You’ve got on-campus resources at your fingertips, here to assist you every step of the way!

It’s that time of the year – final exams are here. The campus is buzzing with students hustling, some pulling all-nighters in the library, and dark circles under the eyes are practically a badge of honour. There should be research on this; it’s like we’re aiming for the Guinness World Record for the greatest number of dark circles present in one place!

We understand that the final stretch of the semester can feel like a marathon of assignments and exams, with everyone running for that high GPA. During this time of the year, any help is welcome.

That’s why we’ve curated a list of on-campus resources to give you that extra boost you need to ace those finals and finish the year strong.

Math and Writing Centre

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If you find yourself grappling with a complex math problem or perhaps you’re staring at an intimidating 2,500-word essay wondering how to structure it effectively, fear not, this is the perfect resource for you.

The Math and Writing Centre has tutors ready to help you with a wide range of topics such as technical math, business math, statistics and more. If you’re an accounting student, consider this your second home!

On the creative front, the writing tutors provide support with grammar, essay development, research skills and even offer help for international students mastering English as a Second Language. 

If you’re an engineering student at the north campus, you’re in luck! They also have engineering tutors who provide personalized one-on-one and group tutorial sessions, ready to tackle math and physics courses alongside you.

The Math and Writing Centre is located at both the north and lakeshore campuses. If you go to the University of Guelph-Humber, you can also make use of the service. Book your appointment today for free!

Peer Tutoring

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If you’re finding a course particularly challenging, you have the opportunity to connect for free with a peer tutor for assistance.

You can schedule up to three hours of Peer Tutoring each week. These sessions are flexible, allowing you to choose between meeting in person on campus or online via real-time audio, video, chat and whiteboard. Just remember, you have to make your booking at least two days before your desired session.

During your one-on-one session, you can bring your notes, textbooks and assignments. However, the tutor won’t complete your assignments for you, they’ll provide valuable guidance and support to help you overcome your academic difficulties.

Book an appointment today using your course code!

Note Taking Services

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This service is available to students registered with Accessible Learning Services and serves as a valuable supplement to their own class notes.

Crafted by professional note takers, this unique note-talking service revolutionizes the way students capture information during lectures. Students record classes using their personal devices and then upload these recordings to the service provider’s account. Within 48 hours, the service transforms these recordings into comprehensive notes, ready for students to download.

It’s important to note that this service is exclusively available to students registered with Accessible Learning Services and, by utilizing it, students agree with the Peer Assisted Learning Support Audio Recording Agreement.

For any clarifications, feel free to explore the Note Taking FAQ page.

If you have accommodation, you can also choose to write your exam in a barrier-free environment through Testing Services.

Tips for Success

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Looking for those amazing last-minute tips and tricks to help you study smarter and ace your exams? Look no further, this service has you covered!

Tips for Success is your ultimate resource for excelling in your post-secondary journey. Whether you’re a first-year student navigating the college experience or a mature student returning to school, Tips for Success offers advice tailored to suit you!

From mastering time and stress management to perfecting your exam preparation techniques, enhancing memory and concentration skills, honing presentation abilities and much more.

Check out their website and arm yourself with those invaluable tips to conquer your finals week.

Digital Learning

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, online classes have become a permanent fixture in education.

While online learning offers flexibility, it also demands a unique set of skills, which poses challenges for some students.

The Digital Learning service guides you in navigating online classes effectively, offering advice on staying engaged and how to foster a sense of community, even when you’re not physically with your peers.

Book an appointment on their website to chat with one of their Peer Learning Coaches.


A picture of the IGNITE Zen Zone at the Lakeshore campus.
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The IGNITE Zen Zone is your sanctuary on campus, offering a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of school life while also providing a serene environment for studying.

Equipped with private study cabins, comfy bean bag chairs and features to help you unwind, the Zen Zone offers everything you need for a relaxing experience.

Find your Zen at the basement of the K building on the Lakeshore campus, open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s the perfect place to recharge your energies and tackle your studies with renewed focus.

And finally, remember, you’ve got this! You’re going to do amazing and excel in all your final exams and assignments.

We hope this list of on-campus resources can help you thrive through these final weeks. We’re rooting for you every step of the way!

Do you have any resources in mind that you think your fellow students should know of? Share with us on Instagram @shareignite!

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