Friday, February 19, 2010

New and returning Peirce students: Brush up on basic skills at our First Year Initiative (FYI) workshops

While everyone is dealing with the snow that's still piled high around Philadelphia, I'm going to take a moment to look forward to some events planned for Spring and Summer 2010 at Peirce College!

One of the many resources available to students at Peirce College is the First Year Initiative (FYI). From the moment a student enrolls at Peirce, they can find support through a variety of programs and services that are 100-percent focused on the needs of our first-year students.

Each session, FYI provides additional support to new and returning students via workshops to brush up on English, math, and basic computer skills. By attending, you can learn what the expectations are for entry-level classes, while also receiving workshop attendance credit for your participation.

For now, I want to give you all a heads up of what is to come over the next few months. You can register for the following Spring and Summer 2010 FYI New Student Workshops by contacting the FYI Team at 888.GO.PEIRCE, ext. 9219, or email the FYI Team. And one more thing, they're all FREE!

MAT 101 Workshop
Saturdays - March 6, May 1, or June 26 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Room 61
This workshop is available for students going into MAT 101. Students will have an opportunity to review basic math functions and problem solving techniques. Light refreshments will be served.

MAT 210 Workshop
Saturdays - March 6 (Room 39), May 1 (Room 49), or June 26 (Room 49) - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
This workshop is available for students who have completed MAT 109 and would like an opportunity to refresh the fundamental skills required for MAT 210. Light refreshments will be served.

College Writing Workshop
Monday, March 8; Tuesday, May 11; or Monday, June 21 - 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Room 53
This workshop is available for students going into ENG 101. Students will have an opportunity to review basic essay writing techniques. Light refreshments will be served.


Post ENG 101 Workshop
Saturdays - May 15 (Room 43) or June 19 (Room 59) - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This writing workshop is available for students who have successfully completed ENG 101 and would like to continue to improve their writing skills. Students will have an opportunity to strengthen their skills in the areas of MLA citation and research. Light refreshments will be served.

Peirce Computer Skills Workshop
Offered on various dates, March 3 through June 30
In this workshop, students have the opportunity to learn how to use the computers and applications of Peirce College, or if you are a beginner, we can teach you how to get started. This workshop is broken down into two sessions -- feel free to sign up for one or both! You decide which session works for you.
∙ Basic Computer Knowledge and Tasks
∙ Using Peirce Computers and Applications
For full details, including time and location, check out the FYI flyer and be sure to keep an eye out for updates on the calendar, which students can access by logging on to my.peirce.edu and clicking on the New Students tab.

We'll be using the blog to share information about everything the program offers, so be sure to stay tuned. In the meantime, keep thinking warm thoughts!