The Research and Writing Workshop series was brought to you through a partnership between the Library and CAPS. These free workshops covered a variety of topics to assist you in tackling your research papers.
Here’s what was covered in each workshop:
Online Academic Supports, Canvas, & Free MS Office
- Have an understanding of SIS, EasyLogin, Canvas and College Email.
- Have a basic understanding of Cloud Storage.
- Can successfully submit a document through Canvas.
- Understand how to use Online Tutoring in Canvas and Smarthinking.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to use free MS Office through GBCC Email.
- Review of technology and the Help Desk.
- Understand how to access Online Library Resources and supports and to know how to schedule a research appointment.
Starting Your Research & Avoiding Plagiarism
- Explore general information sources to increase familiarity with the topic.
- Identify key concepts and terms that describe the information needed and understand using Boolean operators and truncation in search terms.
- Identify the purpose and audience of potential resources (e.g., popular vs. scholarly, current vs. historical, primary vs secondary) and understand evaluating sources.
- Where to look beyond our library (interlibrary loan, using resources at other locations).
- Learn about the Research Process steps and design a realistic plan and timeline to complete the paper.
- Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes plagiarism and demonstrate an understanding of institutional policies related to plagiarism.
- Demonstrate an understanding of intellectual property, copyright, and fair use of copyrighted material.
How to Structure Your Paper & Paraphrasing
- Develop a thesis.
- Construct an outline.
- Understand topic and supporting sentences.
- Learn to craft effective introductions and conclusions.
- Mastering the art of transferring source language into your own words.
- Understanding the difference between paraphrasing, summarizing, and direct quotations and learning when and how to use each.
- Integrate research and evidence; how to use in-text/parenthetical citations.
Citing Sources: MLA, APA, Chicago
*The examples used in this video are for APA format version 6. The college is now using APA format version 7. For help, please see the Library’s citation guide.
- Identify types of sources and bibliography elements.
- Understand the similarities and differences between the 3 citation styles.
- Learn how to construct a Works Cited/Reference Page: keeping organized.
View Past Workshops
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