Academic Support

Long Night Against Procrastination

Long Night Against Procrastination_Winter 2019

Learn how to get going and set your sights on success at this demanding time of year. We’re here to help you get moving in the right direction at this free after-hours event. No registration required — just show up!

Enter to win a thrive-al (not survival!) door prize by participating in workshops and drop-ins. The more you attend, the more chances to win $250 worth of gift cards to be used at various locations on campus.


Riddell Library and Learning Centre
March 21, 2019  |  4 to 10 p.m.

Free coffee, tea and snacks.
 

LNAP Schedule

Not sure where to begin? Start with our welcome booth at the front entrance by the Library's service desk. Here we can provide you with information on activities, locations and timing. Below is a full schedule of activities.

Academic Support

Test to study for? In this workshop, learn the most effective test-writing strategies.
Location: EL1451A and EL1451B


Presented by Clinton Loo, Student Learning Services

Meet with a learning strategist to set goals to balance your school, work and personal life. Find ways to motivate instead of procrastinate!
Location: 1st floor RLLC, space near accessibility lift at east entrance


Presented by Sheba Rahim and Clinton Loo, Student Learning Services
Identify and correct common sentence errors: run-ons, fragments, and comma splices.
Location: EL1451A and EL1451B


Presented by Angela Waldie, Student Learning Services
Bring your assignments to assess the gaps. You'll have the chance to work one-on-one with a librarian to find what's missing from your work: background info, statistics, or scholarly sources. This 20 minute workshop is appropriate for papers that haven't been started yet, or ones that are nearly ready to be handed in.

Location: EL1470A


Presented by Jessie Loyer, MRU Library

Bring whatever you're working on from these featured subjects and our amazing Learning Peers will help you get the most out of your precious study time!

Subjects of the hour:

   •  Accounting
   •  Finance
   •  Management
   •  Psychology

Location: 1st floor RLLC, space near accessibility lift at east entrance


Presented by Peer Learning Program

Come meet with the SAMRU Student Advocacy Resource Coordinator to assess your unique situation and receive situational options, policy information and support.

Location: Group room 1C


Presented by Meagan Paturel, Students' Association of Mount Royal University

Learn how to populate Excel spreadsheets to simplify your course work and report writing: useful for everyone, but especially Science and Business students.
Location: EL1470B


Presented by Kurtis Paley, Peer Learning Program
Need help organizing and citing all the great sources you find in your research? Drop in to learn about the free tools, Mendeley and Zotero. Librarian will be available for consultation following the workshop portion.
Location: EL1470A


Presented by Cari Merkley, MRU Library
Properly put other people's ideas in your own words, and cite to avoid plagiarism.
Location: EL1451A and EL1451B


Presented by Slivia Rossi, Student Learning Services

Bring whatever you're working on from these featured subjects and our amazing Learning Peers will help you get the most out of your precious study time!

Subjects of the hour:
   •  Chemistry
   •  Biology
   •  Physics
   •  Anatomy
 

Location: 1st floor RLLC, space near accessibility lift at east entrance


Presented by Peer Learning Program

Have math questions? Having trouble putting together a study plan for your math course? Come by this drop-in session with a math learning strategist to get help.

Location: 1st floor RLLC, space near accessibility lift at east entrance


Presented by Clinton Loo, Student Learning Services

Essay to write? Meet with a learning strategist to get help with your paper (creating the outline, editing, referencing, etc).
Location: 1st floor RLLC, space near accessibility lift at east entrance


Presented by Slivia Rossi and Marc Lynch, Student Learning Services
Start searching now! Drop in to this session for some pro tips on finding sources for your paper, project or assignment.
Location:
EL1470A


Presented by Alice Swabey, MRU Library
Test drive a new study strategy. Bring anything you're working on, in any course, and maximize your study experience.
Location: Group rooms 1D, 1E, 1F, 1G


Presented by Millicent Brentnall, Student Learning Services


     Mental and Physical Well-being

Allow yourself to be transported to a virtual reality; play a round or two of Beat Saber using our Oculus Rift headset and challenge your peers to claim the high score. Onlookers can watch the action on a big screen TV as they wait for their turn.
Location: Atrium (EL1261)


Presented by Anna Nuhn and Matt Laidlow, MRU Library
Drop in to the Maker Studio for a creative button making break!
Location: Maker Studio (EL1245)


Presented by Kerry Harmer, MRU Library

Come play the strategy card game Sources. This game challenges two to five players to collect different sources to complete their assignments. Sources is a fun new approach to help understand the different types and uses of academic and popular sources. Each round takes between 10 to 20 minutes to complete and will be facilitated by librarians.
Location: Atrium (EL1261)


Presented by Kalen Gibb and Chris Thomas, MRU Library

Rest. Relax. Restore. Mount Royal student massage therapists with be onsite with massage chairs. Massage times and breaks will be available on location for sign-up.


5 p.m.
Onsite registration opens

5:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Bookable massage times


Location:
Ideas Lounge (EL1270)


Presented by MRU Massage Therapy Practicum
Relax, enjoy and benefit from yoga. Learn relaxation techniques through breathing as well as basic postures to enhance body awareness. These classes are for beginners and those wishing to continue practicing yoga. Please wear loose clothing. Yoga mats are provided.
Location: Immersion Studio (EL3345)


Presented by Cougars Athletics and Recreation
Immerse yourself in meditation while surrounded by a peaceful, digital environment. Find a place of peace and calm that is shielded away from everyday pressures.
Location: Immersion Studio (EL3345)


Presented by Anna Nuhn and Matt Laidlow, MRU Library

    Please note: Schedule subject to change as we continue to plan the activities.

Questions?
Call or email:

Katharine Barrette, Library, 403.440.6126; kbarrette@mtroyal.ca
Marc Lynch, Student Learning Services, 403.440.6341; mlynch@mtroyal.ca