Collegewide Academic Support Workshops for Students

Online “Blitz” Workshops for Students: Summer 2014

Presented by the directors of academic support

Online “Blitz Workshops,” new for Summer 2014, are intended to help you brush up on a specific academic skill area in a half hour or less. Think of them as jumping jacks for the brain!

Grammar Blitz Workshops

Link to Online Presentation Room for all “Blitz” workshops: http://bit.ly/1dXmXuY.

DateDescription
May 12 

Sentence Fragments

Sentence fragments are simply incomplete sentences, but they’re also one of the most common grammar errors. This workshop will teach you how to identify and correct them in your own writing.

Facilitators: Aimee Woznick and Mildred Van Bergen

Noon–12:30 p.m.

Run-on Sentences

Join this interactive workshop to learn about run-on sentences and how to stop them in their tracks!

Facilitators: Linda Guyette Hamell and Brett Sherman

12:45–1:15 p.m.

May 14 

Vague Pronouns

Join this interactive workshop to learn how to avoid the common error of vague or unclear pronoun references.

Facilitators: Brett Sherman and Linda Guyette Hamell

6–6:30 p.m.

Top Five Punctuation Errors, Revealed

What are the top five punctuation errors college students make - and how can you avoid them? Find out in this brief, interactive workshop.

Facilitators: Mildred Van Bergen and Aimee Woznick

6:45–7:15 p.m.

June 10 

Sentence Fragments

Sentence fragments are simply incomplete sentences, but they’re also one of the most common grammar errors. This workshop will teach you how to identify and correct them in your own writing.

Facilitators: Aimee Woznick and Mildred Van Bergen

6–6:30 p.m.

Run-on Sentences

Join this interactive workshop to learn about run-on sentences and how to stop them in their tracks!

Facilitators: Linda Guyette Hamell and Brett Sherman

6:45–7:15 p.m.

June 12 

Vague Pronouns

Join this interactive workshop to learn how to avoid the common error of vague or unclear pronoun references.

Facilitators: Brett Sherman and Linda Guyette Hamell

Noon–12:30 p.m.

Top Five Punctuation Errors, Revealed

What are the top five punctuation errors college students make - and how can you avoid them? Find out in this brief, interactive workshop.

Facilitators: Mildred Van Bergen and Aimee Woznick

12:45–1:15 p.m.

Statistics Blitz Workshops

Link to Online Presentation Room for all “Blitz” workshops: http://bit.ly/1dXmXuY.

One concept at a time, offered with laser-like focus and speed! 5- to 10-minute presentations on a statistics concept for that week, followed by Q & A as needed. Live, online, and interactive.

All sessions facilitated by Sue Orrell.

DateDescription
May 20

Variability and Distribution

Noon and 6 p.m.

May 23

Variability and Distribution

Noon

May 27

Shape, Center, and Spread: How Can a Deviation be Standard?

Noon and  6 p.m.

May 30

Shape, Center, and Spread: How Can a Deviation be Standard?

Noon

June 3

Proportion as Probability: Some of it Plus the Rest of it Equals All of it

Noon and 6 p.m.

June 6

Proportion as Probability: Some of it Plus the Rest of it Equals All of it

Noon

June 10

Probability Models, Outcomes, and Events

Noon and 6 p.m.  

June 13

Probability Models, Outcomes, and Events

Noon

June 20

Conditional Probability and Tree Diagrams

Noon

June 24

What to do with Two Variables? Correlation or Not?

Noon and 6 p.m.  

June 27

What to do with Two Variables? Correlation or Not?

Noon

July 1

Two Variables Again: Regression to the Mean

Noon and 6 p.m.

July 8

Sampling and Experimental Design

Noon and 6 p.m. 

July 11

Sampling and Experimental Design

Noon

July 15

Sampling and the Central Limit Theorem

Noon and 6 p.m.

July 18

Sampling and the Central Limit Theorem

Noon

July 22

No Sigma? Have Some T!

Noon and 6 p.m.

July 25

No Sigma? Have Some T!

Noon

July 29

Inference: Statistical Significance

Noon and 6 p.m. 

Aug. 1

Inference: Statistical Significance

Noon

 Aug. 5

Inference: Confidence Intervals

Noon and 6 p.m.

 Aug. 8

Inference: Confidence Intervals

Noon

 Aug. 12

Two Samples? No Problem!

Noon and 6 p.m.

 Aug. 15

Two Samples? No Problem!

Noon

 Aug. 19

Counts and Proportions

Noon and 6 p.m. 

 Aug. 22

Counts and Proportions

Noon

 Aug. 26

Multiple Comparisons and Chi-squares

Noon and 6 p.m.

 Aug. 29

Multiple Comparisons and Chi-squares

Noon