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Date: Monday, September 29, 2014
Time: 4:10pm - 5:30pm


Do you find writing stressful? Do you find it difficult to know where to start a writing assignment? Do you get stuck writing your introduction? Do you often ‘binge’ write assignments at the last minute? If this describes your writing, this workshop can help. 

Understanding writing as a process not only reduces the stress associated with writing, but also provides the opportunity to produce a better final assignment. Through group discussion and hands-on activities, you will learn some of the principles of effective writing, how to break down writing into manageable tasks, and will leave with a plan to tackle writing assignments. 

You are encouraged to bring a copy of a class assignment sheet to the workshop, so that you can leave will leave with a plan to tackle a specific writing assignment.


 Location: Robarts Library - 4th Floor Reference Room 4022, 130 St. George St. (Enter through the double doors to the Reference office)

Organizer: Susan Hopkirk, Academic Success Centre 


Register through the Academic Success Centre: http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/st/eventschedule.aspx?event_id=3381

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time: 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Location: Alice Moulton Room, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 2nd Floor.

Instructor: Tracy Zahradnik, Faculty Liaison & Instruction Librarian, Engineering & Computer Science Library.

Do you have some work that you are ready to share with the world? Have you tried to submit it to your favourite journal only to have it rejected? Or are you so afraid of rejection you haven’t even sent it yet? If so, then this workshop is for you! Find out some great tips on how to get your article passed over the threshold and published!

This workshop is aimed at graduate students, post docs and early year faculty members although everyone is welcome to attend!

Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time: 12:10pm - 1:30pm

Essential Research Skills workshop series

Set yourself up for academic success by learning essential research skills that can help you save time, get better grades, deepen your engagement with your subject, and boost your confidence. Participants learn how to develop successful research questions; how to effectively search for quality resources; how to choose and critically evaluate the best sources; and how to use information responsibly. These are also skills that employers look for in potential employees

Take these workshops individually or take all four for credit in the Co-Curricular Record. Each workshop will be offered several times over the year - check back for more dates.

 

Essential Research Skills: Choosing the best sources for your topic

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 12:10-1:30

Location: Robarts LIbrary. e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions

Description:With so much information available - not just scholarly articles but news sources, government publications, websites, social media -  researchers often struggle with choosing the best materials for their needs. This is particularly difficult if you’re new to a subject - how do you know who to pay attention to?

Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:

  • develop your own criteria for evaluating the value of a potential source depending on your context
  • recognize external markers of quality
  • take into account academic impact and influence
  • take into account the role different sources play in your writing

Questions? Please contact Eveline Houtman.

Other workshops in the series:

  • Getting Started
  • Finding Scholarly Sources
  • Citing and Organizing Your Work

 

Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time: 1:10pm - 2:30pm

Engineering Undergraduate Library Skills Workshop Series

This workshop series will help you learn how to find, evaluate, and organize quality information sources for your assignments. The 80-minute sessions taught by a librarian, include hands-on activities to explore essential research tools and techniques. 

You can take the workshops individually or take all three for credit in the Co-Curricular Record. Each workshop will be offered several times over the year - check back for more dates.

Engineering Undergraduate Library Skills: Evaluating Information

Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 1:10-2:30pm

Location: Gerstein Instruction Lab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 2nd Floor.

Engineers can't always rely on the scholarly literature to support their work. And the information source that's relevant for one project may not be suitable for another. Acquire the tools to help you judge if a resource is credible, relevant, authoritative and more. The workshop will include lecture, hands-on activities and discussion. 

Questions? Please contact Angela Henshilwood 

Other workshops in the series:

  • Finding Information
  • Organizing Information

 

Date: Friday, October 10, 2014
Time: 1:10pm - 2:30pm

Engineering Undergraduate Library Skills Workshop Series

This workshop series will help you learn how to find, evaluate, and organize quality information sources for your assignments. The 80-minute sessions taught by a librarian, include hands-on activities to explore essential research tools and techniques. 

You can take the workshops individually or take all three for credit in the Co-Curricular Record. Each workshop will be offered several times over the year - check back for more dates.

Engineering Undergraduate Library Skills: Organizing Information

Date: Friday, October 10, 2014, 1:10-2:30pm

Location: Gerstein Instruction Lab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 2nd Floor.

Learn why it's important to credit other people's ideas and how to do it. Understand what plagiarism means at U of T and how to avoid committing an academic offence. Also, learn about software you can use to keep track of sources and automatically generate bibliographies. The workshop will include lecture, hands-on activities and discussion. 

Questions? Please contact Angela Henshilwood 

Other workshops in the series:

  • Finding Information
  • Evaluating Information