Learning Services Online Math & Science Support
Learning Services: Writing, Language and Study Skills Support
On-line Writing Support
Access our on-line writing support by submitting your work, assignment and rubric. Faculty from our team will have a look at it and email you feedback.
Zoom Room Hours
Just like in person, drop into our zoom room and speak with faculty.
We can help you with the following:
- Referencing and Citations in APA and MLA
- Understanding your assignment
- Creating outlines
- Paraphrasing and summarizing
- Communication skills
- Developing your research strategy
- Thesis statements
- Presentation skills
Student Success Support
Students across the province can book an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We can help you with the following:
- Time management
- Study smart
- Critical thinking
- Flash cards
- Success online
- Success in the remote classroom
- Reading a textbook
- Exam writing strategies
- Test anxiety
- Mind mapping
- Concept mapping
- Computer skills (i.e. Word, PowerPoint)
Math and Science Support
The Learning Services will use Zoom for Online Support. Learning Services can provide online math and science support through Zoom. Contact an instructor below to set up an online appointment.
Math & Science Support
Math Zoom Appointment Instructions
- To book an online Zoom appointment please send email to the appropriate instructor with preferred times. Or
- Send a generic email to email@example.com , and one of the Instructors will then invite you to a zoom meeting.
- Once you receive the Zoom invitation click the link provided to connect with the instructor.
Five tips for studying at home
1. Get Organized
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). Many people like to choose a spot that is quiet, comfortable, and well-lit. Also minimize distractions: turn off the news or social media, but try quiet music on headphones while you work.
2. Make Notes
Taking notes effectively is key to success in class. Use “jot notes” in point form to organize your thoughts. That means using 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 or say it in your own words.
3. Stay Focused
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. Some people like to make flashcards to help them remember important facts and definitions.
4. 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 milestones or small, reachable goals that you can accomplish in a reasonable amount of time, and then notice when you meet them. Have a snack, watch a movie, or even play a video game. Find the right kind of positive reinforcement to help you stay on track.
Stay in touch with your instructor and classmates. Some courses offer online sections like Brightspace, and 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.
Don’t forget: Learning Services is there to help by Zoom and Online:
Online Writing Support: Submit your work, assignment, and rubric, and one of our faculty will email you feedback. https://saskpolytech.libguides.com/writing-support
Zoom Room: Just like in person, drop into our zoom room and speak with faculty about your writing. https://saskpolytech.zoom.us/my/writingsupport
Moose Jaw campus
Learning Services, Room 2.114
Prince Albert campus, Technical Building
Learning Services, Room A100 (Library)
306-765-1520 or 306-765-1901
Learning Services, Room 207.12 (Library)
Saskatoon campus, Idylwyld Dr.
Learning Services, Room 121