Date: Thursday, November 26, 2015 Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Location: Dentistry Library Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus
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Date: Monday, November 30, 2015 Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: E.J. Pratt Library 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.
Learn how to conduct comprehensive research and synthesize the “state of the art” knowledge on a particular topic. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn:
The different kinds of literature reviews you may be asked to write at university
The definition and purpose of literature reviews as part of the scholarly conversation
Strategies for narrowing your topic and developing a thesis
The steps to writing a literature review, including how to organize your content
To avoid common mistakes students make when writing literature reviews
Key terms for this session: description versus evaluation, comparative analysis, synthesis, Literature Review Synthesis Matrix