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Workshops

Upcoming Events

Mon 30

Study Skills to Start the Semester Strong

January 30 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Feb 01

Critical Reading Strategies

February 1 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Feb 02

Developing the Argument and Thesis

February 2 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Feb 06

College Success Strategies

February 6 @ 1:15 am - 2:00 pm
Feb 08

Annotating and Outlining

February 8 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Contact

Center for Reading and Writing

Peter P. Mercer Learning Commons | Room 420 (4th floor)

p: 201-684-7557 | Summer: 201-684-7561

Student Workshops

The Center for Reading and Writing offers a variety of reading, writing, and study skills workshops facilitated by Center staff, faculty, and consultants. These 45-minute workshops run throughout the fall and spring semesters. Workshop topics include the following:

  • MLA Documentation Style
  • APA Documentation Style
  • Chicago/Turabian Documentation Style
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Annotating and Outlining a Text
  • Critical Reading Strategies
  • Study Skills
  • Improving Sentences: Avoiding Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices
  • Time Management
  • Developing an Argument & Thesis
  • Evaluating Source Credibility
  • Reading for the Research Paper
  • Email Professionalism
  • Note-Taking
  • Academic Success Strategies

STUDENT WORKSHOPS, SPRING 2023 (2)

Ramapo

Workshop Schedule

Jan. 30
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm

Do you need to brush up on study skills? This 45-minute workshop will address valuable strategies for academic success, including note-taking, annotating, managing time, and taking care of yourself. Tips on where, when, and how to study will also be discussed. Open to all students. For more information, contact Priscilla Tovey, ptovey@ramapo.edu.

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February 2023
Feb. 01
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

This 45-minute workshop will address how to critically read a text, including pre-viewing, questioning, annotating, using background knowledge, and rereading. All students are welcome. For more information, contact Priscilla Tovey, ptovey@ramapo.edu.

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Feb. 02
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm

Sponsored by the Center for Reading and Writing, this 45-minute workshop will address planning and drafting strategies for writing an argument paper. Identifying key ideas and concepts through quote selection will serve as the foundation for developing an argument and thesis. All students welcome. For more information, contact Priscilla Tovey, ptovey@ramapo.edu. 

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Feb. 06
01:15 am - 02:00 pm

Sponsored by the Center for Reading and Writing, this 45-minute workshop will address 5 key strategies for optimal academic performance, from planning to using essential campus resources. Open to all students. For more information, contact Priscilla Tovey, ptovey@ramapo.edu

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Feb. 08
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

This 45-minute workshop addresses strategies for annotating and outlining a text. Critical thinking is emphasized, including discerning the author’s purpose, evaluating claims, raising questions, and using prior knowledge in actively working with a text.  For more information, contact Priscilla Tovey, ptovey@ramapo.edu.

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Feb. 13
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm

We all know it is important to take notes during class and while reading. Attend this 45-minute workshop to learn not only how note-taking helps improve your academic performance, but also for tips, tricks, and methods that will help you become an effective note-taker. This workshop is open to all students. For more information, contact Priscilla Tovey, ptovey@ramapo.edu.

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Feb. 15
11:00 am - 11:45 am

This 45-minute workshop will address how to successfully paraphrase, summarize, and directly quote the sources used for writing papers, articles, presentations, speeches, etc. Plagiarism in its various forms will be defined and discussed, including Ramapo’s policy on academic integrity. Open to all students.  For more information, contact Priscilla Tovey, ptovey@ramapo.edu.

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Feb. 16
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm

This 45-minute workshop will address how to use MLA documentation style, from page formatting to in-text citations, source integration, and the Works Cited page.  All students are welcome. For more information, contact Priscilla Tovey, ptovey@ramapo.edu. 

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Feb. 20
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm

Sponsored by the Center for Reading and Writing, this 45-minute workshop will address planning and drafting strategies for writing an argument paper. Identifying key ideas and concepts through quote selection will serve as the foundation for developing an argument and thesis. All students welcome. For more information, contact Priscilla Tovey, ptovey@ramapo.edu. 

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Feb. 22
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Let’s talk about how to write professional email messages!  Sponsored by the Center for Reading and Writing, this student workshop will address effective strategies for email communication. Audience, purpose, tone, and sentence clarity will be discussed in writing to college personnel. Open to all students. For more information, please contact Priscilla Tovey, ptovey@ramapo.edu.

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Ramapo

Faculty Workshops

Professional development workshops for faculty to support Writing-Across-the-Curriculum (WAC) initiatives may also be offered during the academic year.  See Faculty Resources for further information.