Student Success Center Workshops
Student Success Workshop Schedule
English Success Center Workshops Fall 2015.pdf (Download)
This semester, Student Success Center (SSC) workshops are open to any students enrolled in English 90 during the fall semester 2015. To sign up download the schedule above and drop the form found on the last page at the Writing Center, room 832. An online form will be available soon. Iris Dunkle, our SSC Director, is working with NVC Librarians and other faculty to offer the following workshops:
Fragments and Run-ons
Grammar Bootcamp: Comma Usage
Using Sensory Detail
Evaluating Websites as Sources
Using Online Databases
Narrowing and Broadening Your Research Topics
Paper Revision Bootcamp
Workshops are taught both in the Writing Center (WC) and in the Testing and Tutoring Center (TTC), located on the second floor of the Library and Learning Resources Center (LLRC), Bldg. 1700.
If you have questions about the Student Success Center Workshops, please contact:
Iris Dunkle (707) 256-7748 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Information Literacy Library Workshops Currently Available for Full Class Instruction
Previously, librarians offered the following information literacy workshops. We are still able to offer workshops to faculty upon request. Please scroll down for electronic forms to request a workshop for your class.
Introduction to the Library
This workshop introduces students to the basics in how to use the library including library hours, how to obtain a library card, the librarian's role; and physical resources available to all students (e.g. book collection, computers, copy center, media viewing rooms, etc.).
Introduction to Research
Learn how to use the Polaris system to find a book and other library materials, order materials through inter-library loan, as well as gain an understanding of information sources found in the reference section of the library. Students are introduced to general encyclopedias and subject-specific encyclopedias to gain background information as well as how to use a book index effectively.
Online Databases: Powerful Tools You'll Want to Know About
In this workshop, students will learn to differentiate between general databases and subject-specific databases for their information need(s). In addition, we will cover article abstracts versus full-text articles as well as the difference between scholarly and popular sources of information.
Welcome to the world of controlled vocabularies and keyword searching! This workshop covers the importance of subject headings in navigating information sources and gives students a working knowledge of how information is organized and retrieved. Tools for evaluating sources
(including websites) are learned and practiced.
Citing Your Sources
Avoid plagiarism using these well-known methods of incorporating others' work into your own
writing: paraphrasing, summarizing, and direct quoting. Parenthetical citation is dis cussed using MLA format.
Learn the "ins" and "outs" of writing a works cited page using correct MLA format.
Writing the Research Paper in 15 Easy Steps
This workshop demystifies the task of writing a research paper. Follow these 15 steps to create a well-organized research paper.
Request a Workshop (Faculty: Use this form for entire class)
The Librarians do work with small groups of students who request a Information Literacy Workshop. Submit an online request for a workshop (below), and we will contact you. Generally, three or more students must sign up in order for us to offer an Info Lit workshop.
Request a Workshop (Students: Use this form for individual request)
Calendar for Information Literacy Workshops
McCarthy Library Brochure.pdf
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Last updated: August 28, 2015 Questions & Comments: Nancy McEnery