Learning Skills Tips

How to Beat Procrastination

Postponing tasks we don't like is normal and most often harmless. Problems arise when we let tasks become so overwhelming that we do nothing at all.

Click here for tips to help prevent you from getting to that point.

Click here to watch a TedTalk from Tim Urban a self proclaimed Master Procrastinator.

Problem Solving

Have you ever had to solve a problem but didn't know how to get started?

Click here to learn an IDEAL strategy.

Research

The following are two strategies to help you get started with completing research for your courses.

Preparing for Tests/Exams


Use the Self Test Strategy to effectively prepare for a test or exam.

Self-Advocacy

Self-advocacy is the ability to speak up for what you need. The beginning of new courses is a great time to start advocating for your learning needs.

Click here to watch a video on self-advocacy.

Staying Organized

Start using a checklist/to-do list to ensure that you stay on top of all your responsibilities this quadmester. Google Tasks is a cross platform tool that will allow you to stay organized by accessing your lists anywhere.

Get started by accessing these resources: Video Written Instructions

HDSB Library Services

The HDSB library service has a number of great resources to help you on your lifelong learning journey. Do you need access to a book, ebook, audio book or another resource?

Note Taking

Note taking helps us remember important information.

Please click here to learn a strategy for effective note taking.

Remote Learning

Please click here for some helpful remote learning tips.

Motivation


Here is a resource to help you get or stay motivated as we approach the last few weeks of the quadmester.

Assistive Technology Tools

Read & Write helps students to read, and write and express themselves independently.


PDF Reader allows for using Read & Write tools on PDF documents.


EquatI0 has many accessibility features and tools to be used with mathematics.

Planning & Organization


This resource provides helpful tips in planning and organization. It also provides a template for a weekly planner!

Creating Task Lists & Prioritizing


This resource provides helpful tips in creating task lists and prioritizing.

If you require additional support with learning skills, please email Mr. Pjanić.