CAE Workshop Schedule
Mon., March 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Few writers get it right the first time. Writing is thinking, and that means that as we write, our ideas develop and sometimes change entirely. Revision means adding, removing, and rearranging paragraphs and ideas, whereas editing involves relatively minor changes. In this workshop we will discuss and practice strategies for both.
Tue., March 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM
This workshop is based on the principles of plagiarism in relation to academic honesty and intellectual property. Who owns it, and can I use it? Students will come to understand these principles by creating a piece of intellectual property and a citation for it.
Thu., March 13, 2014 at 12:30 PM
In this workshop we’ll discuss techniques for introducing and blending source material into your essays as well as techniques that prevent us from plagiarizing source material.
Mon., March 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM
This workshop is designed to help students familiarize themselves with the APA handbook and APA style in general. We will also address the appropriate use and integration of source material.
Tue., March 18, 2014 at 12:30 PM
This workshop will review the elements of successful paragraphs, including topic sentences, assertions, substantiation, unity, and coherence.
Thu., March 20, 2014 at 12:30 PM
There is more to an argument than just stating an opinion: once you make a claim, you’ve got to support it. While every argument is different, there are some basic elements of argumentation that writers can use to compose persuasive discourse. Participants in this workshop will generate claims and reasons to support them. We’ll also consider the importance of counter arguments and see how they can be used to strengthen our own claims.
Tue., March 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM
This workshop will review the elements of an APA style paper. Topics will include abstracts, literature reviews, heading levels, APA writing style, manuscript structure and content, differences between an abstract and lit review, integration of source material.
Thu., March 27, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Google Scholar is a search engine used to find journal articles, conference papers, and other scholarly sources. Do you want to get the most out of this powerful search tool? This session will review the types of resources in a Google Scholar search, how to narrow your results, find full-text using library and open-access resources, and more.
Tue., April 01, 2014 at 12:30 PM
If you use the Internet, you can always use help deciding if a site is quality or not. After all, anyone can put anything on the Internet, so it’s reader beware. Come and hear about a 5 item checklist that can help you separate the good from the bad and the ugly.
Thu., April 03, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Good writers polish their words; use vivid language and details; are concise, yet complete; vary their sentence structure; and adapt their style to their audience. Bring a paper you are working on to begin improving its style during this workshop.
Mon., April 07, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Confused by commas? Wracking your brains over run-ons? Fatigued by fragments? This workshop is designed to take the mystery out of some of the most common sentence-level errors that students make. Participants in this workshop are encouraged to bring examples of their own work; however, sample sentences will be provided.
Tue., April 08, 2014 at 12:30 PM
This workshop will explore Zotero, EndNote and the Microsoft Word Reference Tab, three free resources to help create and organize citations for research papers.
Tue., April 22, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Overwhelmed by the end of the semester rush to the finish line? This workshop will help you plan your work and work your plan. Participants will learn ways to make the most of time available, develop strategies to calm and focus the mind, and increase memory by taking notes while studying.