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Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Time: 4:10pm - 5:30pm

Do you read your textbook for class but not remember the content? Do you write so many notes in class that your hand hurts? Do you feel that you spend hours studying but make little progress? 

Effective reading & note-taking techniques can solve these problems. In this workshop, you will learn how to read and take notes efficiently in order to maximize learning. 

Participants are encouraged to bring an example of their own notes (from reading or a class lecture) to the workshop.
Location: Robarts Library - 4th Floor Reference Room, 130 St. George St. Instructor:  Susan Hopkirk, Academic Success Centre 
Register through the Academic Success Centre: http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/st/eventschedule.aspx?event_id=3380
 

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Location: Gerstein Instruction Lab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 2nd Floor.

Instructor: Tracy Zahradnik, Faculty Liaison & Instruction Librarian, Engineering & Computer Science Library.

Ever wonder how your list of publications stacks up against the masters of research? Want to know which journal is ranked highest in your field? If so, then this hands-on workshop is for you.  You will learn how to determine impact factors, H-indexes, Eigen Factors, compare publication rates of different institutions and more.

This workshop is aimed at graduate students, post docs and early year faculty members although everyone is welcome to attend!

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 4:10pm - 5:30pm

Essential Research Skills workshop series

Set yourself up for academic success by learning essential research skills that can help you save time, get better grades, deepen your engagement with your subject, and boost your confidence. Participants learn how to develop successful research questions; how to effectively search for quality resources; how to choose and critically evaluate the best sources; and how to use information responsibly. These are also skills that employers look for in potential employees

Take these workshops individually or take all four for credit in the Co-Curricular Record. Each workshop will be offered several times over the year - check back for more dates.

 

Essential Research Skills: Finding Scholarly Sources

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4:10-5:30

Location: Robarts LIbrary. e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions

DescriptionEngaging with the research literature on a topic is essential to your own research, whether you’re writing a paper for an undergraduate assignment or doing original research for your Ph.D. dissertation. Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:

  • recognize the characteristics of a scholarly article
  • find scholarly sources more efficiently and effectively
  • select the best places to search for scholarly sources on your topic
  • design an effective search strategy for your topic

Questions? Please contact Eveline Houtman.

Other workshops in the series:

  • Getting Started
  • Choosing the Best Sources for Your Topic
  • Citing and Organizing Your Work

 

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 12:10pm - 1:30pm

Essential Research Skills workshop series

Set yourself up for academic success by learning essential research skills that can help you save time, get better grades, deepen your engagement with your subject, and boost your confidence. Participants learn how to develop successful research questions; how to effectively search for quality resources; how to choose and critically evaluate the best sources; and how to use information responsibly. These are also skills that employers look for in potential employees

Take these workshops individually or take all four for credit in the Co-Curricular Record. Each workshop will be offered several times over the year - check back for more dates.

 

Essential Research Skills: Getting Started

Date: Thursday, Sept. 25, 12:10-1:30

Location: Robarts LIbrary. e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions

Description:With so much information available - not just scholarly articles but news sources, government publications, websites, social media -  researchers often struggle with choosing the best materials for their needs. This is particularly difficult if you’re new to a subject - how do you know who to pay attention to?

Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:

  • develop your own criteria for evaluating the value of a potential source depending on your context
  • recognize external markers of quality
  • take into account academic impact and influence
  • take into account the role different sources play in your writing

Questions? Please contact Eveline Houtman.

Other workshops in the series:

  • Getting Started
  • Finding Scholarly Sources
  • Citing and Organizing Your Work

 

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Zotero is an open-source Firefox add-on that allows you to collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It's easy to use, and it lives in your web browser where you do your work.

Date: Thursday September 25, 2014
Time: 4 - 5:30pm
Location: OISE Building, 252 Bloor Street West, 3rd floor computer lab 6

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Import references from the library catalogue, databases, websites, and Google Scholar
  • Generate a bibliography in APA, MLA, Chicago, or other citation styles
  • Create in-text citations
  • Organize and share your references

No prior Zotero knowledge required.