Welcome to our free study skills workshops 

Learn fundamental skills and get valuable tips carefully tailored to improve your productivity and results during your time at Langara and for your future workplace experience.

These workshops will be offered in-person or online through Zoom and are free for Langara students to attend. No registration is required, but be respectful of the time of others and please arrive to the online workshop on time.

 

Fall/Spring Workshops

Applying the Science of Happiness (20 minutes) 

Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

Description: This workshop provides the latest scientifically-based research on happiness and how it can be applied to our every day lives of wellness and success.

 

Tuesday, October 4 at 2:30 pm  Join Zoom Workshop

Thursday,  October 20 at 2:00 pm  Join Zoom Workshop

 

Learning, Memory & Academic Success Strategies (20 minutes)

Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

 

Description: This workshop provides you with the latest scientifically-researched techniques to enhance your focus, concentration, learning and memory.

 

Monday, September 12 at 12:30 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Thursday, September 15 at 10:30 am   Join Zoom Workshop

Monday, September 19 at 11:00 am    Join Zoom Workshop

Wednesday, September 21 at 2:30 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Wednesday, September 28 at 3:30 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Wednesday, October 5 at 2:30 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

 

Mid-Term Test Preparation Tips (20 minutes) 

Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

 

Description: This workshop provides you with the most effective and efficient strategies to help prepare for and write exams for (in-person) classrooms and online courses.

 

Tuesday, October 11 at 2:30 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Wednesday, October 11 at 1:00 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Wednesday, October 12 at 2:30 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Thursday, October 13 at 2:00 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

 

Science of Unleashing Your Genius For Success (20 minutes)

Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

 

Description: This workshop will present the latest research findings in Learning and Motivation that pertain to achieving maximum success in school as well as work and relationships. The primary focus of this workshop will be on Dweck's Growth Mind-Set research.

 

Tuesday, September 20 at 12:00 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

 

 

Speed-Reading

Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

 

This is a practical hands-on workshop that teaches you to read faster and to master larger ‘chunks’ of information in shorter periods of time. This workshop incorporates the latest research in reading strategies.

 

Wednesday, September 14 at 2:30 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Thursday, September 22 at 11:30 am   Join Zoom Workshop

Wednesday, October 5 at 12:00 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

 

 

Take Better Notes-Get Better Grades

Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

 

In this workshop, we will focus on a variety of strategies for taking good notes. We will also briefly discuss how our memory system takes in information and how effective note taking can facilitate the learning process.

 

Thursday, September 15 at 12:00 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Thursday, September 22 at 1:00 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Thursday, October 6 at 2:00 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

 

Time Management for Success (20 minutes)

Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

 

Description: Effective tips on how to budget time for classes, studying and “off time” (non-study/school time).

 

Monday, September 12 at 11:00 am   Join Zoom Workshop

Tuesday, September 13 at 1:30 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Monday, September 19 at 12:30 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Tuesday, September 20 at 2:30 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Tuesday, September 27 at 10:00 am   Join Zoom Workshop

Tuesday, October 4 at 12:00 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Tips for Preparing For Final Exams

Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

 

Description: This workshop provides the latest tips and strategies for how to prepare most effectively for final exams as well as tips for taking exams for (in-person) classrooms and online courses.

 

Monday, November 21 at 2:30 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Tuesday, November 22 at 2:30 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Wednesday, November 23 at 11:00 am   Join Zoom Workshop

Thursday, November 24 at 2:00 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

 

Your Brain and Your Mental Wellness (20 minutes)

Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

 

Description: This workshop explores the relationship between your brain, emotions, and mental health.

 

Monday, October 3 at 1:30 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Wednesday, October 19 at 2:30 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

 

Your Smartphone, Your Health and Your IQ (20 minutes)

Kaveh Farrokh (PhD)

 

Description: This workshop focuses on the most recent scientific studies examining the relationship between the use of smartphones, social media and all Wifi-based devices – and their impact on mental and physical health, and IQ (especially school performance).

 

Tuesday, September 27 at 2:00 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

Tuesday, October 25 at 2:30 pm   Join Zoom Workshop

 

 

Career Exploration through Active Engagement – Come and join us for 90 minutes of fun for an engaging session of career exploration. You will be asked to reflect on your experiences from the positive psychology perspective. Dynamic self-exploration techniques will be introduced. You will also participate in an online self-assessment and watch a video of an information interview. The concept of positive uncertainty and planned happenstance will be explored to help your career decision-making. Finally, we will finish with a poem written by a UBC professor to showcase his career development.

Concentration & Mastery Learning – This workshop focuses on the latest research findings with respect to student attitudes to learning goals and ability (or ‘intelligence’). Students are given specific techniques (e.g. Mastery Learning) that can enhance focus and concentration, leading to a significant increase in academic performance.

How to Learn Biology – This workshop will cover the latest research in the field of biology learning and focus on the most effective learning and study strategies for biology courses.

How to Learn Math & Physics – This workshop will cover the latest research on the most effective learning and study strategies for math and physics courses; study and learning strategies for other lab courses and computer science will also be discussed.

Improve Your Thinking, Improve Your GPA – This workshop will introduce students to styles of thinking that can help improve grades. Examples of techniques used will be the S.I.P.A.R. method, thinking strategies (such as the use of analogies for learning difficult concepts), and the Big Picture-Details technique.

Meditation Techniques for Higher Grades – This workshop will examine three of the most effective meditation (e.g. focused awareness, mindfulness) and emotional management strategies that improve your GPA. Students will also be introduced to the impact of Growth Mind strategies and their potential for expanding brain capacity.

Super Learning Strategies for Better Grades – This workshop introduces students to the latest techniques for Superlearning to achieve higher grades such as the Rose & Nicholl 6-step Plan, the Deporter Quantum Learning System, and the Ehrenburg Technique.