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Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Online

In partnership with Academic Success, Office of Student Life

This is part 2 of a 2 part workshop series where we will use evidence-based learning strategies and mindfulness practices to help you settle and focus your mind for grad-level reading.

During this workshop, you will continue the conversation with a learning strategist from Academic Success and Dan D'Agostino, a librarian at Robarts and a certified teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training, to discuss how to utilize skimming and skipping strategically and mindfully in your reading practice. Topics covered during this session will include:

  • Recognizing and gaining awareness of different reasons for skipping and skimming
  • Identifying what to strategically skip and skim, while maintaining your learning
  • Variants to common reading strategies and when to use these well

This session will include meditative practices, sharing of learning strategies, open discussion, and opportunities to apply and practice mindful reading skills.

Register through CLNX

Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Presenter: Whitney Kemble / Beatrice Lego
Location: UTSC (see description for exact location)
Campus: UTSC

This is part of a Series: 1 workshop monthly from Nov 2021 to March 2022, except no workshop in December. (details will be updated)



Whitney Kemble, Librarian, UTSC and Beatrice Lego, Campus Farm Coordinator, UTSC

Welcoming students to help pack seeds for the Seed Library, and learn about saving seeds and gardening.

LOCATION:  SW318 (Culinaria Kitchen)

Covid-19 Capacity limits (12 people)

Date: Monday, November 29, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Robarts Library

Ever finish reading an article and realize you can’t remember much of what you just read? You’re not alone, particularly if you spend a lot of time online. Studies show that we read online materials faster and in a way that is more shallow than we read print. Studies also show that mindful meditation can help slow down our minds and increase our ability to focus. In Mindful Reading we apply mindfulness techniques to reading with the goal of training ourselves to read in a deeper way.

In the drop-in sessions we learn to:

  • Understand how our mindset influences how to read
  • Learn mindfulness strategies to increase our focus
  • Use self-compassion meditation to build our confidence as readers

Date: Every Monday, from November 1 until December 6, 2021
Time: 1pm - 4:30pm. Drop in at any point during this time to learn about and practice the techniques.
Place: Room 8051 (across from the elevators), 8th floor, Robarts Library 

Sessions are drop-in, no registration required. Please note that the room has a capacity limit of 7 people.

Any questions? Please contact Dan D'Agostino 

Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Online

Are you interested in analyzing large bodies of texts, or teaching text analysis in your class? Join us to learn about Constellate, a new tool for text analysis. Constellate provides tools for building a large dataset, using items from JSTOR and other collections, cleaning it, analyzing it using a range of tools, and visualizing the results. For advanced users, or those wishing to learn Python, the platform also offers customizable Python scripts along with hands-on tutorials. This session will introduce users to Constellate, show how to create a dataset and visualizations, and then will touch on some of the advanced options.

For more information about Constellate, including instructions on how to access it with full access, see our guide to Constellate.

Also, note that Constellate will be offering three, week long classes:

  • Introduction to Python (November 2-5)
  • Opening, Writing, and Cleaning Data with Python (November 30-December 3)
  • Text Analysis for Humanists (December 14-17)

A link to join the event online will be sent to registrants.

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