If you have a learning disability or attention deficit disorder – or suspect that you do – we strongly recommend that you contact the Office of Disability Services at 19 Deerfield Street, 353-3658.
Read about the procedures for accommodations online at Disability Services or get a fact sheet in room 211.
Returning students who had accommodations last year must re-apply with Disability Services for this semester.
For more information, see your advisor or talk with Rebekah Hardeson in room 211.
What Is SeniorNet?
It is a resource that we have developed for students (like you) who are undeclared, confused, or curious about the many majors offered at the University. SeniorNet provides a way to help clear up your confusion. The best way to inform yourself is to talk with your peers. SeniorNet is available during the academic year.
What do I do? It’s easy! Below you can click on Search for Seniors and you will find the listing of the majors for which we have volunteers. Go to the majors you are interested in and begin your search. Simply call or email the senior with your questions. The seniors have volunteered to talk to you, and they have been recommended by a staff member from their department. They want to help!
Here are some examples of questions you might ask:
- Why did you select this major?
- What type of courses did you find helpful?
- What were your impressions of the course work involved in the major?
- What was the depth and breadth of the coursework?
- How did all of the courses fit together to form a concentration?
- What types of career opportunities will you be seeking?
If you have any questions please contact Peter Waelsch or call the Center for Career Development at 617-353-3590.
My name is Patrick Devanney and I am the new Retention Program Specialist at the ERC.
Below is the link to the ERC’s Spring 2011 Academic Skills workshop schedule, and I have also attached a PDF of the schedule. .
Registration for each workshop session will open three weeks prior to the session. If a particular session is full and you have an interested student, please direct him or her to the other session(s). If it happens to be the last session that’s full, please send me the name of the student and I will be sure to reach out to him or her.
Just to reiterate, a student must register for the workshop via our website.
Here’s to a productive and exciting second half of the 2010-2011 academic year!
Patrick R. Devanney
- Retention Program Specialist
- Educational Resource Center
- GSU, 4th Floor
Utilizing effective time management and academic skills
If only we had more hours in the day! Are you able to juggle all your classes and activities effectively? This workshop series explores how to develop skills in creating a stress-free time management and study system as well as incorporate critical skills that will serve you for a lifetime. The topics for each week are as follows:
On the day of the workshop session, please report to the locations listed by each workshop below.
Interpreting and managing the information on a course syllabus is one of the keys to academic success.Attend this workshop to learn some valuable tips on using your syllabus as a resource to anticipate and predict your coursework, and to map out your semester. Tuesday, January 25, 6 p.m. and Wednesday, February 2, 4 p.m. Both sessions will be held in GSU 320-21
Managing Time Wisely/Procrastination
What are you waiting for? Join us to learn what procrastination is and is not and identify how you spend your time. You will learn strategies for managing procrastination and implement at least one strategy during the workshop. Wednesday, January 26, 4 p.m. and Tuesday, February 8, 6 p.m. Both sessions will be held in GSU 320-21
Note Taking/Engaging Your Professors
Would you like to learn how to take better notes? Do you find yourself doodling in class or don’t know what you should be writing? Are you unsure of how to approach your professors to ask questions regarding the notes from lecture or texts? Come to this workshop to learn how to take better notes and meet professors who are willing to share their insight on how to get the most out of your classroom experience. Tuesday, February 1, 6 p.m. and Wednesday, February 9, 4 p.m. Both sessions will be held in GSU 320-21
Test Preparation/Managing Test Anxiety
Do you have a system in place for preparing for your midterms and finals? Come to this workshop to learn how to plan for your exams and create test prep materials that suit your needs. Discussion points will include time management, study strategies, test preparation and managing stress. Wednesday, February 16, 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 6 p.m. and Wednesday, April 27, 4 p.m. All sessions will be held in GSU 320-21
Essay Test Preparation
You will learn strategies to help you prepare for essay tests and write effectively on your next test, whether it is a midterm or final. An ERC Writing Fellow will provide insight and tips on how to fill that Blue Book with clear and well-formulated prose. Tuesday, February 22, 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 6 p.m. and Wednesday, April 20, 4 p.m. All sessions will be held in GSU 320-21
Multiple Choice Test Preparation
Guessing is not the answer. Learn strategies to improve your multiple choice test-taking skills; deconstructing questions, eliminating the wrong answers and making more informed decisions before choosing A over C. Tuesday, March 1, 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 4 p.m. and Tuesday, April 26, 6 p.m. All sessions will be held in GSU 320-21
Got Sleep? – Avoiding the All-Nighter
Falling asleep in class? Can’t remember the last time you got a good night’s sleep?You’re not alone!Getting sleep in college seems nearly impossible, but there are some key strategies to help you make sleep, rest and relaxation a part of your daily schedule.Come join this workshop to discuss common sleeping problems and learn new ways to get your zzzs.Wednesday, February 23, 4 p.m. Session will be held in GSU 320-21
Creating Effective Class Presentations: How to Make Strong Arguments and Deliver Solid Presentations
You have an in-class presentation. You have the assignment and your group. Or maybe you’re working alone. Learn how to create compelling presentations step by step: from organizing your material to making effective arguments to speaking with poise and grace. Tuesday, March 22, 6 p.m. and Wednesday, April 6, 4 p.m. Both sessions will be held in GSU 320-21
Can’t remember the difference between restrictive and non-restrictive clauses? Need a refresher on when to use the literary present? Uncomfortable speaking in a formal setting? This workshop series is designed for the ESL undergraduate or graduate student who is looking for a little extra help on English grammar, writing and speaking.
Students are encouraged to attend each workshop in the series because each workshop has been created to build and develop a series of specific skills. To register for these workshops, please visit our website http://www.bu.edu/erc/workshops.
Please report to the locations listed by each workshop below.
Why is it that when we write about the work of someone long gone, we use the present tense, but when we write about the person we use the past? This workshop explores how to choose your tenses and to check that your use remains consistent throughout your work.
Monday Jan. 24, 4:30-5:30, GSU 312
Wednesday Jan. 26, 5:30-6:30, GSU 312
Friday Jan. 28, 1:30-2:30, GSU 312
Do you have trouble making yourself understood? Are you frustrated because your pronunciation gets in the way of clear communication? Do you have trouble hearing the difference between similar English words like “royal” and “loyal”? Learn techniques and practice drills to hear and form these tricky sounds.
Monday Jan. 31, 4:30-5:30, GSU 312
Wednesday Feb. 2, 5:30-6:30, GSU 312
Friday Feb. 4, 1:30-2:30, GSU 312
When should a clause be made restrictive? How do I make sure my modifier modifies what I want it to? How can I write a complex sentence without creating a run-on?
Monday Feb. 7, 4:30-5:30, GSU 312
Wednesday Feb. 9, 5:30-6:30, GSU 312
Friday Feb. 11, 1:30-2:30, GSU 312
Vocabulary Extension in Speech
The English language has more than 6,000 words in common usage. When you are writing, you can look terms up in a thesaurus – but how do you expand your vocabulary in spoken English? Learn how to use a greater variety of words with confidence while speaking.
Monday Feb. 14, 4:30-5:30, GSU 312
Wednesday Feb. 16, 5:30-6:30, GSU 312
Friday Feb. 18, 1:30-2:30, GSU 312
Commas and Advanced Punctuation
Whether to set off an appositive, to indicate members in a list, or to add clarity to a compound sentence, the comma is everywhere in English writing but remains one of the most exasperating pieces of punctuation. This workshop set also deals with how to use elements such as the dash, ellipsis, colon, and single and double quotation marks.
Monday Feb. 28, 4:30-5:30, GSU 312
Wednesday March 2, 5:30-6:30, GSU 312
Friday March 4, 1:30-2:30, CAS 233
Prepositions and Articles
Why do we get in a car, but on a bus? Why do we talk about the beauty of nature, but the softness of the bed? Prepositions and articles rarely (if ever) translate exactly from one language to another, yet can dramatically change the meaning of a phrase.
Monday March 7, 4:30-5:30, GSU 312
Wednesday March 9, 5:30-6:30, GSU 312
Friday March 11, 1:30-2:30, GSU 312
Prepositions and Articles in Speech
Sometimes it is difficult to choose prepositions “on the fly” while speaking. It can be easy to drop articles during conversational flow, as well. This workshop will help you feel confident about using prepositions and articles in speech.
Monday March 21, 4:30-5:30, GSU 312
Wednesday March 23, 5:30-6:30, GSU 312
Friday March 25, 1:30-2:30, GSU 310-11
Have you opened a textbook or article and thought, “Where do I start?” Reading remains one of the most critical and most understudied of all the academic writing skills. After all, you need to read effectively in order to write effectively. This workshop will help you read critically and maximize the time you devote to your texts and articles.
Monday March 28, 4:30-5:30, GSU 310-311
Wednesday March 30, 5:30-6:30, GSU 310-311
Friday April 1, 1:30-2:30, CAS 233
Formal and Informal Patterns of Speech
Do you feel perfectly comfortable speaking English with your friends and classmates, but freeze up when you try to address your professor or your boss? Are you aware that inappropriately informal phrases sneak into your speech when you are giving a presentation or interviewing for a job? Do you, like, say “like” in almost every sentence? This workshop could be for you!
Monday April 4, 4:30-5:30, CAS 233
Wednesday April 6, 5:30-6:30, GSU 310-311
Friday April 8, 1:30-2:30, CAS 233
Avoiding Plagiarism and Citing Correctly
For many, university courses are the first time that students encounter citations. How do we cite correctly? When do we cite? And how do we know which style is the best for our subject matter? How can we best avoid plagiarism? Based on the Boston University’s policies on plagiarism, this workshop will answer these questions – and more – that you may have about proper citations and plagiarism.
Monday April 11, 4:30-5:30, CAS 233
Wednesday April 13, 5:30-6:30, GSU 310-311
Friday April 15, 1:30-2:30, CAS 233
The CGS Community Service Club is a student-run club which aims to encourage the CGS community to make a difference in the world through the act of volunteering.
CLUB MEETING TIMES: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every Month, 3pm CGS Lobby
Semester Club Dates: SEPT: 15th, 29th OCT: 6th, 20th, NOV: 3rd, 17th, DEC: 1st, 15th
UP COMING EVENTS: — contact Heidi email@example.com if you would like to volunteer!
Franklin Park Zoo Howl – Sat Oct 30th Volunteer at the haunted happenings include creature encounters, creepy crafts, ghoulish games, a trick-or-treat trail and the Haunted Maze!
SENIORNET – IT’S LIVE!!!!
- Trying to decide on a MAJOR??
- Check out SENIORNET (Click on Seniornet link)
- Explore the online directory of BU seniors who are eager to talk to you about their MAJOR (and activities, internships, study abroad, etc.)
- Sponsored by BU Career Services, 19 Deerfield St., 3rd Floor
- Questions?? Please contact Peter Waelsch, firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Services invites you to a
CAREER EXPLORATION GROUP!
October 19th to November 16th
3 to 5 p.m.
This is a five week group workshop to help identify personality style, interests, skills and values, as well as to develop a plan for career exploration for undergraduate students. Space is limited. To enroll in this group, contact Career Services at least one week prior to the starting date. There is a $15 fee for career assessment materials. For more information please call 617-353-3590.
19 Deerfield Street 3rd
Boston, MA 02215
Career Exploration Group
19 Deerfield Street
Michelle George, MS
Boston University- Student Health
All BU students are welcome to attend groups.
To sign up for any of the groups listed below, please call the group contact at 617-353-3569 to schedule a telephone or in-person screening.
|Mind Over Mood: For Students with Bipolar Disorder or Depression
Contact: Sandy Clifford, CNS
When: Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Student Health Services
Grief Group: A Support Group for Students Who Are Grieving the Loss of a Family Member or Friend
Contact: Beth Kozik, LMHC
When: Mondays, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Student Health Services
Family Challenges Group: A Group for Students to Receive Support Around Challenging Family Issues
Contact: Ziva BenEzra, PsyD
|Chronic Illness Group: A Group for Students Who Suffer from Chronic Illnesses
Contact: Barbara Lewis, MD
When: Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m. (tentative)
Where: Student Health Services
To Drink or Not to Drink: Exploring Choices and Change
Contact: Elizabeth Douglas, LICSW
When: Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Where: College of General Studies, room TBA
Managing Stress with Breath: Using Breath Work and Relaxation Exercises for Stress Reduction
Contact: Allyson Livingstone, LICSW
When, Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Where: Student Health Services
Workshops and seminars from the Boston University Educational Resource Center
If only we had more hours in the day! Are you able to juggle all your classes and activities effectively? This workshop series explores how to develop skills in creating a stress-free time management and study system as well as incorporate critical skills that will serve you for a lifetime. To register for these seminars, please visit our website www.bu.edu/erc/workshops/.
The topics for each week are as follows:
Interpreting and managing the information on a course syllabus is one of the keys to academic success. Attend this workshop to learn some valuable tips on using your syllabus as a resource to anticipate and predict your coursework, and to map out your semester. Tuesday, September 14, 4–5 p.m., GSU 320–321
Managing Time Wisely/Procrastination
What are you waiting for? Join us to learn what procrastination is and is not, and identify how you spend your time. You will learn strategies for managing procrastination and implement at least one strategy during the workshop. Wednesday, September 22, 4–5 p.m., GSU 320–321
Would you like to learn how to take better notes? Do you find yourself just doodling in class or don’t know what you should be writing? Are you unsure how to take notes while reading your text book? Come to this seminar to learn how to take better notes and how to use them to study throughout the semester. Wednesday, September 29, 4–5 p.m., GSU 320–321
Effective Test Preparation—When Do I Begin?
You will take away from this workshop a strategy for studying that will take the guesswork out of how to prepare for your exams. Discussion will include managing study time, outlining and organizing essay questions, using test time effectively, and recognizing various types of multiple choice questions. Wednesday, October 6, 4–5 p.m., CAS 222
Got Sleep?—Avoiding the All-Nighter
Falling asleep in class? Can’t remember the last time you got a good night’s sleep? You’re not alone! Getting sleep in college seems nearly impossible, but there are some key strategies to help you make sleep, rest, and relaxation a part of your daily schedule. Come join this workshop to discuss common sleeping problems and learn new ways to get your zzzs. Wednesday, October 13, 4–5 p.m., GSU 320–321
Mid-terms to Finals: Using Your Tests to Improve Performance
You will take away from this workshop a strategy for reviewing your previous tests for improvement on future tests. Discussion will include evaluating previous study and preparation time, outlining and organizing a future study plan, and using test time effectively. Wednesday October 27, 4–5 p.m., GSU 320–321
Stress and Tests: Strategies for Reducing Test Anxiety
Are you nervous when taking exams? Does your mind go blank? Join us to explore the various types of test anxiety that just might be interfering with your test-taking. This workshop will present and discuss strategies designed to anticipate as well as confront test anxiety. You will also receive various resource materials on relaxation and effective test preparation. Wednesday November 3, 4–5 p.m., GSU 320–321