Services

A-Z Learning’s Undergraduate Student Resources

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. Senior student mentors are here to help you develop the skills you need to reach your goals. No appointment needed!

TH 129 Student Success Centre Schedule

Students from all faculties are welcome to attend the Writing and Study Skills drop-in. We have additional support available for the subject areas listed.

Subject Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Writing & Study Skills 10AM-3PM 2PM-7PM 2PM-7PM 9AM-2PM 10AM-3PM
Math for 1st Year 1PM-3PM
Math for Non-Math Majors/Computer Science 1PM-3PM
Psychology 5PM-7PM 1PM-3PM
Kinesiology 4PM-5.30PM 4PM-5.30PM

TH 133 Drop-in Science

Subject areas identified below will receive priority during the designated time. However, students are encouraged to visit the Science Drop-In regardless of subject area.

Subject Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Chemistry 9AM-6PM 9AM-4PM 9AM-5PM
Biology 9AM-6PM
Physics 9AM-1PM
Health Sciences 9AM-6PM
Statistics & Calculus 4PM-6PM

NOTE:
We do not edit essays or solve problems for you.
We do not look at papers or assignments the day they are due. (We want you to plan ahead and allow time for revision.)
We limit drop-in services to one 30-minute visit per student per day.

Academic-Zone

Academic-Zone is A-Z Learning Services online learning tools that support students in the fundamental skills necessary for academic success. With Academic-Zone you can develop valuable skills, learn at your own pace, and tackle assignments more efficiently. Academic-Zone modules include:

  • Essay-Zone
  • Grammar-Zone
  • Science-Zone: Lab reports
  • Time Management
  • Academic integrity

Join our Academic-Zone Sakai Site in just 4 steps:

  1. Log-in to Sakai
  2. On your home page side tool bar, select “Membership”
  3. Choose the “Joinable Sites” tab
  4. Select Academic-Zone from your list of options

If you have any questions gaining access to these resources, email learning@brocku.ca
Based on our Fall Survey, 90% of students were satisfied with their use of Academic-Zone!

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.

A-Z Learning’s Graduate Student Resources

If you are interested in accessing any of our graduate student resources, contact learning@brocku.ca or visit our main office located off the Guernsey Market in TH 129.

Graduate students can book a one-to-one consultation with a Learning Skills Specialist where they will tailor writing and studying strategies to help students improve their academic work.

Graduate workshops can be ordered by students or instructors for groups of 4 or more students. Topics include:

  • Research Proposal Writing
  • Grammar Boot Camp
  • Building Presentation Skills
  • Developing a Strong Argument
  • Literature Reviews
  • Critical Annotated Bibliographies
  • Persuasive Essays
  • Academic Integrity, Essay Writing, and APA
  • Effective Poster Presentations

Academic-Zone is an online resource that can help graduate students can brush up on their essay writing, grammar, or academic integrity skills. Academic-Zone is housed on Sakai so that students can access our resources from any location at any time.