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Undergraduate Events Spring 2018

Overcoming Writer’s Block
RESCHEDULED TUE., 3/7, 4-5pm, 1024 Lincoln Hall
Tues., 4/3, 12-1pm, 1092 Lincoln
Tired of those last-minute all-nighters or staring at a blank page to get started on your writing? Join us to learn effective strategies for getting started early and meeting your deadlines as pain-free as possible! We encourage you to bring a writing assignment you're currently working on. Please register if you plan to attend by clicking onthe date above.

Strategically Using Sources: Reading and Integrating Them into Your Work
Thurs., 3/8, 1:30-2:30pm, 205 Gregory Hall
Tues., 4/17, 4-5pm, 205 Gregory Hall
Worried about accidental plagiarism? Not quite sure what to do with different kinds of sources you spent time finding and reading? This presen-tation provides an introduction to basic tech-niques for effectively incorporating sources through summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting. Please register if you plan to attend by clicking on the date above.

Developing a Research Question
Wed., 4/4, 5-6pm, 1026 Lincoln Hall
Having a difficult time finding something to write about for your larger, research-based assign-ments? This workshop will provide strategies for helping you select a topic that will work best for you. Learn how to transform your interests into a focused research question and gain valuable strategies for conducting research through uni-versity library resources and databases. Please register if you plan to attend by clicking on the date above.

Developing Argumentative Thesis Statements and Finding the Right Fit
Wed., 4/11, 3-4pm, 2024 Lincoln Hall
Are you writing an argumentative or analytical essay? This presentation will review the basic principles for creating effective thesis statements. It will also help students review common essay structures and strate-gies. You will have the opportunity to put these princi-ples into practice, so bring a current assignment to work on. Please register if you plan to attend by clicking on the date above.

The Final Check: Proofreading and Self-Editing Strategies
Wed., 4/18, 12:30-1:30pm, 1028 Lincoln Hall
Thurs., 4/26, 4-5pm, 1028 Lincoln Hall
Worried about your editing and proofreading skills? In this workshop, we will help writers develop and prac-tice effective strategies for both. Bring a paper to practice with, or use the exercises provided at the workshop. Please register if you plan to attend by clicking on the date above.

Revising for the Big Picture
Tues., 4/24, 4-5pm, 1068 Lincoln Hall
You've put down what you want to say on the page, but how do you effectively bring together all the piec-es? Come to this workshop to learn about and prac-tice developing, organizing, and focusing your writing. Please register if you plan to attend by clicking on the date above.

Writing In-Class Essay Exams
Tues., 5/1, 6:30-7:30pm, 1051 Lincoln Hall
This workshop will focus on how to study for exams, plan your answers, start your essays effectively, and manage your time during exams. This workshop will be most useful for undergraduate students who are preparing for upcoming exams. Please register if you plan to attend by clicking on the date above.