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University of Baltimore Achievement and Learning Center Workshops Spring/Summer 2012


Spring/Summer

2012


Workshops for Workplace and Classroom Success open to the public From public-speaking skills to hands-on computer training, the University of Baltimore Achievement and Learning Center offers a variety of workshops to help you succeed in the workplace and in the classroom. There’s something for everyone. Workshops are open to the public. Certain workshops require a registration fee to reserve a seat; others marked FREE require only an R.S.V.P. through UB’s online calendar, www.ubalt.edu/calendar. Some free workshops may be attended online through our virtual classroom, and a recording of the session may be made available for on-demand viewing. Workshop descriptions are on the following pages. For more information, contact the Achievement and Learning Center at 410.837.5383.


Workshop Schedule Computer Skills (p. 3-4)

Adobe Creative Suite Skills (p. 5-6)

PC to Mac 101 Saturday, Jan. 28, 1-3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m.

InDesign: Refresher Saturday, Feb. 11, 1-3 p.m.

Microsoft Excel Part I Friday, Feb. 10, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, April 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Microsoft Excel Part II Friday, Feb. 17, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Microsoft Office Basics: Word Friday, Feb. 24, 4:30-6 p.m. Microsoft Access Part I Friday, March 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Microsoft Word Friday, March 2, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 1:30-5:30 p.m.

InDesign: Best Practices for a Smooth Workflow Monday, Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m. Photoshop: Refresher Saturday, Feb. 25, 1-3 p.m. Photoshop: Understanding and Managing Layers Tuesday, March 6, 3-5 p.m. Illustrator: Refresher Saturday, March 10, 1-3 p.m. InDesign: Type Styling Monday, March 12, 6-8 p.m. Illustrator: Find Your Path With the Pen Tool Monday, April 2, 6-8 p.m. Photoshop: Vector and Raster Graphics Tuesday, April 10, 3-5 p.m. Illustrator: Taking it to the Web Monday, April 23, 6-8 p.m.

Microsoft Access Part II Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Creative Suite Wizard Workshops InDesign Saturday, March 31, 1-3 p.m. Photoshop Saturday, April 21, 1-3 p.m. Illustrator Saturday, May 5, 1-3 p.m.

Microsoft Office Basics: PowerPoint Friday, March 9, 4:30-6 p.m.

Professional Communication (p. 7)

Microsoft Access Part III Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, June 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Microsoft PowerPoint Saturday, March 17, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Adobe Dreamweaver Part I Friday, March 23, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Adobe Dreamweaver Part II Saturday, March 24, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Microsoft Office Basics: Excel Friday, March 30, 4:30-6 p.m.

Polished E-mail Saturday, April 7, 9-10:30 a.m. Fearless Public Speaking Saturday, April 7, 10:30 a.m.-noon Nuts and Bolts of Business Reports Saturday, April 21, 9-10:30 a.m. Winning Elevator Pitches Saturday, April 21, 10:30 a.m.-noon


Learning and Success (p. 8)

Test Preparation (p. 10-11)

Learn How to Juggle: A Time-Management Seminar Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

GMAT Basic Math Refresher Saturday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

You Don’t Have to Read Every Word: Reading Strategies for Busy Students Tuesday, Feb. 14 20, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cramming 101: Exam Prep and Performance Techniques Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Organic Ritalin: All-Natural Strategies to Improve Attention and Concentration Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m. I Hear … and I Forget, I See … and I Remember, I Do … and I Understand: A Learning Styles Workshop Tuesday, March 6, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 12:30-1:30 p.m. CPR for Teams: How to Create a High-Functioning Team Tuesday, March 13, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Get It Together: How to Prepare for a Cumulative Final Tuesday, April 24, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Course Preparation (p. 9) UBOnline: Sakai 101 Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Jan. 27, noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6-8 p.m. Prerequisite Reviews: Dates and times TBA Algebra Review for MATH 111 and 115 Algebra Review for OPRE 315 Introductory Algebra Review for DVMA 95 Pre-Algebra Review for DVMA 93 Statistics Review With Excel for PUAD 628 Statistics Review for HSMG 632 Statistics Review for OPRE 202 and 504

GMAT Quantitative Review Four consecutive Saturdays: Jan. 14-Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 9-June 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. GMAT Critical Reasoning Review Saturday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. GMAT Reading Comprehension Review Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. GMAT Sentence Correction Review Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Upper-Division Writing Placement Test Preparation Wednesday, Feb. 22, 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 4-5:30 p.m. Lower-Division Reading/Writing Placement Test Preparation Monday, Feb. 27, 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, June 4, 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 4-5:30 p.m. Math Placement Test Preparation Monday, Feb. 27, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, June 4, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 6-7:30 p.m.


Computer Skills

operations; using functions; copying and pasting formulas; mastering AutoCalculate and AutoSum, absolute and relative cell references, naming constants, and automatic and manual recalculations; creating charts and graphs; using macros; relating worksheets; creating hyperlinks

$10 UB students, $30 UB staff and alumni, $45 general public; payment is required to reserve a seat (unless marked FREE)

Prerequisites: completion of Excel Part I or equivalent knowledge of Excel Friday, Feb. 17 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 23 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Computer skills workshops feature hands-on instruction in classes of 10 students or fewer. Microsoft workshops are appropriate for users of Office 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007 and 2010; Office 2010 will be used. Dreamweaver workshops use version CS5.

PC to Mac 101 (FREE) Instructor: Dave Bubbins Have you been using a PC and are transitioning to using a Mac? Are you nervous about taking classes that rely on Mac computers? In this free workshop, we will teach you to feel more confident using a Mac. R.S.V.P. through UB’s online calendar, www.ubalt.edu/calendar. Saturday, Jan. 28 Monday, Jan 30

1-3 p.m. 6-8 p.m.

Microsoft Excel Part I Instructor: Michael Walk Create and edit spreadsheets and work with large or multiple worksheets at once. A practice assignment is included. Specific Topics: different ways of performing the same operations, including shortcuts; inserting, deleting, cutting, copying and pasting data, rows and columns; working with multiple worksheets; working with cell ranges; numeric formatting; saving and AutoSave; using the fill series feature; sizing, wrapping and orienting text; merging cells; introduction to managing formulas, borders and shading; creating headers and footers; freezing rows and columns Prerequisites: basic keyboard and mouse skills; basic understanding of any Windows environment Friday, Feb. 10 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, April 20 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 23 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Microsoft Excel Part II Instructor: Michael Walk Expand your knowledge of Excel spreadsheets. Generate charts and graphs, perform calculations using formulas and functions, and add hyperlinks. A practice assignment is included. Specific Topics: understanding order of 3

MicrosofT Office Basics (FREE) Instructor: TBA For first-time users, these free, 90-minute workshops are basic introductory courses in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Learn the strengths of each program and how to create simple files using the basic features. R.S.V.P. through UB’s online calendar, www.ubalt.edu/calendar. Microsoft Office Basics: Word Friday, Feb. 24 4:30-6 p.m. Microsoft Office Basics: PowerPoint Friday, March 9 4:30-6 p.m. Microsoft Office Basics: Excel Friday, March 30 4:30-6 p.m. Microsoft Access Part I Instructor: Michael Walk Organize and retrieve your data with Access. Specific Topics: planning, creating and modifying a database; creating simple forms; locating, organizing and extracting information using simple queries; producing reports Prerequisites: basic keyboard and mouse skills; basic understanding of any Windows environment; no database experience required Friday, March 2 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 18 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Microsoft Word Instructor: Sandi Clay Learn to edit documents quickly, format files, create mailing labels, perform mail merges, collaborate on documents, check your grammar and spelling, and more. Specific Topics: setting page orientation and paper size; formatting paragraphs; using toolbars, shortcut menus and templates; inserting footnotes, endnotes, page numbers, bulleted


or numbered lists, columns, tables, text boxes, borders and graphics; finding and replacing text; adjusting margins; adding headers and footers; performing mail merges; tracking, reviewing and accepting changes; see www.ubalt.edu/alc for a complete list

working with toolbars, text, symbols and different views; creating, deleting and printing slides; creating a template; saving; working with AutoContent Wizard; importing, adding and recoloring clip art; adding transitions; running presentations

Prerequisites: basic keyboard and mouse skills; basic understanding of any Windows environment Friday, March 2 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Prerequisites: basic keyboard and mouse skills; basic understanding of any Windows environment Saturday, March 17 1:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 27 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Microsoft Access Part II Instructor: Michael Walk Get more out of Access by learning how to import, manipulate and summarize data. Specific Topics: understanding database relationships; using primary keys; importing data; creating different kinds of queries to select, update, calculate, delete and capture information; adding calculated values to reports and forms Prerequisites: completion of Access Part I or equivalent knowledge of Access Saturday, March 3 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 25 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 1:30-5:30 p.m. Microsoft Access Part III Instructor: Michael Walk Explore advanced features of Access including automating tasks, using forms to control the user’s experience, creating charts and graphs, understanding basic database maintenance, and creating advanced queries. Specific Topics: learn to use macros to run a set of tasks in sequence; create forms that allow users to easily run reports, queries, and other open forms; conduct data analysis using pivot tables and pivot charts; create graphs to include in reports or on forms; limit the ability of users to make changes to data or to database objects Prerequisites: completion of Access Part II or equivalent knowledge of Access Saturday, March 10 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, June 1 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Microsoft PowerPoint Instructor: Sandi Clay Learn to create a dynamic, well-designed, multiple-slide presentation. Specific Topics: setting up the environment;

Adobe Dreamweaver Part I Instructor: Sandi Clay Learn to create your own website using Adobe Dreamweaver, one of the most powerful and popular tools for creating Web pages. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have created a sample site ready for publishing to the Web. UB students, staff and faculty can publish their sites using their UB accounts; non-UB attendees require an established hosting account. Specific Topics: identifying what’s new in Adobe Dreamweaver CS5; managing domain names and hosting; setting up project files and defining a local folder; learning website design fundamentals (layouts, templates, HTML/Dreamweaver relationship); refining design skills (images, tables, divs, links, anchors/bookmarks, CSS basics); designing interactive website elements (pop-up windows, dynamic Web page behaviors, navigation menus) Prerequisites: familiarity with the Internet; Langsdale Library’s Introduction to HTML workshop is recommended but not required Friday, March 23 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19 1:30-5:30 p.m. Adobe Dreamweaver Part II Instructor: Sandi Clay Take your Dreamweaver skills to the next level. This workshop covers more Web design fundamentals, additional site design options and an overview of how to make your site search-engine friendly. Specific Topics: using Spry assets; learning more CSS techniques; using SEO tools; adding sound and video; modifying templates (editable and noneditable regions); understanding browser compatibility Prerequisites: completion of Dreamweaver Part I or equivalent knowledge of Dreamweaver Saturday, March 24 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26 1:30-5:30 p.m. 4


Adobe Creative Suite Skills

Adobe tutorials feature hands-on instruction on Macs in classes of 10 students or fewer; payment is required to reserve a seat. Each tutorial: $10 UB students, $20 UB staff and alumni, $30 general public Discounted package deals: InDesign Package (all four): $30 UB students, $60 UB staff and alumni, $75 general public Illustrator Package (all four): $30 UB students, $60 UB staff and alumni, $75 general public Photoshop Package (all four ): $30 UB students, $60 UB staff and alumni, $75 general public Wizard Package (three Wizard workshops only): $20 UB students, $40 UB staff and alumni, $50 general public The Whole Shebang (all 12): $60 UB students, $120 UB staff and alumni, $180 general public

InDesign: Refresher Instructor: Dave Bubbins This tutorial is designed for those with limited knowledge of InDesign who wish to refresh their skills. Specific Topics: setting up new documents effectively; importing and linking graphics; working with text and frames; using multicolumn and threaded text boxes; applying type tools Prerequisites: some familiarity with InDesign; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required Saturday, Feb. 11 1-3 p.m. InDesign: BEST PRACTICES FOR A SMOOTH WORKFLOW Instructor: Dave Bubbins No two designers use InDesign the same way; however, by employing best practices, you can avoid many mistakes and dodge some disasters while speeding up your workflow. Specific Topics: using time-saving preliminary preparations before starting a project; customizing your workspace and preferences; performing preflight quality checks to ensure a perfect print job

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Prerequisites: working knowledge of InDesign’s basic tools and simple text formatting; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required Monday, Feb. 20 6-8 p.m. Photoshop: Refresher Instructor: TBA This tutorial is designed for those with limited knowledge of Photoshop who wish to refresh their skills. Specific Topics: touring the toolbox; making selections; working with layers, layer styles and text; learning basic touch-up techniques; applying filters and effects Prerequisites: some familiarity with Photoshop; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required Saturday, Feb. 25 1-3 p.m. Photoshop: UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING LAYERS Instructor: TBA The quintessential skills to have in Photoshop (and all digital design) is an understanding of basic and advanced layer management. In this two-hour workshop we’ll cover the basics of layer properties and interaction, and intermediate techniques such as clipping, styling, transparencies, planning ahead, locks, and most importantly, how to use them all in conjunction to get that elusive effect into your design. Prerequisites: working knowledge of Photoshop’s menu system and basic tools; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required Tuesday, March 6 3-5 p.m. ILLUSTRATOR: Refresher Instructor: Meredith Burke This tutorial is designed for those with limited knowledge of Illustrator who wish to refresh their skills. Specific Topics: setting up documents; reviewing vector vs. raster; creating paths with the pen & shape tool; making selections; using layers; type tool and effects Prerequisites: some familiarity with Illustrator; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required Saturday, March 10 1-3 p.m.


InDesign: TYPE STYLING Instructor: Dave Bubbins All designers have their own preference for setting text—from typefaces to weight to alignment—but good, clean typography is a fundamental skill of any designer. One of InDesign’s strong points is its typographic controls. Learn about InDesign’s typographic features and get tips for simplifying the way you work with text to improve your designs. Specific Topics: understanding tracking, kerning and leading; setting up paragraphs; avoiding common problems associated with justified type and text wraps; dealing with widows and orphans; determining when and how to set up hanging punctuation Prerequisites: working knowledge of InDesign’s basic tools and simple text formatting; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required Monday, March 12 6-8 p.m. Illustrator: FIND YOUR PATH WITH THE PEN TOOL Instructor: Meredith Burke Get on the right path: Review the basics of points and paths and master the pen tool, in addition to other basic Illustrator tools, to create an infinite variety of vector illustrations. Specific Topics: reviewing the pen tool’s different functions, types of paths and anchor points; drawing straight and curved lines; manipulating existing drawings; using the Pathfinder and scale tool to create new shapes Prerequisites: basic knowledge of Illustrator; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required Monday, April 2 6-8 p.m.

Basic familiarity with the brush, shape, marquee, and type tools. Working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required Tuesday, April 10 3-5 p.m. Illustrator: TAKING IT TO THE WEB Instructor: Meredith Burke Illustrator is good for more than just drawing! The flexibility and precision of vectors, combined with Illustrator’s robust type tools and effects, are perfect for web design. Learn to design a basic web layout/wireframe, create graphics, and export web-ready images. (Note: this workshop does not cover actual coding.) Specific Topics: setting up a web-ready document; using guides and transform palette; placing images; creating gradient fills and using effects; using type tools; slicing and exporting images Prerequisites: familiarity with Illustrator and basic HTML/CSS; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required Monday, April 23 6-8 p.m. Creative Suite Wizard Workshops Instructors: Dave Bubbins, InDesign TBA, Photoshop Meredith Burke, Illustrator Don’t pull your hair out! Bring your Creative Suite frustrations, questions and conundrums to a Wizard Workshop for hands-on help. These workshops are open-ended Q-and-A sessions in which participants work on their own projects with guidance from the wizards. InDesign Photoshop Illustrator

Saturday, March 31, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 1-3 p.m.

Photoshop: VECTOR AND RASTER GRAPHICS Instructor: TBA Though it is primarily used for raster images, Photoshop implements key skills from Illustrator as well. Photoshop can process the dual image types more successfully than Illustrator alone, and using type and vectors in Photoshop is an often overlooked and important skill. Learn vital strategies and methods to combine word and image together in painterly and photographic ways. There will be a primary focus on customizing the Brush tool and the Type Tool’s higherend users. Prerequisites: Understanding of layers and layer usage (clipping, transparencies, locks, etc.) Understanding of vector vs. raster usages. 6


Professional Communication

Take one workshop ($15 UB students*, $20 UB staff and alumni, $30 general public) or take all four to earn a Certificate of Achievement in Professional Communication ($50 UB students*, $65 UB staff and alumni, $100 general public); payment is required to reserve a seat. *These events fulfill the Personal Achievement requirement for Leadership UB’s Emerging Leader certification. Leadership UB participants with a completed application can attend one workshop in this series for free. To find out more, visit www.ubalt.edu/leadership or e-mail leadership@ubalt.edu. Polished E-mail Unprofessional e-mails are among employers’ top complaints. Learn how to convey a professional tone and how to create a clear, concise message. Saturday, April 7 9-10:30 a.m.

Fearless Public Speaking Learn strategies for managing anxiety, communicating clearly and creating effective visual aids. Saturday, April 7 10:30 a.m.-noon NUTS AND BOLTS OF Business Reports Become a master at organizing your thoughts for a clear and direct message, writing a strong abstract/summary and using appropriate business language. Saturday, April 21 9-10:30 a.m. Winning Elevator Pitches Be prepared to explain yourself, your business or your goals at a moment’s notice—and entice your listener to want to learn more. Saturday, April 21 10:30 a.m.-noon

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Learning and Success

R.S.V.P. to these FREE workshops through UB’s online calendar, www.ubalt.edu/calendar. Learn How to Juggle: A Time-management Seminar Calling all busy students: Get tips for avoiding procrastination and for meeting deadlines. Create a schedule that will help you prioritize and achieve your goals this semester. Tuesday, Feb. 7 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 12:30-1:30 p.m. You Don’t Have to Read Every Word: Reading Strategies for Busy Students Improve your attention, comprehension and memory by changing your reading style. Get tips on effective approaches to each medium, whether it is a textbook, a case study or a journal article. Tuesday, Feb. 14 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 12:30-1:30 p.m.

CPR for Teams: How to Create a High-Functioning Team Fed up with teams in class or at work? Breathe some life back into your team with these tips on scheduling, communication, group decisionmaking and setting clear expectations. Tuesday, March 13 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 12:30-1:30 p.m. Get It Together: How to Prepare for a Cumulative Final Freaking out about finals? Learn a proven system for approaching a cumulative final. No matter the course, you’ll gain strategies to help you approach your finals with confidence. Tuesday, April 24 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Cramming 101: Exam Prep and Performance Techniques Turn test anxiety into test assurance: Learn strategies for multiple-choice exams and timed essays. Also, get tips for managing test anxiety and suggestions on how soon to start studying. Tuesday, Feb. 21 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 12:30-1:30 p.m. Organic Ritalin: All-Natural Strategies to Improve Attention and Concentration Having trouble focusing? Learn some basic principles behind attention and concentration, and get the scoop on recent brain research that may change how you study. Tuesday, Feb. 28 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 12:30-1:30 p.m. I Hear … and I Forget, I See … and I Remember, I Do … and I Understand: A Learning Styles Workshop How do you learn best? Complete a survey to find out, then learn study strategies suited to your unique learning style. You’ll also get tips on adapting to different teaching styles. Tuesday, March 6 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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Course Preparation UBOnline: Sakai 101 (FREE) Instructor: Worley Richards If you are enrolled in any online or hybrid class at UB (including most sections of WRIT 300), you will use Sakai, UBOnline’s new e-learning platform. Discover how to navigate Sakai effectively as an online student with this free, two-hour workshop. Learn how to submit assignments, manage your files, participate in online discussions and more. If you have any concerns about online learning at UB, this workshop is ideal for you. Saturday, Jan. 21 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Jan. 27 noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 6-8 p.m. R.S.V.P. through UB’s online calendar, www.ubalt.edu/calendar. PREREQUISITE REVIEWS (FREE) Start your semester off on the right foot: Participate in these FREE reviews designed to prepare you for specific UB courses in which certain mathematical skills are required. If enrolled in any of the courses below, you will receive an invitation to your ubalt e-mail with instructions for participating in person or online through our virtual classroom. All reviews are taught by ALC Math Coordinator Yoosef Khadem. Dates and times to be announced. Algebra Review for MATH 111 and 115 Instructor: Yoosef Khadem If you’re registering for UB’s College Algebra (MATH 111) or Introductory Statistics (MATH 115), brush up on your algebra skills with this free workshop designed just for your class. Algebra Review for OPRE 315 Instructor: Yoosef Khadem If you’re registering for UB’s Business Applications of Decision Science (OPRE 315), take advantage of this free review. Topics will include solving and graphing linear equations, solving and graphing linear inequalities, solving two equations with two unknowns and formulating basic word problems. Introductory Algebra Review for DVMA95 Instructor: Yoosef Khadem If you’re registering for UB’s Intermediate Algebra (DVMA 95), prepare to do your best by attending a special introductory algebra review. This review is open to anyone who placed 9

into DVMA 95 but will be especially useful for those who scored between 83 and 95 on the Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Test. Pre-algebra Review for DVMA 93 Instructor: Yoosef Khadem If you’re registering for UB’s Introductory Algebra (DVMA 93), prepare to do your best by attending a special pre-algebra review. Research on student course performance indicates this review may be particularly important if you scored 50 or below on the Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Test. We also recommend attending if Accuplacer generated an arithmetic score below 79 for you. Statistics Review with Excel for PUAD 628 Instructor: Yoosef Khadem Brush up on your statistics skills with this free review designed for your class. Statistics Review for HSMG 632 Instructor: Yoosef Khadem Brush up on your statistics skills with this free review designed for your class. Statistics Review for OPRE 202 and 504 Instructor: Yoosef Khadem If you’re registering for UB’s Statistical Data Analysis (OPRE 202) or Data Analysis and Decisions (OPRE 504), take advantage of this free review. Topics will include basic probability, calculating measures of location and variation, working with normal distribution and calculating probabilities using the normal curve.


Test Preparation Lower-division Reading/Writing Placement Test Preparation This workshop will provide you with practical advice, test-taking strategies and a review of the essentials of a five-paragraph essay that can help you prepare more effectively for the lowerdivision Accuplacer Reading and Writing Test for placement into WRIT 101. See www.ubalt.edu/ placementtesting for the testing schedule. Monday, Feb. 27 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, June 4 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 4-5:30 p.m. FREE for UB students (R.S.V.P. through UB’s online calendar, www.ubalt.edu/calendar); $20 for general public (call 410.837.5383 to register)

Upper-Division Writing Placement Test Preparation (FREE) In this workshop, you’ll get tips and strategies to prepare for the Upper-Division Writing Placement Test. The test is required of all UB students to place into WRIT 300 or WRIT 200, and you are allowed to take it only once, so come to this free workshop and get prepared. See the testing schedule at www.ubalt.edu/ placementtesting. Wednesday, Feb. 22 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, March 29 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, May 3 4-5:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. through UB’s online calendar, www.ubalt.edu/calendar.

Math Placement Test Preparation This workshop will provide you with practical advice, test-taking strategies and a quick math self-assessment that can help you prepare more effectively for the Accuplacer Math Placement Test. See www.ubalt.edu/placementtesting for the testing schedule. Monday, Feb. 27 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, June 4 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 6-7:30 p.m. FREE for UB students (R.S.V.P. through UB’s online calendar, www.ubalt.edu/calendar); $20 for general public (call 410.837.5383 to register)

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GMAT REVIEWS Prepare for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with our nine-class series of reviews addressing the quantitative and verbal sections of the test. Offered sequentially on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the winter and summer, the reviews can be taken individually or all together.

Winter 2012

Summer 2012

Basic Math Refresher

Jan. 7

June 2

Quantitative Review (four consecutive Saturdays)

Jan. 14-Feb. 4

June 9-June 30

Critical Reasoning Review

Feb. 11

July 14

Reading Comprehension Review

Feb. 18

July 28

Sentence Correction Review

Feb. 25

Aug. 4

Analytical Writing Assessment

March 3

Aug. 11

All reviews take place on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Basic Math Refresher This session reviews the skills you’ll need for the Quantitative Review—fractions, percents, decimals, exponents and signed numbers; order of operations; basic linear equations; equations with two unknowns; basic word problems; and line graphs. Evaluate your need for this review by visiting www.ubalt.edu/alc and clicking on Math Resources, then on Basic Math for the GMAT. $29 Quantitative Review This 16-hour review (four sessions) prepares you for the two quantitative question types encountered on the GMAT. The course is also excellent preparation for graduate quantitative business courses. Consider taking our Basic Math Refresher (see above) to brush up on your basic math skills before the Quantitative Review. $85 Critical Reasoning Review This review provides you with tips for understanding and evaluating critical reasoning arguments. While practicing with real GMAT questions, you’ll develop strategies for identifying common critical-reasoning question types and avoiding common reading and thinking errors. $29 Reading Comprehension Review This review provides you with tips for reading carefully and efficiently and with techniques for reading online. While practicing with real GMAT questions, you’ll learn to identify the six 11

common reading comprehension question types and avoid common reading mistakes. $29 Sentence Correction Review You’ll review the most common problem areas: pronouns, verbs, modifiers, comparisons and lists. In addition, you’ll practice with actual exam questions and review effective strategies. $29 Analytical Writing Assessment Many M.B.A. programs are interested in evaluating how well you write. The GMAT’s Analytical Writing Assessment requires you to write two essays in one hour. This review provides general strategies for both essay types (analyzing an issue and critiquing an argument), equips you with techniques for writing under pressure and gives you customized tips based on writing you’ll do during the review. Class size is limited to 10 people. $29

gmat review discount:

50 percent off for qualified registrants. Visit www.ubalt.edu/gmat for details.

REQUIRED TEXT FOR REVIEWS: (except Basic Math Refresher) The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition


Spring/Summer

2012

Workshop Registration Use one of the following methods to register for any fee-based workshop. Free workshops require only an R.S.V.P. through UB’s online calendar, www.ubalt.edu/calendar. PHONE: Call 410.837.5383. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. IN PERSON: Stop by the Achievement and Learning Center in the Academic Center, Room 113. MAIL: Send the registration form (available at www.ubalt.edu/downloads/ Workshop_Registration_Form.pdf)—with credit card information, check or money order payable to the University of Baltimore—to: University of Baltimore, Achievement and Learning Center, 1420 N. Charles St., AC 113, Baltimore, MD 21201-5779. FAX: Fax the registration form (available at www.ubalt.edu/downloads/ Workshop_Registration_Form.pdf) with credit card information to 410.837.6244.

• Registration in other UB classes is not required. Our workshops are open to the public. • Computer workshops have limited seating to ensure small classes. Call 410.837.5383 to confirm space availability. Payment is required to reserve a seat in the computer workshops. • No refunds or vouchers are provided for cancellations with fewer than 24 hours’ notice. • Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested one week prior to the workshop start date. Questions? Call 410.837.5383, stop by the Achievement and Learning Center in the Academic Center, Room 113, or visit www.ubalt.edu/alc.


University of Baltimore Achievement and Learning Center 1420 N. Charles St., AC 113 Baltimore, MD 21201 410.837.5383 alc@ubalt.edu www.ubalt.edu/alc


Spring/Summer 2012 Workshops  

Spring/Summer 2012 Workshops

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