ESOL Center & Writing Center are Here to Lend a Helping Hand

Our good friends at the ESOL Center and the Writing Center want you to know that they are open for business this summer and are ready to lend you a helping hand!  Summer session students are encouraged to make an appointment or drop by for assistance.  Both centers are located on the lower level of the library. See below for detailed information and instructions.

The ESOL Center [open through August 3]

Hours: Monday –  Wednesday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Bentley University students whose home language is not English are invited to take advantage of the free tutorial services offered by Bentley’s ESOL Center.  All students (including graduate students) can schedule an appointment online using the undergraduate scheduling database link located on the English & Media Studies Department web page, call 781.891.2021 to make an appointment, or drop in to see if a faculty tutor is available.

The Writing Center [open through August 12]

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11:00am to 5:00pm

Writing Center staff are available to provide one-to-one assistance with writing skills. Students can either drop in during open hours, schedule an appointment online via the Writing Center web page, or call 781.891.3173 to make an appointment.

Last Chance! Citing Sources Workshops This Week

Reminder! The Library and Writing Center are joining forces this week to offer two sessions of a workshop on Citing Sources: Why, When, and How. Get a leg up on research and on your classmates! RSVP to library@bentley.edu to attend.

Citing Sources Workshop (presented jointly with the Writing Center)

Why do your professors spend so much time talking about citations? Does it feel like busywork? Come learn how to cite sources for any format. We’ll show you how to do it, where to find resources, and why you should care.

Have sources or a bibliography you need help with? Bring it with you!

Two sessions:

  • Monday, March 28, 2:15 to 3:15 (during activity period)
  • Tuesday, March 29 from 5:00 to 6:00

(The workshop will take place in the Research Instruction Center (Room 11) on the library’s lower level)

Get Help! Upcoming Library Workshops

Now that you’re back from spring break, you may be staring down that research paper due at the end of the semester. The library has your back with a series of workshops on different parts of the research process. Keep reading to see which one may be right for you. (You can also view all our workshops at once in our events calendar.) All workshops will take place in the Research Instruction Center (Room 11) on the library’s lower level.

Wondering why it matters if you cite your sources? Come to:

Citing Sources Workshop (presented jointly with the Writing Center)

Why do your professors spend so much time talking about citations? Does it feel like busywork? Come learn how to cite sources for any format. We’ll show you how to do it, where to find resources, and why you should care.

Have sources or a bibliography you need help with? Bring it with you!

Two sessions:

  • Monday, March 28, 2:15 to 3:15 (during activity period)
  • Tuesday, March 29 from 5:00 to 6:00

(Please RSVP to library@bentley.edu for this workshop)

Having trouble keeping track of those sources you’re supposed to cite? Victim of a second-rate citation generator? Come to:

RefWorks Workshops for Students

These workshops for students will provide an introduction to RefWorks, an online bibliographic management tool. Learn to export citations, create bibliographies, and save and organize sources for all your research papers and projects – all in one place. Have sources you’re not sure how to cite? Bring them with you and we’ll help you get them right.

Three sessions:

  • Wednesday, March 23, 12:45 to 1:45 (during activity period)
  • Thursday, April 7, 1:00 to 2:00
  • Tuesday, April 12, 11:00 to 12:00

(Please RSVP to library@bentley.edu for this workshop. We also strongly recommend that you create a RefWorks account before attending, at RefWorks’ website. This works best when you are on campus.)

Have a paper or project due soon, and need information to complete it? Drop in to:

“I Just Need 3 Sources By Tomorrow!” Drop-In Research Help

Bring whatever you are working on to a reference librarian and get immediate expert assistance in finding the information you need, whether it be articles, statistics, company information, or books. You will walk away with the source or two (or three) that you need!

Four sessions:

  • Monday, April 4, 2:00 to 3:00 (during activity period)
  • Tuesday, April 5, 5:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 6, 1:00 to 2:00 (during activity period) AND 5:00 to 6:00

(No RSVP necessary; come in anytime during the hour)