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Workshops

We regularly offer writing and academic skills workshops not only for the general student population, but also for students writing moderation papers, senior projects, and personal statements. To learn more or to request a workshop, contact Jim Keller at keller@bard.edu.   

Current and Upcoming Events

How to Get Started on Your Senior Project, a Faculty Panel

September 19, 7-8 pm, Olin 102

You have a topic in mind. Now what do you do? How do you arrive at a research question that could yield a feasible senior project? How much time per week should you devote to finding this stuff out? 

Faculty panelists: Rob Culp (History), Matthew Deady (Physics), Cole Heinowitz (Languages and Literature), and Julia Rosenbaum (Art History)

Time: 7 PM - 8 PM
Location: Olin 102
Contact: Jane Smith
Email: jesmith@bard.edu

Current and Upcoming Events

Calendar Planning and Time Management

Wednesday, September 20, 5 PM, RKC 200

A workshop with Jane Smith.

Time: 5 PM - 6 PM
Location: RKC 200
Contact: Jane Smith
Email: jesmith@bard.edu

Current and Upcoming Events

Learn How to Use NoodleTools

Monday, September 25th, 6:30 PM - 7 PM, Stevenson Library
Monday, October 16th, 6:30 PM - 7 PM, Stevenson Library


Working on a research paper, or even your senior project? Nervous about citations? Take a crash course in NoodleTools with the Stevenson librarians!

Time: 6:30 PM - 7 PM
Location: Stevenson Library
Contact: Jeremy Hall
Email: jhall@bard.edu

Current and Upcoming Events

Close Reading Workshop with Marina Van Zuylen

Thursday, October 19, 5 PM - 6 PM, RKC 200

Reading texts deeply and well is the first step toward writing most academic essays, especially in fields like literature or philosophy or in classes like FYSEM. But how do you do it? Professor Marina van Zuylen will demystify the process by teaching you strategies you can use to engage closely with the language of texts.

Time: 5 PM - 6 PM
Location: RKC 200
Contact: Marina Van Zuylen
Email: vanzuyle@bard.edu

Current and Upcoming Events

Staying Under Way on your Senior Project, the Learning Commons' Senior Project Writing Workshop (4 sessions) – led by Jim Keller 

Friday, October 20, 5:30 PM - 6:50 PM (session 1) and
Saturday, October 21, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (sessions 2-4) in Olin LC 120


Writing the senior project can seem overwhelming. But it need not be. Join Jim Keller, director of the Learning Commons, to learn and practice management, writing, organizing, and presenting strategies that will help you stay under way on your work with the senior project and strengthen your writing.

This free, four-session workshop is designed for students who plan on completing a thesis-driven senior project during the spring semester, 2018. We provide a space for low-pressure, serious-but-playful writing and inquiry, and you will leave with a more developed sense of your project, a range of possible ways to proceed, and (hopefully) less anxiety.

Seniors at any stage of writing will find this workshop valuable for motivating composition and revision, folding research into your writing, and shaping and editing what you’ve already written.

We will

·       Use narrative and collaboration to motivate writing;
·       Share methods for expanding and arranging ideas;
·       Write to identify central themes, clarify the thesis, and develop evidence;
·       Practice revision as a form of composition (and vice-versa).

AND

·       Give and receive responses to your writing in a structured, supportive social setting;
·       Work collaboratively with others to develop, pitch, and explore ideas; and
·       Receive individual attention to the questions inherent in your project.
 
Bring What You Have Written So Far! 

Registration is limited to 16 students on a "first-come" basis, as space is limited. Please email keller@bard.edu to reserve your spot! 

Before you register, please note that since this is a carefully sequenced workshop, attendance at each session is necessary. 

Bring a pen, paper, your drafts, and an ample imagination, and I look forward to seeing you there.

Time: 5:30 PM - 6:50 PM; 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Olin Language Center 120
Contact: Jim Keller
E-mail: keller@bard.edu
 

Current and Upcoming Events

What Faculty Want to See in a Senior Project, a Faculty Panel

Thursday, October 25, 5 PM - 6 PM, Bertelsmann Campus Center Red Room

Faculty panelists: Adhaar Desai (Languages and Literature), Brooke Jude (Biology), Susan Merriam (Art History), and Yuka Suzuki (Anthropology)

Time: 5 PM - 6 PM
Location: Bertelsmann Campus Center Red Room
Contact: Jane Smith
Email: jesmith@bard.edu

Current and Upcoming Events

Developing Your Notetaking Skills

Wednesday, November 1, 5 PM - 6 PM, Olin 302

Learn different strategies for effective note taking both in and out of class—and become a better learner. 

Time: 5 PM - 6 PM
Location: Olin 302
Contact: Jane Smith
Email: jesmith@bard.edu

Current and Upcoming Events

Using Sources Without Plagiarizing

Wednesday, November 15, 5 PM - 6 PM, Olin 302

It’s not easy to understand plagiarism, much less avoid it, particularly in a digital age. This workshop will help you learn to navigate the sometimes murky waters between someone else’s words and ideas and your own.

TIme: 5 PM - 6 PM
Location: Olin 302
Contact: Jane Smith
Email: jesmith@bard.edu

Current and Upcoming events

Citation Clinic

Sunday, December 10th, 3 PM - 5 PM, Stevenson Library

Stop by the library to check over your citations one last time and to pick up some great practices for next semester!

Time: 3 PM - 5 PM
Location: Stevenson Library
Contact: Jeremy Hall
Email: jhall@bard.edu

Current and Upcoming Events

There are no current or upcoming events scheduled.