This is a compulsory series for all students admitted to a degree program. The seminars focus on 1. effective and efficient access to and use of research resources; 2. proper use and citation of resources; and 3. critical thinking.
Academic Development Seminar: Research Methods 1: deals with the difference between analysis papers, reflection papers, and research papers; determining researcher and audience roles; gathering one’s sources; creating a template for note-taking; and how to categorize your notes. Research Methods Seminar (Part 1)
Academic Development Seminar: Research Methods 2: deals with planning your draft / creating an outline; engaging your sources creatively; avoiding plagiarism; summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting your sources; and strategies for working through writers’ block. Research Methods Seminar (Part 2)
Academic Development Seminar: Research Methods 3: deals with how to punctuate quotes; writing introductions and conclusions; how to revise your work; and doing a work-in-progress presentation. Research Methods Seminar (Part 3)