X-Academic Transition (X-ACT)

Flourishing Foundations Pillar #3: ACademic Transitions (X-ACT)

This peer-led workshop series will help you develop and enhance learning skills and strategies.

Link to Register

Click the link above to register via moodle.stfx.ca

Learning at university draws on many of the skills you already have, but even so, it takes some time to learn how to succeed in your classes. This pillar of the Flourishing Foundations program will help you develop and enhance the learning skills and strategies you will need to be successful in your first year at StFX. Topics include time management, using a syllabus, using Moodle, academic integrity, academic regulations, studying, coping with stress, and how to connect with campus resources.

The six-week program developed by the Student Success Centre and the StFX Health and Counselling Centre is delivered by upper-year students. Registration is open to any first-year student at StFX, including incoming transfer students.

If you successfully complete the program, you will be invited to select one from a list of incentives.  The list will include bonus marks in one of your courses that is participating in the program, and other academic incentives including an hour of free tutoring.  Students who successfully complete the program will also be entered into a draw to win one of many prizes, including a kayaking trip and gift cards!

At the end of this program, you will be able to… 

  • Identify and practice learning strategies that can enhance your academic performance.
  • Understand the resources available to assist you in developing the coping and resilience skills to maintain mental well-being during your studies.
  • Decide when and how to seek help with academic and personal matters.
  • Build connections with your peers and with campus support communities

Weekly Themes

Week 1: Time Management

Week 2: Study Strategies

Week 3: Coping

Week 4: Academic Regulations

Week 5: Academic Integrity

Week 6: Critical Thinking

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)