Week 4

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August 8-11
SOAR Week 4: Being a University Learner

University academics will require different learning and study strategies than you’re used to. This week we will discuss how to think at the university level, focusing on study strategies, active learning, critical thinking, and how to write essays. Let’s get ready for university academics!

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How to be a critical thinker

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Active learning tips

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Studying for exams

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Essay writing

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Wellness: Taking care of yourself in university

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Mental health and stress

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Support services on campus

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Week 4 Interviews: Noel

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Week 4 Interviews: Hamid

Group of 5 students sitting on rocks in front of green bushes

Week 4 Interviews: Angela

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Week 4 Challenge Activities