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Workshops

SPRING 2019 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.   

 

Upcoming Workshops

Spring 2019 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.   



The Learning Commons regularly offers academic skills workshops

Using collaborative, writing-to-learn methods. Join Tutor Coordinator Nathaniel Carlsen (’18) and pick the brain of a recently-graduated Bard student in the following Learning Commons workshops. For questions, feel free to contact Nathaniel at ncarlsen@bard.edu

Learning Commons Spring Workshop Series:



Time Management for Academic Purposes

Tuesday, March 26
5:00-6:30pm
In The Learning Commons



This workshop is intended to help you plan around deadlines as we enter the second half of the semester. Join Nathaniel and your peers as we share college competency tips and tricks to motivate the more effective use of your time, master the college environment, and plan your end-of-term calendar. Please bring all your spring syllabuses and your calendar! 


Effective Note Taking Strategies for Lectures and Readings

Tuesday, April 2
5:00-6:30pm
In The Learning Commons


Learn different strategies for effective note taking both in and out of class and become a more engaged listener, reader, and learner.



Public Speaking and Presentations
Tuesday, April 9
5:00 – 6:30 pm
In The Learning Commons

Senior project around the corner? Class presentations? Want to participate more actively in classroom discussions? Or would you just like to feel more comfortable speaking and presenting your ideas in public? Come and join Bard College Debate Union’s own Nathaniel Carlsen as he explains techniques of public self-presentation and puts some key features of public speaking on their feet!


Learning Commons Senior Project Workshop: Staying Under Way on your Senior Project
(4 sessions) – led by Jim Keller


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.


In addition to these self-standing workshops, we also provide one-on-one tutor support to help you strategize approaches to a specific task and more holistic skill development for multi-stage projects: moderation papers, senior projects, etc.


To learn more, contact director Jim Keller at keller@bard.edu

Current and Upcoming Events

Bard Writing Support in the Learning Commons

Saturday, April 6 – Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Learning Commons provides daily writing tutoring and ESL-specialized tutoring Sunday–Thursday, 4–8pm and Friday-Saturday, 4–6pm.

We focus on the social dimension of learning, using one-on-one student exchange and collaborative writing workshop methods to extend and deepen the process of discovery that goes on in the classroom. Think of Learning Commons' trained peer tutors as providing a friendly second set of eyes, noticing things that need noticing, helping you re-visit choices that merit revision, and thinking strategies through with you for getting your draft to the next level. 

We are located on the south side of Stone Row, across the quad from Old Henderson. Say Hello and sign up for an appointment with one of our excellent peer writing tutors. We're open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

You may stop in at any stage in your writing process to work with a peer writing tutor.

We also provide senior project writing support, tutors, and workshops and one-on-one academic skills conferences in our socially-structured space.

All Learning Commons tutoring is free of charge, naturally.

See you in the BLC!

Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Learning Commons
Contact: Nathaniel Carlsen
E-mail: blc@bard.edu