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

For more information:


601-979-1777; 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


UEPE Preparation                      Exam date – Thursday, February 16

Wednesday, February 8                3:00-4:00 PM

Thursday, February 9                    4:00-5:00 PM

GECE Preparation                      Exam date – Saturday, March 11

Wednesday, March 1                    12:00 Noon-1:00 PM  

Thursday, March 2                        5:00-6:00 PM

Weekly 30-Minute Workshops

Monday, Tuesday  12:00 Noon-12:30 PM | Wednesday, Thursday   3:00-3:30 PM

January 23-26                       Narrow Your Topic

January 30-February 2          Refine Research Questions

February 20-23                     Avoid Plagiarism

February 27-March 2             Get Ready for Grad School: Personal Statements

March 20-23                          PowerPoint and Poster Presentations

Workshops by request – in your classroom or, for small groups, in the RWC

    Topics include:

  • Master the Art of Procrastination / Writing Under Pressure                   
  • Strengthen Your Thesis Statement / Develop an Essay Map                 
  • Support an Argument with Credible Evidence / Using Experts, Facts/Statistics, Details
  • Cite Sources with Confidence / MLA, APA                           
  • Edit Like a Pro / Choose an Issue                                         
  • Create an Effective Presentation / Using PowerPoint                       

           SUGGEST YOUR OWN TOPIC – Email us!    

Thesis and Dissertation Roundtables

Wednesdays, 5:30-7 PM, on  January 11, February 8, and March 8 

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

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, contact:

     Dr. Kathi Griffin, or 601-979-0989

     Dr. Tatiana Glushko, or 601-979-1777