Achieve academic success with the help of a student mentor

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2023

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As the uOttawa community welcomes everyone back to campus for the winter semester, we wanted to make sure you start the new academic term on the right foot! You can connect with a mentor on the Academic GPS to learn more about all the support available for your academic journey. They are a team trained to help students on many topics including how to strengthen your writing skills and write papers, as well as develop strategies and techniques that can help you be successful as a student.  With more than 200 mentors on campus and online, you can easily access peer support services and resources seven days a week.

Meeting a mentor

Chat with a mentor on the Academic GPS

Whether you are looking for ways to improve your skills as a student or whether you are looking for resources to help you with an upcoming written assignment, you can chat with a mentor and ask your questions directly via the Academic GPS webpage! The chat service is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.

Book an appointment with a writing mentor

You can also meet with a writing mentor to work on strengthening your writing skills. Writing mentors focus on helping you identify the type of mistakes you make, understanding why they are mistakes, and how to correct them.  They can also help you clarify your writing goals, improve your writing style, assist you with outlining and organizing your ideas into paragraphs, and help you correct structural and grammatical errors. Virtual and in-person appointments are available.

Explore available resources

Take a moment to discover all the resources listed on the Academic GPS and activate your support network. Discover study groups, faculty and services mentoring centres and keep an eye on the calendar of events to maximize your potential as a learner.

Don’t hesitate to get connected with a mentor now! Explore the opportunities of the Academic GPS.

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