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Workshops and classes at Fraser Library (SFU Surrey)

Library classes

No classes scheduled.

Library instruction information for Surrey faculty

General classes

Encourage your students to take advantage of the free drop-in general information literacy and library research skills workshops offered for researchers of all levels at the beginning of each semester.

Tailored instruction

Contact your Librarian if you would like your students to benefit from an in-person or online library research class, web guide or online tutorial. In these course and assignment oriented presentations, librarians teach students to analyze their topics, develop effective search strategies and identify the best information resources. Each year, SFU faculty invite librarians to more than 400 classes reaching over 10,000 students. Liaison librarians also welcome the opportunity to work with faculty to help design assignments with a library research focus or component.

Workshops for undergraduates

Analyze This! Thinking & Writing Critically

Have you been asked to write a critical analysis but aren't sure how to approach it? Each discipline has its own requirements, but some common strategies can help. This workshop begins with suggestions for effective reading and summarizing, then covers a range of analytical questions and general techniques to help you transition from summary to critical analysis.

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:20pm Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC, Rm 3695

Critical Reading & Thinking

Professors and TAs often talk about the need to think critically, but few actually explain what critical thinking is or how to do it. We will go through what critical thinking is, and what questions to ask to promote critical thinking, right from the first time you read a piece.  Through activities and resources, you will gain insight and skills that will help you on exams and assignments.

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC, Rm 3695

How to Revise & Proofread - Make Your Mark Mondays

Congratulations -- you've drafted your paper! What's next? This workshop overviews a technique of revising higher-order concerns first, then looking at the finer details of your piece of writing. You'll also learn about common errors that can trip up even strong writers.

This workshop is part of the SLC's "Make Your Mark Mondays" series of free brown-bag writing workshops. Each workshop focuses on aspects of writing that will help you make your mark in your classes.

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC, Rm 3695

How to Succeed in Quantitative Courses

Did you find out last term that university-level quantitative courses are harder than you thought?  Or is it your first time taking one?  Either way, attend this workshop, developed by a college math instructor, to learn how to gain the deep understanding needed to solve even the trickiest exam problem.

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:20pm Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC, Rm 3695

How to Succeed on Exams

Have your midterms so far been...disappointing?  It's not too late to pull up your grades by adopting study strategies proven effective by research, as well as techniques for managing your time during exams and for tackling the most common types of exam questions.

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:20pm Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC, Rm 3695

Improve Your Reading Effectiveness

Do you feel that you are not getting enough benefit from the time you invest in your readings?  This workshop will cover how to effectively learn from various types of readings (textbook, journal article, online source), with a variety of academic purposes in mind (test prep, paper writing, discussion).

 

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC, Rm 3695

Study Strategies that Work!

Do you want optimize the effectiveness of the time you devote to studying?  Come learn which study strategies are most strongly supported by research, and how to maximize your focus while studying. 

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:20pm Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC, Rm 3695

Using Sources in Your Paper - Make Your Mark Mondays

You've likely reviewed the Library's plagiarism tutorial. Would you like to learn more about using source-materials effectively and ethically in your writing? This workshop covers integrating sources within paragraphs, clearly attributing what you quote and paraphrase, and finding resources for help with particular citation styles.

This workshop is part of the SLC's "Make Your Mark Mondays" series of free brown-bag writing workshops. Each workshop focuses on aspects of writing that will help you make your mark in your classes.

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC, Rm 3695

Workshops for graduates

Next semester's workshops will be posted soon.