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Explore the resources below as a starting point to study more effectively in university. Meet with an upper-year student for personalized support integrating these study tips into your student life.

The Writing and Communication Centre offers online resources and in-person appointments to support academic or professional writing and communication. Campus Wellness also offers online workshops and seminars to support mental and emotional health.

How to use these strategies

Channel your potential with these behaviours for academic success 

Self-regulation is not a mental ability or an academic performance skill. It is the self-directive process by which learners transform their mental abilities into academic skills. 

What does this look like in practice? Highly self-regulated learners are particularly aware of how their thoughts, feelings, and actions influence their learning outcomes. They also use various strategies to achieve their academic goals.

Phases of self-regulated learning

There are three phases to work through to become a more self-regulated learner. Each phase includes behaviours to practice or be mindful of. We encourage you to continuously monitor your progress toward a goal, check the outcomes of your efforts, and redirect unsuccessful efforts. Explore the three phases below to support your self-regulated learning.

For additional help with self-regulation or how to use these strategies contact success@uwaterloo.ca