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Current term's schedule of workshops

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Northeast Center Office of Academic Support

Current Term Workshop Schedule


ALL WORKSHOPS ARE FREE!

All workshops and drop-in hours are offered concurrently live onsite (Latham & Saratoga) & online.

 

Scroll down the page to access all information about our workshops or use the page's list of topics below for an overview or what's on the page or click on a link to go directly to what you are interested in learning more about. You can also access the schedule via our calendar.

 


 

Workshop, Event & Drop-in Hours Schedule


Onsite and Online Workshops & Events Descriptions

** Pieces of Success Events are a series of student, family & friends events offered at three important stages during the major academic terms. These interactive sessions are led by presenters and student panels; we provide participants with information, resources and effective strategies to help you piece together a successful academic experience. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided for students and their guests.

 

v  Drop-in hours are open hours in our computer labs or online for students to come in at their convenience during designated dates and times to work one-on-one on specific topics at the start of each major term. 

 

ü  Workshops are presentations and Q&A sessions designed to help students maximize their academic success through instruction in effective study strategies and provide access to additional academic support resources. If you are unable to attend a scheduled workshop, we are available for individual appointments to cover any workshop topics weekdays and evenings (Monday-Thursday).

Download the current schedule 

 

Online Workshops - Summer 2016.pdf

 

Workshop Title

Description

 

 

Academic Support:

Who To/How To

This workshop provides you with an overview of key contact people and academic support resources and services available to undergraduate and graduate students across the New York state and online.

Tuesday May 17th

6 – 7 p.m.

Mildred Van Bergen 

Managing Yourself as a Successful Student

This workshop presents you with some practical tips and strategies for how to effectively organize yourself and your time. You will also learn how to maximize your study strategies and tailor them to your individual learning needs.

Thursday, May 19

6 – 7 p.m.

Mildred Van Bergen 

Statistics Prep: Algebra Review

This short workshop runs through the basic principles and methods of algebra that are commonly used in an Introductory Statistics study.  It is a refresher with ample opportunities for interaction and practice. 

Tuesday, May 24

6 – 7 p.m.

Sue Orrell 

Writing College Papers: What’s It All About?

This workshop reviews the basics of writing college papers, including organization, formatting and the process of creating a paper.  Dust off the cobwebs around what you may (or may not) remember about academic writing.

Wednesday, June 1

6 – 7 p.m.

Monday, July 11,

6 – 7 p.m.

Carolyn Wilsey

Brett Sherman

Carolyn Wilsey

Brett Sherman 

Statistics Prep:

Using Excel 

This is a basic Excel primer that focuses on the functions of Excel that are most useful in an Introductory Statistics study, with some attention on how to structure worksheets for maximum utility.

Tuesday, May 31

6 – 7 p.m.

Sue Orrell 

Research & Citing Sources Made Easy 

This workshop reviews the basics of good academic research, how to incorporate that research into your papers/projects and show you different tools to help you cite your resources properly and avoid plagiarism.

Monday, June 6

12 - 1 p.m.

Lisa D’Adamo-Weinstein 

 

Wednesday, July 13

6 – 7 p.m.

Lisa D’Adamo-Weinstein 

 

Summarizing & Paraphrasing

This workshop helps you learn how to integrate source material into your papers and avoid plagiarism. We’ll provide tips for summarizing and paraphrasing effectively with less effort!

Tuesday,

June 7,

6 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday,

July 20,

12 – 1 p.m.

Brett Sherman

Brett Sherman

The Psychology of Action: Overcoming Procrastination

This workshop teaches you how to manage your time and overcome procrastination.

Wednesday, June 15

6 – 7 p.m.

Dan McCrea

Transitional Words & Phrases: The Keys to Effective Writing

This workshop will help you discover how transitional words and phrases link your ideas, clarify your thesis and impress your professors. Enhance your writing power with learning how to improve your use of transitional words and phrases.

Tuesday, June 21

6-7p.m.

Miriam Russell

Writing through Writer’s Block: How to Start Writing and Keep Going

In most instances, “writer’s block” is the result of trying to draft the perfect sentence/paragraph/paper in one sitting. We will discuss “writer’s block,” as well as model some strategies that you can use to push through your own difficult writing moments.

Wednesday, June 22

6 – 7 p.m.

Sophia Mavrogiannis

Reading for Results 

This workshop familiarizes you with a reading strategy and note taking system designed to help you with common college reading challenges.

Thursday, June 23

12 – 1 p.m.

Seana Logsdon 

Stress Management

This workshop will help you learn about your own stress responses and how to minimize stress in your life.

Thursday, June 30

6 – 7 p.m.

 

 

Dan McCrea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual Appointments Instead of Workshops:

Sometimes you might not be able to make a workshop or you might prefer to work one-on one with someone.  Students can make an appointment to work one-on-one either face-to-face, online or over the phone meeting.  Please contact one of the members of the Academic Support Staff to schedule your appointment using the contact information at the end of this page or by clicking this “Meet the Staff” link.  Additionally, you can choose to meet with a Peer Coach by clicking on this link.

 

 

How to Participate in a Workshop

 

Workshops happen online and onsite in Latham and Saratoga. Students can attend face-to-face or virtually all at the same time.

Whether you are participating onsite or online, we ask that you reserve your space in advance by e-mail or phone.

 

     E-mail -  NECAcademicsupport@esc.edu     

    Phone - 518-783-6203

 

Please indicate the workshop title, date & location (Saratoga, Latham or online) for the workshop(s) you plan to attend.

 

For access to the workshops online, place the link (http://bit.ly/NECworkshops) or (http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops) 

in your web browser or app on your smartphone or tablet.

 

For more information about how to use the online workshop classroom or to access our materials before or after a workshop, click on the link https://bitly.com/WorkshopHowToInfo

 


Pieces of Success, Drop-in Hours & Workshop Descriptions

 

Pieces of Success Events & Drop-in Hours  
  • Pieces of Success: Back to School Family/Friend Night    
  • Pieces of Success: Keep Calm and Study On Night        
  • Pieces of Success: S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Card Family/ Friend Night 
These three events respectively occur at the beginning, middle and end of the Fall 1 and Spring 1 terms. Each of the events is for students and their guests.  We will have student and faculty panels available for Q&A sessions. Tips, strategies and resources will be available at each event as well Academic Support and Student Services staff members to address your individual interests and needs. Light refreshments and door prizes will also be available.
  • Drop-in Hours: Start the Term Off Right

Drop in hours are designed for students who want to develop a study plan for the upcoming term or who want answers to questions related to their style of learning, academic skills or strategies for success. We will help you with your learning in all modes of study (independent study, residency, online or study group). If you are taking online courses, we will sit with you and go through an overview of each online course to help you get acclimated to the Moodle environment. We will work with you to review learning contracts and course syllabi to get a better sense of how you will plan to complete your assignments on time.  We will also help you decide upon appropriate study strategies and resources based on how you learn best, focusing on studying smarter not harder.

Workshop Titles & Descriptions

Workshops help small groups of students maximize their academic success by providing access to resources & instruction in effective learning strategies.

 

From Library to Bibliography: Stress-free Research Strategies

Do you feel overwhelmed when you try to pick the right resources to include in your research paper?

Do you know how to properly cite your research sources and avoid plagiarism?

This workshop introduces you to how to conduct good academic research, how to incorporate that research into your papers/projects, and show you different tools to help you cite your resources properly and avoid plagiarism.

 

Managing Yourself as a Successful Student

Do you wonder what the best approach to your learning is?

Do you want to learn how to become more organized with your studies and your time?

This workshop will show you how to effectively organize yourself and your time. You will also learn how to maximize your study strategies and tailor them to your individual learning needs.

 

Reread No More:  Read Efficiently and Improve Comprehension

Do you read slowly? Do you have trouble focusing when reading?

Do you have trouble remembering what you read?

This workshop will introduce you to strategies to use before, during and after reading to help you learn how to best focus and how to select important information from a text. It will also show you ways to improve your abilities to retain and analyze what you have read.

 

Writing Made Easier from Start to Finish

Do you have a hard time deciding what to write about?

Have you gotten feedback on your papers asking you to more clearly develop your ideas?

This workshop will introduce you to the principles of effective writing. You will also learn some strategies for how to critically analyze information in order to more effectively write your essays & get through writer’s block.

 


 

 

Older workshops (we can do these upon request or in individual appointments:

 

A+ Student Strategies for Reading & Thinking Critically

Do you want to know what it takes to get better grades?

Do you want to be able to read more effectively and better analyze information?

This workshop will help you to read more efficiently and show you effective strategies to get the most out of what you read. You will also gain skills that will help you to think more effectively about the information you have read and better expand on these ideas through your writing.

 

Making Sense of Your Assignments & Texts

Are you overwhelmed with understanding your assignments? 

Do you know how to present what you have learned through your writing?

Many of your assignments will be complex with multiple steps requiring you to use higher level thinking skills.  This workshop will help you to break down an assignment to focus your reading and study strategies.  It will also help you to take new knowledge into effective assignment responses.

 

 

 

If you want more information, cannot attend, or if you want to refresh your memory about a workshop you attended, you find the descriptions and materials from past workshops by going to the workshop page on this site or @ http://www.slideshare.net/NECAcademicSupport

 

 


# of Visitors since August 18, 2014 -- 

 

At three important stages during the September & January terms, the Offices of Academic Support and Student Services offer workshops and interactive sessions conducted by staff and current students.  These workshops provide participants with information, resources and effective strategies to help all students piece together a successful academic experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                      Where/How

 

    Type                                  Title                                                                              Date/Day/Time  

 

January

Workshop

Academic Support: Who To/How To      (online only)

1/14

Thursday

6-7pm

 

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

 

Workshop

Managing Yourself as a Successful Student

(online only)

1/19

Tuesday

12-1pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

 

Drop-in

Start the Term Off Right             

  (onsite & online)

1/20

Wednesday

4-7pm

In Latham & Saratoga or online at

http://bit.ly/NECWorkshops

Drop-in

Start the Term Off Right                     

(onsite & online)

1/22

Friday

9:30am-12:30pm

In Latham & Saratoga or online at

http://bit.ly/NECWorkshops

Workshop

Managing Yourself as a Successful Student

 (onsite & online)

1/27

Wednesday

6-7pm

In Latham & Saratoga or online at

http://bit.ly/NECWorkshops

Workshop

How to Succeed in College Reading

       (online only)

1/27

Wednesday

6-7pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

 

February

 

 Event

Pieces of Success: Back to School

Family & Friend Night                    (onsite in Latham)

2/3

Wednesday

5:30-7pm

Onsite only in Latham

Workshop

Learning Strategies for Math & Science

       (online only)

2/9

Tuesday

12-1pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Workshop

Writing College Papers: What’s It All About?

(online only)

2/9

Tuesday

6-7pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Workshop

Writing Made Easier from Start to Finish

(onsite & online)

2/10

Wednesday

6-7pm

In Latham & Saratoga or online at

http://bit.ly/NECWorkshops

Workshop

Learning and Studying Styles: Developing a Customized Study Plan

2/11

Thursday

12-1pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Workshop

Navigating College Writing for Emergent Multilingual Students

2/11

Thursday

6-7pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Workshop

Reread No More: Read Efficiently & Improve Comprehension

                                                      (onsite & online)

2/17

Wednesday

6-7pm

In Latham & Saratoga or online at

http://bit.ly/NECWorkshops

Workshop

Grammar Brush-Up             

       (online only)

2/18

Thursday

6-7pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Workshop

Thesis Statements to Make Your Professors Swoon

       (online only)

2/23

Tuesday

6-7pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Workshop

From Library to Bibliography: Stress-free Research Strategies                                            (onsite & online)

2/24

Wednesday

6-7pm

In Latham & Saratoga or online at

http://bit.ly/NECWorkshops

Workshop

Research and Citing Sources Made Easy

(online only)

2/29

Monday

6-7pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

 

 

March

 

Event

Pieces of Success: Keep Calm and Study On  

                 (onsite in Saratoga)

3/2

Wednesday

5:30-7pm

Onsite only in Saratoga

Workshop

Mindset at Midterm

3/2

Wednesday

6-7pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Event

Pieces of Success: Keep Calm and Study On  

                 (onsite in Latham)

3/9

Wednesday

5:30-7pm

Onsite only in Latham

Workshop

StrengthsQuest: What are Your Strengths and Talents?                                                    (online only)

3/9

Wednesday

6-7pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Workshop

Academic Support: Who To/ How To

(online only)

3/10

Thursday

12-1pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Workshop

Summarizing and Paraphrasing

(online only)

3/10

Thursday

6-7pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Workshop

Managing Yourself as a Successful Student

(online only)

3/10

Thursday

6-7pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Workshop

Research and Citing Sources Made Easy

(online only)

3/18

Friday

12-1pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Workshop

Learning Strategies for Math and Science

(online only)

3/29

Tuesday

12-1pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Workshop

The Psychology of Action: Overcoming Procrastination                                          (online only)

3/30

Wednesday

6-7pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Drop-in

Checking-in at Midterms

  (onsite & online)

3/30

Wednesday

5-7pm

In Latham & Saratoga or online at

http://bit.ly/NECWorkshops

Workshop

 

April

 

Workshop

Reading for Results             

(online only)

4/7

Thursday

12-1pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Workshop

Using Transitional Words and Phrases: The Keys to Academic Writing

(online only)

4/7

Thursday

6-7pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Workshop

Writing College Papers: What’s It All About?

(online only)

4/12

Tuesday

12-1pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Workshop

Stress Management: Flow, Relaxation, and the High Performance Mind

(online only)

4/13

Wednesday

6-7pm

http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Event

Pieces of Success: S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Card Family/ Friend Night

(In Latham only)

4/20

Wednesday

5:30-7pm

In Latham only

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