All workshops will be facilitated online via Zoom. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the workshop.

Friday 2/4 – How to Write Like You Never Left School (6:15-7:30pm)

Has it been a while since you’ve written an academic paper? This workshop will provide an overview of key modes and activities of academic writing. We’ll introduce strategies for getting started and moving forward with an assignment, highlighting processes and resources to support your writing.

Sunday 2/6 – How to Refine Your Capstone Research Question (1:15-2:30pm)

This workshop aims to help students take their Capstone research question from a broad idea down to a specific question you can answer with data. The workshop is open to any writer who has begun to think about a Capstone project, whether enrolled in a Capstone course or not. Please note that the workshop will focus on quantitative approaches.

Monday 2/7 – How to Use the Library (6:15-7:30pm)

In this workshop, SLU’s librarian and our IT Team will walk students through the basics of accessing library resources online. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Wednesday 2/9 – How to Write Like You Never Left School (6:15-7:30pm)

Has it been a while since you’ve written an academic paper? This workshop will provide an overview of key modes and activities of academic writing. We’ll introduce strategies for getting started and moving forward with an assignment, highlighting processes and resources to support your writing.

Monday 2/14 – How to Write Response Papers (6:15-7:30pm)

The response paper is one of the most common assignments at SLU. In this workshop, we’ll learn about the elements of good response papers by looking closely at a student model and introduce strategies for response paper success.

Thursday, 2/17 – How to Use the Databases (6:15-7:30pm)

Searching the databases is a fundamental skill for academic research. In this workshop, our SLU librarian will share tips for successful searches.

Friday, 2/18 – How to Write a Literature Review (6:15-7:30pm)

What is a literature review, and how do you write one? This workshop provides a broad introduction to this widely used academic genre, covering key skills for the first stages of writing a literature review, including identifying areas of focus and finding quality sources. We’ll also examine a model literature review and discuss strategies for writing.

Tuesday, 3/1 – How to Read with Confidence (6:15-7:30pm)

Good writing stems from good reading. In this workshop, we’ll talk about techniques that can help you get more out of your reading, save you time and lead to better writing.

Thursday, 3/3 – How to Use the Library (6:15-7:30pm)

In this workshop, SLU’s librarian and our IT Team will walk students through the basics of accessing library resources online. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Sunday, 3/6 –  How to Develop a Survey (1:15-2:30pm)

This workshop introduces students to core concepts underlying survey design. Students will practice evaluating survey examples across research areas relevant to urban or labor studies. All are welcome to join, but this workshop is specifically designed for students who are working on a survey for a Capstone project, or plan to do so next semester.

Monday, 3/7 – How to Use Zotero (6:15-7:30pm)

Zotero is a program that helps researchers keep track of citations. This workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals for this time-saving tool.

Friday, 3/11 – How to Write Clear Sentences (6:15-7:30pm)

Sentences are the building blocks of good writing. In this workshop, we’ll review some common issues that can make sentences confusing and share tips for writing clear ones.

Sunday, 3/13 – How to Plan your Data Analysis (1:15-2:30pm)

This workshop will help students use their surveys to anticipate and meet their data analysis needs. While this workshop is most useful for Capstone students who have not yet begun data collection, any student working on or thinking about working on a quantitative research project is welcome.

Monday, 3/14 – How to Synthesize (6:15-7:30pm)

Synthesis is a skill that’s critical for writing research papers, literature reviews, and capstones, and-even response papers on more than one article. Writers use synthesis in any assignment where they are asked to bring together more than two sources. In this workshop, participants will learn this fundamental skill through practice, moving from identifying patterns in two texts to drafting writing that makes connections between them.

Sunday, 3/20 – How to Beat Writer’s Block (3:15-4:30pm)

Do you feel stuck when you’re starting a paper? Or frustrated along the way? This workshop introduces practical techniques that will help make writing projects less daunting and more rewarding. You’ll also have a chance to talk about your experiences and connect with classmates and peers.