For Students

Learning Strategies! 

Learning Strategies! 

We regularly offer writing and academic skills workshops and drop-in hours. We are here to offer support in revision strategies, time manegment, public speaking, and more. We are available for support not only for the general student population, but also for students writing moderation papers, senior projects, and personal statements. To learn more about learning strategies, or to request a one-on-one meeting, contact Olive Smith at blc@bard.edu or Paul Ammann at pammann@bard.edu.    

 

Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Workshops
Stop by these workshops to get support in writing, revision, public speaking, and other academic strategies! To suggest a workshop, or ask a question, please email blc@bard.edu! 

Current and Upcoming Events

IWT Writer as Reader Workshops

Friday, October 2, 2020

Writer as Reader workshops model writing practices that inspire students to read more carefully, to grasp the meaning in more complex texts, and to infer meaning from what they read. These workshops 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 the meaning of texts. Working with diverse writing-to-read strategies, workshop participants discover what they bring to the text, what is apparent in the text, what is inferred, and what questions the text poses.

1. Double Consciousness in Today’s America: Americanah as Social Science
2. Shakespeare on Stage and Page:
3. The Sonnet: Shakespeare, Contemporary Sonneteers, and the Development of Form
4. Memory, Inheritance, and the Social Construction of Self: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and “The Things They Carried” ​​​​​​​
5. COVID-19 and the U.S. Elections: Making Sense of an Epidemic via 2020 Communications
6. “I sell the shadow to support the substance”: Knowing and Learning in The Narrative of
Sojourner Truth
and The House of Mirth
7. The Scarlet Letter in the Age of “Me Too”​​​​​​​
8. Advocating Upheaval: Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Jane Addams ​​​​​​​
9. The Least Dangerous Branch: the Supreme Court, Voting Rights, and Gun Control​​​​​​​
Time: 9:30 am – 4:15 pm EDT/GMT-4
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 6, 2020



Writer as Reader workshops model writing practices that inspire students to read more carefully, to grasp the meaning in more complex texts, and to infer meaning from what they read. These workshops 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 the meaning of texts. Working with diverse writing-to-read strategies, workshop participants discover what they bring to the text, what is apparent in the text, what is inferred, and what questions the text poses.

As always, the lineup includes sessions on novels, poetry, nonfiction, historical documents, STEM texts, and other media. Each workshop will highlight writing-to-read strategies that foster close reading and help readers develop an appreciation for the connections between different but related texts.

1. Re-reading Toni Morrison: Black Feminism, Labor, and Love
2. “Ocular Proof”: Reading Othello in an Age of Mass Incarceration
3. The Place of the Writer in the “Widening Gyre”: Things Fall Apart and Unbowed: A Memoir
4. Citizens in Dark Times: Writing Politics in Persepolis and The Federalist Papers
5. Finding Words for the Art of Lying: Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire”
6. Too-True Horrors: Cultural Fears in the Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Shirley Jackson
7. Hester Reimagined: The Scarlet Letter and “In the Blood”
8. Retooling the Epic Hero: How Much of These Hills is Gold and The Phantom Pain
9. Poetry of the Unsayable: M. NourbeSe Philip’s “Zong!” and T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets”
10. Writing into Life: The Woman Warrior and The Poet X
Time: 9:30 am – 4:15 pm EDT/GMT-4
Location: Olin Humanities Building
Contact: Molly Livingston
E-mail: iwt@bard.edu
Phone: 845-752-4516
Website: Event Website