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ESL Library Guide

This library guide contains useful library resources for ESL students, at Kent State University.

ESL Library Resources Guide

           

Welcome to the ESL Library Guide. On this webpage you will find library resources and other tools to help you succeed in your studies here at Kent State University.

Learn More:

 

 

ESL Center @ Kent State University

 

Office of Global Education

                        

Calendar information

SPRING 2020 LIBRARY WORKSHOPS

Note:  ALL workshops are held on the First Floor in the Main Library RM 152

Register at: https://training.kent.edu/courses.php

Learn More: https://www.library.kent.edu/university-libraries-workshops

 

  • Introduction to APA Citation Style ( February 10, March 6 & March 31)
    This workshop will introduce participants to the general rules for citing materials and writing papers using APA style. Hands-on activities will provide practice in writing citations and formatting. Computers are provided, however, feel free to bring your laptop. 

 

  • Managing Your Research: Zotero, Mendeley, & EndNote (January 23 & February 18)
     Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote are tools used to gather, organize, and analyze information resources for your research. Create a database of articles/references, cite resources as you write, work with/annotate pdfs, collaborate with others, and more. This session introduces you to these three possibilities.

 

  • Finding Articles with Databases & Google Scholar (February 5 & March 16)
    Learn search techniques that will help you maximize your use of library research databases and search engines such as Google Scholar. These techniques will help you hone in to find the best information resources for your needs.

 

  • Copyright Basics (March 10)

Concepts important to higher education will be covered in this workshop, including Fair Use, the Public Domain, Creative Commons licensing, and Open Access. Common scenarios will be presented, along with choices for practical solutions. There will be some time for Q&A, so bring your questions.

 

  • How to do a Literature Review (January 28 & March 11)
    Literature reviews are completed for many purposes: papers, articles, grants, theses, dissertations, etc. This session will explain and show steps and resources for developing, managing, and completing a traditional literature review.

 

  • The OhioLINK ETD Center (February 13)
    This workshop will cover the procedural aspects of submission of theses and dissertations to the OhioLINK ETD Center. We will create a sample student account in the ETD and demonstrate options within the system. There will be some time for Q&A, so bring your questions.

 

  • Getting Started with Systematic Reviews (March 3 & April 9
    Systematic reviews (SR) gather, analyze, and synthesize prior research on topics. Different types of systematic review provide background for papers, articles, grants, theses, dissertations, etc. Systematic reviews may also stand on their own. This session introduces types of SR, sources, and steps.

 

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SPRING 2020 MODULE 1

 

 

Spring 2020 Module 1 Dates: Jan. 13- March 2,2020

Date

Activity

Details

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020

Arrival date

New ESL students MUST arrive in Kent before this date. Students who arrive after this date will need to wait until Module 2 to begin ESL classes.

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020

New student ESL orientation and placement test- required

9 a.m., Bowman 133. Bring your passport and Kent State Admission letter.

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020

Arrival date - returning ESL students

We strongly suggest that returning ESL students arrive in Kent before Saturday, Jan. 11. Returning ESL students must be in Kent before classes start.

Monday, Jan. 13, 2020

Classes begin

Check your schedule on Flashline

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

TOEFL test

 

Last Day of M1 Classes

2:30 p.m., Bowman Hall 137.  Arrive by 2:15 with your ID for the exam.

 

Check /holds accounts before leaving and again before returning

 

Spring 2020 Module 2 Dates: March 3- April 28, 2020

Date

Activity

Details

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

Arrival date

New ESL students MUST arrive in Kent before this date. Students who arrive after this date will need to wait until Spring to begin ESL classes.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020

New student ESL orientation and placement test- required

TBA. Bring your passport and Kent State Admission letter.

Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020

Arrival date - returning ESL students

We strongly suggest that returning ESL students arrive in Kent before Saturday, Feb. 29. Returning ESL students must be in Kent before classes start.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Classes begin

Check your schedule on Flashline

Friday, April 17, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

TOEFL test

 

Last Day of M1 Classes

2:30 p.m., Bowman Hall 137.  Arrive by 2:15 with your ID for the exam.

 

Check /holds accounts before leaving and again before returning

 

 

 

Note: Source of information and details: See updated and detailed schedule on ESL Website

 

Related Events: INTERNATIONAL CONVERSATION HOUR

 

* NOTE: THE  INTERNATIONAL CONVERSATION HOUR  WILL NOT BE HELD  THIS SEMESTER. HELP WITH WRITING IS STILL AVAILABLE AT THE WRITING COMMONS IN THE LIBRARY, 4TH FLOOR.  Please consult the writing commons website for more information.

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This event takes place at the Writing Commons in the library on the 4th floor. The schedule for the Spring 2017 Semester) is as follows:

 

 

Mondays, 1:00-2:00 PM


Tuesdays, 1:00 –2:00 PM


 

 

No RSVP or Appointment necessary! Join us for casual group conversation to practice English Skills, meet friends and learn about other cultures.

For more information contact:

Phone Number: 330-672-1787

Email: writing@kent.edu

Location: Library 4th Floor

www.kent.edu/writingcommons

 

 

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This event took place on Thursday, January 26- 6pm-8pm        

Place: Library Fab Fourth- Main Library- 4th Floor     

FEBRUARY 7, 2017

FEBRUARY 9, 2017

FEBRUARY 10, 2017

  • International Women Group: Valentine's Day cookie decoration event.  The event will take place on February 10, 5:30 pm in room 307 of Student Center.
  • FEBRUARY 17, 2017

  • Office of International Student Affairs and International Student Council invites you to attend the Saudi Cultural Night!  There will be free food and cultural presentation. 

This event took place  on Thursday, Jan 19th, 6-8pm at the Kent State University Library- First Floor- Quiet Study area

Office of Student Research