Mon, Tue | 9 am – 5 pm
Wed, Thur | 12 noon – 7 pm
Friday | 9 am – 12 noon

For more information:


601-979-0694; 601-979-0989


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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

Exam Preparation Workshops 


Undergraduate English Proficiency Exam (UEPE)

Tuesday, February 6 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 7 | 5:00-6:00 p.m.  

Graduate English Competency Exam (GECE)

Tuesday, February 27 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 1 | 5:00-6:00 p.m.

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!

Thesis and Dissertation Roundtables

Facilitated by the RWC staff, roundtables are informal conversations that allow faculty and students to articulate ideas and writing conventions specific to Master’s theses and dissertations.

One Wednesday Each Month | 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Jan 17 | Feb 7 | March 7 | April 11

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


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 601-979-1777