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Workshops

Date: Friday, January 28, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Online

Research and Writing Seminars: Develop Your Scholarly Voice. Each session in this suite of four interactive seminars integrates the learning of academic research and writing skills and is taught by a librarian in collaboration with a writing instructor. The goal of each seminar is to help you develop your own voice as an emerging scholar by enabling you to identify, situate and substantiate your arguments in the context of the scholarly discussion taking place in your discipline. The seminars are designed for humanities and social sciences undergraduate students. Graduate students might wish to consider the research-related skills offerings in the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

Take any three (3) of the four (4) seminars to earn credit on your Co-Curricular Record.

Critical Reading

Learn how to develop critical reading skills and how to incorporate them into the process of research and critical writing. This session concentrates on the skills of analysis and synthesis as they pertain to library research and academic writing. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn to:

  • Describe the scholarly communication process, including the peer review process
  • Conduct university-level library research and understand the basics of the argumentative essay
  • Identify different types of sources and understand their role in your research process
  • Read strategically to select the best sources and recognize their most important part(s).
  • Employ criteria to evaluate sources for scope, authority and bias

Key terms for this session: Peer review, 3-D Reading, Bloom’s Taxonomy, primary & secondary sources.

Location: Online via Zoom. The link to the session will be sent to you in the confirmation email upon registration.

Other seminars in this series include:

  • Writing to Cite
  • Annotated Bibliographies
  • Literature Reviews
Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Online

Research and Writing Seminars: Develop Your Scholarly Voice. Each session in this suite of four interactive seminars integrates the learning of academic research and writing skills and is taught by a librarian in collaboration with a writing instructor. The goal of each seminar is to help you develop your own voice as an emerging scholar by enabling you to identify, situate and substantiate your arguments in the context of the scholarly discussion taking place in your discipline. The seminars are designed for humanities and social sciences undergraduate students. Graduate students might wish to consider the research-related skills offerings in the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

Take any three (3) of the four (4) seminars to earn credit on your Co-Curricular Record.

Annotated Bibliographies

The session addresses the “big picture” of the place of annotated bibliographies in the scholarly conversation, as well as “nuts-and-bolts” strategies for researching and evaluating books and articles to identify the best sources on a topic. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

  • To recognize different types of annotated bibliography assignments
  • How annotated bibliographies fit within the broader framework of documentation and how various schools of documentation treat annotated bibliographies differently
  • To define the scope of your research to make good choices about including and excluding sources
  • To identify landmark or influential studies on your topic

Key terms for this session: Bloom’s Taxonomy, search strategy, background research, scholarly sources, popular sources, description & evaluation

Location: Online via Zoom. The link to the session will be sent to you in the confirmation email upon registration.  

Other seminars in this series include:

  • Critical Reading
  • Writing to Cite
  • Literature Reviews
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Makerspace.

This hands-on session will introduce you to the basics of Arduino using a virtual kit. At the end of the workshop, you will have a general understanding of circuitry and how to create a simple circuit using Arduino. 

Facilitators:

  • Adriana Sgro, Makerspace Assistant, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Online

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? 

Need a jumpstart to focus on writing for your assignment, screenplay, short story, cover letter, or grant application?

Have some discussion posts to write? A short analysis or two perhaps?  

 

Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic and creative writers within the U of T community to write productively in a communal setting via Zoom. The SUAW sessions follow the Pomodoro technique where there is a sequence of short sprints of writing (30 min) with breaks in between.

Bring your work (laptop or paper) and we'll help you with your productivity!

  • WHO: Current U of T undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and staff are all welcome
  • WHEN: Tuesday January 18, 4-6pm
  • WHERE: Via Zoom - webinar link will be emailed separately to registrants
  • HOW: Registration is required (click button below)

There is no cost for attending. Please sign in 5-10 mins early to ensure a smooth start to the session.

 

Questions? Email library.innis[at]utoronto.ca

Hosted by: Innis College Library 

 

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

3:55-4:00pm: Log in to Zoom

4:00pm: Intros & writing goals for the session (if you like!) 

4:05pm: Start writing (30mins)

4:35pm: Break!

4:40pm: Resume writing (30mins)

5:10pm: Break!

5:15pm: Resume writing (30mins)

5:45pm: Break & review how the session went

6:00pm: end

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