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Spring 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. Students who wish they could focus better and remember more from their readings should attend!

Friday, February 19, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm or Wednesday, March 9, 2:00 pm-4:00 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, February 26, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm or Thursday, March 10, 11:00 am-1:00 pm


Proofreading, Easy as 1, 2, 3
Students will learn effective proofreading strategies and practice using them with their own work. Please bring in a sample of your own writing to work with.

Wednesday, March 16, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm or Thursday, March 17, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm or Thursday, April 14, 11 am-12 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 II: For students taking BIO 182


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 Biology and Physics courses as well. Times and locations TBA. Please check your email, Blackboard, or call the SLC (718-860-7707) for more information.

Chemistry 166: General Chemistry I (Professor Mills)*

Chemistry 168: General Chemistry II (Professor McGregor)*

Biology 167: General Biology II (Professor Quinlan)*

Students in any section of these courses may attend.

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