Spring 2021 Webinars

You can register for any/all workshops here.

All webinars will take place during the lunch hour (noon) on Wednesdays via Zoom unless otherwise noted. Most webinars are 20-30 mins in length, other than the first one (The Writing Process), which is approximately 45 mins. More detailed descriptions of each webinar are below.

You can register for any/all workshops here.

The Writing Process and Understanding Assignments (Feb 3)

In this session, we will go over the general steps of the writing process, including prewriting (choosing & refining topics; outlining), drafts, and revisions. We will also discuss some general tips on how to successfully complete an assignment based on your professor’s description (don’t assume this is an obvious skill!). NOTE: this is a 45min workshop, unlike the rest which are 20-30mins each)

Topics,  Research Questions & Thesis Statements (Feb 10)

Learn how to appropriately scale your topic, write appropriate research questions, and start forming your thesis statement (even when it feels early to do so!).

Annotated Bibliographies (Feb 17)

Students are often intimidated by annotated bibliographies, but they don’t have to be so scary! Learn the components of an annotated bibliography and why they can help you with your research.

Literature Reviews (Feb 24)

Like annotated bibliographies, students are often unfamiliar with literature reviews. In this webinar, we’ll discuss what a literature review is and isn’t, and discuss some tips & tricks for when you’re working on yours.

Connecting Ideas (Mar 17)

Is your professor telling you that your ideas are hard to follow or that you need to add some transitions? We’ll discuss strategies for making sure your ideas flow naturally and guide your reader smoothly through your argument.

In-text Citations I: When and How to Use (Mar 21)

Our most popular webinar! Citations are more than just formatting. This session will review different ways to use information from sources to support your arguments, including how and when to use quotes and paraphrases.

In-text Citations II: Paraphrasing (Mar 31)

A continuation of the previous week’s workshop. In this webinar we’ll practice paraphrasing, which is a surprisingly difficult skill to do correctly!

Abstracts and Executive Summaries (Apr 7)

How can 150 words cause so much stress? Learn some tips & tricks for summarizing your hard work in an abstract or executive summary.