Professor Chavoshan's Office Hours (for first-year International Students)
International students (both in NYC and abroad) can utilize Professor Chavoshan’s office hours to get extra support on coursework. Appointments can be made for 25-minute or 50-minute writing sessions (Writing Hours) to discuss feedback from professors, to brainstorm and outline papers, and to edit writing collaboratively. All office hours for NYC students are in Room 615 at 726 Broadway. Students at the abroad sites will use Google Hangouts. Also, Writing Hours walk-in hours for NYC students are available with student intern Julie Liu, at cubicle 647A at 726 Broadway. No need to sign up!
Writing Hours for Fall 2019 available from September 9th to December 12th
Prof. Chavoshan’s Fall 2019 Hours (by appointment only)
Tuesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesdays 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursdays 12:00 – 2:00pm
Julie Liu’s Fall 2019 Hours (drop-in only)
Mondays 10:30am – 1:00pm
Tuesdays 3:00 - 5:30pm
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Important Writing Hour Information:
- Writing Hours are available for ALL international students of all years.
- 25-minute writing sessions have been added for shorter papers and sessions.
- You cannot sign up for more than 1 session (25 mins OR 50 mins) per week. If you want 50 minutes, please sign up for two 25 min slots.
- You must contact Prof. Chavoshan if you need to cancel your session. If you miss two appointments without more than 24 hours notice, you will not be able to sign up for appointments for the following two weeks.
- Please arrive to Writing Hours on time. The later you arrive, the less time there will be to review your paper.
- If there are no available times for the day you want, please contact Prof. Chavoshan (firstname.lastname@example.org.) and she will place you on a waitlist.
Reading Discussion Sessions for First-Year International Students
Reading Discussion Sessions will be available for first-year international students to discuss three essential texts in LS: Epic of Gilgamesh, Iliad, and Republic. The sessions will be led by Julie Liu in addition to a faculty and/or staff member. The objective of the sessions is to provide a space for students work collaboratively to review the texts and clarify plot points and themes in preparation for course discussions and papers. Important information about the sessions:
- There is a 30-person limit for each discussion session.
- You must RSVP for the sessions due to the limit. Use this link to RSVP
- Each text has two sessions that review the SAME information, so please only sign up for one session per text.
- Please bring your text and be prepared to actively participate in the discussion. THIS IS NOT A LECTURE!
All sessions take place at 726 Broadway, 6th Floor, Conference Room B:
Epic of Gilgamesh
Thursday, September 19th 6:30 – 8:00pm and Friday, September 20th 11:00 – 12:30pm
Thursday, October 3rd 6:30 – 8:00pm and Friday, October 4th 11:00 – 12:30pm
Thursday, November 7th 6:30 – 8:00pm and Friday, November 8th 11:00 – 12:30pm
Academic English Requirement in Liberal Studies (AELS)
The AELS course is designed to provide supplemental support for students, linked to the curriculum taught in your other courses. It will help with academic writing and contributing to class discussions, especially for those who might have less experience with the kinds of readings assigned in Liberal Studies.
Please note the AELS requirement is intended for a single semester only. Assuming you earn a passing grade in the course, the requirement will be satisfied. Please be assured the AELS requirement does not affect the expectations for completing your degree on time, but simply offers additional support to ensure academic success. As a non-credit course too, it will not otherwise impact your credit allowance, tuition charges, or potential study options.
If you have any questions regarding this course please contact Candace Sumner-Robinson, Assistant Director of Advising and Diversity, at email@example.com.
Liberal Studies Peer Mentoring Program
Through the Liberal Studies Peer Mentorship Program, international first-year students enrolled in Liberal Studies will be paired with an upper-level peer mentor to help them transition to college life, while providing academic and personal connections and support. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Student Luncheon and Workshops
During Welcome Week, Liberal Studies Academic Advising and Student Affairs provides all first-year international students with helpful information and resources to ensure a successful start to life at NYU. Students have an opportunity to participate in an informational workshops hosted by the Office of Global Services that addresses important information regarding visas, travel, and on and off campus employment. Students also have an opportunity to meet with current international students in Liberal Studies and learn about ways to create community on campus through our International Student Luncheon and Panel.
Resources for Families
We understand the significance of support from family members throughout the college experience. NYU provides resources for parents and guardians of students so they can stay connected and be a part of the educational experience. For more information about resources for parents and guardians of NYU students please visit our Parent Resources page or contact the Parent Helpline for assistance at 212-998-4219 or by email at email@example.com.
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