Research-Writing Workshops Request

Research & Writing Workshop Series

In response to the move to all online classes for Summer Quarter, we are pleased to offer all research and writing workshops online, either asynchronously or synchronously (50-80 minutes each). In synchronous workshops we will focus on discipline-specific resources. With enough notice, and depending on capacity, we will be happy to customize asynchronous workshops to your class as well.

Choose one or more of the following strategy-based workshops for your class. The workshops address key dimensions of doing research-based writing and span critical junctures in the inquiry-composing process.

If you have any questions about these workshops or would like to know if they would be a good fit for your course, please contact the librarians for your department.

Getting Started workshop

Click here to access the interactive asynchronous workshop

For most assignments, we recommend offering this in the first third of the quarter

  • Analyzing the assignment
  • Choosing a topic
  • Drafting an inquiry question
  • Testing the inquiry question and starting to form subquestions

Finding & Using Sources workshop

Click here to access the asynchronous workshop

We recommend offering this in the middle of the quarter after students have at least developed an inquiry question

  • Revisiting the inquiry question and subquestions
  • Research databases for locating sources
  • Evaluating sources
  • Basic academic reading literacies
  • Building the draft and next steps

Revising & Editing workshop

Click here to access the asynchronous workshop

We recommend offering this in the last third of the quarter after a first draft has been completed.

  • Thesis
  • Organization
  • Style
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Basics on documenting and citing sources

Additional Workshop Offerings

These additional workshop offerings can be requested in conjunction with the workshops on the left, or on their own.

Study Skills

Growth Mindset

Research Management with Zotero

Strategic Reading

Citations: APA 7th, MLA 8th, or Chicago 17th Styles

Group Work (Beta)

Research Posters (Beta)

Data Visualization (Beta)


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Note: Class sizes over 25 may need to be divided into two sections.
Note: Scheduling priority given to WP and CCOM GUR courses.
We can set up an online meeting through Zoom for your course or join an existing meeting you have set up.
Note: See workshop descriptions at the top of this webform.
Note: Each workshop is only offered during certain parts of the quarter. Please see the workshop descriptions at the top of this form. Also, please provide multiple possible dates for each workshop you are requesting. This improves our ability to schedule your workshops.
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