At the iSchool
Each incoming iSchool student is assigned an academic advisor, who is an iSchool faculty member. Advisors can be consulted about academic issues. The advisor is assigned:
- By email, some time during the summer before students begin their first year at the iSchool
- Based on each student's stated area(s) of interest
At the University of Toronto
A team of dedicated professionals from diverse backgrounds works with students to help improve their academic performance. Services are delivered in the form of lectures, one-on-one or drop-in consultations, and workshops. Topics include time management, study strategies, exam preparation, note-taking, stress management, motivation, procrastination, oral presentations, and more. They also offer services geared specifically to graduate students. Signing up for courses is an online procedure.
An office of the School of Graduate Studies, ELWS provides graduate students with advanced training in academic writing and speaking. Their highly useful services are free, and are available to both native and non-native speakers of English. Instruction is delivered in the form of non-credit courses, single-session workshops, and individual consultations. A comprehensive listing of online academic writing resources is also available. Registration for September 2011 courses will open on Thursday, September 1 at 10:00 a.m.
This page of excellent resources is offered on the Writing at the University of Toronto website. Sections include how to approach specific types of writing (e.g., literature reviews, article critiques); reading and researching; planning and organizing essays; style and editing; and resources for ESL students.
Formerly known as the Graduate Student Initiative (GSI), gradNAV connects graduate students to specialized workshops, social events, and online resources designed to enhance graduate student life. Both academic and personal support issues are addressed by their programming.