College of General Studies

News & Events

CGS Monte Carlo Night!
Friday, January 29
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success | 1400 Posvar Hall

Is Time on Your Side? A Workshop on Time Management
Wednesday, January 27
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success | 1400 Posvar Hall

Adam Robinson will discuss ways to manage coursework and projects more effectively and efficiently while Jessica Sevcik will offer advice on how she balances several major commitments as a time pressed CGS student.  Bring your questions to this interactive workshop.

 


UHC Climate Change Lecture
Wednesday, January 27
4:00 pm
Alumni Hall | Connolly Ballroom

National Remembrance Day Roll Call 2015
Tuesday, November 10
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Heinz Memorial Chapel

 

Celebrate those who have served and are serving, and remember with gratitude those who gave all.

Commemorate Veteran’s Day with the University of Pittsburgh Office of Veterans Services (housed in the College of General Studies). During Roll Call, students at more than 30 schools across the country will participate in simultaneous recognition of our service members. 

The event will honor all Pennsylvania soldiers who have died while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan as their names are read and remembered, and a moment of silence will be observed at 2 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to send personal thank you notes to service members overseas.

Roll Call 2015

Polishing Your Paper: Editing for Style and Error
Monday, December 7
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Nontraditional Student Success

MLA Style: An Introduction
Wednesday, December 2
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Adam Robinson will discuss approaches to citing sources in MLA style that will both improve your writing and allow you to avoid plagiarism.  Adam encourages you to come with questions as well as examples from your writing that you don’t mind sharing with other attendees.

Nontraditional Student Success

Get it Together: Strategies for Organizing Your Writing
Monday, November 16
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Discuss the features of an organized piece of writing.  Learn strategies for getting organized before and after you start writing.

Get it Together

Decoding Your Writing Assignment
Wednesday, November 11
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

The better you understand your writing prompt, the better your chances will be to write a strong essay.  It’s in the prompt where you find out what you are supposed to do and why you are supposed to do it.  However, finding that What and Why can be difficult.  Join Adam Robinson to discuss ways to make sense of your writing assignment in order to find direction, overcome writer’s block, and ultimately get words down on the page.  Bring your questions and any examples that you’d like to share.

Writing the Literature Review
Wednesday, October 28
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Discuss the purposes for writing literature reviews along with strategies for organizing and starting your own literature review.  Come with questions!

Polishing Your Paper: Editing for Style and Error
Thursday, October 22
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Get tips that will help you improve your proofreading skills and writing style.  Come with questions!