Prepare To Learn

Prepare to Learn is a workshop series designed to provide incoming students with skills and resources to help them transition to learning at Fanshawe College.

Students are welcome to register for one or all of the workshop topics. Please register for one delivery format per topic, as the information provided during in person and virtual sessions will be the same. See the links below for more details and registration information.

Step 1: Click the accordions below to view more details and registration info for each workshop.

Step 2: Click the red “Click to Register” link for the workshop you would like to join. You can individually register for as many workshops as you’d like. Please register for one delivery format per topic, as the information provided during in person and virtual sessions will be the same.

Step 3: In the new event page that will appear, click the blue “Begin Registration” button.

Step 4: Enter your name and email address, then click the blue “Register” button.

Step 5: A confirmation email will be sent to you immediately upon registering and one will also be sent the day before the workshop. Both will include a Zoom link or a room number for your session that you can join at the scheduled workshop date and time. Please mark the date in your calendar.

*Repeat as needed for the other workshops you are interested in. You will receive separate confirmation emails for each workshop you register for.

Trouble registering? Email Samantha Diamond, or Susanna Green for assistance.

Summer 2022 Workshop Series Details

Workshops held in July and August for students starting in September 2022

Introduction to FOL

This workshop is designed to prepare you for Fanshawe College’s learning platform: FanshaweOnline (FOL). Over the hour, you will be guided through the use of FOL’s most widely used tools so you feel comfortable working with them prior to starting your academic course.

Introduction to FOL Workshop Options

Virtual (Zoom): Tuesday, July 19 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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In Person (Main Campus): Tuesday, July 19 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Web Learning Tools 

This workshop will prepare you for Fanshawe College’s main video conferencing platforms that will be used during your academic program: Zoom and Bongo.

Web Learning Tools Workshop Options

Virtual (Zoom): Thursday, July 21, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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In Person (Main Campus): Thursday, July 21, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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The math workshop series covers the following four essential topics: fractions, basic algebra, solving and rearranging equations, and percentages. It includes live sessions, video tutorials, worksheets with solutions, and self-evaluation quizzes.

Each workshop series includes four-parts. Students who register for one of the math series (A, B, C, or D) should attend all four parts within the series, because the skills taught build from the previous parts.

Please register for only one math series (A, B, C, or D) as the information provided during each in person and virtual offering will be the same:

Option 1 - Math Workshop Series A: 

In Person (Oxford Street Campus): 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday July 19, Tuesday July 26, Tuesday August 2, and Tuesday August 9

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OR Option 2 - Math Workshop Series B:

Virtual (Zoom): 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday July 19, Tuesday July 26, Tuesday August 2, and Tuesday August 9

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OR Option 3 - Math Workshop Series C:

Virtual (Zoom): 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday July 20, Wednesday July 27, Wednesday August 3, and Wednesday August 10

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OR Option 4 - Math Workshop Series D:

Math Series D will be offered in a self-guided online format.

Additional optional drop-in help available (via Zoom): 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, July 20, Wednesday July 27, Wednesday August 3, and Wednesday August 10

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Study Skills

Academic success is rooted in daily study behaviour. This workshop will address how the brain takes in information, digests, and stores course content within the long-term memory. Moreover, you will leave the workshop with useful tips on when and how to read text books, listening and note-taking strategies, and time management techniques.

Study Skills Workshop Options

Virtual (Zoom): Tuesday, July 26, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Virtual (Zoom): Tuesday, July 26, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Multiple Choice Testing Strategies 

Academic success is not only rooted in quality study practices, but also in effectively navigating quizzes/tests/exams. This workshop will provide numerous strategies to employ while taking a multiple choice exam.

Multiple Choice Workshop Options

Virtual (Zoom): Thursday, July 28, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Virtual (Zoom): Thursday, July 28, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Academic Writing Tips

Learn about common writing assignments and expectations at Fanshawe College. The session will provide strategies to help you improve your writing.

Academic Writing Workshop Options

Virtual (Zoom): Tuesday, August 2, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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In Person (Main Campus): Tuesday, August 2, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Introduction to APA

APA citation style is used to prevent plagiarism by showing where source material has been included in assignments. This workshop will introduce APA citation style, including reference and in-text citation format, and share helpful resources so that you will feel more confident using APA.

APA Workshop Options

Virtual (Zoom): Thursday, August 4, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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In Person (Main Campus): Thursday, August 4, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Paraphrasing

Learn about paraphrasing. The session will provide strategies to help you improve paraphrasing and avoid plagiarism.

Paraphrasing Workshop Options

Virtual (Zoom): Friday, August 5, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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In Person (Main Campus): Friday, August 5, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Academic Integrity

This workshop will help you understand the principles of academic integrity and explore the college’s official policy to familiarize yourself with academic offences, penalties, and tips for avoiding plagiarism.

Academic Integrity Workshop Options

Virtual (Zoom): Tuesday, August 9, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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In Person (Main Campus): Tuesday, August 9, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Research

Delve into the wealth of resources, services, and supports that the Library Learning Commons has to offer, and take the first steps into your research by creating an effective search strategy using pre-search, keywords, and concept mapping.

Research Workshop Options

Virtual (Zoom): Thursday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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In Person (Main Campus): Thursday, August 11, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Return to Learning is a 2-day program specifically designed for students who will be attending Fanshawe not directly from high school. The two days offer insight and strategies for mature learners.

This will be presented virtually via Zoom.

Day 1: Effective Learning Strategies

The following topics will be explored:
• Study Strategies
• Library Research
• English / Writing
• Math

Click to Register for Day 1 - August 16, 2022

Day 2: Remote Learning Considerations

The following topics will be explored:
• Peer-Tutoring
• Mature Learner Panel
• Transition to College
• Introduction to Fanshaweonline.ca (FOL)

Click to Register for Day 2 - August 17, 2022

This session provides parents and supporters information about the Library Learning Commons' resources and services. The Library Learning Commons' services and resources include the following:

  • Math support
  • Writing support
  • Research support
  • Study skills support
  • Peer tutoring
  • Academic integrity support
  • Print and database resources
  • Study spaces
  • Indigenous space

Parent and Supporter Workshop

Virtual (Zoom): Thursday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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Additional Workshop Resources on FOL

If you have registered for a Prepare to Learn workshop, you should also register for the non-credit Prepare to Learn course that provides students with resources from these workshops. Workshops (with the exception of the math series) will be recorded and posted in this course after they are held.

Students can self-register for this course on FanshaweOnline (FOL). Go to the FOL home page, sign in, and locate the Resources dropdown menu. Select Self-Registration and then register for Prepare to Learn. This is a good opportunity to explore Fanshawe’s learning management system while also accessing workshop material in the Content section of the course.