Spring 2015 Hours

Mon, Tue 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wed, Thurs 12 noon-7 p.m.
Fri 9 a.m.-12 noon

For more information:






H.T. Sampson Library
1st Floor, Main Campus
Jackson State University, P.O. Box 17035
Jackson, MS 39217

Workshops and Roundtables Spring 2015

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.                       

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

Workshops to Prepare for Exams

Undergraduate English Proficiency Exam (UEPE)

Exam date – Tue, March 17

Workshop 1: Tues March 3 @ 12 noon–12:45 PM

Workshop 2: Wed March 4 @ 3:00–3:45 PM

Find out more about the UEPE.

Graduate English Competency Exam (GECE)

Exam date – Sat, March 7

Workshop 1: Wed Feb. 25 @ 5:30–6:30 PM

Workshop 2: Thur Feb. 26 @ 3:00–4:00 PM

Find out more about the GECE.

30-Minute Workshops

Monday, Tuesday                 12:00–12:30 PM

Wednesday, Thursday           3:00–3:30 PM

  • Feb. 2–5                      Focus on Organization: Making Your Paper or Speech Flow
  • Feb. 9–12                    Documentation: Building Your Credibility as a Scholar            
  • Feb. 16–19                  Writing Under Pressure: The Art of Procrastination
  • March 23–26               Focus on Editing: “I Was Told I Need to Proofread My Paper”
  • March 30–Apr 2           Speaking: "Say What?"                                                          


Thesis & Dissertation Roundtable Discussions (Monthly)

Roundtable discussions provide an opportunity for graduate students (and faculty) to talk about the process of writing and research. Each discussion focuses on a different aspect of a thesis or dissertation. The spring series of roundtables continues a conversation that started in the fall 2014 when participants articulated their research questions, defined and described their research problems, and discussed their questions about writing the literature review and methodology sections. Please bring your questions!

Wednesdays             5:30–7:00 PM

  • January 21              Writing up the "Results" of Your Research
  • February 18             What Is a "Discussion Chapter"?
  • March 25                 Presenting Research Orally and Visually


‚ÄčLocation: Richard Wright Center, 1st floor, H.T. Sampson Library. 

For additional information, please contact Dr. Kathi Griffin at kathi.r.griffin@jsums.edu or 601-979-0989 or Dr. Tatiana Glushko at tatiana.glushko@jsums.edu or 601-979-1777.