Skill building workshops help South Gate students

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By Sandy Gamino

The South Gate campus  offers many workshops in which students are able to acquire different skills they will benefit from.

The librarians, June Cheng, Gabriela Lopez, and Karen Bourgaize are the instructors. Workshops last up to an hour and take place in room 109.

These workshops are designed to help students gain resources that will help them in their classes.  The question is, do students take advantage of these workshops?

There aren’t many students that attend workshops.

“Maybe five sign up and only two show up, unless their professor tells them to go for extra credit,” said Cheng.

She also stated that not many students are motivated to attend even though they have fliers around the school announcing these workshops and are free.

She believes these workshops are a great resource for students who have trouble in these areas.

“In order to attend these workshops all you need is your mind, body and motivation,” said Cheng.

The school provides students everything they need for a workshop, which are computers, so no extra materials are needed.

Workshops are taught in a classroom environment.

This provides more individual attention toward students and they are able to learn the material better.

The maximum number of students per workshop is 30, but sometimes it depends on how many computers are available.

The workshops help students learn the basics. This includes learning how to properly research material, learn how to cite web based material, how to use article, E-books, data base and how to properly use the library itself.

According to Cheng the one thing she would like to change about the workshops is that more students attend to take advantage of these useful skills and put them use-to-use in their classes.

The motivation just isn’t as high in the students as it is in the school and the librarians.



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