Timetable Quick Tips

Hey guys!

Double check your timetable for the following Monday week schedule as the holiday Monday will not show classes for September 1.

Just click the next week button to ensure if you have classes on Mondays or not.

If you would like more information on timetables, please visit http://myotr.sheridancollege.ca/timetable.html




Sheridan College: The Well-Kept Secrets!

During the months prior to starting your studies at Sheridan, a ton of information is thrown you way and it is pretty easy to miss some things. I’ve compiled a list of helpful tips and tricks for new students:


1. Tired of having to sign in to AccessSheridan every time you want to check your Sheridan email? (you are checking it, right?): studentmail.sheridancollege.ca takes you straight to Office 365!

2. Software and Hardware discounts! You may be eligible for some pretty neat discounts via “OnTheHub”: https://it.sheridancollege.ca/selfhelp/software/eacademy.html 

Discounts are also available on some Apple products through the Sheridan Apple Store! https://it.sheridanc.on.ca/aoc/

3. Need help with your resume? Create an OptimalResume account and the Career Centre will be able to give you some advice!: https://sheridancollege.optimalresume.ca/validate_user.php

4.  Sometimes the hardest part of writing an essay is the referencing. The Library at Sheridan operates a site called “Cite it Right”. Visit it for a bunch of guides that may assist you with your essay writing! http://sheridaninstitute.libguides.com/citation_guide



Keeping Focused While In Class

So we’ve all had those moments. You know the ones. You stare up at the clock and only thirty seconds has passed since the last time you checked. Yep we have all been there. Our minds start to wander and soon we’re checking our phones, on 9GaG, doodling on the side of our notes…it happens, but how do we bring focus back to our studies.

Speaking as a master procrastinator I know first hand how hard it is to bring focus back to the work you need to do when you are bored of it. Final assignment deadlines for the summer semester are approaching and without a solid plan for how you’re going to get the work done you may find yourself in over your head. So here are a few tips that may help you.

1. Make a Plan: I know it’s kind of self-explanatory but with a defined plan you can easily determine when you’ve stepped off your timeline for assignments. The first option is to write all assignment deadlines into your phone calender and set reminders for the week before. Since our phones are usually always close by you can’t dismiss it as you simply didn’t see the reminder. Secondly, an old fashion twelve-month calender posted in your room can give you a visual cue for approaching deadlines, especially if you have multiple classes. For example, I have two classes in the same day but three assignments due that day as of next week. If I left those assignments to the last minute I might only get one finished. That would be bad planning…so to the calender mobile.

2. Plan for the boredom: I’ve already confessed to being a master procrastinator, and it’s completely true. There are times when I get so engrossed in a book, t.v series, or physical activity that I lose track of time and forget about the twenty page report that’s due the next day (now if I’ve waited that long I’m definitely in trouble). Sometimes you just get so bored with the assignment you’re doing that it’s easier to give your attention to those funny videos on YouTube, so what do you do? You schedule in your estimated procrastination time. It may sound ridiculous but if I estimate that I’m going to spend three hours playing video games then I can better determine the remaining time I have to work on that all important assignment.

3. Find a strategy: Certain people learn better in different ways. If that person behind you in class is always on Tumbler it may be because (a) they already know the material, (b) they don’t care, (c) they’ll learn it later, or (d) they’re certified geniuses. I know I can’t physically write notes in class and still pay attention. I can type them, but not write them…it’s a weird quirk I know, so I listen while a professor is lecturing then type my notes later, or I’ll pre-type my notes if the lectures are posted. So find whatever method works best for you. Some people like to record lectures, others ask permission to video record; all methods work, but not all methods work for everyone.

4. Ask for a break: I’m an active person, so sitting for three hours is torture. If you have a teacher who lectures for three hours straight, you’re probably asleep after the first hour. Try asking your professor if they’ll let the class take a ten minute break at the hour marks…once, twice, you pick just take the chance and ask or you’ll be stuck in that uncomfortable chair for a long time.

5. Be interested: Some things are just plain dull. It happens, however if you know a course is going to bore you find something interesting within the material and keep reminding yourself of how you could apply it in a future job. The most miniscule of things can be interesting if you figure out what it might mean to you.

Check in next week for more tips and tricks.

Kelly Skidmore

An Ode to Tim Horton’s

Early this morning I crawled from my bed,
Sleep still in my eyes, flat hair on my head.
The school day awaited, I groaned and I whined,
I just couldn’t believe how the night had flown by.

I hopped in my car already a bit late,
Sheridan was calling, my classes did await.
My stomach was empty, but I arrived at last.
Huh, who ever, as a student, has time for breakfast

As my professor began writing his notes on the board
My friend in the back had started to snore.
He could tell we were antsy as we started to talk,
So he dropped his marker and hollered “Alright go for a walk.”

You wouldn’t imagine our excitement and glee,
As we jumped from our seats like a group of escapees.
We stumbled down the halls, swerving this way and that,
Tripping and slurring and finally going splat.

We rounded a corner to a small curling cue,
That twisted and curled, throwing your brain all eschew.
When she finally shrieked out a welcoming cry,
It was like the sky was sending light down from the divine.

“Medium coffee, black” I slurred through my teeth,
If she hadn’t have known me, I could’ve been from the land beneath.
I paid her in change and she gave me a grin
As I ripped back the tab and went in for the win.

Smooth and hot, bold with great taste
Without the time to savour, it would’ve been a waste.
I felt the liquid surge through my watery veins
As energy ignited my wearied little brain.

Oh Tim Horton’s coffee, it is you I adore,
For without you I would surely be floored.
And although it will be awhile before I visit you again,
To me, sweet liquid of life, we will always be friends.

Kelly Skidmore