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international students, academic skills, academic preparedness, student-centred learning supports


This paper presents a review of academic skills programs at post-secondary institutions and offers three options for designing impactful academic supports for international students, including Option A: Modules/Workshops; Option B: General Elective Course; Option C: Mixed Model Solution. This review was informed by the Academic Preparedness Plan prepared by Joan Sweeney Marsh, Marian Traynor and Danielle Palombi.


Author: Sheela Iyer

Editor: Joan Sweeney Marsh


Library and Learning Services

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Iyer, S. & Sweeney-Marsh, J. (2021) Review of Academic Skill Programs at Post Secondary Institutions & Designing Impactful Academic Supports for International Students. Library and Learning Services, Sheridan College.