Graduate Student Research Series
Could you use a little help with your research? With finding and synthesizing scholarly materials? With becoming an expert in your field? With editing and polishing your works as well as becoming a more effective academic writer?
UF Librarians Hélène Huet (European Studies), David Schwieder (Political Science), and Megan Daly (Classics, Philosophy, and Religion), and UF Professional Writing Professor Sean Trainor, will present a series of research-focused sessions to help graduate students with the following topics:
Wednesday October 3 Session 1: Finding Scholarly Materials for Your Research
Wednesday October 10 Session 2: Synthesizing Scholarly Materials and Becoming an Expert in Your Field
Wednesday October 17 Session 3: Becoming a Versatile, Effective Academic Writer
Wednesday October 24 Session 4: Editing and Polishing Abstracts, Papers, and Articles for Submission
All sessions are Period 4 10:40-11:30 a.m.
Room 212 Library West (Scott Nygren Studio)
No registration required
All UF Graduate and Professional Students Are Welcome
Session 1: Finding Scholarly Materials for Your Research
In this session, you will learn how to navigate the library’s website in order to find the books, articles, videos, and other materials needed for your research. You will also learn about various library and on-campus resources that will be of help during your academic career at the University of Florida
Session 2: Synthesizing Scholarly Materials and Becoming an Expert in Your Field
The heart of a graduate school education involves becoming an expert in your field. This session draws on cognitive and social psychology literatures to offer practical approaches designed to help you synthesize your voluminous graduate school reading load and effectively and efficiently develop subject field expertise.
Session 3: Becoming a Versatile, Effective Academic Writer
In this session, you will learn:
– Four simple techniques you can adopt to enhance your academic writing, and;
– Why writing like a journalist can make you a better scholarly writer.
Dr. Sean Trainor will lead the session. Dr. Trainor is a professor of professional writing at the University of Florida and a freelance writer.
Session 4: Editing and Polishing Abstracts, Papers, and Articles for Submission
How do you edit an abstract so it’s less than 300 words but still effectively communicates your ideas? How can you polish your conference paper so it reads well in front of a live audience? How can you perfect a draft of an article to make it clear, scholarly, and professional? This session offers tips on how to put the finishing touches on your work so you can put your best foot forward.