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Friday | 9 am-12 noon

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H.T. Sampson Library
1st Floor
Digital Intellectual Commons

Workshops and Roundtables

In the RWC, we offer workshops and roundtables on specific writing, research, and presentation issues for UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE students. FACULTY are also welcome to join the conversation. Location: H. T. Sampson Library, 1st floor.                 

– "For excellence, the presence of others is always required." -Hannah Arendt

Fall 2018 Workshops 

30-minute Workshops on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Tuesdays 12:00 noon | Wednesdays 3:00 pm

Sept 4 & 5        How to Read in College (and Not Get Bored)

Sept 11 & 12    The Art of Procrastination

Sept 25 & 26    Make Your Paper Flow: A Thesis Statement that Works

Oct 2 & 3          Make Your Paper Flow: Organization and Credible Evidence

Oct 16 & 17      Make Your Voice Heard: Public Speaking

Oct 23 & 24      Documentation Styles: In-text Citations and Bibliographies   

Oct 30 & 31      Make Your Paper Flow: From Introduction to Conclusion

Nov 6 & 7        Effective Presentations: From Planning to Visual Aids

Nov 13 & 14    Preparing for Grad School: Personal Statements 

Exam Preparation Workshops                                          


Wed, September 19 | 1:00-2:00 pm                            

Thurs, September 20 | 3:00-4:00 pm                          


Wed, October 17 | 5:30-6:30 pm

Thurs, October 18 | 5:30-6:30 pm

Writing in Graduate School: An Overview

Wed, September 19 | 5:30-6:30 pm

Thurs, September 20 | 5:30-6:30 pm

Thesis and Dissertation ROUNDTABLES

These informal conversations with experts and peers may help students articulate their ideas, discuss disciplinary conventions, and plan their research.

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 pm

September 12 | October 10 | November 7

Topics include:

  • Master’s Thesis & Dissertation Overview  

  • Developing a Research Question        

  • Writing Your Proposal                                     

  • The Literature Review  

  • Writing Up Your Results                                  

  • The Discussion Section

  • Formatting and Copy Editing

WORKSHOPS BY REQUEST – in your classroom, or, for small groups, in the RWC:


Understanding Your Assignment                     Finding a Topic

Thesis Statements that Work                         Narrowing Your Topic       

In-text Citations                                          Integrating Sources

Supporting an Argument                                APA Format

Writing Under Pressure                                 Citation & Documentation

Editing & Proofreading Strategies


Evaluating Sources                                      Personal Statements

Effective Visual Aides                                  Effective Presentations

What Makes Effective Conference Posters       Public Speaking/Speeches


Writing a Research Proposal                         Parts of a Research Paper

Refining Research Questions                         Finding Credible Evidence 

And more … just ask!

For additional information and to request a workshop, contact:

Dr. Kathi Griffin, kathi.r.griffin@jsums.edu or 601-979-0989

Dr. Tatiana Glushko, tatiana.glushko@jsums.edu or 601-979-0694