Jumpstart Writing & Study Skills

Designed for students who have accepted their offer from Fanshawe College and want to brush up on their Writing Skills or Study Skills before their first semester starts.

Please note that the Jumpstart Writing program is currently only offered in the summer, before the academic year begins each September.

JumpStart Writing Workshops

Register online for any of our workshops designed to help students prepare for college writing.

Session 1: College Writing Expectations

Would you like to learn more about writing expectations in College? Come to this session to learn more about the types of writing you might be asked to do. Also, this session will explain the reasons why we cite information in our writing. Finally, it will offer some tips for academic writing in general.

Session 2: Tips and Tools for Starting Assignments

This session will explore how to approach assignments and the writing process for a variety of written responses, such as short answers, essays, and reports. We will review rubrics and basic essay structure.

Session 3: How to Avoid Common Writing Errors

This session reviews common writing errors and provides students with activities to practice afterwards. Some areas of review include comma splices, sentence fragments, word choice and apostrophe use.

Session 4: Introduction to APA 7

Many programs at Fanshawe use APA style citation format. This session will introduce APA style and help students feel prepared to incorporate sources into their assignments.

Writing Workshop Schedule

Schedule and registration information coming soon.

JumpStart Active Learning and Study Skills Strategies

It is common for many college students to experience difficulties adjusting to the academic demands of being a student and Fanshawe College is committed to supporting your success! Sometimes study techniques previously utilized may not be as effective given the amount of course content and time constraints found in most college courses.

Workshop topics will include the following:

  • Time Management Strategies;
  • How to Effectively Read a Text Book;
  • Listening and Note-Taking;
  • Multiple Choice Test Taking Tips.

JumpStart Study Skills Schedule

Schedule and registration information coming soon.

If the regular semester has already started, but you would like to continue to strengthen your writing skills, visit the English & ESL Services page.

If the regular semester has already started and you would like to improve your study skills, visit the Study Skills page.

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