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Workshops

CLR Workshops = Success!

CLR workshops are designed to help you succeed at UNH in your classes and your professional pursuits.  We are offering workshops in:  math, science, writing support, and research projects assistance.  All members of the UNH community are welcome!

We offer workshops in: 

  • Math
  • Science
  • Writing Support
  • Documentation
  • Presentation and Research Project Assistance

All CLR Workshops Are FREE.  You may attend as many as you wish.  Workshops are in the CLR, Library Lower Level.  Visit http://www.newhaven.edu/academics/CLR/711665/  to learn how to reserve a spot under “Seminars” on Inside UNH.

If possible, please let us know that you plan to attend by reserving a spot through Inside UNH by clicking on the “Academics” tab and scrolling down to AccuTrack.  Search for the workshop under “Seminars.” You may call (203) 932-7215 with questions.  Space is limited in some instances.  Walk-in participants are welcome, but confirming your attendance allows us to prepare handouts and seating arrangements.


“Getting It Done:  Planning, Writing, and Finishing Your Thesis Paper”—Dr. Leon Weinmann 

This workshop guides you through the process of creating your thesis proposal; choosing your committee; and researching, writing, and--most importantly--finishing your thesis on time.
Length:  60 minutes      Audience:  Students working on their undergraduate thesis or master’s dissertation

Dates:   8:00-9:00 PM, Nov. 10th; 6:00-7:00 PM, Nov. 19th; and 7:00-8:00 PM, Nov. 24th


"Algebra: 'May the Force Be with You'"—Mr. Nicolas Zoghb

This is a workshop on the Algebra you need to succeed.  We'll look at the dos and don'ts of powers and radicals, revisit proper factoring and expansion, brush up on simplification techniques, relearn manipulating fractions to our advantage, and set up and solve equations in more than one way.  Bring your questions.
Length:  60 minutes Audience:  Anyone who needs to brush up on algebraic concepts 

Dates:   2:00-3:00 PM, Nov. 12th; 6:00-7:00 PM, Nov. 13th; and 7:00-8:00 PM, Dec. 2nd


“Introduction to Vedic Mathematics”—Mr. Nicolas Zoghb 

An introduction to Vedic Mathematics, a series of procedural shortcut methods based on the Indian Vedas for executing (long) calculations involving mainly mental arithmetic, although the methods can written be as well.  The methods may be personalized, lending themselves to accelerated approaches in computation.  This seminar is hands-on and designed to dispel math phobia.

Length: 60 minutes        Audience:  Anyone using mathematics, but particularly education and math majors         

Dates:  4:30-5:30 PM, Nov. 17th


“Mastering the Calculus I and II Mastery Tests”—Mr. Rob Harvey, Dr. Peter Intarapanich, and Mr. Nicolas Zoghb

This workshop will help students master the Calculus I and Calculus II Mastery tests.  NOTE:  Each workshop covers a different test.

Length:  60 minutes      Audience:  Anyone taking a relevant math course

Dates

Calculus I:  8:00-9:00 PM, Nov. 9th (Intarapanich); 4:00-5:00 PM, Nov. 10th (Zoghb); 3:30-4:30 PM, and Nov. 19th (Harvey)

Calculus II:  3:30-4:30 PM, Nov. 12th (Harvey); 7:00-8:00 PM, Nov. 13th (Zoghb); and 8:00-9:00 PM, Nov. 16th(Intarapanich)


 “Preparing for Your Chemistry Final”—Mr. Rob Harvey , Dr. Kevin Lin, Alaina Kaiser, Armand Sebastian, Samantha Ogden, Jessica Imperato, and Alyssa Wynne

This workshop will prepare students for upcoming chemistry finals and show students how to approach studying materials relevant to the course.  Sessions are class specific, so be sure to register for the course you’re taking.

Length:  60 minutes      Audience:  Anyone taking the relevant chemistry course(s)

Dates

CHEM 1103:  5:00-6:00 PM, Dec. 8th (Harvey) and 8:00-9:00 PM, Dec. 9th (Harvey) 

CHEM 1105:  12:30-1:30 PM, Dec. 3rd (Imperato) and 6:00-7:00 PM, Dec. 7th (Imperato)

CHEM 1115: 6:30-7:30 PM, Dec. 3rd (Kaiser); 8:00-9:00 PM, Dec. 7th (Ogden); and 10:30-11:30 AM, Dec. 8th(Sebastian)

CHEM 2201: 6:30-7:30 PM, Dec. 1st (Lin); 8:00-9:00 PM, Dec. 2nd (Harvey); and 2:00-3:00 PM, Dec. 9th (Wynne)

CHEM 4501: 1:30-2:30 PM, Dec. 2nd (Lin) and 8:00-9:00 PM, Dec. 8th (Lin) 


“Preparing for Your EASC 1112, EASC 2211, EASC 2213, EASC 2224, and EASC 2230 Finals”—Kayla Fitzgerald, Jeffrey Panko, and Erika Vargas

This workshop will prepare students for various upcoming EASC finals and show you how to approach studying materials relevant to the course. 

Length:  60 minutes      Audience:  Anyone taking EASC 1112, EASC 2211, EASC 2213, EASC 2224, or EASC 2230

Dates

EASC 1112:  3:00-4:00 PM, Dec. 1st (Panko) and 9:00-10:00 AM, Dec. 4th (Panko) 

EASC 2211:  11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Dec. 1st (Vargas) and 3:15-4:15 PM, Dec. 4th (Vargas) 

EASC 2213:  1:30-2:30 PM, Dec. 3rd (Fitzgerald) and 6:00-7:00 PM, Dec. 4th (Fitzgerald) 

EASC 2224:  5:00-6:00 PM, December 1st (Fitzgerald); 4:30-5:30 PM, Dec. 3rd (Fitzgerald)

EASC 2230:  12:30-1:30 PM, Dec. 1st (Vargas) and 3:30-4:30 PM, Dec. 3rd (Vargas)


 “Structuring Your Research Paper: Planning through Documenting”—Ms. Debbie Malewicki and Ms. Jodi Shydlo 

We will explore how to structure, and stay organized while preparing, your research paper from brainstorming to the sweet end.

Length:  90 minutes (Please be sure to attend the entire presentation.)

Audience:  Students addressing longer (five pages+) research essays

Dates:  2:00-3:30 PM, Nov. 10th (Malewicki); 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, Nov. 11th (Malewicki); 10:30-12:00 PM, Nov. 13th(Malewicki) ; and 3:00-4:30 PM, Nov. 20th (Shydlo)


 “What Is Analysis?  How Do I Write It?”—Ms. Debbie Malewicki and Ms. Jodi Shydlo 

Are you frustrated each time that your professor asks you to include more analysis?  Are you confused by what she/he means and where you’re going wrong?  We will help you understand what your professor is seeking and why analysis is critical to academic and professional papers.  NOTE:  This workshop focuses on a literary analysis for discussion purposes.  Content may then be applied to other subjects.

Length: 60 minutes        Audience:  Everyone, but especially composition students          

Dates:  5:00-6:00 PM, Nov. 9th (Shydlo); 1:00-2:00 PM, Nov. 12th (Shydlo); and 3:00-4:00 PM, Nov. 17th (Malewicki)


“What Is Plagiarism?  How Do I Avoid It?”—Ms. Janet Wu York, Ms. Lena Lennon, and Mr. Thomas Malchodi

Are you confused about when you need to cite?  Are you frightened by the prospect of accidentally plagiarizing?  Do you want to know how to cite in different circumstances, including for oral presentations?  Check out this workshop to learn the answers.

Length: 60 minutes        Audience:  Everyone

Dates:  4:00-5:00 PM, Nov. 11th (Malchodi); 8:00-9:00 PM, Nov. 12th (Shydlo); 6:00-7:00 PM, Nov. 18th (Lennon); and 5:00-6:00 PM, Nov. 20th (Malchodi)


“Unit Conversions and You”—Mr. George Lardas  

The mishandling of quantities measured in units is a source of mistakes and misunderstanding for many students. This workshop presents a step-by-step approach to avoid common errors and ensure that calculations are dimensionally correct.

Length:  50 minutes      Audience:  Students of physics, chemistry, engineering, etc.

Dates:   11:00-11:50 AM, Nov. 14th; 1:40-2:30 PM, Nov. 17th; and 7:00-7:50 PM, Nov. 20th


“SPSS: Create Your Own Datasets” —Lanmeng Ma and Shuran Liu 

This workshop will help students become better acquainted with SPSS.  Basic data entry and the checking process will be covered. 

Length:  60 minutes      Audience:  Undergraduate and graduate students who utilize SPSS for their research/studies

Dates:   4:00-5:00 PM, Nov. 13th (Ma and Liu); and 5:30-6:30 PM, Nov. 19th (Ma and Liu);