Queen's Learning Commons


Learning Commons

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Step 1: Seek out and establish necessary support

Facilities and Equipment (Study Space)




Computing facilities

Intellectual support (Graduate Studies, Learning Strategies)

Setting standards

Determining feasibility of plans

Guidance in formulating a topic

Guidance on research methods

Guidance on analytical methods

Discussion of ideas, theory, and results

Editorial support

Formatting, graphics, style, and other support in dissertation/manuscript preparation
Emotional support (Health Counselling)


Open to questions

Comfortable with mistakes, ill-formed or preliminary ideas, ignorance

Open to discussion of work-life balance issues
Professional support (Graduate Studies)

Promoting you in department, institution, and discipline/field

Helping you find and apply for positions

Writing letters of recommendation

Nominating you for awards and prizes