Graduate Student Workshops

 

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

Download the schedule: Graduate Workshops Spring 2018 (PDF 341kB)

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)
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!

Tuesday, January 9

12-1 p.m.

Tuesday, January 9

6-7 p.m

Mildred Van Bergen

Everything You Wanted to Know About Academic Support but Were Afraid to Ask!

Join this workshop to learn about the scope of academic support services available to graduate students and the quickest way to access support when you need it!

Thursday, January 11

6-7p.m.

Darlene Hapka

 

Introduction to PowerPoint

 

The workshop covers the PowerPoint interface, the creation of slides and transitions between them, numbering and bulleting, text formatting, and basic file management.

Monday, January 15

1-2 p.m.

Harold Lamson

Entering the Graduate Academic Conversation: Discussing and Responding to Sources 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? In this workshop, we will show you how to discuss and respond to scholarly sources in your writing. We will provide examples of phrasing used in academic discourse and will also show you how to cite your sources appropriately using in-text citation.

Wednesday, January 17
12 to 1 pm
Mildred Van Bergen

Wednesday, January 17
6 to 7 pm
Mildred Van Bergen

 

 

Buying a Computer

This workshop covers the different types of computers (desktops, laptops, tablets, and 2-in-1s), what they are used for, current pricing options, and place to shop for a new device.

Wednesday, January 17
2 to 3 pm
Haold Lamson

How to Protect Yourself from Viruses and Malware

 

Worried about getting an infection on your nice computer?  In this workshop, we go over the various types:  viruses, malware, spyware, and ransomware.  We will cover the best practices for preventing infections, and what to do if infected.  Finally, we will review software for blocking/repairing infections.

Monday, January 22

2-3p.m.

Harold Lamson

Time Management: Finding a Way to Get it All Done

Papers, required readings, discussion posts and more can seem overwhelming when you are working, raising a family and more. Join this workshop to learn about strategies and tools to help manage your time and become more organized with your available time.

Wednesday, January 24
12 to 1 p.m.
Tiffani Lomuto

 

Intermediate Excel

 

The workshop covers more complex formulas and functions, cutting-edge formatting of data, creation and formatting of complex graphs (charts), and the creation and use of tables.

Wednesday, January 24
2 to 3 p.m.      
Harold Lamson
Intentional Reading for Graduate Students

A focused, purposeful approach to reading books and peer-reviewed journal articles is necessary to acquire knowledge, think critically and write at the graduate level. In this workshop, we will examine academic texts to learn how to skim and identify key information and ideas; read deeply, actively, and critically; analyze and respond to texts; and more. Take your reading skills to the next level by becoming an intentional reader!

Monday, January 29            12-1p.m.           

Michele Cooper

Intermediate Word

  Wednesday, January 31
1 to 2 p.m.      
Harold Lamson
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!

Monday, February 5 1-2 p.m.

Monday, February 12

1-2 p.m.
Darlene Hapka

 

Entering the Graduate  Academic Conversation: Discussing and Responding to Sources 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? In this workshop, we will show you how to discuss and respond to scholarly sources in your writing. We will provide examples of phrasing used in academic discourse and will also show you how to cite your sources appropriately using in-text citation.

Tuesday, February 6
12 to 1 pm
Mildred Van Bergen

Wednesday, February 14

1 to 2pm       

Aisha Wilson-Carter

 

Introduction to Excel  This workshop provides an overview of the Excel interface and dives into the creation and use of formulas and functions, formatting of data, generation of basic graphs, and file management.

Wednesday, February 7     2-3p.m.

Harold Lamson

Everything You Wanted to Know About Academic Support but Were Afraid to Ask!

 

Join this workshop to learn about the scope of academic support services available to graduate students and the quickest way to access support when you need it!

Monday, February 12

1-2 p.m.

Darlene Hapka

 

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!

Monday, February 12 

6-7 p.m.
Darlene Hapka

Intermediate Excel

The workshop covers more complex formulas and functions, cutting-edge formatting of data, creation and formatting of complex graphs (charts), and the creation and use of tables.

Wednesday, February 21
1-2 p.m.            
Harold Lamson

 

Intermediate Word

 

This workshop covers the creation of tables in Word, working with tabs, document formatting, working with images, and the various Options that Word provides.

Wednesday, February 28
1-2 p.m.            
Harold Lamson

The Psychology of Action: Overcoming Procrastination

This workshop teaches you how to manage your time and overcome procrastination. Don't wait- sign up now!

 

Wednesday, February 28

7-8 p.m.

Dan McCrea

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!

Wednesday, March 7
1-2 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 7
6-7 p.m.      
           
Darlene Hapka

Intermediate Excel

The workshop covers more complex formulas and functions, cutting-edge formatting of data, creation and formatting of complex graphs (charts), and the creation and use of tables.

Tuesday, March 13
2-3 p.m.      
  

Monday, April 23    1-2p.m.  

 Harold Lamson

Stress Management: Flow, Relaxation, & the High Performance Mind This workshop helps you learn about your own stress responses and how to minimize stress in your life. Learn how to easily trigger flow and the relaxation response, and about their power, creativity and health benefits for our bodies, brains, and minds. The knowledge and skills taught in this interactive workshop can help you to be a successful student and all around healthier person.

Thursday, March 15 6-7p.m.Daniel McCrea

Introduction to Excel

The workshop covers more complex formulas and functions, cutting-edge formatting of data, creation and formatting of complex graphs (charts), and the creation and use of tables.

Monday, March 26  1-2 p.m.   

Tuesday, April 17
1-2 p.m.             

Harold Lamson

How to Protect Yourself from Viruses and Malware

Worried about getting an infection on your nice computer?  In this workshop, we go over the various types:  viruses, malware, spyware, and ransomware.  We will cover the best practices for preventing infections, and what to do if infected.  Finally, we will review software for blocking/repairing infections.

Wednesday, March 28                   1-2p.m.

Harold Lamson

Time Management: Finding a Way to Get it All Done

Papers, required readings, discussion posts and more can seem overwhelming when you are working, raising a family and more. Join this workshop to learn about strategies and tools to help manage your time and become more organized with your available time.

Monday, April 9 12-1p.m.

Tiffani Lomuto

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.

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