- Try using social media to keep in touch with classmates
Book an Appointment
You can make an appointment to meet with an instructor to get help.
Or, email us:
306-765-1520 or 306-765-1901