Dal, York U courses bridge the gap between high school, postsecondary

Jessica Wong of CBC has highlighted the efforts of postsecondary institutions like Dalhousie University and York University to help incoming students transition from high school to postsecondary. Dal designed new courses such as the Introduction to Humanities and Introduction to Social Sciences to engage students and help them build key academic skills such as connecting their study material to the real world. A course at York uses summer modules to teach students skills such as how to effectively take notes and study so that they are prepared for postsecondary life. “It’s not reasonable to expect that a 17-year-old student knows how to do some of these professional skills,” said York U Associate Professor Andrew Skelton. “That’s the point of university.” CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.