Academic Workshops

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Spring 2022 Workshops (dates TBA)

Workshops will be conducted in-person in The Hub, Room 121, and online via Zoom.

Individuals and student groups may schedule remote workshops via Zoom. All requests to thehub@njcu.edu

Visit the Hub's remote or physical reception desks to register for workshops. Prior to the workshop, please check-in at the Hub's reception desk. 

Academic Integrity: Plagiarism

Topics include: Defining Plagiarism; Understanding NJCU’s Academic Integrity Policy, including Definitions of Violations of Academic Integrity: Cheating, Plagiarism, Fabrication, and Other Examples of Academic Misconduct; Understanding Penalties of Violations for Academic Integrity, including Level I, Level II, and Level II; Avoiding Plagiarism; and Following MLA and APA Citation Structures.  

Thursday, February 10, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 10, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 7, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 5, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Academic Reading and Writing for English Language Learners

This discussion-based workshop will assist English language learners (ELL) to become comfortable with academic reading, writing, and speaking. Topics will include grammar structures (form, meaning, and use) and use of language in academic settings.

This workshop is available upon request by individual students and groups. Contact John Blicharz, Director of Centralized Tutoring and Academic Support Programming, at jblicharz@njcu.edu.  

Academic Writing: APA 7th Edition: Organizational Tips and Strategies 

Topics include: Critical Reading Techniques; Pre-writing Techniques; Paper Elements, including Title Page, Section Headings, and References; In-Text Citations; and Writing for Students Returning to Academia.

Thursday, February 3, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 3, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 7, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 5, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Academic Writing: Components of an Essay 

Topics include: Identifying Topic and Purpose; Outline and Logical Progression; Thesis Construction; Understanding Your Audience; Synthesizing Sources; and References 

Tuesday, February 22, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 22, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Monday, May 9, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Academic Writing: Writing for the Public Audience 

Topics include: Selecting a Topic and Purpose; Ethics and Audience Awareness; Identifying Audience: Writing for Non-academic and Academic Audiences; The Effects of Audience on Style, including accessibility, recognizing jargon, and using concise language; Active Voice; Rhetorical Strategies; and References, Assertions, and Commentary. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 15, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Monday, May 2, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Grammar

This workshop series will help students with sentence structure, subject & verb agreement, prepositions & phrasal verbs, idioms, articles, academic writing, and common grammar mistakes.

Thursday, February 24, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 24, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 21, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 12, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Time Management and Study Skills 

This workshop will help students develop time management strategies including prioritization, organization, reflection, accountability, and flexibility; additional topics will include study skills such as test preparation, note-taking, and reading comprehension.

Tuesday, February 8, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 8, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 5, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 3, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Graduate Writing: Synthesizing Literature and Writing the Literature Review

Topics include: Student as Researcher; Conceptualizing the Literature Review; Collecting and Cataloging Sources; Pre-writing and Synthesizing the Literature; and Selection of Extant Literature and Seminal Works. 

This workshop is designed for graduate students and also available upon request by individual students and cohorts. Contact John Blicharz, Director of Centralized Tutoring and Academic Support Programming, at jblicharz@njcu.edu.  

Wednesday, February 9, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 16, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Graduate Writing: Advanced APA: Writing the Methodology Chapter

Topics include: Student as Researcher; Conceptualizing the Methodology Chapter; Collecting and Synthesizing Relevant Sources; Inclusion of Tables; IRB.

This workshop is designed for graduate students and available upon request by individual students and cohorts. Contact John Blicharz, Director of Centralized Tutoring and Academic Support Programming, at jblicharz@njcu.edu

Graduate Writing: Advanced APA: Writing the Findings Chapter

Topics Include: Student as Researcher; Conceptualizing the Findings Chapter; Writing for Public Audience; Synthesizing Findings with the Extend Literature; Inclusion of Tables and Figures; Introductions and Conclusions of Subsections and Findings Chapter.

This workshop is designed for graduate students and available upon request by individual students and cohorts. Contact John Blicharz, Director of Centralized Tutoring and Academic Support Programming, at jblicharz@njcu.edu

Looking for additional help?

Students seeking one-on-one tutoring for Praxis Core Reading/Writing and Math; APA, 7th Edition; Reading and Writing for English Language Learners; Grammar; and Academic Integrity: Plagiarism may book tutoring sessions in addition to attending the workshops.

Faculty Inquiries

Faculty may request in-class workshops by contacting The Hub’s reception desk.

Faculty seeking in-class assistance or to develop a workshop not listed are encouraged to reach out to our administrative team. We welcome collaborations! 

email: thehub@njcu.edu