Workshop Schedule

The Writing Center is pleased to offer a variety of workshops to help students to improve their writing, study, and life skills.  Workshops are FREE to SBVC students!


Note:  Registration for any workshop should be made at least 24 to 48 hours before the day of the workshop.

Participants need to be on time for workshops.  Participants who are late to a workshop may not be permitted entry into the workshop since it will interrupt the session.

Recordings and PowerPoint presentations for workshops are not available for distribution.  However, students may take notes and ask the presenter questions during the workshop presentations.


Note on Enrollment in LST-606

Students who use any of the Writing Center's services may be automatically enrolled in the LST-606 noncredit course. Students will not be charged for the course, nor will it affect their GPA. It is used to document usage of services to help with apportionment funding for tutoring/learning services. For more information, click here.


Requirements and Policies for Workshops
  • Only SBVC students with an active student ID number may participate in any workshop offered by the Writing Center.
  • Anyone acting inappropriately or showing inappropriate content during workshop sessions may lose tutoring/workshop privileges and disciplinary action may be sought.
  • Anyone exhibiting rude or offensive behavior and/or language during workshop sessions may lose tutoring/workshop privileges and disciplinary action may be sought.

Instructions

1. To attend a workshop, first look through the topics and workshop schedule listed below.

2. When you have selected the workshop(s) that you wish to attend, click on the registration link under the workshop topic and complete the registration process.  You must register for each workshop separately.  Reminder:  You must be a currently enrolled student in order to register for workshops.                   

When you click on the registration link, you will be taken to a site called the SBCCD Portal.  Enter your User Name and Password as follows:

 

Username Format:

 

Student Username must be:

<username>@student.sbccd.edu (Example: j.doe1234@student.sbccd.edu)

 

The password is the same one that you use for Webadvisor.

 

HELPFUL TIPS:  If you are experiencing difficulty with accessing the registration portal, try the following troubleshooting methods below.

 

TROUBLESHOOTING METHOD 1:

  1.  Clear the history in your web browser and try accessing the registration link for 

      the workshop that you wish to attend.

  2.  If this doesn't work, copy and paste the following link into a different web

      browser and click Enter

     https://www.valleycollege.edu/student-services/tutoring-academic-support/writing-center/writing_center_workshops.php

      For instance, if you are currently using Google Chrome, you might try accessing 

      your Zoom link in Firefox or Microsoft Edge.


TROUBLESHOOTING METHOD 2:

  1.  Use Google Chrome and enter incognito mode by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + N on

       your keyboard.  Note:  Your screen will have a black background.
  2.  Copy and paste the following link into your browser while in incognito mode: 

       https://www.valleycollege.edu/student-services/tutoring-academic-support/writing-center/writing_center_workshops.php
  3.  Click Enter.

  4.  Click on the registration link for the workshop that you wish to attend.

 

If you are not able to register for a workshop and need immediate assistance, email the lead instructor, Dr. Lee, at dlee@valleycollege.edu .

 

3. When you have successfully registered for a workshop, you will be provided with a Zoom link to access on the day and time of the workshop. 

4. Remember to copy the Zoom link that is provided at the end of your workshop registration.  You will need to access the link a few minutes before the scheduled time of your workshop to be admitted into the workshop. 

5. On the day and time of the workshop, access the Zoom link a few minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin, and the workshop presenter will admit you into the workshop.


Verification of Workshop Attendance
  • To receive a verification email indicating workshop attendance, participants must attend and participate in the workshop.
Instructions to Receive a Verification Email for Workshop Attendance
  1. At the beginning of the workshop, the presenter will request for you to provide your name and student ID number into the Chat box in Zoom. 
  2. At the end of the workshop, you will be asked to provide your name, student ID number and SBVC email address into the Chat box before you leave your workshop session.  Please follow the presenter's instructions carefully.

Workshop Topics and Schedule
(Check this page weekly for new workshops.)

Workshops are FREE to SBVC students!

Workshop Topics
Days Times
     

Composition Workshop:

 

Research Breakdown - How to plan for and structure a research paper
 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK]

Wednesday,

November 9

1:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

Dos and Don'ts of Academic Writing

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK]

Monday,

November 14

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Use MLA Format with Academic Papers
 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK]

Wednesday,

November 16

9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

Overcoming Writing Anxiety

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK]

Thursday,

November 17

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Scholarship Workshop:

 

How to Write a Personal Statement for Scholarship Applications
 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK]

Friday,

November 18

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
     
The Following Are Previously Offered Workshops for Reference Purposes    

Composition Workshop:

 

Overcoming Writing Anxiety

 

[COMPLETED]

Monday,

September 19      

11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Grammar Workshop:

 

How to Use Commas Appropriately in Sentences

 

[COMPLETED]

Monday,

September 19

8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Grammar Workshop:

 

How to Use Verbs in the Simple Past Tense


[COMPLETED]

Tuesday,

September 20

11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

Prewriting:  The Key to Overcoming Writer's Block

 

[COMPLETED]

Tuesday,

September 20

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Understand Assignments and Prompts
 

[COMPLETED]

Wednesday,

September 21

11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Grammar Workshop:

 

How to Use Subordinating or Adverbial Conjunctions to Connect Ideas in Sentences


[COMPLETED]

Wednesday,

September 21

1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

Prewriting:  The Key to Overcoming Writer's Block
 

[COMPLETED]

Thursday,

September 22

9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

Study Skills Workshop:

 

How to Understand Assignments and Prompts
 

[COMPLETED]

Thursday,

September 22

12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

Understanding the Structure of an Academic Paragraph
 

[COMPLETED]

Thursday,

September 22

4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Grammar Workshop:

 

How to Use Coordinating Conjunctions to Connect Ideas in Sentences

 

[COMPLETED]

Thursday,

September 22

8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Use Similies and Metaphors as ways to Describe
 

[COMPLETED]

Friday,

September 23

12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Write Professional Emails
 

[COMPLETED]

Friday,

September 23

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Include In-text Citations for MLA Format
 

[COMPLETED]

Sunday,

September 25

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

Prewriting: The Key to Overcoming Writer's Block
 

[COMPLETED]

Monday,

September 26

 

10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Include In-text Citations for MLA Format
 

[COMPLETED]

Tuesday,

September 27

9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

Grammar Workshop:

 

How to Avoid and Correct Run-on Sentences

 

[COMPLETED]

Tuesday,
September 27

11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Organize Information for a Reference Page (APA Format)
 

[COMPLETED]

Tuesday,
September 27

12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

Research Breakdown - How to Include Library Sources in Research Papers
 

[COMPLETED]

Tuesday,
September 27

3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

Active Reading - How to Remember and Gain the Most from What You Read
 

[COMPLETED]

Thursday,

September 29

9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

Understanding the Structure of an Academic Paragraph

 

[COMPLETED]

Thursday,

October 6

4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Organize Information for a Works Cited Page (MLA Format)
 

[COMPLETED]

Tuesday,

October 11

9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

Research Breakdown - How to Include Library Sources in Research Papers
 

[COMPLETED]

Tuesday,

October 11

3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Write a Cover Letter for a Resume
 

[COMPLETED]

Wednesday,

October 12

11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Organize Information for a Works Cited Page (MLA Format)

 

[In Person in Liberal Arts, room 203]

Thursday,

October 13

11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Organize Information for a Reference Page (APA Format)

 

[COMPLETED]

Thursday,

October 13

12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Include In-text Citations for APA Format

 

[COMPLETED]

Tuesday,

October 18

11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Put Together an Effective Resume
 

[COMPLETED]

Tuesday,

October 18

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Use APA Format in Academic Writing

 

[COMPLETED]

Friday,

October 21

10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

Research Breakdown - How to Include Library Sources in Research Papers
 

[COMPLETED]

Friday,

October 21

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Scholarship Workshop:

 

How to Write a Personal Statememt for Scholarship Applications
 

[COMPLETED]

Tuesday,

October 25

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

Overcoming Writing Anxiety

 

[COMPLETED]

Wednesday,

October 26

10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Compose an Annotated Bibliography

 

[COMPLETED]

Wednesday,

October 26

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Include In-text Citations for APA Format

 

[COMPLETED]

Thursday,

October 27

12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

Research Breakdown - How to Include Library Sources in Research Papers
 

[COMPLETED]

 

Friday,

October 28

10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Put Together an Effective Resume
 

[COMPLETED]

 

Friday,

October 28

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.