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Workshops

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Online
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

In a series of three workshops, learn to navigate the complex world of government information which provides official, authoritative, primary sources for almost every topic. 

Parliamentary and legislative materials:

Want to uncover the documentary paper trail of legislative decision making and policy formation? This session will introduce search strategies and resources for finding a breadth of primary sources such as debates, drafts of bills, stakeholder input via committee transcripts and testimony, laws and regulations. 

Open to University of Toronto students, faculty, and staff.
More information on other events in the series: https://go.utlib.ca/govinfo

 

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTM

The Unix shell is a powerful tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes.  You can combine existing programs in different ways and automate repetitive tasks so you don’t need to type things over and over again.  This workshop will go over the basics of the Unix shell, starting with working with files and directories, using pipes and filters, and a little bit of shell scripting. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter: Adriana Sgro
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Makerspace. It is part of the library's Maker Monday Series.

Facilitators:

  • Adriana Sgro, Library Technician Reference & Makerspace Assistant | User Services, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

An overview of a free 3D design program. Tinkercad is a powerful, yet great for beginners.

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to make a basic 3D shape in Tinkercad and be able to export it.

ZOOM LINK: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/96602024239

 

Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Online

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the UofT community to write productively in a communal setting.

The sessions will follow the Pomodoro technique where there will be a sequence of short sprints of writing with a few breaks in between.

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

WHO: Current U of T undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students are all welcome

WHEN:  Mon Jan 25, 1:30PM-3:30PM

WHERE: via BbCollaborate - webinar link will be emailed separately to registrants

HOW: Registration is required (click button below)

There is no cost for attending. Please sign in 10-15 mins early to ensure a smooth start to the session.

Questions? Email kieran.mcgarry[at]mail.utoronto.ca

Hosted by: Gerstein Science Information Centre

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

1:15-1:30: Log in to Zoom

1:30:  Intros & writing goals for the session

1:35: start writing (30mins)

2:05: break!

2:10: resume writing (30mins)

2:40: break!

2:45: resume writing (30mins)

3:15: break & social

3:30: end

Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

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.

Writing to Cite

Learn how to develop effective strategies for academic research and how to correctly incorporate primary and secondary sources into your essays. Through short lectures, interactive class discussions and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

  • The role of citation practices in the scholarly conversation
  • The various styles of documentation
  • The mechanics of “writing up” your sources
  • The different types of publications and how to integrate and document your use of them
  • To incorporate close reading to develop your own research interests and arguments
  • What ideas you can claim as your own and which ones you cannot
  • How to avoid inadvertent plagiarism

Key terms for this session: close reading, signaling, quoting, paraphrasing

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
  • Annotated Bibliographies
  • Literature Reviews

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