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Fall 2016 Workshops

Academic Skills Workshops

Writing and academic skills workshops address a range of topics beneficial to undergraduate and graduate students.* Workshop topics vary by semester. Advance sign-up is required for all workshops. Call 718-960-8175 to sign up for a workshop and to find out the workshop location.

Wait, what did I just read? Strategies for Reading Difficult Texts
This workshop will help students develop strategic ways of reading various types of texts, including scholarly research.

Thursday, October 27, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm or Friday, November 11, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm


Paraphrasing and Summarizing: Tools You Can't Live Without
This workshop offers a review of paraphrasing and summarizing, essential tools writers use in research-based writing. Students will practice using each with a sample text and receive feedback on their own work. We will address how careful use of these tools helps us avoid plagiarism.

Friday, October 7, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm or Wednesday, October 19, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm, or Tuesday, October 25, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm


A First Principle of Effective Writing: Cutting Clutter
This workshop will present a fundamental strategy for writing more foreceful, effective prose: cutting out excess words. Please bring in a sample of your own writing to work with.

Tuesday, September 27, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm or Friday, September 30, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm or October 13, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm


Writing the Personal Statement
This workshop will cover the basics for crafting effective personal statements in a range of contexts, including applications to interships to graduate programs. Please bring your personal statement in draft format.

Friday, October 21, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm or Wednesday, November 2, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm


Reading and Writing About Data
In this workshop, we will practice descriptive writng based on visual representations of data. We will also consider approaches to reading and evaluating texts rich in data or statistical information.

Wednesday, November 9, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm or Tuesday, November 29, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

*Please note: ACE workshops are primarily designed for an undergraduate audience, though graduate students are more than welcome to attend.


Science Learning Center Workshops (Biology and Chemistry Course Review Workshops)

The SLC will offer review workshops for the courses listed below. Workshops will be conducted two weeks prior to exams. Workshop facilitators will review lecture material, answer questions, and provide additional resources to supplement course content. Students should prepare for each workshops by reading ahead, developing questions, and arriving with their textbooks. Times and locations to be announced.

Please check your email or call the SLC for more information.

Essentials of General Chemistry: For students taking CHEM 114
Essentials of Organic Chemistry: For students taking CHEM 120
Anatomy and Physiology I: For students taking BIO 181


Register for these workshops in the Science Learning Center (Gillet Hall, Room 133) or by calling 718-960-7707.


Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) Workshops

PLTL workshops will be conducted each week, and are course- and instructor-specific. PLTL workshops are offered in some sections of Chemistry courses. Times and locations TBA. Please check your email, Blackboard, or call the SLC (718-860-7707) for more information.

Chemistry 114: General Chemistry I (Professor Deri)*

Chemistry 120: Essentials of Organic Chemistry (Professor Burton-Pye)

Chemistry 166: General Chemistry II (Professor Mills)*

Chemistry 168: General Chemistry II (Professor McGregor)*

Students in any section of these PLTL supported courses may attend. No registration is required.

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