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Karen Skinner

June 2021

APA 7 Citation Basics

Tuesday, June 1st @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brandon University

When: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Where: Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09 This workshop provides an overview of formatting papers in APA (7th edition) with particular attention to in-text citations, references and style notes. Students will be shown examples of in-text citations using direct quotes and paraphrasing techniques, and examples of how online resources are cited in the reference section. The instructor will also highlight helpful online resources and discuss the link between proper citation and academic honesty.

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Grammar Basics

Wednesday, June 2nd @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brandon University

When: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. Where: Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09 After this workshop, students should be aware of the most common grammar errors students make, and have strategies for how to address these errors. The areas covered will include comma splice errors, pronouns, subject-verb agreement, active vs passive voice, and proper use of apostrophes. The instructor will also provide links to additional grammar resources.

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How to Write a Good Essay

Thursday, June 3rd @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brandon University

When: Thursday, June 3, 2021 Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Where: Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09 Students will learn how to develop research, pre-writing, and writing techniques that will help them write good essays. The workshop will also discuss ways to avoid plagiarism.

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Thesis Statement Basics

Monday, June 7th @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brandon University

When: Monday, June 7, 2021 Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Where: Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09 This workshop will cover basic aspects of thesis construction, placement, and development. Students will be encouraged to evaluate sample thesis statements to determine their potential effectiveness.

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Academic Integrity: Preventing Plagiarism

Tuesday, June 8th @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brandon University

When: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Where: Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09 This workshop addresses plagiarism and ways students can prevent it to be in accordance with the university’s academic integrity policy. The focus is on useful techniques for paraphrasing.

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Essay Basics

Wednesday, June 9th @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brandon University

When: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Where: Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/94541645899?pwd=YXFPalRyS2RWY0J1dUtmR2hncEQzUT09 After this workshop, students should be able to identify the basic parts of the essay (introduction, body, conclusion) and describe how they function. Along with the basic structure, this workshop will cover the following: purpose of the essay, selecting and narrowing a topic, levels of English and use of scholarly language, formulating a thesis statement (brief introduction), evidence and how is it used, and how to access additional…

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