Services

A-Z Learning Services provides free academic support for all Brock students to help them achieve their full potential in university and beyond. We offer social and professional support programs specifically designed to meet your needs and help you make the most of your university experience.

A-Z Learning Services offers almost 200 workshops on 70 different topics over the course of fall and winter terms. No matter what the topic of the workshop, we strive for small group discussion and active learning because we believe that we learn best when we learn together.

Show me the workshops!

Go to ExperienceBU to see a full list of our workshops and to RSVP.

Order-a-Workshop

Don’t see what you’re looking for in our ExperienceBU events?  You can order a custom workshop!

Drop by the Writing & Study Skills drop-in (TH 129, Student Success Centre) or the Science drop-in (TH 133) to get feedback on your assignments or to pick up a few new study strategies. We are here to help you develop the skills you need to reach your goals.

TH 129 Student Success Centre Schedule

Subject Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Accounting & ITIS 7PM-9PM 1PM-3PM
Business Writing 3PM-5PM 12PM-1PM
Kinesiology 4PM-5.30PM 2PM-3.30PM
Sports Management Wednesdays 2PM-3PM bi-weekly. Call 5774 for dates.
Transfer Connect Social 12PM-2PM
Writing & Study Skills 11AM-3PM 5PM-7PM 11AM-3PM 3PM-7PM 10AM-12PM & 1PM-2PM

 

TH 133 Drop-in Science Schedule (more to come)

Subject Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Biology 5PM-7PM 5PM-7PM 9AM-12PM & 3PM-7PM
Chemistry 9AM-7PM 9AM-7PM 12PM-3PM & 6PM-7PM 9AM-7PM 9AM-4PM
Physics 1P21 9AM-12PM
Physics 1P22/92 3PM-6PM

 

A few additional rules:
We will not edit essays or solve problems for you.
We don’t look at papers the day they are due. (We want you planning ahead and allowing time for revision.)
We limit drop-in services to one 30 minute visit per student per day.

Partners
The Accounting and ITIS Drop-In is organized in partnership with the Accounting Student Association (ASA).
The Finance Drop-In is organized in partnership with the Department of Finance, Operations, and Information Systems (FOIS).
The Kinesiology Drop-In is organized in partnership with the Kinesiology Student Association (KSA).
The Physics Drop-In is organized in partnership with the Department of Physics.
The Sports Management Drop-In is organized in partnership with the Sport Management Council (SPMA).

Academic-Zone

Academic-Zone is A-Z Learning Services online package of student supports. Academic-Zone modules include:

  • Academic integrity
  • Essay-Zone Basics
  • Essay-Zone Advanced
  • Grammar-Zone
  • Science-Zone: Lab reports
  • Numeracy-Zone: Calculations, algebra and statistics

If you’d like to access these resources, email learning@brocku.ca and we’ll get you registered and send you a link.

The Brock University Tutoring is a pay-per-hour service available to both Brock students and community clients.  For more information, please see our full Brock University Tutoring page.

The Academic Integrity APF (Assess, Plan, Follow-Up) program is an educative process designed as a first response to academic misconduct charges. The program works to increase the student’s understanding of what constitutes academic misconduct as well as to provide the student with strategies and resources to avoid academic misconduct charges in the future.

When academic misconduct is identified, the Associate Dean or designate may require the student to complete the APF program, in addition to whatever academic penalties are determined.

Academic Integrity APF for Undergraduate Students

The program typically consists of the following 3 phases*, though the Associate Dean or designate may modify this:

  • The student meets with Learning Skills Specialist to discuss his/her approach to various academic tasks and to develop an action plan (i.e. decide which workshop the student will attend in addition to the Academic Integrity workshop)
  • The student attends two workshops, one of which has to be Academic Integrity unless otherwise specified by the Associate Dean or designate who requested the APF
  • The student responds to questions that require reflection on the APF process and emails them to learning@brocku.ca

*The total time investment for the student is approximate 4 hours from beginning to end.

The Learning Skills Specialists reviews the responses to the reflective questions looking for personal accountability and concrete strategies for acting with integrity in the future.
If successful, Learning Services notifies the Associate Dean or designate of completion of the program. The Associate Dean or designate determines next steps (e.g., grades are released, and the record of the charge is sealed). For more information on Brock’s policy regarding academic misconduct, refer to the Academic Integrity Policy.

Getting Started on the APF program

When an Academic Integrity APF is assigned, the Dean or Chair notifies A-Z Learning Services (AZLS) that the student is expected to complete the program. It is the student’s responsibility to email (learning@brocku.ca), call (x5774) or visit (TH 123) AZLS to initiate the process.