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Second Stage Presents: Weekend of Workshops ROUND 2!!!

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Second Stage Workshop Queen Maya Herbsman ’17 writes in:

Welcome to Weekend of Workshops Round 2!! This time around we are teaching a WHOLE BUNCH OF EXCITING NEW THINGS!!!!

This weekend we have workshops for DIRECTORS, ACTORS, PLAYWRIGHTS, STAGE MANAGERS, DESIGNERS (Costume, Set, Lights, Sound, EVERYTHING!), DRAMATURGS AND MORE! As always, all workshops will take place in the ’92 Theater and will last around an hour unless otherwise specified. We’re doing some amazing stuff this weekend, come check us out and email Maya Herbsman (mherbsman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) with any questions!

Click through the jump for the schedule and descriptions of each workshop:

Metacognition workshops

Prepare yourself to succeed this semester by attending these [free!] workshops on metacognition, a strategy that involves assessing and taking control of your own thought processes to help you become a better student!

Workshop 3- The Journey to Excellence

Minority students in college often fail to reach their academic potential because of past experiences that have thwarted their motivation and drive to excel. This interactive inspirational discussion presents the experiences of the speaker along her academic journey, which includes an award presented in the White House Oval Office. Specific learning strategies are presented, and students are urged to commit to using the strategies to achieve their personal academic and career goals.

Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM-8:15 PM
Location: 41 Wyllys, Olson Commons (CRC lobby space)
Audience: Under Represented Minorities, Veterans, and First-Gen
college students

Dr. Saundra McGuire

Please RSVP by email for Workshop 3 to cfcd@wesleyan.edu

Workshop 4- Metacognition: The Key to Acing Courses!

All students who are admitted to college have the ability to ace their courses. However, most students did not acquire effective learning strategies in high school, and resort to memorizing information just before tests. This strategy usually yields poor results, with students earning grades much lower than their ability. This interactive workshop will introduce students to cognitive science based learning strategies that help all students experience meaningful, transferable learning, resulting in A’s in their courses!

Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Time:  9:00-11:00 AM
Location: Exley Science Center, Woodhead Lounge
Audience: All Undergraduate Students

Please RSVP for breakfast (served at 8:30) and Workshop 4 by emailing cfcd@wesleyan.edu

Seminars on Reading and Writing: Day II

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Courtesy of Ford Fellow Piers Gelly ’13, the tall and compelling:

John Cheever wrote, “A good page of prose remains invincible.” Interested in attaining such invincibility? Come discuss your creative and academic writing in a pair of seminars with the Writing Programs’ Graduate Fellows and undergrad tutors.

4:30 p.m. — How to tear apart your paper, with Ford Fellow Savannah Whiting ’13

Drop by for some guidelines for editing efficiently and turning your draft into a great final piece.

6:00 p.m. — How to read and write a sentence, with Taylor Steele ’14

We will look at selections from great writers—David Foster Wallace, Joan Didion, and Virginia Woolf—and consider what makes their voices so beguiling.

Drop by for one or both workshops. Refreshments both sweet and savory will be provided.

Date: Tuesday, October 29
Time: 4:30 PM; 6:00 PM
Place: Downey 113

Seminars on Reading and Writing: Day I

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Courtesy of Ford Fellow Piers Gelly ’13, the esteemed and forever venerable:

John Cheever wrote, “A good page of prose remains invincible.” Interested in attaining such invincibility? Come discuss your creative and academic writing in a pair of seminars with the Writing Programs’ Graduate Fellows and undergrad tutors.

4:30 p.m. — How George Orwell can improve your writing, with Ford Fellow Piers Gelly

Come discuss George Orwell’s essay “Politics and the English Language” and its implications for your own prose style.

6:00 p.m. — How to read like a college senior, with Rosy Capron ’14

What questions should you ask of a text when you’re writing a paper about it? We will discuss two examples: a piece of humor writing and a difficult academic text.

Drop by for one or both workshops. Refreshments both sweet and savory will be provided.

Date: Monday, October 28
Time: 4:30 PM, 6:00 PM
Place: Downey 113
Cost: Only your ignorance

Milk & Choreo Workshops

Leo Enverga ’14 reminds you that you can still dip your choreos in the dark snow:

Want to START dancing?
Want to IMPROVE as a dancer?
Just want to DANCE? WITHOUT the pressure of auditions, rehearsals, performances..

Milk & Choreo is teaching workshops every Saturday at 2pm! NO dance experience necessary. Every week, we’ll be teaching new movements and new pieces of hip-hop choreography that will help you improve your moves and will be guaranteed fun! Bring your friends! and come ready to move and sweat! The party starts at 2pm, don’t be late!

Date: Today, February 16
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Fayerweather Dance Studio
Cost: Free

Patricelli Center Fall ’12 Workshop Series Part II

From Dana Pellegrino ’12:

Part II of the Patricelli Center Fall Workshop Series starts this Thursday. If you’re interested in social entrepreneurship or economics, business, marketing, or non-profits in general, these workshops are an incredible resource for you!

Date: Tomorrow, October 25
Time: 5:30pm
Place: Taylor Meeting Room in Usdan
Cost: Totally, indisputably free