academic performance

Writing the Research Paper: Podcast Episode Live!
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  We interview Amanda Christie, academic writing coach and editor at PFAU Academic Writing, about what it takes to write a solid research paper. We thought this topic would be helpful to our listeners who are currently working on their term research papers and feeling a bit overwhelmed. While writing can be stressful and time-consuming, a well-thought out and detailed research, note-taking, and planning process can make writing much easier.

 

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High School VS University Writing

The challenges of writing a research paper

Tips for conducting research

Common errors made in a research paper

The top 3 things to include in your research paper

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Writing Online: Podcast Episode Live!
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 We interview Melody Belliveau, a freelance writer and author of the website, TheSocial-Commentary.com, about the journey of becoming a writer, which is part of our Careers in the Liberal Arts series. Most people think of writers as authors of books, but there’s actually probably more writing than ever before with the advent of the internet. Websites, social media, newsletters, and online editorials all are areas where you can become a writer.

 

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Writing for newspapers VS writing for websites online

How to stay motivated as a writer

Tips for marketing yourself and your content

It’s never too late to follow your dreams

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The Art of Proofreading: Podcast Live!
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 We interview Daina Sparling, an editor and proofreader at PFAU Academic Writing, about something students often take for granted – editing! Good writers know that the first draft is never going to be their best work. They need to put aside time to revise, edit, and proofread their work. The best writers have colleagues or professionals to provide them with insights on their work and to fix any issues. Like all art, writing takes multiple drafts to reach a level of greatness.

 

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The Value of Editing

Skills and Knowledge of a Good Editor

The Essay-Editing Process

Common mistakes made in essays and how to avoid them

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University Applications 101: Podcast Episode Live!
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 We interview Lisa Pfau, founder and CEO of Pfau Academic Writing about applying for university or college from high school, a critical step in many students’ lives. It is important to be fully prepared by exploring the programs and/or schools of interests, admission requirements, and application processes as there are different requirements. Extensive research and a solid plan are necessary to succeed in the application process.  

 

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How to start the application process

Suggestions for picking a school or program

What to do after receiving the letter of acceptance

Advice for the transition from high school to post-secondary studies

Advice for International Students

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Life Insurance & Financial Planning for students: Podcast Episode Live!
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 We interview Mario Schwarzenberg is the owner/broker of MSI – Mario Schwarzenberg Insurance Services Inc., an insurance brokerage, has been offering its customers competitive insurance rates since the early 1990s. This week’s episode is about something we don’t like to talk about, death and critical illness. When we are young we often think we are invincible, but this is not always the case. We are all fragile human beings, and at some point our lives will end. It is important to think of these eventualities sooner rather than later as it can save you a lot of additional hassle, stress, and even money.

 

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The importance of life insurance in estate & financial planning

 The different types of life insurance: permanent vs. term

How to decide what kind of life insurance is right for you

Advice for young people about planning for their financial future

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Choosing a Vocation: Podcast Episode Live!
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  We interview Reverend Emily Gordon, a minister of the United Church of Canada here in Toronto, about vocations. A vocation is defined as a strong feeling of suitability for a certain occupation. People who talk about being called to do something or that they couldn’t imagine doing anything else are likely pursuing a vocation. However, one profession that requires individuals to feel called to it before they can even get an entry-level position is ministry. This is an area of work that is often not discussed by career counselors because of its status as a vocation, but for individuals who seek meaning, purpose, and a connection to something beyond themselves this may be the ideal path.

 

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The distinction between vocation and career

Advice for young people feeling a call to the Church

Being a spiritual person in a secular world

Daily spiritual practices for students to help stay grounded and connected, especially during stressful times

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Men’s Mental Health: Podcast Episode Live!
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 We interview Kristopher Morrison (also known as Eagle Calling Man), an indigenous and men’s health advocate in Ontario about the gap in men’s psychological supports. Research has shown that men and women express depressive symptoms differently. For example, women tend to emote and talk about their feelings, while men tend to pull inward and isolate themselves. This kind of self-isolating response to stress, especially emotional stress, can make it even more challenging for men to reach out for support when they need it the most. 

 

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Challenging contemporary ideas of masculinity that promote individualism and social isolation

Tapping into indigenous traditions to build strong supportive communities of men

 The three pillars of building a solid inner sense of self

Tips and resources for young men who are in the wandering stage of life (early 20s)

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Creating an Introvert Friendly Educational Environment: Podcast Episode Live!
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 We interview Julia Burdajewicz, also known as the Germann Introvert, a health psychology student and digital content creator, about understanding introversion and breaking down barriers that often hold introverts back. The student experience as an introvert can also be challenging, especially in large educational institutions with tens of thousands of students.

 

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Common misconceptions about introverts

How does introversion impact performance at school

Tips for students who identify themselves as introverts

How to maintain a healthy balance in life as an introvert

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Customized Mental Health Support for Students: Podcast Episode Live!
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 We interview Holly Smith, an experienced clinical occupational therapist in the field of mental health and substance use, who currently works as a clinical manager at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) about some of the mental health challenges that students encounter, and strategies to create a healthier study environment.

 

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Common mental health struggles faced by students

Tips for students struggling with a mental health on campus

Healing through creative expression

Alternative resources for mental health off-campus

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Halloween Howls: Podcast Episode Live!
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 We interview Jingyi (Jane) Miao, Lisa’s work-study student, and our podcast editor/blog creator, and a Bachelor of Arts student in Economics and International Relations at the University of Toronto, about horror movies. Jane isn’t really an official expert, but she is passionate about the horror genre and has watched hundreds, maybe thousands of horror movies and spooky shows.

 

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Key elements of a riveting horror movie

Differences between Eastern and Western horror culture

Reasons why people enjoy being scared

Horror movie recommendations

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