Participating in GREAT Day is a significant honor, but it can also be an intimidating experience. A lot of work goes into papers, posters, and presentations, and students want their work to stand out in a good way. But what is one supposed to do if he or she doesn’t know how to design a good poster or write a proper abstract?
The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) has the answer!
For the second time, the CAE is working with staff and faculty across campus to bring you a series of workshops designed for first-timers and GREAT Day veterans alike. We already have five workshops scheduled and ready to go.
So if you really want your GREAT Day project to stand out for all the right reasons, take a look at what we’re offering!
GREAT DAY WORKSHOP SERIES, SPRING 2015
Wednesday March 11th, 4:00-5:00pm, Milne 213
Unsure of how to write a proper abstract for your GREAT Day project? This 60 minute workshop will help you through the process. After some brief instruction, you will have the opportunity to write your GREAT Day abstract with guided help from some of SUNY Geneseo’s best writing tutors. Taught by Gillian Paku and Writing Learning Center tutors.
Monday March 23rd, 5:00-6:00pm, CU 319
Graphic design is hard. This workshop keys in on three fundamental elements of design (spacing, color, and text) to help you draft a memorable and effective GREAT Day poster. Taught by Kristen Fuest.
Creating a Poster Using InDesign
Wednesday March 25th, 5:00-6:00pm, Milne 104
InDesign is a versatile design program you can find on pretty much every public computer on campus. However, many SUNY Geneseo students are unfamiliar with it. Come learn the ropes in this one-hour workshop and turn that amazing GREAT Day poster idea into a reality. Taught by Steve Dresbach.
Creating a Poster Using PowerPoint
Thursday March 26th, 5:00-6:00pm, Milne 104
It’s not just for presentations! When it comes to creating GREAT Day posters, PowerPoint is a friendly and familiar alternative for students who don’t necessarily want to learn a brand new program. Taught by Steve Dresbach.
Creating a PowerPoint Presentation
Tuesday April 7th, 5:00-6:00pm, Milne 104
Just about all of us have used PowerPoint before, but despite your relative familiarity with the program, there’s probably a lot of really neat features you never knew about. Learn how to make your GREAT Day presentation stand out with this sixty minute workshop. Taught by Steve Dresbach.