Academic support

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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

Students may also consult other iSchool faculty members or administrators as appropriate.

Academic Success Centre
English Language and Writing Support (ELWS)
Advice on Academic Writing
Safety Abroad Office
Gradlife
 

At the University of Toronto

Academic Success Centre

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.

English Language and Writing Support (ELWS)

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.  

Advice on Academic Writing

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.

Safety Abroad Office

Traveling Abroad as a UofT Student: The Safety Abroad Office (SAO) is a service available to UofT students who travel abroad for a University activity and helps minimize risk by:

  • Providing Safety Abroad Workshops
  • Monitoring security situations
  • Assisting students with emergencies abroad
  • Offering 24/hr Emergency line

If you are going abroad on a “UofT activity” - if you are getting credit, funding or sanctioning from the University, then you must Register with the Safety Abroad Office before you travel.

Gradlife

Gradlife 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.