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 Fall 2017, all workshops in Spring 2018 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: Wednesday, Sept 12th, 4:15-5:15pm.
Virtual: Thursday, Sept 13th, 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: Tuesday, Sept 18th, 4:15-5:15pm.
Virtual: Tuesday, Sept 18th, 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: Thursday, Sept 20th, 4:15-5:15pm.
Virtual: Thursday, Sept 20th, 6:30-7:30pm.
Referencing: Quotes and Citations
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: Tuesday, Sept 25th, 4:15-5:15pm.
Virtual: Tuesday, Sept 25th, 6:30-7:30pm.
Different fields may use different styles, but the need for citations is something common across disciplines. This session will serve as an intro to using the software Refworks and Zotero to save and catalogue sources, as well as to format both in-text and end-of-text citations.
Onsite: Thursday, Sept 27th, 4:15-5:15pm.
Virtual: Thursday, Sept 27th, 6:30-7:30pm.