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All workshops are free and open to UNC students and scholars. They are targeted toward undergraduates unless otherwise noted; however, everyone is welcome.
Get to Know the Writing Center
Tuesday, September 3, 4:30-5:30 pm in the Writing Center, lower level of SASB North
Who comes to the Writing Center? What kinds of writing do they bring? What happens in a tutorial? How do we help international students? How do professors feel about it? Can you hang out there to write or study? Get answers to these questions and more. Come take a tour of the Writing Center, meet our tutors, have some refreshments, and learn all about the great services available here.
Writing Across the Disciplines @ UNC
Tuesday, September 10, 4:30-5:30 pm in the Writing Center, lower level of SASB North
What kinds of writing assignments can you expect in your classes? How is writing in one academic discipline different from writing in another discipline? What should you know and what can you do to successfully navigate these differences? Join us to discuss writing across the disciplines at UNC. We’ll answer all of these questions and more.
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Research Writing: Using Source Information Successfully
Wednesday, March 20, 3:30-5 in Room 3009 of the FedEx Global Education Center.
The Writing Center, Office of International Student and Scholar Services, Graduate and Professional Student Federation, and the Graduate and Professional Honor System have come together to host a workshop titled, “Research Writing: Using Source Information Successfully.” Open to students at all skill levels, this workshop will feature strategies for integrating sources effectively and for citing them properly. Space is limited.
Academic Writing in the US
Choose Thursday, September 13, 5-6 pm or Friday, September 14, 3-4 pm
Procrastination happens, but writing the paper doesn’t have to start with actual writing. Come learn tips for getting started, making writing less painfully slow, and making the transition to college level writing. Also learn strategies for using sources and avoiding plagiarism.
Classroom Discussion and Presentation SkillsChoose Tuesday, September 11 or Wednesday, September 12, 5-6 pm
Learn common expressions for asking for clarification, buying time, revisiting a previous topic, asking a question that may have been answered already, and for quickly and clearly communicating your thoughts to classmates.
Choose Friday, September 7, 3-4 pm or Monday, September 10, 5-6 pm
Enjoy reading Wikipedia, but hate reading scholarly articles? Having trouble completing readings? Ever stay up all night reading and still be clueless the next class? Come learn strategies for increasing efficiency and comprehension with a few simple checklists.
American Communication Styles
Choose Wednesday, September 5 or Thursday, September 6, 5-6 pm
How do Americans express disagreement? How do we take turns in conversation? How do we interrupt? How do we say goodbye to people in authority? How do we handle status differences in communication? Come learn about typical communication patterns and expressions you can use.
Things to Do in Chapel Hill
Choose Friday, August 31, 3-4 pm or Tuesday, September 4, 5-6 pm
You might know campus, but do you know Chapel Hill? What are the best (but cheap) restaurants/bars? Music venues? What’s open late? How do you get around without a car? Come by and learn insider tips and activities from other Carolina students and locals.
Listening and Note-Taking Strategies
Choose Wednesday, August 29 or Thursday, August 30, 5-6 pm
Increase your comprehension of classroom lectures and small group discussion. Learn how to listen for key information and to take notes efficiently.
The Carolina Classroom
Choose Monday, August 27 or Tuesday, August 28, 5-6 pm
Still nervous about raising your hand or talking to your instructors? Not sure what instructors’ expectations are? What do they mean by “participation”? Come by and learn about different class styles and how to interact with instructors from other Carolina students.
WOW: American University Culture–Things You Should Know
Tuesday, August 21, 4-6 pm
International students, do you really know what to expect from your classes, professors, and roommates? Do you wonder how things will be different from your home country? Would you appreciate some good advice? Come and meet internationally minded American students and returning international students to learn what surprised them and what they recommend for new international students.