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Academic Prep: Winter Reset

January 5, 2024 — January 7, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM — 3:00 PM

Location:The exact location will be available in Carleton Central to registered students.

Academic Prep is an on-campus course offered by the Centre for Initiatives in Education that helps students make a strong start to their university studies.

Students will develop academic skills, establish habits for success, meet new people, and get to know Carleton’s campus!

The course is a short version of the week-long course offered in August. It is aimed at first-year students whose first semester didn’t go as well as they would have liked.

Many students whose first semester didn’t go as planned can still have a great year, starting with Academic Prep: Winter Reset. CIE helps students to reflect on their first semester, identify changes they can make, and adopt evidence-based learning skills and habits.

The course combines lectures with hands-on workshops where students discuss and practice the skills they’re learning.


  • Effective study skills
  • Stress, mental health, and resilience
  • Notetaking from lectures and readings
  • Procrastination
  • Problem solving (Math & Science)
  • Essay writing (Arts & Social Sciences)


  • First-year and Special students
  • FASS, FPA, Science, undeclared
  • Any student who didn’t do as well as they would have liked in the Fall

Registration is through Carleton Central. The course is listed as CIED 0999 (Winter 2024).