Events - October 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

You already know about the Matrix Method from Literature Review Part A and have completed one.  Now in Part B, learn to situate your research within the body of existing related scholarship.  Bring your completed matrix and your ideas for how best to organize and present the research so that it meshes with your own contribution to the field.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Don’t wait until you’re in the workplace. Work at being professional now!  Being professional is often overlooked or forgotten while in school. Discover how to project the right professional image through knowing which mode of address and tone to use.  Get heard and taken seriously now. 

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Thursday, October 31, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Academic integrity requires that you paraphrase and summarize other people’s work. Through hands-on practice, you will learn these skills and how to integrate your supporting research for improved credibility.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

This workshop will provide tips and practical experience on how to write an annotated bibliography and how it can be used as part of the writing process for a literature review or thesis. Strategies for using RefWorks to assist in its creation will also be discussed. A RefWorks account and basic knowledge of/experience with RefWorks is expected. This workshop is targeted at upper-year undergraduate students and graduate students.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Your slide design has significant impact on how your audience responds to your presentation. Come learn the principles of good slide design and then practice making various types of slides. Bring a laptop or tablet.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Literature reviews are a keystone of academic writing. This workshop explores using the Matrix Method to manage your literature review.  Bring a laptop or mobile device so that you can begin applying this method to your own work. 

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to finish your thesis, dissertation, or other writing project? In this workshop, you’ll learn what writing experts have discovered about how to set up a writing schedule, avoid procrastination, and set goals in order to make consistent, sustainable progress. This workshop is only for grad students. Remember to bring a laptop, your agenda or schedule, and a writing project you are currently working on to this interactive workshop.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The best scientific writing is clear, concise and easily comprehended by its intended audience. Learn skills for writing in the sciences, including identifying and correcting common errors to write with precision and fluidity. We will work through several examples to apply the skills you learn in the workshop.

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Friday, October 11, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Effectively communicating your research findings is an important skill that crosses disciplines. Learn the basic structure and organization of a lab report and how these create the building blocks for writing a successful research-based thesis. In this workshop we will review how to write: clear research objectives and methodologies, descriptive results, and effective discussions. This workshop is for students who have no prior experience with writing lab-reports, and students who want to refine their writing skills in order to prepare for a research-based thesis.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Preparing and delivering dynamic presentations takes practice. Explore how to organize your information in an engaging way so you can connect with your audience. Join us for practice and fun to help take the fear out of presenting.

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Monday, October 7, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

You already know about the Matrix Method from Literature Review Part A and have completed one.  Now in Part B, learn to situate your research within the body of existing related scholarship.  Bring your completed matrix and your ideas for how best to organize and present the research so that it meshes with your own contribution to the field.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Explore the ways that words and phrases fit together. Build simple and complex sentences. Learn how to spot your own mistakes. Make your writing flow.

This four-part summer series welcomes undergraduate and graduate students at all levels of experience to explore the mechanics of English, experiment with how its pieces fit together, and practice proofreading and editing.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Academic integrity requires that you paraphrase and summarize other people’s work. Through hands-on practice, you will learn these skills and how to integrate your supporting research for improved credibility.

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