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Mount Vernon – Academic Support Center – Workshop Schedule

The Mount Vernon Academic Support Center offers FREE book discussions on the college’s First Year Experience Common Read as well as workshops to assist with study skills. If you are interested in participating in a book discussion or workshop, please register by emailing Amy Jenal at amy.jenal@sunywcc.edu.  Please be specific in your selection of workshop topic, date, time and location and please leave your contact information.  You will receive a confirmation email reply.

Fall 2014 Extension Center Workshops – FREE for registered students

3 student minimum for workshops. Walk-ins welcome!

Monday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

October 6

Mount Vernon
12:00 pm
Successful Study Skills

October 8

Yonkers
11:00 am
Successful Study Skills

October 9

Peekskill
4:30 pm
Successful Study Skills

October 10
October 13 October 15

Mount Vernon
5:00 pm
Highlighting & Annotating

October 16

Yonkers
5:30 pm
Highlighting & Annotating

October 17
October 20

Peekskill
12:00 pm
Highlighting & Annotating

October 22

Mahopac HS
5:30 pm
Highlighting & Annotating

October 23

Ossining
5:30 pm
Highlighting & Annotating

October 24

Mount Vernon
12:00 pm
Developing an Essay

October 27 

Center for the Arts
12:30 pm
Successful Study Skills

October 29

Yonkers
12:00 pm – Book Discussion
Running for My Life

October 30

Mount Vernon
2:00 pm
“Out of The TEXT”

October 31
November 3 November 5

Book Discussion
Running for My Life

12:00 pm - Mount Vernon
5:30 pm – Mahopac HS

November 6

Ossining
5:30 pm – Book Discussion
Running for My Life

November 7
November 10

Center for the Arts
12:30 pm – Book Discussion
Running for My Life

November 12 November 13 

Yonkers
5:30 pm – Book Discussion
Running for My Life

November 14
November 17 November 19 November 20

Book Discussion
Running for My Life

12:00 pm - Peekskill
5:00 pm – Mount Vernon


Descriptions of the Fall 2014 Extension Center 45 minute Workshops:

Highlighting & Annotating – Textbooks contain important information. How can you use the format of a textbook to highlight and make margin notes, to better retain information?

Successful Study Skills – A successful student needs successful study skills relating to time management, organization and attitude. This workshop helps you access what is in your skills toolbox.

Out of the TEXT – Creating outlines, maps and summaries from your textbook reading engages your mind. This workshop offers methods to make the information your own.

Developing an Essay – When asked to write are you confused about how to proceed? Try this workshop to work on strategies of brainstorming, thesis, topic sentence, details, transitions and revision.

Running for My Life – Lopez Lomong’s blog helps us explore his inspiring story of “catastrophic lows and dizzying heights”; from being one of the lost boys of the Sudan to an Olympic athlete. His desire to give back reminds us how “saving one can help to save thousands more.” We will discuss the themes of excellence, sacrifice and dedication that drives his story in the book Running For My Life.