A variety of workshops are planned for this semester, based on feedback from both students and instructors alike. Due to the popularity of workshops in past semesters, most workshops will be offered twice: once onsite in the SCS building, and once online via Zoom. All onsite sessions will take place in the afternoon, and all online sessions will take place in the evening.
Information about classrooms (or Zoom links) for each workshop will be available upon registration.
The Writing Process and Time Management
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 managing time and energy for each of these steps.
Onsite: Tuesday, January 22nd, 4:15-5:15pm.
Virtual: Tuesday, January 22nd, 6:30-7:30pm.
Long research projects tend to have sub-assignments that are completed in steps along the writing process. This session will give an overview of common assignment types, including research proposals, annotated bibliographies, and literature reviews.
Onsite: Thursday, January 24th, 4:15-5:15pm.
Virtual: Thursday, January 24th, 6:30-7:30pm.
Thesis Statements and Organization
This session will deal with how to craft arguable thesis statements (including the grammar of making them parallel) and how to structure an essay successfully based on essay type.
Onsite: Tuesday, January 29th, 4:15-5:15pm.
Virtual: Tuesday, January 29th, 6:30-7:30pm.
Referencing: Quotes and Paraphrases
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.
Onsite: Thursday, January 31st, 4:15-5:15pm.
Virtual: Thursday, January 31st, 6:30-7:30pm.
Different fields may use different styles, but the need for citations is something common across disciplines. Join the SCS Librarian, Ladka Khailova, as she gives an intro to using the software RefWorks to save and catalogue sources, as well as to format both in-text and end-of-text citations.
Onsite: Monday, February 4th, 4:15-5:15pm.