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Graduate Workshops

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  • Writing in Graduate School: Many graduate students are unsure of the expectations for writing at the graduate level. In addition to defining general graduate school writing expectations, this workshop will review basic tenets of good academic writing and editing.

    Dates for Spring 2017 Semester: Tuesday, January 24th at 6pm and Thursday, January 26th at 1pm.

    Sign up for the Writing in Graduate School Workshop

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  • Learn how to distill the main ideas and arguments from a much larger work into a concise, focused abstract. In this workshop, an experienced consultant will discuss the purpose of an abstract in scholarly work, academic conventions in writing an abstract, and best practices for condensing your writing in an abstract.

    Dates for Spring 2017 Semester: Tuesday, February 7th at 6pm and Thursday, February 9th at 1pm.  We are also hosting this workshop later in the semester and will be on Tuesday, April 4th at 6pm and Thursday, April 6th at 1pm.

    Sign up for the Writing Abstracts Workshop

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  • In this workshop, an experienced consultant will discuss common concerns and rules related to plagiarism, including identifying when to include in-text citations for paraphrases, direct and indirect quotes. The consultant will also briefly discuss using the appropriate handbook as a guide to writing essays and documenting sources, but the workshop will not provide a comprehensive review on the use of any particular style guide.

    Dates for Spring 2017 Semester: Tuesday, February 14th at 6pm and Thursday, February 16th at 1pm.

    Sign up for the Plagiarism and Citations Workshop

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  • In this workshop, an experienced consultant will discuss the purpose of a literature review in scholarly work, the structure and components of a literature review, and the differences between a literature review in the arts and one in the sciences. In addition, the consultant will provide best practices on synthesizing sources that cluster around a position or issue, transitioning between positions, and using sources effectively.

    Dates for Spring 2017 Semester: Thursday, February 21st at 6pm and Thursday, February 23rd at 1pm.

    Sign up for the Literature Reviews Workshop

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  • Personal statements are required in a variety of academic and professional settings, from applying to graduate school to seeking a research grant. This workshop reviews the standard structure of personal statements and best practices for presenting yourself and your work in an effective manner.

    Dates for Spring 2017 Semester: Thursday, February 28th at 6pm and Thursday, March 2nd at 1pm. This workshop will be held later in the semester and be held on Tuesday, March 28th and Thursday, March 30th.

    Sign up for the Personal Statements Workshop

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  • Lab reports are often required in the science fields in academia and serve in documenting the results of experiments in a clear and direct manner. While lab reports may sometimes be persuasive, they also serve archival purposes. In this workshop, an experienced consultant will review the components and standard structure for writing a lab report.

    Dates for Spring 2017 Semester: Tuesday, March 7th at 6pm and Thursday, March 9th at 1pm.

    Sign up for the Lab Reports Workshop

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  • Learn how to incorporate charts and graphs in your writing projects. Charts and graphs are frequently used in scholarly writing projects, including in lab reports, theses, and dissertations. This workshop will provide techniques on creating and organizing tables and graphs as well as best practices on placing figures alongside text in your writing project.

    Dates for Spring 2017 Semester: Tuesday, March 21st at 6pm and Thursday, March 23rd at 1pm.

    Sign up for Effective Charts and Graphs Workshop

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  • Learn how to identify and correct grammar errors in your own writing. This workshop will allow students to put their editing skills into practice in a friendly environment in order to demonstrate how editing can improve their writing projects. Students may bring a draft or a previously graded writing assignment to this workshop.

    Dates for Spring 2017 Semester: Tuesday, January 31st at 6pm and Thursday, February 2nd. These will also be held later in the semester on Tuesday, April 11th at 6pm and Thursday, April 13th at 1pm.

    Sign up for the Be Your Own Editor Workshop

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