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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

If you have an interest in working for the Federal government, this workshop will help you learn to navigate the application process. We will discuss how to locate job announcements in U.S. agencies, and how to create a federal resume.

The workshop will be conducted by Jeff Bizinkauskas ’10 and Jim Kubat/CRC.

Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 p.m., Allbritton 103. Bring your dinner; come late; leave early; no sign-up required.


blogabilityYou don’t have to be a “writer” to be a blogger.

Join Katherine Bascom ’10 and Lily Mandlin ’10 for a workshop that will focus on how to be successful on-line contributors or blog-entrepreneurs.  Blogging is becoming an integral part of how we communicate.  The informal setting of this workshop will allow you to talk about topics that you might want to blog about, concerns you may have about getting started, and to figure out what kind of “blogger” you want to be.  Activities will be discussion based with a few selections of interesting blogs to get the conversation going.

Home-baked brownies will be in attendance and you should be too!

Monday, November 23rd, 8:00 p.m.,  Shapiro Center Lounge

writingNeed help on a writing assignment?

Stuck on page six? Haven’t even started page one? Whether you’re a senior writing an honors thesis, a first-year student working on your first college paper, or a multilingual student looking to practice your English, the Writing Workshop can help you. At the Workshop, you will meet privately with a trained tutor who will help you start writing, work on a particular problem, or interpret a professor’s comments. Bring a draft, outline, or even just ideas for a paper. Remember, the Workshop can help improve your writing regardless of your experience. Also, it is totally confidential and free.

This semester we’ve made many exciting changes to the Writing Workshop.  First, we have a new office in the Shapiro Creative Writing Center on the third floor of the Allbritton building where we will be holding tutoring sessions in room 306.  Second, we have a new web-based appointment scheduling system. To schedule an appointment at our Shapiro Creative Writing Center location, sign in to your E-Portfolio and click the “Writing Workshop” link in the “Tools and Links” section. This will take you to a page where you can schedule a tutoring session in any of our available locations.  Lastly, we’ve moved to a new drop-in location in Science Library, Room 77 downstairs. We’ve also hired a fourth writing tutor for Sunday evenings, which tend to be particularly busy.

Appointment Hours
Monday-Thursday 1:00-4:00 p.m.

  • Shapiro Creative Writing Center 306

Drop-in Hours
Sunday-Thursday 7:00-11:00 p.m.

  • Shapiro Creative Writing Center 306
  • Olin 106 (Info. Commons)
  • Science Library 77

Go to www.wesleyan.edu/writing/workshop/hours.html for more information about locations, times, and staff.  Please call x2440 or email writingworks@wesleyan.edu to make an appointment. Also, contact us if you have any questions.

Charlie Weiss and Oriana Korol
Ford Fellows in the Writing Program
103 and 104 Downey House
(860) 685-2440


Anne Greene
Director of Writing Programs
(860) 685-3604

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.

As a follow-up to his “Ripple of Change” presentation, Dr. Berkowitz will conduct a skill building workshop to provide an opportunity for members of the community to gain valuable skills for fostering health and social justice.  The workshop will provide a safe space where ideas for change can be shared and explored, and skills can be learned and practiced.

The workshop will teach strategies for responding to unwelcome remarks and health-risk behaviors.  Often we find ourselves in situations where someone else?s language or behavior makes us feel uncomfortable, yet we do not do anything to change it.  Most people are uncomfortable with prejudicial language about other groups, yet often we are silent.  Similarly, when someone we know is engaging in harmful behavior, we often want to say something but don’t.  Why don’t we act on our core values and ideals in these situations?  Are there specific challenges for Wes students who want to be “social justice allies”? This workshop will provide a critical analysis of bystander behavior and offer some skills for intervening in difficult situations.

Friday, March 27, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Usdan B25.

Light refreshments will be served.


Peer Advisors offer a menu of workshops on time management, reading retention, note taking, procrastination prevention, exam preparation and exam taking on most Sunday and Monday evenings in Usdan 136 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. throughout the semester.  Workshops are open to any student on campus and all class years are encouraged to participate.  You may request a workshop for your student organization, class, or study group by writing to sarnadvisors@wesleyan.edu.  The topic of tonight’s workshop is time management.

The year’s first Delicious Movements Workshop, led by Eiko Otake, will take place on Sunday February 8, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Schoenberg Dance Studio (247 Pine St.).

Everyone is welcome with any or no experience.  Come to move and roll.  Bring your friends and treat your body to something delicious!

All invited to stay for an informal talk afterwards.  Sponsored by the Center for Creative Research Student Task Force

There are only nine days of classes left.  Are you ready for finals week?  Come to this SARN Peer Advisor workshop to help prepare yourself!

Sunday, November 23,  7:00 p.m. Usdan 136.

What is your motivation to get through the rest of the semester successfully? Come meet with a SARN peer advisor and explore ways to prevent procrastination. Sunday, November 2 from 7:00-8:15 p.m. and Monday, November 3 from 7:00-8:15 p.m. in Usdan 136.

The School for International Training (SIT) will be holding an information session on Monday, October 13, from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. in 302 Fisk Hall.

SIT Study Abroad programs immerse students in real-world contexts where they can examine critical, global issues from diverse perspectives and multiple sources of knowledge. Through an experiential approach developed over 75 years, students explore academic themes at the intersection of broad theoretical frameworks and personal experience, gaining a deep and comprehensive understanding of some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Come meet with a peer advisor this evening to learn about and practice exam taking strategies.  Monday, October 6, from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. in Usdan 136

A panel of law school representatives, including Mosah Fernandez-Goodman ’04, former varsity football player and DKE member, will be taking place this Sunday, September 28, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., in the COL Lounge in Butt C.

The speakers will cover many topics of interest, including how to choose a good fit and keep rankings in perspective; the realities of working in public interest law; financial aid and loan debt; joint degrees; what to do with low LSAT scores; wait list issues, and more.  Mosah will discuss his life as a student.

Lunch will be provided.  Sign up for the event on McCRC > MyCRC login > Calendar > Career Center Calendar > September 28 > Information Session: Law School Admissions > Sign Up Information.

Operation Wallacea

Operation Wallacea is a series of biological and social science expedition projects  that operate in remote locations across the world. These expeditions are designed  with specific wildlife conservation aims in mind – from identifying areas needing  protection, through to implementing and assessing conservation management programs. For more information about this program, refer to http://www.opwall.com.

“Presentation & Information Session” and “Fundraising Advice Meeting” with Alanda Lennox, Director of US Sales & Marketing on Friday, September 26, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. in Shanklin 107.  For more information, please contact Valerie Marinelli, vmarinelli@wesleyan.edu or 860.685.3733.

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