Thursday, 20 September 2012

FREE WORKSHOPS (to help you do fantastical in university)!

First off... YES! Fantastical IS a word!

Second... did you know York University offers a TON of FREE academic workshops? From citation, to research, to writing an essay... there is a great deal amount of help out there for you )contrally to popular belief, you are NOT alone)! Since were already in our second week of school (I know, I know... time goes by FAST!) I thought I would share with you all some upcoming workshops here at York University!

Library Workshop for Undergraduate Students: Provides information on how to do proper research, using the library resources!

September 17, 10:00am-11:30am
September 20, 10:00am-11:30am
September 26, 2pm-3:30pm

LOCATION: 531 Scott Library

Citing and Referencing Workshop at Scott Library:  Learn about proper citing and referencing, and get some practice in this hands-on workshop. Emphasis will be placed on MLA and APA.

October 2, 3:00pm-4:30pm

October 12, 11:00am-12:30am
October 18, 2:00pm-3:30pm

LOCATION: 531 Scott Library

Effective Editing: You will learn to assess content, correct common errors and proofread your work for accuracy!

September 25, 3:00pm-4:30pm


Essays Made Easy: You will learn how to develop a well-considered thesis statement, and how to use evidence effectively to support your position. You will also discover the difference between summary and analysis, and see how they interact within an essay to provide a logical, coherent argument.

September 27, 1:00pm-2:30pm


Now these are only a few of the MANY workshops out there to help you with university! Some of the departments at York University that offer free academic workshops are Scott Library, Writing Centre, Counselling and Disability Services, among others!

I highly recommend each and everyone of you to attend at least one of these workshops because you have nothing to loose, and you will gain a lot of useful information! In fact, you will probably find me attending a few of these, even though I`m going into my fourth year (never too old to learn, right?).

Lastly, if your not sure about the location of one of these workshops, you cal always stop by the RED Zone, tweet (@yorksredzone, or e-mail ( 

GOODLUCK with your first tests, quizzes, exams, essays, presentations, and assignments! :) 

Until Next Time, I'll be Yorking Around,

Saturday, 1 September 2012


Enrollment appointment... Check
Enrolled in classes... Check
Visited RED Zone... Check
Checked the location of classes... Check
Got my textbooks... Ch.... wait...... oh no... I DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET MY TEXTBOOKS?!

Have no fear... I... AM... HERE!

Finding out what textbooks you need, and how to get them is super easy!

First you want to get out your timetable, and go over to the bookstore website. At the top left corner you will see it says textbooks!

Once you get to textbooks, it will take you to a page where it gives you different options. If you want to find out what textbooks you need for your classes, go over to "print your course list".

When you go over to "print your course list" you will be able to put in your course names, and codes, and it will generate all your textbooks you need for school! 
When you know what textbooks you need, you can print off the list and visit the bookstore for textbooks both new and used. I usually get my textbooks second week of school, when the textbook list is official but it's up to you how you want to do it!

Also, an awesome thing that the bookstore has started this year, is a rewards program! The way it works:
- If you put money on your YU-CARD (student card), and then purchase your books with the student card you earn SCHOLAR DOLLARS!
- You automatically earn 5% or more back in SCHOLAR DOLLARS!
- These SCHOLAR DOLLARS can be collected and used to purchase any merchandise in the bookstore!
- They also have a bonus offer! If you collect up to 100 SCHOLAR DOLLARS, and you redeem them all on a single purchase, the bookstore will give you a $100 bookstore gift card!

Therefore I would totally recommend toping up your yu-card with money, and then using that to purchase your books because you will get some awesome SCHOLAR DOLLARS!

Good luck getting you books everyone! :)

Until Next Time, I'll be Yorking Around,