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Spring 2011 Workshop Schedule Computer Skills (p. 2) Dreamweaver Part I Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 1:30–5:30 p.m. Dreamweaver Part II Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 1:30–5:30 p.m. Microsoft Excel Part I Friday, May 27, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Microsoft Excel Part II Friday, June 3, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Microsoft Access Part I Friday, June 24, 1:30–5:30 p.m. Microsoft Access Part II Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Microsoft Word Saturday, June 11, 1:30–5:30 p.m. Microsoft PowerPoint Saturday, Aug. 6, 1:30–5:30 p.m. PC to Mac 101 Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m.–noon Friday, Sept. 2, 6–8 p.m.

Test Preparation (p. 4) Math Placement Test Preparation Monday, June 6, 6–7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 6–7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 6–7:30 p.m. Reading/Writing Placement Test Preparation Monday, June 6, 4–5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 4–5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 4–5:30 p.m. Upper-division Writing Placement Test Preparation Wednesday, July 6, 12:30–2 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 4–5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 12:30–2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 4–5:30 p.m.

GMAT Basic Math Refresher Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. GMAT Quantitative Review Four consecutive Saturdays: June 4–25, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. GMAT Verbal Reviews: GMAT Critical Reasoning Review Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. GMAT Reading Comprehension Review Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. GMAT Sentence Correction Review Saturday, July 30, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment Saturday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Course Preparation (p. 5) UBOnline 101 Friday, Aug. 26, 5–7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 6–8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 3:30–5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 6–8 p.m. Prerequisite Reviews: Algebra Review for MATH 111/115 Aug. 17 and 18, 6–8 p.m. Pre-algebra Review for DVMA 93 Aug. 22 and 24, 6–8 p.m. Introductory Algebra Review for DVMA 95 Aug. 23 and 25, 6–8 p.m.


Computer Skills Computer skills workshops feature hands–on instruction in classes of 10 students or fewer.

NEW REDUCED PRICING: $20 UB students, $30 UB staff and alumni, $45 general public; payment is required to reserve a seat 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 four-hour 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. Adobe Dreamweaver CS 5 will be used. 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 Saturday, May 21 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, July 23 1:30–5:30 p.m. Dreamweaver Part II Instructor: Sandi Clay Take your Dreamweaver skills to the next level. This four-hour workshop covers more Web design fundamentals, additional site design options and an overview of how to make your site search engine friendly. Adobe Dreamweaver CS 5 will be used. Specific Topics: using Spry assets; learning more CSS techniques; using SEO tools; adding sound and video; modifying templates (editable and non-editable regions); understanding browser compatibility

Prerequisites: completion of Dreamweaver Part I or equivalent knowledge of Dreamweaver Saturday, May 28 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, July 30 1:30–5:30 p.m. Microsoft Excel Part I Instructor: John Brenner Create and edit spreadsheets and work with large or multiple worksheets at once. This workshop is appropriate for users of Microsoft Office 97, 2000, 2003 and 2007; Office 2007 will be used. 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, May 27 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Microsoft Excel Part II Instructor: John Brenner Expand your knowledge of Excel spreadsheets. Generate charts and graphs, perform calculations using formulas and functions, and add hyperlinks. This workshop is appropriate for users of Microsoft Office 97, 2000, 2003 and 2007; Office 2007 will be used. A practice assignment is included. Specific Topics: understanding order of 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 Prerequisites: completion of Excel Part I or equivalent knowledge of Excel Friday, June 3 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, Aug 27, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 2


Microsoft Access Part I Instructor: Michael Walk Organize and retrieve your data with Access. This workshop is appropriate for users of Microsoft Office 97, 2000, 2003 and 2007; Office 2007 will be used. 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, June 24 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. This workshop is appropriate for users of Microsoft Office 97, 2000, 2003 and 2007; Office 2007 will be used. 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, June 25 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. This workshop is appropriate for users of Microsoft Office 97, 2000, 2003 and 2007; Office 2007 will be used. 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 3

Prerequisites: basic keyboard and mouse skills; basic understanding of any Windows environment Saturday, June 11 1:30–5:30 p.m. Microsoft PowerPoint Instructor: Sandi Clay Learn to create a dynamic, well designed, multiple-slide presentation. This workshop is appropriate for users of Microsoft Office 97, 2000, 2003 and 2007; Office 2007 will be used. Specific Topics: setting up the environment; 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 Saturday, Aug. 6 1:30–5:30 p.m. PC to Mac 101 (FREE!) Instructor: Dave Bubbins Have you been using PC computers 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, Aug. 27 10 a.m.–noon Friday, Sept. 2 6–8 p.m.


Test Preparation 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, June 6 6–7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 6–7:30 p.m. Monday, 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) Reading/Writing Placement Test Preparation This workshop will provide you with practical advice, test-taking strategies and a review of the essentials of a fiveparagraph essay that can help you prepare more effectively for the Accuplacer Reading and Writing Test for placement into WRIT 101. See www.ubalt.edu/placementtesting for the testing schedule. Monday, June 6 4–5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 4–5:30 p.m. Monday, 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 In this FREE 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, July 6 12:30–2 p.m. Thursday, July 7 4–5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 12:30–2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 4–5:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. through UB’s online calendar, www.ubalt.edu/calendar.

GMAT 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. To evaluate your need for this review, visit www.ubalt.edu/alc and click on Math Resources, then on Basic Math for the GMAT. Saturday, May 28 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $29 GMAT Quantitative Review This 16-hour review 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. Four consecutive Saturdays: June 4–25 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $85 GMAT Verbal Reviews: GMAT 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. Saturday, July 9 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $29 GMAT 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 common reading comprehension question types and avoid common reading mistakes. Saturday, July 23 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $29 GMAT 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. Saturday, July 30 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $29 4


GMAT 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. Saturday, Aug. 6 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $29

Course Preparation UB Online 101 (FREE!) 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 2-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.

gmat review discount

Friday, Aug. 26 Tuesday, Aug. 30 Wednesday, Sept. 7 Thursday, Sept. 8

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

R.S.V.P. through UB’s online calendar, www.ubalt.edu/calendar.

REQUIRED TEXT FOR GMAT REVIEWS

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

5–7 p.m. 6–8 p.m. 3:30–5:30 p.m. 6–8 p.m.

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. You can participate in person or online through our virtual classroom. R.S.V.P. through UB’s online calendar, www.ubalt.edu/calendar 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. If your Accuplacer placement score was 50 or below, research on student course performance indicates it may be particularly important for you to attend. We also recommend attending if Accuplacer generated an Arithmetic score for you and that score was below 79. Part I: Monday, Aug. 22 6–8 p.m. Part II: Wednesday, Aug. 24 6–8 p.m. Introductory Algebra Review for DVMA 95 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. If your Accuplacer algebra placement score was between 83 and 95, it will be especially useful. However, anyone

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placing into DVMA 95 is welcome. Part I: Tuesday, Aug. 23 6–8 p.m. Part II: Thursday, Aug. 25 6–8 p.m. Algebra Review for MATH 111/115 Instructor: Yoosef Khadem If you’re registering for UB’s College Algebra or Introductory Statistics (MATH 111 or MATH 115), brush up on your algebra skills with this free workshop designed just for your class. Part I: Wednesday, Aug. 17 6–8 p.m. Part II: Thursday, Aug. 18 6–8 p.m. R.S.V.P. through UB’s online calendar, www.ubalt.edu/calendar

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 AC 113 or visit www.ubalt.edu/alc.

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