Tag: Options Solutions

We’ve got your online learning needs covered

COVID-19 got you down? We know the feeling. The good news is that we’ve got a slate of exciting courses to help you make the most of this stay-at-home time. Together, let’s set some goals, roll up our sleeves, and make this period of uncertainty a little more positive and productive. Worried about excelling in […]

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Looking for a Book this Spring Break? Check out Our Staff Recommendations!

Happy spring break! Whether you are travelling somewhere warm and tropical or staying home and hanging out, spring break is the perfect time to finally start reading that book that’s been taunting you from your bookshelf for the past two years… On the other hand, if your bookshelf is rather empty these days, not to […]

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Here’s How to Read (and Learn to Love!) Poetry

Students often tell me that they don’t like poetry. This seems to be a common attitude among high school students, and I can’t blame them. When I was in high school, I might have said the same thing. However, I find that following a few steps when approaching a new poem consistently helps students understand (and even enjoy!) poetry.   1. Read […]

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Listen Up: Here’s How to Use the Colon in your Writing

If there’s any punctuation mark I tend to evangelize about, it’s the colon. Colons are versatile tools, but I’ve noticed that few students use them. Most people know they have something to do with lists, but colons can do so much more. Here’s a brief guide to those two enigmatic dots. A colon can be […]

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What Team Options Is Reading this Holiday Season

It’s December! While we know this is a very busy time, we want to remind everyone to make some time to relax. Read on for our team’s recommendations of what to read, whether you’re huddled under a blanket or spending your break lounging in a hammock at the beach. Enjoy! […]

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Intro to Supplement Writing Workshop

This three-hour session introduces students to writing components for Canadian applications. The session will include a presentation that outlines the typical essay and supplemental writing prompts required by major Canadian universities and programs (e.g. UBC, Queen’s, Western). During this presentation, session leaders will also provide writing and time management strategies and sample essays from previous […]

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Campus Visit: SFU

Last week, on a sunny afternoon, I drove up to Simon Fraser University (SFU) Burnaby for a campus tour. After parking, I followed an impressively detailed set of directions (sent by SFU Student Services) through the maze of construction to our meeting point. There I met the other guests on the tour – from the US, […]

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