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.

 

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:

 

Understanding the Structure of Paragraphs

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Wednesday,

July 20

11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

Dos and Don’ts of Academic Writing

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Thursday,

July 21

11:30 A.M. –12:30 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

Research Breakdown: Understanding the Research Process

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Thursday,

July 21

1:30–2:30 P.M.

Grammar Workshop:

 

How to Avoid Run-ons in Sentences

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Thursday,

July 21

3:00-4:00 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Use MLA Format in Academic Papers

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Monday,

July 25

11:30 A.M. –12:30 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

How to Effectively Develop and Organize Ideas for Papers (Prewriting Strategies)

 
[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Monday,

July 25

1:00-2:00 P.M.

Composition Workshop:

 

Understanding the Structure of Paragraphs

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Monday,

July 25

3:00–4:00 P.M

Composition Workshop:

 

Dos and Don’ts of Academic Writing

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Tuesday,

July 26

11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M

Composition Workshop:

 

Research Breakdown: Understanding the Research Process

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Tuesday,

July 26

3:00–4:00 P.M

Composition Workshop:

 

Understanding How to Construct a Thesis Statement

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Wednesday,

July 27  

11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. 

Composition Format Workshop:

 

How to Use MLA Format in Academic Papers

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Wednesday, July 27 12:30 - 1:30 P.M.

Composition Format Workshop:

 

How to Use APA Format in Academic Papers

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Wednesday, July 27 1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Life Skills:

 

How to Create an Effective Resume

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Wednesday, July 27 3:00 - 4:00 P.M.
 

Composition Workshop:

 

Overcoming Writing Anxiety

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Thursday,

July 28

 
11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.