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Speed Reading
January 24, 2017
4:30 PM
Library 115


Reading Strategies

Are you struggling to get through your course readings? This workshop will help you read more efficiently and effectively to achieve course goals. We will share active reading strategies, tips for creating context around your readings, and how to take useful reading notes. We will also briefly discuss methods for effectively engaging with PDFs and electronic texts.
January 30, 2017
4:30 PM
Library 115

Fulfilling (and Excelling at) your Foreign Language Requirement Examination: Resources and Strategies

Presented by Gorki Cruz, Director, Center for Language Learning, World Languages and Cultures
We will start by looking at the current format of the exam and look at some samples. We'll continue with a discussion about what is entailed by the exam and tailoring your prep efforts to address the exam's demands. We will then utilize a standardized instrument so you can determine your foreign language experience and have a clear idea of where you stand in regard to the required proficiency. For those starting a new language or brushing up on a language, we will discuss strategies specific to language study as well as the resources here at AU.

February 1, 2017
5:00 PM
Library 115


Time Management: Tips and Tools

Presented by Julianne Winn, Associate Director, Learning Resources
Time management is the foundation to one's success in graduate school. Juggling classes, schoolwork, work, and life's demands is difficult and can lead to undue stress that affects your performance and productivity. Attend our workshop to learn about planning and study apps, prioritized to-do list-making, strategic studying, and multi-tasking to help you stay on top of your work, hopefully with time to spare. It's sure to be a good use of your time!

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017
4:30 PM
Library 115


Doctoral Research Award Application Prep

Presented by Dr. Jonathan Tubman, Vice-Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
Learn about the application process for the Office of Graduate Studies' own Doctoral Research Award and how to submit a high-quality application that will receive funding! Successful applicants may receive up to $5,000 towards expenses incurred while completing doctoral research. This workshop is intended for PhD students only.

February 7, 2017
5:30 PM
Location: Hughes Formal Lounge


Preparing for Graduate Comprehensive Exams workshop

This workshop will help graduate students to prepare for traditional, closed-book, timed essay exams. We will cover ways to organize materials and prepare study tools, as well as techniques for aiding memorization and easing test anxiety.

February 15, 2017
4:30 PM
Library 115


Know Your Rights Clinic

The Network for Victim Recovery of D.C. (NVRDC) provides a monthly clinic for students on crime victims' rights. The clinic will cover information on NVRDC's free case management and legal services, students' rights in the criminal justice system and under Title IX, and other community resources. This clinic is interactive and informative - well worth your time!
A special presentation to AU Graduate & WCL students; however, the clinic is open to everyone (including non-grad students)

February 20, 2017
6:00 PM
Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS


Fulfilling (and Excelling at) your Foreign Language Requirement Examination: Resources and Strategies

Presented by Gorki Cruz, Director, Center for Language Learning, World Languages and Cultures
We will start by looking at the current format of the exam and look at some samples. We'll continue with a discussion about what is entailed by the exam and tailoring your prep efforts to address the exam's demands. We will then utilize a standardized instrument so you can determine your foreign language experience and have a clear idea of where you stand in regard to the required proficiency. For those starting a new language or brushing up on a language, we will discuss strategies specific to language study as well as the resources here at AU.

March 1, 2016
5:30 PM
Graduate Research Center, Library


Making the Most of Mentoring for Graduate Students

Presented by Marshay Hall, Project Assistant, Office of Graduate Studies
Are you a grad student looking to build a productive and professionally rewarding relationship with a faculty mentor? Then join us September 7 to discuss: what to look for in a Mentor, the importance of communication and expectations, discussing and handling differences. We'll share worksheets, resources, and tools that will help make a mentoring relationship successful!

March 9, 2017
5:30 PM
Library 115


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