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Academic Reading & Writing Workshops

Graduate school requires a higher level of critical engagement, comprehension, and scholarly writing than is customary at most undergraduate institutions. This workshop will address the different expectations for academic reading and writing at the graduate level and provide specific strategies, tools, and resources to help new graduate students develop the skills necessary to be successful in graduate school. Workshop will be led by Dr. Clint Stivers, Assistant Director, Noel Studio for Academic Creativity.

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  • Academic Reading & Writing 101: Beginning Writing and Setting Goals
    September 18th, 2019

    A workshop designed for new graduate students that will provide an overview of essential skills and resources for academic writing success. Participants will be introduced to strategies for critical reading, genre mastery and approaching the literature review, in addition to the value of goal-setting and writing support services during the thesis/dissertation process. 
  • Organizing and Planning Your Research: Zotero, Research Questions, and Database Searching
    October 2nd, 2019

    This workshop will introduce participants to Zotero, a tool to help organize and format sources. Participants will practice collecting sources through database searching. In this session, participants will also begin formulating a research question(s) and cultivating search strategies in library databases and in Google Scholar.  
  • Critical Reading for Synthesis
    October 23rd, 2019

    This academic workshop is designed to introduce graduate students to more advanced and/or genre-specific critical reading strategies. Participants will learn and apply skills and techniques to scholarly sources in order to develop critical reading approaches that facilitate the synthesis of information within the context of writing a literature review.

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Published on August 19, 2019