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Post-secondary Success in Learning (PSL)

An overview of the course that lets students assess their current skills, attitudes, and behaviours as learners, and develop 10 key areas of competency that will support their post-secondary learning journey.


Are you ready for college? Want to know the keys to succeeding in post-secondary education? Post-secondary Success in Learning (PSL) is here to support you in developing the skills, attitudes, and behaviours that are needed for effective learning. PSL uses a combination of online tools and resources to introduce and expand upon 10 key areas that have been shown to increase success in school that you can then apply to your program or field of interest. 

To cater to each learner and schedule, PSL is offered in three versions. Pick which one is right for you! 

Facilitated version (6 weeks) Tutorial version (3 weeks) Self-directed version

July 6 - August 13, 2021 (Two 2-hour sessions per week)

July 7 - July 23, 2021 (Self-directed with scheduled tutor drop-in sessions)                      Self-directed                                     
Time commitment: ~50 hours Time commitment: ~20 hours Time commitment: <15 hours
Online delivery Online delivery Online delivery
No course fees No course fees No fees
Instructor-led sessions (Tutor drop-in support available) Self-directed learning (LASSI) with tutor support Self-directed learning (LASSI)
Discussion boards, personalized tasks and action plans Tutor drop-in support --
Access to the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) and interactive modules
Topics covered: Managing Anxiety, Attitude, Concentration, Information Processing, Motivation, Selecting Main Ideas, Self-testing, Test Strategies, Time Management, Using Academic Resources