Writing Lab Workshop for International Students (Feb. 12)

From Christopher Voeglein, Writing Lab:

Research Made Easy: Finding and Evaluating Sources (Thursday, February 12 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm)

Learn to evaluate the information you find during your research. This hands-on workshop, presented in collaboration with Purdue Libraries, will help you decide which sources are both reliable and relevant.

Bring your laptop if you have one and any current research topic or assignment to take advantage of the interactive elements of this event. Advance registration is required – call (765) 494-3723 today!

Supplemental Instruction Help still available!

A reminder that free Supplemental Instruction is still available for all these Spring 2015 courses:

MA 15300, MA 16010, MA 16020, MA 16100, MA 16200, CHM 11200, CHM 11500, CHM 11600, MGMT 20000, MGMT 20100, ME 20000, PHYS 17200, PHYS 24100, CS 15800, CS 15900, CS 18000, BIOL 11100, BIOL 20400, STAT 30100, STAT 22500, ECON 25100, ECON 25200, and ECE 20100.

It’s not too late to start attending these free, weekly group sessions.  For locations and times, consult the Supplemental Instruction website or the BoilerGuide app. Regular attendance is the key.  As the SI team states on their website: “On average, 95% of the students who attended SI sessions regularly (8 or more times), earned a C or better in the course. About half of those students earned an A or B.”

Need (FREE!) Biology Tutoring?

From The Biology Counseling Newsletter, Jan. 29, 2015:

The Biology Resource Center located in LILY B-401 has tutors available to help with first- and second-year biology courses during the following times:

BRC tutoring room:
Monday – Thursday:           9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday:                                9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Mandarin Chinese-speaking tutors available during the following times:

Monday:                              9:00 am-10:30 am
Tuesday:                            11:30 am-1:30 pm
Wednesday:                        9:00 am-11:30 am AND 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Thursday:                           12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Friday:                                 9:00 am-10:30 am

Writing Lab Spring Workshop Series: How to Use the Writing Lab (Jan. 21)

From Chris Voeglein, Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):

Beyond Citations: Get More from the Writing Lab

Wed., January 21, 2015
12:30-1:30
Heavilon Hall (HEAV), room 220

Did you know…

  • You can bring ANY document to our writing consultants, even videos?
  • The Online Writing Lab (OWL) has resources on conducting research, visual communication, and simply starting your writing process?
  • We offer conversation groups to help you practice your English and have an ESL specialist on staff?

At this workshop you’ll learn how to make the most of your consultation both before and after your appointment. We’ll discuss the many resources, both online and in-person, available from the Writing Lab. Take advantage of everything we have to offer!

All workshops are free and open to all students, faculty, and staff, but advance registration is required. Call (765) 494-3723 to sign up.

Improving your Grammar Workshop (Oct. 29)

From Chris Voeglein, Writing Lab Secretary:

Grammar problems can hinder a document’s readability and make a writer appear less trustworthy. The Writing Lab’s workshop “Improving Your Grammar II” will be held next Wednesday, October 29th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Heavilon Hall room 220, where you’ll learn what the most frequent grammar problems are and how you can avoid them.

Workshops are open to all Purdue students, faculty, and staff, but this event will be by reservation only, so call (765) 494-3723 to sign up today.