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EAP Workshop: Revising, Editing, and Online Writing Tools

Author: Ryne Clos

For most of us, the most challenging step in producing a publication-worthy piece of writing comes in the revision process. What are the best practices for improving an already-written article or chapter? How should you make best use of the commentary and feedback you receive from peers and faculty? This workshop will answer these questions while also discussing various online writing tools that can aid in the process. If you missed this workshop, you may access the slides from it here

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EAP Workshop: Academic Writing

Author: Ryne Clos

What is the key to an effective academic essay? What is the most convincing way to craft a written argument for an audience of scholars? In this workshop, you will learn the basic principles of classical rhetoric and how to apply these principles to academic writing. You will also learn about strategies for writing effective literature reviews and introduction sections. If you missed the workshop, you may access the Powerpoint slides here

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EAP Workshop: Work-Life Balance

Author: Ryne Clos

A career in academics is a uniquely challenging one, because there are no set hours when one is “on-the-clock” and when one is not. When are we not working? An academic career can take up all of your time, if you allow it to. This is obviously a poor choice. This workshop will discuss ways in which you can find time for your family, for your social life, for your community, for vacation, and for any other demands that you need to fit into your schedule, while maintaining a productive and successful academic career. Work-life balance is crucial to your health and happiness and it will actually make you a more productive member of the academy, too. If you missed the workshop, you may access the Powerpoint slides here

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EAP Workshop: Academic Job Interviews

Author: Ryne Clos

The academic job search is a difficult process. It is pitiless and impersonal, governed more by conventional standards than by any specific concerns of the job or the applicants. While this can make the process intimidating, it also means that most academic job interviews—no matter the university or the discipline—are more or less the same. This workshop will take advantage of this predictability, allowing you to understand the interviewing process as well as providing you with strategies to thrive during your interviews. If you missed the workshop, you may access the slides here

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EAP Workshop: Surviving Winter

Author: Ryne Clos

The South Bend winter is long, cold, and snowy. It can present several challenges to those who are not accustomed to such conditions. These include transportation difficulty, less opportunity for outdoor recreation, limited daylight hours, childcare complications, and discomfort with being outside in extreme low temperatures. This workshop will address these issues and propose ways to survive winter. If you missed the workshop, you may access the slides here

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Summer Language Abroad Program Highlighted by the College of Arts & Letters

Author: Allegra Wallingford

In a recent article published on the website of the College of Arts & Letters, author Grace Guibert details the experiences of several students who had the opportunity to participate in SLA. 

One student was able to go to Ireland to work on her Irish language skills, and says of her experience: "The experience has helped me narrow my search of what I want to focus my studies on in my next two years at Notre Dame... The Irish culture is a huge part of my heritage, and it has now become a huge part of my life.”…

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Students and Faculty Celebrate Asia

Author: Allegra Wallingford

On November 6, students and faculty gathered in the LaFortune ballroom to Celebrate Asia. Below is a slideshow from this year's event.

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EAP Workshop: Academic Email

Author: Anna Seibach Larsen

In this workshop, participants discussed the cultural and grammatical issues at play in professional email communication. We practiced writing emails to different audiences. If you missed the workshop, you can access the slides here.…

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EAP Workshop: U.S. Classroom Culture

Author: Anna Seibach Larsen

In this workshop, we discussed the cultural values that influence  U.S. classrooms and how they are manifest in classroom behavior and expectations. We then explored ways in which international students and instructors can effectively guide classroom discussions and connect with students, as well as how they can participate in academic discussions themselves. The slides are available here

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