Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Writing Center workshop: Worry-Free Writing

When: 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

This workshop will make writing easier and more fun by showing you how to get rid of the worry or fear that often comes with big writing assignments. You’ll also learn how to write better papers by turning negative emotions into positive energy!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Math workshop - TI-83/84 Graphing Calculator Workshop II

When: 2:15 PM
- 3:45 PM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

Graphing functions, proper viewing windows, table features, the Calculate Menu, Scatterplots, regressions and other graphing skills for mathematical success are the focus of this workshop

Perfect Punctuation

When: 3:30 PM
- 4:30 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

Comma-challenged? Stumped by semicolons? Problems with possessives? This workshop will teach you a few simple rules that will eliminate 90% of your punctuation issues! Improve your grades, increase the clarity of your writing, and impress your teachers by learning how to punctuate appropriately.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Writing Center workshop: Write This Way: MLA

When: 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

MLA, that often required, seldom understood documentation style that keeps you up at night. Sleep sound from now on! This workshop will guide you through proper MLA formatting and documentation to ensure that your essay is presented exactly how it should.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Math workshop - TI-83/84 Graphing Calculator Workshop II

When: 12:00 PM
- 1:30 PM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

Graphing functions, proper viewing windows, table features, the Calculate Menu, Scatterplots, regressions and other graphing skills for mathematical success are the focus of this workshop

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Writing Center workshop: Write This Way: APA

When: 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

APA formatting and documentation can appear overwhelming if you haven’t use it before, whether you’re writing a lab report or a psychological case study. No need to fear: this workshop will provide you with all of the APA formatting and documentation requirements.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Writing Center workshop: Critical Thinking 101: How to Begin!

When: 1:00 PM
- 2:30 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

Most college professors ask for critical thinking in their assignments, but you may not know how to "show" critical thinking in your writing. This workshop will provide a step-by-step process to the type of critical thinking professors want students to include in most essays.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Math workshop - TI-83/84 Graphing Calculator Workshop II

When: 2:15 PM
- 3:45 PM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

Graphing functions, proper viewing windows, table features, the Calculate Menu, Scatterplots, regressions and other graphing skills for mathematical success are the focus of this workshop

Friday, February 19, 2016

Science Workshop II: What's in a Name? A Review of Chemical Nomenclature

When: 10:15 AM
- 11:45 AM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

This workshop is designed to provide review and practice with naming of chemical compounds. Topics covered will include categories of compounds, rules of nomenclature, polyatomic ions, and chemical formulas.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Writing Center workshop: The Time is Write: How to Stop Procrastinating

When: 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

Do you put off writing until the last possible minute? Are work, friends, Facebook, other homework, even household chores excuses not to work on a paper? If so, this workshop is for you! Learn to make writing less of a hassle and more enjoyable by managing your time efficiently and effectively throughout the writing process.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Math workshop - Exponential Function workshop

When: 2:15 PM
- 3:45 PM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of exponential functions. Topics discussed include the general form of exponential functions, the initial value, change factors, growth and decay, compounding, and continuous compounding.

Writing Center workshop: Fixing Syntax: Fragments and Run-Ons

When: 3:30 PM
- 4:30 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

How do you solve a problem like sentence fragments? Not sure if your sentence is a run-on? This workshop will focus on identifying and correcting fragments and run-on sentences. Come and learn about the clauses, parts of speech, and punctuation they need to know so they can revise towards correct and complex sentences.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Writing Center workshop: Put Your Five Senses to Work

When: 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

See, hear, touch, taste, and smell your way to stronger writing. In this workshop, you will learn practical skills to help refine the complex process of bringing imaginative writing and academic assignments to life with the power of image-driven language.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Science Workshop II: What's in a Name? A Review of Chemical Nomenclature

When: 10:15 AM
- 11:45 AM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

This workshop is designed to provide review and practice with naming of chemical compounds. Topics covered will include categories of compounds, rules of nomenclature, polyatomic ions, and chemical formulas.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Writing Center workshop: Taming the Thesis Statement

When: 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

Do your thesis statements run away from you? Do they sometimes run wild and change the direction of your writing? In this workshop, you will learn strategies and tips for composing and working with effective thesis statements that will do what you want them to do.

Math workshop - Exponential Function workshop

When: 2:15 PM
- 3:45 PM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of exponential functions. Topics discussed include the general form of exponential functions, the initial value, change factors, growth and decay, compounding, and continuous compounding.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Writing Center workshop: What am I Supposed to Write? Deciphering Writing Prompts

When: 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

What do they mean "compare and contrast"? What am I supposed to argue? What in the world in a rhetorical analysis essay? If you've ever struggled to understand an essay assignment, this workshop is for you. You'll gain surefire tools and methods to help you fully understand what an essay prompt is asking and requiring so you can confidently compse your essay.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Science Workshop III: Moles and Chemistry, Part I: Moles and Conversions

When: 10:15 AM
- 11:45 AM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

This workshop will focus on the chemical concept of the mole and its uses in chemical calculations. Topics covered will include the definition of the mole, molar mass, mole conversions, and empirical/molecular formulas.

Math workshop - Transformation of Functions workshop

When: 12:00 PM
- 1:30 PM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of transformation of functions. Topics discussed include vertical and horizontal reflections, stretches, compressions, and translations (shifts).

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Writing Center workshop: Packing a Punch: Developing Well-Supported Body Paragraphs

When: 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

Do you have trouble making sure your main ideas come across clearly and convincingly? This workshop will explore how to thoroughly develop body paragraphs in an essay by developing ideas with specific details as well as integrating and balancing examples with explanations in support of topic sentences.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Writing Center workshop: Critical Thinking II: Rhetorical Analysis

When: 1:00 PM
- 2:30 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

Take your college essays to a new level of critical thinking. In this workshop, students will discover how to “break down” a text and analyze HOW an author writes, rather than only WHAT he or she actually wrote by understanding and articulating the writing strategies used to achieve his or her goal or purpose.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Science Workshop III: Moles and Chemistry, Part I: Moles and Conversions

When: 10:15 AM
- 11:45 AM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

This workshop will focus on the chemical concept of the mole and its uses in chemical calculations. Topics covered will include the definition of the mole, molar mass, mole conversions, and empirical/molecular formulas.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Writing Center workshop: Active vs Passive Voice

When: 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

Ever think your sentences are confusing, but don’t know why? Ever feel your sentence seems “stuck”? Wish your writing was more direct and authoritative? The issue could be that you’re writing in passive voice instead of active voice. This workshop will teach you how these sentence structures can be the key to becoming the writer you want to be!

Writing Center workshop: How Do You Know if it's CRAP? Evaluating Websites for Papers and Projects

When: 2:00 PM
- 3:00 PM

Where: details

A typical Google search produces millions of results from many different sources. How do you know if information found online is credible? Is doing a Google search the same as using the Library Database? Come to this workshop to learn how to find credible and reliable information online for academic research!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Writing Center workshop: In Your Own Words: How to Integrate Sources

When: 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

Finding a quote is one thing, but knowing how to include it in your essay is another. This workshop will show you different methods of integrating your sources in your academic writing, including how to properly paraphrase and set-up a quote with a leading phrase.

Math workshop - Quadratic Function workshop

When: 2:15 PM
- 3:45 PM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of quadratic functions. Topics discussed include the general and vertex forms of quadratic functions, domain and range, some effects of the leading coefficient, the vertex, increasing and decreasing intervals, and solving quadratic inequalities.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Science Workshop IV: Balancing Act: Chemical Reactions and Equations

When: 10:15 AM
- 11:45 AM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

This workshop will discuss and review the different kinds of chemical reactions covered in Fundamental Chemistry (CHM130). Topics covered will include identifying different kinds of reactions, balancing equations, and how to use the activity series and solubility rules.

Math workshop - TI-83/84 Graphing Calculator Workshop III

When: 12:00 PM
- 1:30 PM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

This workshop is designed to provide a continuing overview of the graphing calculator. Topics discussed include finding the horizontal intercepts, maximums and minimums of a function, the initial value (vertical intercept), intersections, piecewise functions, and graphing the feasible area of two inequality equations.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Writing Center workshop: Avoid Plagiarism like the Plague: Citing Right with MLA and APA

When: 2:30 PM
- 3:30 PM

Where: details

A combination of our plagiarism and citation sessions, this workshop will cover common student misconceptions regarding plagiarism and will provide strategies to avoid plagiarism and maintain academic integrity by citing your sources appropriately. Students will learn the basics for MLA and APA in-text citations/parenthetical notes and Works Cited or References pages.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Writing Center workshop: Critical Thinking III: Visual Analysis

When: 1:00 PM
- 2:30 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

We are surrounded! Visual media are all around us daily, and your ability to effectively use a visual and analyze its content is a high-level critical thinking skill required in many college essays. Bring sophistication to your college essay writing by learning to make observations, interpret symbols, and note emotions that visual media inspire in the viewer in unique ways.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Science Workshop IV: Balancing Act: Chemical Reactions and Equations

When: 10:15 AM
- 11:45 AM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

This workshop will discuss and review the different kinds of chemical reactions covered in Fundamental Chemistry (CHM130). Topics covered will include identifying different kinds of reactions, balancing equations, and how to use the activity series and solubility rules.

Math workshop - TI-83/84 Graphing Calculator Workshop IV

When: 12:00 PM
- 1:30 PM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of some higher functions of the graphing calculator. Topics discussed include graphing functions (absolute value, logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric), finding the numerical derivative and definite integral of a function.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Writing Center workshop: Start Strong...Finish Forcefully

When: 2:00 PM
- 3:00 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

How many times have you found yourself sitting in front of a computer screen wondering, “How do I start?” or “How do I end?” This workshop focuses specifically on writing introductions and conclusions. You’ll learn some tools for crafting interest-grabbing openings and thought-provoking conclusions.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Science Workshop V: Moles and Chemistry, Part II: Stoichiometry

When: 10:15 AM
- 11:45 AM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

In this workshop, students will review and practice using molar ratios from chemical equations to relate quantities of substances. Topics covered will include using balanced equations to find molar ratios, stoichiometry calculations, limiting reactants, and percent yield.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Writing Center workshop: Critical Thinking IV: Making Connections and Using Research to Include Synthesis in Writing!

When: 1:00 PM
- 2:30 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

Is your professor asking you to use synthesis to take your writing to a higher level? Strong academic writing skills require students to use their sources for much more than quotations. This workshop will provide students with strategies for combining and blending information from sources to create and deliver more strikingly distinctive and original college essays.

Math workshop - Rational Function Workshop

When: 2:15 PM
- 3:45 PM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of rational functions. Topics discussed include the general form of rational functions, domain and range, vertical and horizontal asymptotes, and inverse variation.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Science Workshop V: Moles and Chemistry, Part II: Stoichiometry

When: 10:15 AM
- 11:45 AM

Where: Pecos Library Rm 104 details

In this workshop, students will review and practice using molar ratios from chemical equations to relate quantities of substances. Topics covered will include using balanced equations to find molar ratios, stoichiometry calculations, limiting reactants, and percent yield.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Writing Center workshop: Citing Right: Using MLA and APA to Acknowledge Your Sources

When: 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM

Where: Pecos Library Room 237 details

Learn how to avoid plagiarism and maintain academic integrity by citing your sources appropriately. Topics will include why citing right is important to you, using in-text citation/parenthetical notes, creating a Works Cited or References page, and where to go for help with MLA or APA when you need it.