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Coordinator: Theresa Nicolay
Phone: (585) 385-8147

CAE Workshop Schedule

Writing for the Social Sciences (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Mon., March 09, 2015 at 5:00 PM
This workshop will review the elements of an APA style paper. Topics will include abstracts, literature reviews, heading levels, APA writing style, manuscript structure and content, differences between an abstract and lit review, integration of source material.

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Choosing Scholarly Sources (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Tue., March 10, 2015 at 12:30 PM
All information is not created equal. During the publishing cycle, scholarly information goes through intense scrutiny. Understanding the ins and outs of scholarly publishing allows the researcher to select appropriate material that is peer reviewed/refereed. In this workshop, you’ll learn what constitutes scholarliness and how to find scholarly sources.

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Revision and Editing (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Wed., March 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Few writers get it right the first time. Writing is thinking, and that means that as we write, our ideas develop and sometimes change entirely. Revision means adding, removing, and rearranging paragraphs and ideas, whereas editing involves relatively minor changes. In this workshop we will discuss and practice strategies for both.

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Internships Workshop

Thu., March 12, 2015 at 12:30 PM
An internship can help define your career path, develop highly sought after professional skills and build your network for future opportunities. Develop your internship search strategy and learn about resources for identifying opportunities. Please RSVP for the workshop by emailing the Career Center at or sign-up in CareerZone.

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Presenting with Confidence (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Mon., March 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Do you have sleepless nights when a class presentation is assigned? In this workshop you will learn why this happens and what you can do to reduce the impact of this fear on your GPA.

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Trash or Treasure? Evaluating Websites (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Tue., March 17, 2015 at 12:30 PM
If you use the Internet, you can always use help deciding if a site is quality or not. After all, anyone can put anything on the Internet, so it’s reader beware. Come and hear about a 5 item checklist that can help you separate the good from the bad and the ugly.

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Developing & Structuring Arguments (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Wed., March 18, 2015 at 5:00 PM
There is more to an argument than just stating an opinion: once you make a claim, you’ve got to support it. While every argument is different, there are some basic elements of argumentation that writers can use to compose persuasive discourse. Participants in this workshop will generate claims and reasons to support them. We’ll also consider the importance of counter arguments and see how they can be used to strengthen our own claims.

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Using Google Scholar (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Thu., March 19, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Google Scholar is a search engine used to find journal articles, conference papers, and other scholarly sources. Do you want to get the most out of this powerful search tool? This session will review the types of resources in a Google Scholar search, how to narrow your results, find full-text using library and open-access resources, and more.

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Open Advising (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Tue., March 24, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Uncertain of your academic requirements? Questions about course sequencing? Trying to put together a plan toward graduation? Counselors from the Office of Academic Affairs will be available for you to stop by and ask your questions in an open format. (No formal presentation is planned.)

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Summarizing and Annotating Scholarly Sources (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Wed., March 25, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Effectively engaging with scholarly sources in your papers is challenging if you have difficulty deciphering scholarly articles in the first place. This workshop will guide you through summarizing, annotating, and comprehending these sources so that you can incorporate them successfully into your papers.

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