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Workshops

Upcoming Events

Mon 03

Note Taking

October 3 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed 05

Time Management Workshop

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Thu 06

Developing the Argument and Thesis

October 6 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed 12

Annotating and Outlining

October 12 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu 13

APA Documentation Style

October 13 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 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
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Workshop Schedule

Oct. 03
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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Oct. 05
01:00 pm - 01:45 pm

You have a lot to do, so planning is essential. Learn ways to become more efficient and reduce your stress. This 45-minute workshop will address time-management strategies and tools, including goal-setting, using an organizer, planning weekly, addressing priorities, and limiting distractions. All students welcome. For more information, contact Priscilla Tovey, ptovey@ramapo.edu.

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Oct. 06
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm

This 45-minute workshop will address how to develop a thesis statement from the inside out.  Strategies for working with sources and developing ideas that lead to shaping a thesis statement will be discussed. All students welcome. For more information, contact Priscilla Tovey, ptovey@ramapo.edu

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Oct. 12
01:15 pm - 02:00 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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Oct. 13
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm

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

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Oct. 17
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm

This 45-minute workshop will address how to develop a thesis statement from the inside out.  Strategies for working with sources and developing ideas that lead to shaping a thesis statement will be discussed. All students welcome. For more information, contact Priscilla Tovey, ptovey@ramapo.edu

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Oct. 19
02:00 pm - 02:45 pm

This 45-minute workshop will address strategies for evaluating print and news sources, including authority, accuracy, reliability, and timeliness. Fake news, what it is, and tips on how to identify it will also be discussed.  All students are welcome.  For more information, contact  Priscilla Tovey, ptovey@ramapo.edu.

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Oct. 20
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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Oct. 24
01:15 pm - 02:00 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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Oct. 27
01:15 am - 02:00 pm

This 45-minute workshop will address proofreading and editing sentences, focusing on some of the most common errors: fragments, run-ons, and comma splices.  All students welcome.  For more information, contact Priscilla Tovey, ptovey@ramapo.edu. 

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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.