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 students, but all are welcome.
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: E.J. Pratt Library, E-Classroom (room 306) Directions
Other seminars in this series include:
- Critical Reading
- Annotated Bibliographies