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Interdisciplinary Resources for Transfer Students

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Formats of Service

We offer a combination of course-specific Study Groups, workshops, and open Drop-in hours to meet a wide variety of students’ needs.  All of our services are based on a student-centered approach which respects the diversity of students' experiences, challenges students to engage actively in their own learning, and provides opportunities for students to work collaboratively to achieve academic success.

Workshop for Transfer Students

 

What excites you, ignites your passion, makes you want to learn more?

IRTS Research Workshops for Transfer Students

in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Fridays, 11 AM -12 N, Room 160

 

March 3, 2017                “Formalized Curiosity”:  Identifying and Pursuing your Research Passion and Purpose                                                           

March 10, 2017                Planning Your Research Project:  Developing and Sharpening a Research Question

March 17, 2017                Source This: Creating an Annotated Bibliography that Works for You

April 14, 2017                  Joining a Conversation of Scholars:  SuccessfulUse, Integration, and Citation of Sources

April 21, 2017                 Drafting and Revising your Research Project

RSVP lgiulian@berkeley.edu Luisa Giulianetti, IRTS Director       510.643.7742

 

Additionally, the IRTS Program offers general and topical workshops throughout the semester on a variety of topics: effective study strategies, exam preparation, approaching and focusing a research project, gathering and organizing sources for research, and honing research writing skills. Check back for a list of workshop topics, locations, and times. 

Questions?  Contact Luisa Giulianetti, lgiulian@berkeley.edu, 643.7742.

Study Groups

Study Groups provide students with an opportunity to collaborate with their peers while learning to navigate the discipline-specific demands of their course.  Study Group Leaders facilitate discussion of course content and guide students in developing approaches to critical reading, time management, note-taking and exam strategies.

How to Sign Up

To join the study group students need only show up to designated location/time and be prepared to sign in with a valid current student identification number. Space is limited; admission to the Study Group is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Study Groups typically begin the third week of the semester.

Individual Consultations

How to Sign Up

Luisa, teh IRTS DIrector, offers limited Drop-in hours and scheduled appointments to discuss a range of topics: academic transtion to Cal; locating one's academic passion and place; course management strategies; reading, writing, and test-taking approaches; and research writing. Spring Drop-In hours are Mondays, 10-11:30 AM and Thursdays, 10-11 AM, in Chavez 146. If these times are not convenient, please email Luisa, lgiulian@berkeley.edu, to schedule an appointment. 

Did you know?

The SLC also offers Writing support, Social Science study groups, and Study Strategies resources, as well as support for upper-division courses such as MCB 102 and Statistics 134.