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Spring 2017 Workshops

Academic Skills and Writing 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.

Strategies for Success

If you want to achieve more in college and in life, this new workshop series is for you.

  • Goal-setting and Time Management, Wednesday, February 2/22, 3:00-4:30 pm
  • Your Preferred Learning Style, Wednesday, March 8, 3:00-4:30 pm
  • Studying Effectively,Wednesday, March 22, 3:00-4:30 pm
  • Stress Management,Wednesday, April 5, 3:00-4:30 pm

Wait, what did I just read? Strategies for Reading Difficult Texts

This workshop will help you develop strategic ways of reading various types of texts, including scholarly research.

  • Thursday, February 16, 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 29, 5:00-6:30 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. You 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.

  • Thursday, March 2, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
  • March 13, 5:00-6:30 pm
  • March 22, 5:00-6:30 pm

APA Citation Format:

This 60-minute workshop reviews the basics of APA citation format, with brief attention to other citation formats. The workshop will also address the usage of web citation resources such as EasyBib.         

  • Wednesday, March 1, 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Monday, March 6, 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 8, 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 15, 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 16, 12:00-1:00 pm
  • Monday, May 15, 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 17, 5:00-6:00 pm

Effective Writing

  • A new workshop series highlights the basics of clear, concise writing.
  • Elements of Effective Writing, Tuesday, February 21, 12:00-12:50 pm
  • Building Solid Paragraphs, Tuesday, February 28, 12:00-12:50 pm or Tuesday, March 28, 12:00-12:50 pm
  • Common Sentence-Level Problems,Tuesday, March 7, 12:00-12:50 pm or March 4, 12:00-12:50 pm
  • Pronouns & Punctuation Review, Tuesday, March 14,12:00-12:50 pm or April 25, 12:00-12:50 pm
  • Strong Introductions & Conclusions, Tuesday, April 21, 12:00-12:50 pm or May 2, 12:00-12:50 pm

Writing the Research Paper

In this new workshop series, sessions will address choosing a topic and defining a thesis, what research is (and what it's not), identifying your audience, appropriate use of evidence, writing the abstract, and other key areas.

  • Monday, February 27, 3:00-3:50 pm
  • Monday, March 13, 3:00-3:50 pm
  • Monday, March 27, 3:00-3:50 pm
  • Monday, April 3, 3:00-3:50 pm
  • Monday, April 24, 3:00-3:50 pm
  • Monday, May 1, 3:00-3:50 pm

Reading and Writing About Data

In this workshop, we will examine examples of texts describing and interpreting data, then practice analyzing and writing about information presented in charts or graphs.

  • Friday, March 10, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm or Tuesday, March 28, 1:30-3:00 pm or Thursday, April 6, 11:00 pm-12:30 pm

English Conversation & Reading Group

Come practice your English language skills at the ACE! This weekly group provides a fun way to develop conversational skills with fellow students. We'll read short texts together as well.

  • Wednesday, February 22, 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 1, 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 8, 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 15, 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 22, 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 29, 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 5, 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 19, 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 26, 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 3, 4:00-5:00 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 workshops review lecture material for select courses in the natural sciences at Lehman. Course Review workshops will be conducted one to two weeks prior to each exam.. Students should prepare for each workshops by reading ahead, developing questions, and arriving with their textbooks.

  • 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

No registration required. Times and locations to be announced. Please check your e-mail or call the SLC (718-960-7707) for more information.

Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) Workshops

PLTL workshops will be conducted each week, and are course- and instructor-specific. Students in any section taught by PLTL instructors may attend the PLTL workshops.

  • Chemistry 114: General Chemistry I (Professor Deri)*
  • Chemistry 114: General Chemistry I (Professor Olson)*
  • Chemistry 120: Essentials of Organic Chemistry (Professor Burton-Pye)

Times and locations to be announced. Please check your e-mail, Blackboard, or call the SLC (718-960-7707) for more information.