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Workshops

Date: Monday, January 24, 2022
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Research and Writing Seminars: Develop Your Scholarly Voice. Each session in this suite of four interactive seminars integrates the learning of academic research and writing skills and is taught by a librarian in collaboration with a writing instructor. The goal of each seminar is to help you develop your own voice as an emerging scholar by enabling you to identify, situate and substantiate your arguments in the context of the scholarly discussion taking place in your discipline. The seminars are designed for humanities and social sciences undergraduate students. Graduate students might wish to consider the research-related skills offerings in the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

Take any three (3) of the four (4) seminars to earn credit on your Co-Curricular Record.

Writing to Cite

Learn how to develop effective strategies for academic research and how to correctly incorporate primary and secondary sources into your essays. Through short lectures, interactive class discussions and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

  • The role of citation practices in the scholarly conversation
  • The various styles of documentation
  • The mechanics of “writing up” your sources
  • The different types of publications and how to integrate and document your use of them
  • To incorporate close reading to develop your own research interests and arguments
  • What ideas you can claim as your own and which ones you cannot
  • How to avoid inadvertent plagiarism

Key terms for this session: close reading, signaling, quoting, paraphrasing

Location: Online via Zoom. The link to the session will be sent to you in the confirmation email upon registration.  

Other seminars in this series include:

  • Critical Reading
  • Annotated Bibliographies
  • Literature Reviews
Date: Monday, January 17, 2022
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Research and Writing Seminars: Develop Your Scholarly Voice. Each session in this suite of four interactive seminars integrates the learning of academic research and writing skills and is taught by a librarian in collaboration with a writing instructor. The goal of each seminar is to help you develop your own voice as an emerging scholar by enabling you to identify, situate and substantiate your arguments in the context of the scholarly discussion taking place in your discipline. The seminars are designed for humanities and social sciences undergraduate students. Graduate students might wish to consider the research-related skills offerings in the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

Take any three (3) of the four (4) seminars to earn credit on your Co-Curricular Record.

Critical Reading

Learn how to develop critical reading skills and how to incorporate them into the process of research and critical writing. This session concentrates on the skills of analysis and synthesis as they pertain to library research and academic writing. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn to:

  • Describe the scholarly communication process, including the peer review process
  • Conduct university-level library research and understand the basics of the argumentative essay
  • Identify different types of sources and understand their role in your research process
  • Read strategically to select the best sources and recognize their most important part(s).
  • Employ criteria to evaluate sources for scope, authority and bias

Key terms for this session: Peer review, 3-D Reading, Bloom’s Taxonomy, primary & secondary sources.

Location: Online via Zoom. The link to the session will be sent to you in the confirmation email upon registration.

Other seminars in this series include:

  • Writing to Cite
  • Annotated Bibliographies
  • Literature Reviews
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Online

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the U of T community to write productively in a communal setting.

The sessions will follow the Pomodoro technique where there will be a sequence of short sprints of writing with a few breaks in between.

Bring your work (laptop or paper) and we'll help you with your productivity!

WHO: Current U of T undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and staff are all welcome

WHEN: Thursdays 3-5pm (January 20-April 7).

WHERE: Via Zoom - webinar link will be emailed separately to registrants

HOW: Registration is required (click button below)

There is no cost for attending. Please sign in 5-10 mins early to ensure a smooth start to the session.

Questions? Email kieran.mcgarry[at]mail.utoronto.ca

Hosted by: Gerstein Science Information Centre

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

2:55-3:00: Log in to Zoom

3:00:  Intros & writing goals for the session

3:05: start writing (30mins)

3:35: break!

3:40: resume writing (30mins)

4:10: break!

4:15: resume writing (30mins)

4:45: break & review writing goals

5:00: end

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Online

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? 

Need a jumpstart to focus on writing for your assignment, screenplay, short story, cover letter, or grant application?

Have some discussion posts to write? A short analysis or two perhaps?  

 

Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic and creative writers within the U of T community to write productively in a communal setting via Zoom. The SUAW sessions follow the Pomodoro technique where there is a sequence of short sprints of writing (30 min) with breaks in between.

Bring your work (laptop or paper) and we'll help you with your productivity!

  • WHO: Current U of T undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and staff are all welcome
  • WHEN: Tuesday January 18, 4-6pm
  • WHERE: Via Zoom - webinar link will be emailed separately to registrants
  • HOW: Registration is required (click button below)

There is no cost for attending. Please sign in 5-10 mins early to ensure a smooth start to the session.

 

Questions? Email library.innis[at]utoronto.ca

Hosted by: Innis College Library 

 

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

3:55-4:00pm: Log in to Zoom

4:00pm: Intros & writing goals for the session (if you like!) 

4:05pm: Start writing (30mins)

4:35pm: Break!

4:40pm: Resume writing (30mins)

5:10pm: Break!

5:15pm: Resume writing (30mins)

5:45pm: Break & review how the session went

6:00pm: end