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Group Workshops:

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Worried about plagiarism?
Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Engaging with the ideas of others—doing research and using sources—is fundamental to academic thinking and writing, and therefore a basic requirement of most university courses . Given the serious penalties for academic dishonesty, however, many students worry that, in drawing on the research of others, they will lapse into plagiarism despite their best intentions to avoid it. This session introduces you to the conventions of using and documenting sources, as well as the reasons behind those conventions, and helps you learn how to incorporate material from a variety of sources into your own academic writing. Spaces are limited to the first 25 students attending this workshop.
Location: S312 Ross

Eliminating Basic Sentence Errors
Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are your essays returned to you with comments about your grammar? Common mistakes in student writing include sentence fragments, run-on sentences, comma splices, and misused commas. Learn how to recognize and correct some of the most common errors that make essays hard to read. Spaces are limited to the first 25 students attending this workshop.
Location: S312 Ross

Q&A Workshop - Bring your questions and get answers
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you have questions about how to successfully complete writing assignments? Bring your frequently asked questions to this workshop! As a group, we will develop answers and formulate strategies for handling questions for which there is no clear cut answer. Your questions and our answers will be added to our website's FAQ page. Spaces are limited to the first 25 students attending this workshop.
Location: S312 Ross

What do Professors want? Understanding the language of academic assignments.
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will develop skills associated with critically reading assignments across disciplines. Students are encouraged to bring assignments on which they are currently working to the workshop. We will focus on ways to ‘unpack’ and decode the language of assignments in order to sequence the process of meeting the requirements. Space is limited to the first 25 students attending this workshop.
Location: S312 Ross