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Liz Reyer, a contributing writer to the Hartford Courant, says in a Q&A (9/28/10) that practice is the key to being a good public speaker:  “Know your goals as a speaker,  prepare, get feedback, and practice, practice, practice! ” She says to “[s]tart by envisioning what success would look like.  If you were in the audience, […]

Want a Writing Mentor? Apply Now! Do you want a Writing Mentor? Then apply now! Your Writing Mentor will provide one-on-one tutoring to help you with papers and written assignments over the course of the spring semester, whether you need advice about generating ideas, structuring your essay, grammar issues, or even time management. The brief […]

Have you ever wondered how to get started writing a research paper or how you are supposed to find the right kind of resources that your instructor is expecting?  Does it seem to take entirely too long to find the materials you need, time you’d rather spend on all the other activities you’re involved in […]

A+ Workshop Series Exam-taking strategies for exam-taking and stress reduction Sunday, October 10   7-8 p.m. Fauver Lounge

Exam Preparation: Learn how to break down your semester and use organization and study strategies so that you can effectively prepare for your exams. We will review ways of practicing test-taking for different exam formats. Monday, October 4 at 9:30 p.m. in the Butt C Lounge with Alyssa Bogdanow ‘11.

This Sunday and Monday, take advantage of the following workshops to improve your academic skills, get the most out of your readings and classes, and perform to your highest ability! Note Taking:  How to take notes and use them effectively.  Sunday, September  19 – 7-8 p.m., Fauver Lounge Reading Retention:  Strategies for improving focus and […]

THE WRITING WORKSHOP:  Now Open for both Drop-in Hours and Appointments! You can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of an essay, or review a professor’s comment on completed work. MONDAY-THURSDAY: 1-4 PM @ Shapiro Writing Center (Room 306) SUNDAY-THURSDAY: 7-11 PM @ Shapiro Writing Center (Room […]

Mon. , May 3  Managing Reading Week     (12:10 – 12:55 p.m.)  Usdan 136  Tues., May 4  Finals Preparation (12:10 – 12:55 p.m.) Usdan 114   Wed. , May 5  Managing Finals Week(12:10 – 12:55 p.m.)  Usdan 114

Only three weeks ’till reading week!!! Come to the Study Skills Workshop in Usdan 136 on Monday, the 19th at 12:00pm, for some last minute study skills. Learn about your personal learning style and what study approaches work best for you. Bring your lunch!

With exams and end-of-the-semester papers and projects rapidly approaching, managing your time well is more important than ever. This workshop will help you begin to organize your time and prioritize your academic and co-curricular activities so that you can finish the semester stress-free. When:  Today, March 30, 12 noon – 1 pm Where:  Usdan 108 […]

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