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Graduate Enhancement Workshop Series

Note that workshop times, locations and descriptions are subject to change at any time. All workshops will be held in the Graduate Research Center in Bender Library unless otherwise noted. Updates will be posted here - so check back often!

You can RSVP to our workshops by emailing or filling out the form below. 

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Fall 2016 Graduate Enhancement Workshop Series

You can RSVP to our workshops by emailing or filling out the RSVP form below!

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!
September 7, 2016
4:30-5:30 PM
MGC 203-205

Reading Strategies
September 19, 2016
4:30-5:30 PM
MGC 247

Speed Reading
October 11, 2016
4:30-5:30 PM
Library Room 115

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.
October 4, 2016
4:30-5:30 PM
Library Room 115

Theses and Dissertation: Electronic Submission Process

Presented by:
Christopher Lewis, Associate & Media Librarian, University Library
Lauren Tabbara, Director, Graduate Academic Programs, CAS
Becca Reeves, Manager, Resource Description, University Library
Alayne Mundt, Resource Description Librarian, American University Library

This session will provide critical information about the thesis and dissertation completion process, including: formatting requirements, the online submission system, your publishing options, and copyright considerations. Whether you are just beginning your thesis or dissertation, or plan to submit it this semester, come learn about the resources available to help you.
October 6, 2016
5:30-6:30 PM
Library Room 115

Grant Writing for Graduate Students
Presented by Ashley Alexander, Assistant Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
This interactive workshop will look at the fundamentals of proposal writing in the context of a successful funding strategy. It will examine the process of matching a project to a potential funder's interests and presenting it in the most effective way.
October 10, 2016
4:30-5:30 PM
Library Room 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.
October 12, 2016
4:30-5:30 PM
Library Room 115

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!
October 19, 2016
Library Room 115

Graduate Students and Sexual Assault: What You Need to Know
Presented by The Wellness Center and OASIS (Office of Advocacy Services for Interpersonal and Sexual Violence)
This hour-long presentation will cover how to maintain your health holistically and with balance as a graduate student and our services and resources available to you. The workshop will also cover our advocacy services for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking; advocacy from OASIS is survivor-driven and intended to empower survivors to make informed decisions about their health, emotional well-being, and the adjudication process. Please join us for this informative and interactive presentation!
October 17, 2016
5:00-6:00 PM
Library Room 115

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