Learning Support

Workshops Calendar

Academic support workshops are offered both online and onsite throughout the state of New York. When you select one of the tabs below, you will go immediately to the current schedule for the onsite and online workshops. Please follow the directions on each tab to how to attend the workshop(s) you are interested in.

Any questions? Contact a Director of Academic Support near you.

Onsite at College Locations

NOTE: If you do not see the college location where you study listed on this page, please contact your local director of academic support (DAS) for information about workshops available to you.

Online Workshops

The workshops listed below are offered online in our virtual classroom at http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops.  

Download the schedule in PDF format: Online Workshops May - July 2016 (PDF  48kB)

While registration is not required, we highly encourage students to register in order to get reminder emails and any updates about the workshops. To register, send an email to learning.support@esc.edu and indicate the date and title of the workshop(s) in which you are interested.

All times shown are Eastern Time (E.T.).

Workshop TitleDescriptionDate, Time and
Workshop Leader(s)
Academic Support:
Who To/ How To
This workshop provides you with an overview of key contact people and academic support resources and services available to undergraduate and graduate students across New York state and online. Tues., May 17
6-7 p.m.

Mildred VanBergen
Managing Yourself as a Successful Student This workshop presents you with some practical tips and strategies for how to effectively organize yourself and your time. You will also learn how to maximize your study strategies and tailor them to your individual learning needs. Thurs., May 19
6-7 p.m. 
Mildred VanBergen
Statistics Prep: Algebra Review This short workshop runs through the basic principles and methods of algebra that are commonly used in an Introductory Statistics study. It is a refresher with ample opportunities for interaction and practice. Tues., May 24
6 – 7 p.m.
Sue Orrell
Statistics Prep: Using Excel This is a basic Excel primer that focuses on the functions of Excel that are most useful in an Introductory Statistics study, with some attention on how to structure worksheets for maximum utility. Tues., May 31
6 – 7 p.m.
Sue Orrell
Writing College Papers: What’s It All About? This workshop reviews the basics of writing college papers, including organization, formatting and the process of creating a paper. Dust off the cobwebs around what you may (or may not) remember about academic writing. Wed., June 1
6-7 p.m.

Carolyn Wilsey,
Brett Sherman
Research and Citing Sources Made Easy This workshop goes over the basics of good academic research, how to incorporate that research into your papers/projects and shows you different tools to help you cite your resources properly and avoid plagiarism. Mon., June 6
12-1 p.m.

Lisa D'Ademo-Weinstein
Summarizing and Paraphrasing This workshop helps you learn how to integrate source material into your papers and avoid plagiarism. We’ll provide tips for summarizing and paraphrasing effectively with less effort! Tues., June 7
6-7 p.m.

Brett Sherman
The Psychology of Action: Overcoming Procrastination This workshop teaches you how to manage your time and overcome procrastination. Wed., Jun 15
6-7 p.m.
 
Daniel McCrea 
Transitional Words and Phrases: The Keys to Effective Writing This workshop will help you discover how transitional words and phrases link your ideas, clarify your thesis and impress your professors. Enhance your writing power with learning how to improve your use of transitional words and phrases. Tues., June 21
6-7 p.m.

Miriam Russell
Writing through Writer’s Block: How to Start Writing and Keep Going In most instances, “writer’s block” is the result of trying to draft the perfect sentence/paragraph/paper in one sitting. We will discuss “writer’s block,” as well as model some strategies that you can use to push through your own difficult writing moments. Wed., June 22
6 – 7 p.m.

Sophia Mavrogiannis
Reading for Results This workshop will familiarize you with a reading strategy and notetaking system designed to help you with common college reading challenges. Thurs., June 23
12-1 p.m.

Seana Logsdon
Stress Management This workshop helps you learn about your own stress responses and how to minimize stress in your life.  Thurs., June 30 
6-7 p.m.

Daniel McCrea
Writing College Papers: What’s It All About? This workshop reviews the basics of writing college papers, including organization, formatting and the process of creating a paper. Dust off the cobwebs around what you may (or may not) remember about academic writing. Mon., July 11
6-7 p.m.

Carolyn Wilsey,
Brett Sherman
Research and Citing Sources Made Easy This workshop goes over the basics of good academic research, how to incorporate that research into your papers/projects and shows you different tools to help you cite your resources properly and avoid plagiarism. Wed., July 13
6-7 p.m.

Lisa D'Ademo-Weinstein
Summarizing and Paraphrasing This workshop helps you learn how to integrate source material into your papers and avoid plagiarism. We’ll provide tips for summarizing and paraphrasing effectively with less effort! Wed., July 20
12-1 p.m.
 
Brett Sherman

Any questions? Contact a Director of Academic Support near you:

Tips for First-time Users

Follow this link to access the Academic Support web conferencing "room": http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Please log in ahead of time to make sure you can get in without any problem.

You can access the online workshops via a computer, smartphone or tablet.

On a Computer or Laptop

  • Put the web conference “room” address - http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops - into your web browser.
  • At the login prompt, type your first and last name and hit Enter.
  • Java will load.
  • When prompted to run Blackboard Collaborate, click "run."
  • Select the connection speed and you’re in!

On a Smartphone or Tablet

  • Download the free application “Blackboard Collaborate” from your app store.
  • Follow the directions on screen and, when prompted, use the web conferencing "room": http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops.

For Technical Assistance

Please contact the ITS Service Desk.

Graduate Student Workshops

The workshops listed below are offered online in our virtual classroom at http://tinyurl.com/escgradworkshops.  

While registration is not required, we highly encourage students to register in order to get reminder emails and any updates about the workshops. To register, send an email to learning.support@esc.edu and indicate the date and title of the workshop(s) in which you are interested.

All times shown are Eastern Time (E.T.).

Workshop TitleDescriptionDate, Time and
Workshop Leader(s)
Developing Nuanced Scholarly Arguments  Graduate school is largely an initiation into a broader community of scholars. So how do you, a student, enter into the major conversations in your discipline? Drawing on time-tested strategies from the classic text They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (Graff, Birkenstein, & Durst, 2012), we’ll discuss how to dissect, evaluate, and develop nuanced scholarly arguments. Mon., May 23
6 – 7 p.m. 
Tips and Tricks for Lengthy Writing Assignments  A hallmark of your graduate experience will be the contribution of significant new scholarship to your field. As rewarding as this experience can be, it can also feel overwhelming. This workshop will introduce you to some practical strategies for breaking down lengthy writing assignments into manageable steps. Learn to crush writer’s block and build momentum so that you can stay on track!  Tues., June 14
6 – 7 p.m.
Tips and Tricks for Lengthy Writing Assignments A hallmark of your graduate experience will be the contribution of significant new scholarship to your field. As rewarding as this experience can be, it can also feel overwhelming. This workshop will introduce you to some practical strategies for breaking down lengthy writing assignments into manageable steps. Learn to crush writer’s block and build momentum so that you can stay on track! Mon., Aug. 1
6 – 7 p.m. 
Making the Transition to Graduate School  Graduate school can pose new demands and challenges for even the most diligent of students. This workshop will explain key ways in which graduate-level work may differ from what you were used to in your undergraduate education. Learn some simple strategies that will help you make the leap!  Thurs., Sept. 8
6 – 7 p.m.

Tues., Sept. 13
6 – 7 p.m. 

Any questions? Contact a Director of Academic Support near you:

Tips for First-time Users

Follow this link to access the Academic Support web conferencing "room": http://tinyurl.com/escgradworkshops

Please log in ahead of time to make sure you can get in without any problem.

You can access the online workshops via a computer, smartphone or tablet.

On a Computer or Laptop

  • Put the web conference “room” address - http://tinyurl.com/escgradworkshops - into your web browser.
  • At the login prompt, type your first and last name and hit Enter.
  • Java will load.
  • When prompted to run Blackboard Collaborate, click "run."
  • Select the connection speed and you’re in!

On a Smartphone or Tablet

  • Download the free application “Blackboard Collaborate” from your app store.
  • Follow the directions on screen and, when prompted, use the web conferencing "room": http://tinyurl.com/escgradworkshops.

For Technical Assistance

Please contact the ITS Service Desk.