Workshops

The Learning Commons and its partners offer a variety of workshops to help students with their academic work and career planning.  Check out the calendar for an up-to-date schedule of offerings.  Below are examples of popular workshops.

Some Popular Workshops

Library Workshops

Research Data Training Camp (October 28th-November 7th, 2019)

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Collecting research data but not sure how to manage it? Want to learn more about the research computing tools that can help you better manage your research project?

York University Libraries is offering a free research data training camp workshop series for graduate students looking to learn the data management and research computing skills that can help them get more out of their research in less time. By getting hands-on experience with the different tools explored in the series, participants will walk away with a better sense of the data management options available to them through such sessions as: Managing Data and Research Materials Successfully, Data Cleaning with Open Refine, Data Cleaning with R, Citation Management with Mendeley, and Version Control with Git and Github.

Workshops will run on different days from October 28th to November 7th, 2019. Please look up details from the Library Workshop calendar at the bottom of this page or visit https://www.library.yorku.ca/web/research/research-data-training-camp/

 

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Zotero 101 Workshops at Scott Library

Two hands-on workshops will be available in Room 530 Scott Library on either:

  • Wed. Oct. 9, 11:00am – 12:30pm. To attend, please reserve your seat here; or
  • Thur. Oct. 24, 2:00pm – 3:30pm. To attend, please reserve your seat here

This introductory workshop will teach you Zotero’s basic functions and how to organize your research quickly. If bringing your own laptop PLEASE download the Zotero software prior to the workshop from www.zotero.org 

Zotero 101 Workshops at Frost Library

Two hands-on workshops will be available at Frost Library Computer Lab on either:

  • Tues. Oct. 29, 2:00pm – 3:30pm (in English). To attend, please reserve your seat here; or
  • Tues. Nov. 5, 2:00pm – 3:30pm (in French). To attend, please reserve your seat here

This introductory workshop will teach you Zotero’s basic functions and how to organize your research quickly. If bringing your own laptop PLEASE download the Zotero software prior to the workshop from www.zotero.org

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Free workshop during Reading Week
Library research skills for B. Ed students/teacher candidates (#5).
Fri., Oct 18, 12 noon-1:30pm
530 Scott Library
York University Libraries offer an introductory workshop geared specifically to B. Ed. students in the Faculty of Education. This 1.5-hour workshop gives an overview of tools, methods, and databases for finding materials in education, and includes tips on effective research skills and citing practices. Participants learn how to find books and articles on teacher education and professional development, as well as K-12 lesson planning materials, manipulatives, children’s books, activity kits, and other resources useful for practicums and experiential learning.  Pre-registration required (35 spaces per workshop).  To attend, reserve your seat here

For more information, email: pwarren@yorku.ca

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Free workshop.
Library research skills for B. Ed students/teacher candidates (#4).
Thur., Oct 10, 1-2:30pm
530 Scott Library
York University Libraries offer an introductory workshop geared specifically to B. Ed. students in the Faculty of Education. This 1.5-hour workshop gives an overview of tools, methods, and databases for finding materials in education, and includes tips on effective research skills and citing practices. Participants learn how to find books and articles on teacher education and professional development, as well as K-12 lesson planning materials, manipulatives, children’s books, activity kits, and other resources useful for practicums and experiential learning.
Pre-registration required (35 spaces per workshop).  To attend, reserve your seat here

For more information, email: pwarren@yorku.ca

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LEARNING SKILLS WORKSHOPS

How to Develop a Thesis

This session will help you get a good start on your essays. Learn how to develop an effective thesis statement that tells the reader where you are headed.

Essay Writing: A Review of the Basics

What is the purpose of an introduction? What should you put in your conclusion? How can you use evidence to effectively support your arguments? What does your TA mean when she says your thesis is “unclear”? What does a “clear” thesis look like? This workshop will cover common questions such as these to help demystify the academic writing process.

Effective Editing

Do you lose precious essay marks due to grammatical and stylistic errors? Learn to analyze your work logically and systematically to improve the quality of all your academic assignments. You will learn to assess content, correct common errors and proofread for accuracy. This is a hands-on workshop, so if you have a writing sample, bring it to the session and be ready to use what you learn right away.

Learning Skills Workshops

Time Management

Where does the time go? Are you having trouble balancing school, work and life? How much study time is enough? Learn practical, personalized approaches to managing your time that work for you.

Exam Prep

Multiple choice, short answer, calculations or essay style – which exam format is your personal nemesis? Whatever the format, and whether it’s midterms or finals, if you could use some help in preparing for exams then this workshop is for you.

Reading & Note-taking

Many students find keeping up with the readings and lecture notes at university to be a real challenge. Learn more effective reading and note-taking techniques to help you stay on top of your course work.

Career Centre Workshops

Getting Started: What Can I Do With My Degree?

Are you wondering how your degree may relate to your career direction? This introductory workshop provides an overview of career exploration and is an important starting point for Career Exploration workshops. Learn how the skills you are developing in your degree and the experiences you are gaining help build a foundation for your future. Identify resources for exploring possible career options.

Selecting a Post-Grad Program

Choosing where to continue your education is a critical element in ensuring it is a positive step forward. Learn about resources and strategies for selecting a post graduate program that fits best with your expectations, interests and resources.

Organizing Your Post-Grad Application

Learn about common elements required in many application packages and get tips on how to make sure yours is as competitive as possible.


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  • Presentation Skills
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  • Memory
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  • Mastering Group Work *NEW!
  • Zotero 101
  • Reading & Note-Taking
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  • Writing Tips
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  • Time Management
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  • Memory
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  • Reading & Note-Taking
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  • Exam Prep
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  • Math Strategies Drop-In
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  • Zotero 101
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  • Presentation Skills
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  • Managing Research Data in the …
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  • Citation Management with Mende…
  • Managing Academic Stress
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  • Zotero 101 [in English]
  • Data Cleaning with OpenRefine
  • Exam Prep
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  • Writing Tips
  • Working with Git & Github
  • Critical Thinking
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  • Math Strategies Drop-In
  • Time Management
  • Introduction to Analyzing Data…
  • Data Visualization with R