The Writing Center offers various free workshops throughout the semester on a variety of useful topics.
TECHNICAL WRITING WORKSHOPS:
Morrill 106, Tuesdays 5 - 6 p.m.
- Feb. 26 Learning the IMRaD format (Advanced)
- March 5 Editing Strategies
- March 12 Editing Strategies for ESL Students
- March 26 Presenting Your Research (Posters)
All Graduate Workshops are held in Edmon Low Library Computer Training Room 206.
Literature Review Writing Workshops
Feb. 20, 4 - 5 p.m. Register at https://okstate.libcal.com/event/5060306
Feb. 21, 5 - 6 p.m. Register at https://okstate.libcal.com/event/5060308
The literature review is often one of the most difficult genres or academic sections to compose in academic writing and scholarship. In this workshop, participants will explore the rhetorical work literature reviews do, analyze and discuss samples, and share strategies for writing and revising literature reviews. Participants are encouraged to bring their own literature reviews with them, especially those they are currently working on.
Research Writing for Public Audiences
March 27, 4 - 5 p.m. Registration opens March 6 at http://okstate.libcal.com/event/5060321
March 28, 5 - 6 p.m. Registration opens March 7 at http://okstate.libcal.com/event/5060327
Research is often heavy with technical terminology and dense theory, which can make it difficult to communicate to public audiences. Communicating research to a public audience is a critical skill for graduate students. In this workshop, participants will explore written communication and the importance of writing about research. The workshop will teach strategies for communicating written work effectively to different audiences, including techniques for clarity, precision, coherence, and concision. Participants should bring their current research project to the workshop and be prepared to do some writing.
Developing Effective Conference and Poster Presentations
April 10, 4 - 5 p.m. Registration opens March 20 at http://okstate.libcal.com/event/5060330
April 11, 5 - 6 p.m. Registration opens March 21 at http://okstate.libcal.com/event/5060334
This workshop will help participants understand the basics of creating effective conference and poster presentations. Participants should bring a writing project they plan to present at a future conference and will learn how to present their writing projects to a wider, professional and/or academic audience in an effective and efficient manner.
The workshop will address:
Rhetorical moves of presentations
Use of visuals and quotes
Condensing work into a presentation format
Tailoring research for different audiences