Good day fellow advisors,
I hope your end of term processes have wrapped up nicely and that you are looking forward to the next academic year. Of course, there are still many students on campus who are taking Summer Session courses! The following are some helpful resources that can be shared with students year round, but will be particularly helpful for those that find themselves on campus this summer:
- 6 research tested ways to improve memory: http://bit.ly/1gWGZ6f
o I always discuss sleep and exercise with students when we talk about study time and mid-term or exam preparations. The following article shows MRI brain scans that perfectly illustrate how 6 different research-tested methods improve memory, including incorporating foods that have been proven to improve memory scores.
- The Student Counseling Centre is offering a variety of workshops this summer – please see their brochure here:
o Counseling workshops include: Managing Your Mood (MYM), More than My Body (body image group),
o Career Counseling workshops include: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strong Interest Inventory (SII), career planning (2 sessions)
- The Academic Learning Centre continues their Writing Tutor program out of Dafoe Library throughout the summer for students who need assistance with editing their assignments.
- The Academic Learning Centre also has a rich cache of English language resources for any English as Additional Language (EAL) students that you advise.
- Summer Session via Extended Education is offering Math Boot Camp for any students that are coming to university in the fall and want to strengthen their high school math skills before they register for university level Math courses: http://umanitoba.ca/summer/programs/feature.html (scroll down)
- University 1 has a fantastic “How Do I…” page that has shortcuts to many commonly asked questions at the U of M, from how to purchase a gym pass to how to obtain a locker.
o U1 also has a great ExamSurvival Tips webpage with lots of information on best study practices for finals:
Have a fantastic summer, and good luck during the busy registration period in July!
Undergraduate Academic Advisor