Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Learning From Written Feedback

During your time in college, receiving feedback on assignments is an important part of your educational journey. Feedback is not only a measure of how well you completed an assignment;  it ultimately is a tool that can help you reflect and grow academically. Yet oftentimes engaging with feedback can be a daunting task, especially if there is some amount of sensitivity toward seeing negative feedback. It can be difficult to remember that negative or constructive feedback isn’t about you as a person, and is a tool for your reflection, growth, and learning. Below we offer strategies and practices for preparing yourself for written feedback with the purpose of growth and learning in mind.

Spring 2023 Parallel Play and Study Café

Parallel play typically describes young children playing next to each other without the need for interaction. The CEP is putting our own spin on it by continuing Parallel Play with Pals! These will be hosted weekly by your CEP pals with corresponding playlists ranging from those with a peaceful ambience to various genres each session, such as lo-fi, house, and R&B. Spanning from Milstein 125 to 126, Parallel Play with Pals is the perfect atmosphere for getting your work done (such as for your senior thesis!) while sharing comfortable silence or a curated ambience with other students. Meanwhile, our Study Café encourages students to come to the CEP for a casual study environment and for resources and support from our student interns. You can also find these hours, as well as other events, on our public calendar.

Feedback Map for Student Support

If you are a student looking for support on pedagogy-related concerns, you can now utilize our CEP Feedback Map! This feedback map, accessible at the link below, will help guide you to Barnard resources that offer consultation, advice, and/or action in response to certain experiences you may be having, specifically within the classroom.

Thesis Guide

This guide is meant to help seniors and rising juniors of any major through any stage of the thesis-writing process. Kate Barrett BC '20 shares tips for cultivating a successful and organized thesis throughout a semester or a year, from the initial generation of a topic to the final bibliography. Additionally, this guide provides insight into time management skills, research tools, and stress management strategies for alleviating stress and increasing clarity around the project. 

Note-Taking Guide

This guide offers some strategies and best practices to help you take notes effectively and efficiently!

Tackling Large Readings

As the school year is in full swing, assignments are picking up! Many Barnard students will notice that some of their assignments include readings that are upwards of 50 pages or even up to reading books. This guide can hopefully assist you as you approach your readings throughout the year

Submit work for publication at the CEP

The CEP is excited to welcome submissions for articles, guides, op eds, and personal essays to Barnard students and alums. In selecting work for publication on our website, we look for pitches and publications expressed in a lively, fluid style that focus on critical pedagogy, antiracism, experiential and experimental learning, accessibility, and/or community engaged teaching and learning.

December Plan-a-Thon

Come create your study schedule for final projects & exams! Explore and design planning tools that work best for you. Materials like paper and stickers as well as templates for daily, weekly, and monthly planning will be provided. You will also be entered into a raffle for a special planning-related prize if you attend! No RSVP needed–simply stop by Milstein 126 anytime between 1-3PM on Thursday 12/2 to participate!

Learning From Exam Results

Reflect on your exams and learn how to use those results to guide new approaches to studying and exam preparation. Please bring a copy of a recently returned exam. We will use these to reflect on your approach to test-taking and studying in general, and note that exam scores will not be shared.

Studying for Memory & Comprehension

Recalling information is one of the most important academic skills and will be needed in almost all of your courses. Whether you are seeking to improve your study skills or preparing for an exam, this guide can help you tackle memorizing and retaining large amounts of information through science-backed study methods and strategies.