Starting tomorrow, the Writing & Communications Center will be offering free, weekly workshops open to the entire Stevens community. (See below for schedule and locations.) Just visit 210 Morton to sign up.
MAR 2: Delivering Effective Oral Presentations
Don’t ever let "the cat get your tongue" again! Attend this workshop to learn and practice tips for crafting and delivering effective oral presentations. The importance of non-verbal communication, eye-contact, vocal projection and modulation for grabbing and keeping your audience’s attention form the core of this workshop.
Tuesday, March 2; 4-5pm; Babbio Center; Room 304
MAR 9: Writing a Focused Essay for Your Humanities Courses
Ever wondered: How do you write an essay that stays on topic? How do you develop an idea without repeating the same few points? How do you avoid excessive plot summary? In this workshop, you'll learn strategies for finding the right focus and maintaining it throughout the essay - from your thesis statement to your topic sentences to your conclusion. You'll also learn how to select and integrate the right quotes for your topic, and what teachers really mean when they ask for "critical analysis" and a strong argument.
Tuesday, March 9; 4-5pm; Babbio Center; Room 304
MAR 10: Writing Resumes, Cover Letters, and Grad School Essays
Whether you're drafting a resume for the first time or revising a version you've had for years, this workshop will help you create a sophisticated and targeted resume and/or application packet. Topics covered will include overall format/design and key considerations for each document. Effective examples and templates will be provided.
Wednesday, March 10; 4-5pm; Babbio Center; Room 204
MAR 23: The Writing Process: How to Organize Your Thoughts
From time to time, everyone experiences "writer’s block" or has difficulty beginning the process of writing. This workshop presents techniques to prepare for academic writing, as well as the Stevens' English Competency Exam (SECE). Students interact throughout the modeling process, and then formulate their own thesis statements and paper outlines. Anyone who needs to sharpen their skills, from performing successfully in a testing situation to constructing a
dissertation, will benefit from this session.
Tuesday, March 23; 4-5pm; Babbio Center; Room 304
MAR 30: Writing Abstracts, Introductions, and Conclusions
Whether you're an undergraduate student working on a research paper or a graduate student preparing a thesis or an article for publication, this workshop will help you with key steps in your process - from the most essential information to include in an abstract, to introductions and conclusions, to strategies for organizing that information effectively. Templates and models will be provided.
Tuesday, March 30; 4-5pm; Babbio Center; Room 304
APR 6: Business English for ESL/ESOL Students
Do you ever wonder if your English skills will get you through a day in an American office without frustration? Come to this workshop and find out how people communicate in a real business setting. This interactive workshop is designed for native speakers of other languages who want to learn American Business English. Topics covered will include: making introductions, developing business relationships, giving presentations, and writing business documents, such as emails, letters and reports.
Tuesday, April 6; 4-5pm; Babbio Center; Room 304
APR 7: Citing & Summarizing Outside Sources for ESL/ESOL Students
Students new to the US are often confused by the strict rules guarding the use of "outside" information in their papers, and plagiarism - or using another's work without giving credit - is a serious offense. Therefore, to avoid this "unacceptable copying," students must be able to paraphrase, summarize, and correctly cite from written and spoken material. This workshop will help students learn these skills, which include note-taking techniques for both readings and lectures.
Wednesday, April 7; 4-5pm; Babbio Center; Room 204
APR 13: Pronunciation Workshop for ESL/ESOL Speakers - Part 1
If English is not your first language, pronunciation can be an obstacle to successful communication. This 2-part Pronunciation Workshop offers an opportunity to learn more about the sounds and rhythms of North American English. The focus is on muscle-building exercises, the connection between word and sentence stress, thought grouping and intonation patterns. You will also have the chance to practice your skills using tongue twisters, songs and dialogues.
Tuesday, April 13; 4-5pm; Babbio Center; Room 304
APR 20: Pronunciation Workshop for ESL/ESOL Speakers - Part 2
Even if you missed Part 1, you are welcome to attend the second part of this Pronunciation Workshop. As with the first part, the workshop's focus is on muscle-building exercises, the connection between word and sentence stress, thought grouping and intonation patterns. You will also have the chance to practice your skills using tongue twisters, songs and dialogues.
Tuesday, April 20; 4-5pm; Babbio Center; Room 304
English Conversation Groups: Improve your English conversation skills in a free and informal setting with native English speakers. No homework is assigned and students are welcome to visit any session.
Every Friday; 12-1pm; Morton 210
Literary Tuesdays: The aim of this series is to foster student creativity and analytical thinking through the appreciation of writing. The series is fundamentally designed to be collaborative, so students are welcome to select and suggest short readings for each week, and discuss their own creative writing during or after each meeting.
Every Tuesday; 12-1pm; Morton 210
NO HOMEWORK ASSIGNED - NO GRADES GIVEN
Please sign up for workshops in 210 Morton.
Space is limited!!