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Professional & Academic Writing Fall

II: Professional & Academic Writing

Prerequisite: Oral Communication

Fall Session: Mondays, October 18 - November 29 (no class 11/22), 5:00pm-7:00pm

This course on academic writing for publication focuses on learning to write coherently, clearly, and concisely. It will also include some practice in writing effective emails, letters, and short proposals. The course includes two 30-minute individual tutorials with the instructor.

Oral Communication Fall B

I: Oral Communication

Fall Session B: Monday, October 11 - Thursday, October 14, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Attendance is required ALL 4 Days

This course focuses on helping students improve their oral communication skills for academic and daily life. Emphasis is on increasing confidence and fluency through realistic activities both in and out of class covering pronunciation, idiom and slang usage, active listening skills, and conversation strategies.

Course topics:

NPAW: Coffee Cart & Early BBQ Ticket Pickup with OPA

Monday, September 20, 9:00am-12:00pm, Huang Courtyard

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is hosting a gourmet espresso coffee cart in the Huang Courtyard to kick off National Postdoc Appreciation Week!

Stop by for a coffee or tea; and if you're attending the NPAW BBQ and have already pre-registered, you can pick up your tickets early and avoid the lines later!

 

 COVID Safety notes:

Pedagogy Journal Club: Get Rid of Extraneous Details - Reduce Cognitive Load

Topic: A discussion on the reduction of cognitive load and what can be done to help students distinguish important things from less important things.

Required Readings:

Mayer, R., & Moreno, R. (2003). Nine Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in Multimedia Learning. Educational Psychologist,38(1); pp. 43–52. DOI: 10.1207/S15326985EP3801_6 -- LINK

NPAW: Early BBQ Ticket Pickup with OPA

Have you already pre-registered for the NPAW BBQ? Check in early, pick up your tickets, and avoid the lines later!

PLEASE NOTE: When picking up tickets, during early or regular check-in, you must remember to bring your Stanford ID. If you are planning on picking up tickets for a fellow postdoc, you MUST present their Stanford ID as well.

Lastly, please remember to bring a Legal Form of ID (i.e. driver's license or passport) to the BBQ, as bartenders may be carding at the bar. Thank you!

NPAW: Early BBQ Ticket Pickup with OPA

Have you already pre-registered for the NPAW BBQ? Check in early, pick up your tickets, and avoid the lines later!

PLEASE NOTE: When picking up tickets, during early or regular check-in, you must remember to bring your Stanford ID. If you are planning on picking up tickets for a fellow postdoc, you MUST present their Stanford ID as well.

Lastly, please remember to bring a Legal Form of ID (i.e. driver's license or passport) to the BBQ, as bartenders may be carding at the bar. Thank you!

NPAW: Postdoc Headshots with OPA

Please review the available slots via the link below and register for the time that works best for you.

If you can no longer make the time you selected, please be sure to cancel your reservation, so other postdocs can take advantage of the opportunity.

If there are no more available slots and you would like to be notified of cancellations or future headshot opportunities, please sign up here.

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