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Thesis & Essay Writing Seniors:

Come out of your carrels TONIGHT for a thesis writing workshop and Q&A hosted by the Ford Fellows and Peer Advisors!

The Ford Fellow and Peer Advisors are holding a drop-in event to discuss time management, working with advisors and applying for the thesis mentor program and will provide snacks and encouragement.

7:00pm TONIGHT 10/26 in the Shapiro Writing Center (Allbritton 311).


The Deans’ Office is looking for talented and motivated students to become SARN Peer Advisors for the 2011-2010 academic year. SARN Peer Advisors are juniors and seniors who work throughout the academic year to support Wesleyan’s faculty advising program, enhance student access to academic resources through the Student Academic Resource Network (SARN), and give individual peer advice and facilitate workshops on public speaking, time management and academic skills strategies. A job description and application can be found at www.wesleyan.edu/deans/peeradvising/.

Applications, which include a faculty reference form, are due Monday, March 28, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Questions should be directed to the Associate Dean for Student Academic Resources, Sarah E. Lazare (x2332, slazare@wesleyan.edu).

Thinking about writing a thesis? Not sure where to start? Come talk to professors and current thesis writers about how the thesis declaration process works, how students choose topics, and what factors you should take into account when deciding whether or not to write a thesis.

Whether you already know something you might like to research, or are just beginning think about the possibility of thesis writing, now is a great time to get your bearings.

Please join us in a conversation with Professors Vijay Pinch (History), Joel Pfister (English), and Suzanne O’Connell (Earth and Environmental Science) and current thesis writers for insights into the whys and wherefores of undertaking a thesis.

Thursday, December 2, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Albritton 103

Learn how to break down your semester and use organization and study strategies so that you can effectively prepare for your exams. We will review ways of practicing test-taking for different exam formats.

Monday, October 4, 9:30 p.m.
Butt C Lounge

  • Blog to new students over the summer
  • Help new students plan their academic schedules and work with their advisors during Orientation week
  • Act as a resource during course registration and major declaration
  • Learn effective strategies for time management, reading retention, public speaking, test and note taking and effective communication
  • Participate in First Year Matters programming
  • Guide students to access Wesleyan’s full range of academic resources
  • Facilitate study skills and time management workshops

Application deadline is March 29 at 5:00 p.m.
Applications and additional information are available at:
http://www.wesleyan.edu/deans/peeradvising/

QUESTIONS?
Email Dean Sarah E. Lazare at slazare@wesleyan.edu

With midterms behind you, you’re probably looking forward to two weeks of relaxing at home, on campus, or at the beach. But wait – what about all that work due when you come back? Managing your time over spring break will help you to feel control for the whole month of April and not slip too far behind. This workshop will help you begin to organize your break and prioritize your academic and co-curricular activities so that you can finish the semester stress-free.  Bring your 2009-2010 Wes Planner and your syllabi. Hosted by the SARN Peer Advisors.

Wednesday, March 3 from 12:10 to 1:00 in Usdan 114.

Do you forget information immediately after reading it? Do you find yourself looking at a page with no idea of what you’ve just read? Do you become disinterested with reading the further into the material you get? Come to the Reading Retention Workshop! The skills and techniques covered in this workshop will help you read and remember readings more efficiently.

Friday, February 26 from 12:10 – 1:00 in Usdan B25 (Multipurpose Room).

Do YOU want to be a SUPER-Sophomore!?

Come to the Super-Sophomore Workshop on Thursday, February 25, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Albritton 304 (Shapiro Writing Center) to stop slumping and start being super!

Many sophomores have an understandably difficult time transitioning into their second year of college. Peer Advisors have also gone through times where we lost focus on our work, weren’t sure if we were choosing the “right” majors, worried about our professional futures, had too much to juggle with academics, work, activities, and friends, or were just ready to get over that ambivalent hump of our sophomore lives.

HAVE NO FEAR! The workshop will be a panel discussion targeted to sophomores who want to maintain focus and understand the important and crucial decisions that come with being a sophomore. Come listen to, discuss, and receive advice on how to make the most out of your sophomore year: topics to be addressed include major declaration, study abroad, working with faculty, finding internships, and maintaining focus. Dean Phillips will also be there to provide any answers to questions that you may have. SARN Peer Advisors will lead discussion.
Come learn about what matters and about what kind of things you can do to get rid of your “kryptonite”!!

Please COME EARLY and bring your lunch!

Exam Preparation Workshop
Fri. 12/11 at 12:15
Usdan 136

Stressed about finals? Come to the SARN Exam Prep workshop and learn how to better prepare for your upcoming exams!

Time Management Workshop
Sun. 12/13 at 7 pm
Exley 139

With exams and end-of-the-semester papers and projects rapidly approaching, managing your time well is more important than ever. This workshop will help you begin to organize your time and prioritize your academic and co-curricular activities so that you can finish the semester stress-free. Bring your 2009-2010 Wes Planner and your major deadlines.

Exam Preparation Workshop
Sun. 12/13 at 7:00 pm
Usdan 136

With finals approaching next Thursday, discover what methods will best aid your success in the closing weeks of the fall semester. The Exam Preparation workshop will cover the use of notes, studying, working in groups, and more.

Exam Taking Workshop
Sun. 12/13 at 8:00 pm
Usdan 136

Each type of exam question – multiple choice, short answer, true-false, essay or other, requires a certain kind of approach or understanding. Obviously there is more than one way to approach each kind of questions. Come to the Exam Taking Workshop this Sunday and learn some of basics of test taking to help you stay cool, calm and collected during your exams!

Time Management Workshop
Sun. 12/6 at 7pm
Exley 139

With exams and end-of-the-semester papers and projects rapidly approaching, managing your time well is more important than ever. This workshop will help you begin to organize your time and prioritize your academic and co-curricular activities so that you can finish the semester stress-free. Bring your 2009-2010 Wes Planner and your major deadlines.

Public Speaking
Sun. 12/6 at 7pm
Usdan 136

Those of you with poster sessions and final presentations will want to take advantage of this. Learn skills for speaking up, effectively, and efficiently to groups large and small.

Exam Preparation
Sun. 12/6 at 8pm
Usdan 108

With final exams around the corner you need methods for preparing for the last few examinations of the semester. Determining important material, memorization, and other exam prep tools will be covered in this workshop.

Taking notes in class is an important skill to develop. What is most important to write down? What do you do with your notes once you leave class? This workshop will show you different styles of taking notes and introduce you to ways to use your notes effectively. Write to peeradvisors@wesleyan.edu for more information or visit the Peer Advisor blog for a list of other workshops being offered.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. in Usdan 108

Anonymous-Superman-Logo-158371-300x300Do YOU want to be a SUPER-Sophomore!?

Come to the Super-Sophomore Workshop on Thursday, October 29, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Usdan 110 to stop slumping and start being super!

Many sophomores have an understandably difficult time transitioning into their second year of college. Peer Advisors have also gone through times where we lost focus on our work, weren’t sure if we were choosing the “right” majors, worried about our professional futures, had too much to juggle with academics, work, activities, and friends, or were just ready to get over that ambivalent hump of our sophomore lives.

HAVE NO FEAR! The workshop will be a panel discussion targeted to sophomores who want to maintain focus and understand the important and crucial decisions that come with being a sophomore. Come listen to, discuss, and receive advice on how to make the most out of your sophomore year: topics to be addressed include major declaration, study abroad, working with faculty, finding internships, and maintaining focus. Dean Phillips will also be there to provide any answers to questions that you may have. SARN Peer Advisors will lead discussion.

Come learn about what matters and about what kind of things you can do to get rid of your “kryptonite”!!

NOTE: This is a very limited event. In order to have a more intimate discussion, we will only be accomodating the first 14 sophomores to arrive. Please COME EARLY!! (Bring your dinners if you want!)

Stressed out? Feeling overwhelmed? Come to a Time & Stress Management Workshop! This workshop, co-run by the Peer Health Advocates and Peer Advisors, will give you helpful time and stress management techniques, tailored to the busy college lifestyle. You’ll come away from the workshop feeling relaxed and ready to take on all you have to do… as well as having received a massage.

Note: Please bring a towel or yoga mat to the workshop so you don’t have to lie on the floor during your massage.

October 11 and 18, 7:15 p.m.
Woodhead Lounge

Contact Person: Alyssa Bogdanow ’11

Two academic skills workshops will be offered this Sunday, October 4 from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. — Exam Preparation in Usdan 110 and Reading Retention in Usdan 136.

For more information about the schedule and peer advisor drop-in hours, see http://www.wesleyan.edu/deans/peeradvising/dropins.html#workshop.

So you want to write a Senior Thesis/Essay/Project?  Talk with the people who’ve been there. This Tuesday, April 28, at 7:00 pm in Usdan 136 come hear from a panel of seniors from a variety of majors and undertakings about the pros and cons of the honors process. Learn the reality of writing 100 pages before you get a carrel key. Bring your questions. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Writing Workshop and the SARN Peer Advisors.

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