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 done 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.

 

Troubleshooting:  If you are having difficulty accessing the SBCCD Portal, try refreshing your browser and/or try using a different Internet browser to access the portal.

 

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 Support:

 

How to Organize Information for a Reference Page and How to Use In-text Citations in APA Format

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Friday,

October 15

1:00-3:00 P.M.

Composition Support:

 

How to Write a Cover Letter for a Resume

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Monday,

October 18

 1:30-2:30 P.M.

Composition Support:

 

How to Put Together an Effective Resume

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Monday,

October 18

 4:30-5:30 P.M.

Grammar Support:

 

How to Avoid Run-ons in Sentences

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Tuesday,

October 19

12:30-1:30 P.M.

ESL Support:

 

Idioms about Health and Sickness

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Wednesday,

October 20

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

Composition Support:

 

How to Include In-text Citations for APA Format

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Wednesday,

October 20

 
4:30-5:30 P.M.

Composition Support:

 

How to Write Professional Emails

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Thursday,

October 21

9:30-10:30 A.M.

Study Skills Support:

 

How to Use Microsoft Word and Google Docs

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Thursday,

October 21

 
12:30-1:30 P.M.

Composition Support:

 

How to Compose Annotated Bibliographies

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Thursday,

October 21

3:00-4:00 P.M.

Grammar Support:

 

How to Use Subordinating Conjunctions to Combine Ideas in Sentences


[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Friday,

October 22

 
2:00-3:00 P.M.

Composition Support:

 

How to Compose Annotated Bibliographies

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Monday,

October 25

9:30-10:30 A.M.

Grammar Support:

 

How to Avoid Run-ons in Sentences

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

 

Monday,

October 25

1:30-2:30 P.M.

Study Skills Support:

 

How to Do a Close Reading of Academic Materials

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Monday,

October 25

 
4:30-5:30 P.M.

Composition Support:

 

Overcoming Writing Anxiety

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Tuesday,

October 26

1:30-2:30 P.M.

Composition Support:

 

Research Breakdown with Library Support:

Understanding the Research Process

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

 Wednesday,

October 27

3:30-4:30 P.M.

Grammar Support:

 

How to Use Commas in Sentences

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Wednesday,

October 27

6:00-7:00 P.M.

Grammar Support:

 

How to Use Apostrophes

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

 Tuesday,

November 9

3:30-4:30 P.M.

Composition Support:

 

Research Breakdown with Library Support:

Understanding the Research Process

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Wednesday,

November 10

3:30-4:30 P.M.

Composition Support:

 

Research Breakdown with Library Support:

Understanding the Research Process

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Wednesday,

November 17

3:30-4:30 P.M.

Scholarship Workshop:

 

Understanding the Components of a Personal Statement and Scholarship Essay

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Monday,

November 29

12:00-1:00 P.M.

Scholarship Workshop:

 

Understanding the Components of a Personal Statement and Scholarship Essay

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Monday,

December 6

4:30-5:30 P.M.