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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

IWT Writer as Reader Workshops

Friday, September 27, 2019

Bard IWT’s Writer as Reader workshops model writing practices that support core learning objectives in all subjects. Register here.

Workshops include:
1. Albert Camus’ The Plague and the Rhetoric of Contagion
2. At the Border of Migration: Graphic Journalism and What It Means to “Do Good”
3. A Dream or a Nightmare? The Great Gatsby and “Get Out”
4. Rage/Power/Truth: Bringing 21st Century Feminism to Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own
5. Writing Sin: The Scarlet Letter and “Jane the Virgin”
6. Reading/Writing Metamorphosis: Ovid and Kafka in the Anthropocene
7. Science in the Public Square: Merchants of Doubt and the Challenge of Politicized Science
8. Songs of the Middle: W. E. B. Du Bois' “Georgia” Photos and Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself"

Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Olin Humanities Building
Contact: Molly Livingston
E-mail: iwt@bard.edu
Phone: 845-752-4516
Website: Event Website

IWT Writer as Reader Workshops

Friday, November 1, 2019

IWT’s Writer as Reader workshops model writing practices that support close reading and Common Core standards in all subjects, and invite secondary and college teachers to consider “writing to read” as a central classroom practice, one that shows rather than tells students how writing clarifies meaning in literary, historical, and nonfiction texts. 

Workshops include:

1. Epistolary Meditations on Race in America: Between the World and Me and “My Dungeon Shook”
2. “Suit the Action to the Word, the Word to the Action”: Macbeth on Stage and Page
3. Writing Ourselves into the Journey: Homer’s Odyssey and Daniel Mendelsohn’s An Odyssey
4. Call and Response: Heart of Darkness and Season of Migration to the North
5. Lord of the Flies: Rethinking Survival
6. Hearing God’s Trombones
7. The Flint Water Crisis and Restorative Justice in the Classroom: The Poisoned City and Justice on Both Sides
8. A Street in Bronzeville: Gwendolyn Brooks and the Chicago Black Renaissance
9. Remembering Differently: Reading, Writing, and Rewriting History in Multimodal Literatures
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Olin Humanities Building
Contact: Molly Livingston
E-mail: iwt@bard.edu
Phone: 845-752-4516
Website: Event Website