Writing & Scholarship Series – 2017


Exploring diverse possibilities for writing in arts-based research

George Belliveau, Carl Leggo, and Kedrick James

Friday, November 25, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ponderosa Commons – Multipurpose Room (2012)

While much academic writing has privileged the expository essay, there are many diverse ways to write. In the past few decades many scholars have explored arts-based research including poetic inquiry, narrative inquiry, a/r/tography, life writing, creative nonfiction, performative inquiry, research-based theatre…. We are all creative and all writing is creative. In this workshop participants will investigate diverse possibilities for writing in arts-based research.


Writing & Scholarship Series – winter-sessions

Citation practices, citation management

Ling Shi and Wendy Traas

Friday, January 13, 10:30 a.m -12:00 p.m.
Ponderosa Commons – Multipurpose Room (2012)

This session addresses two important topics in academic practice: paraphrasing and citation management. In the first part of the session, Dr. Shi will use writing samples from graduate students across disciplines to help participants understand that paraphrasing is a process of smoothly integrating the source information into the new text by interpreting and recounting only the source information with relevance to the current text. Such a process will lead to substantial paraphrases with minimum re-use of original wording.

In the second part of the session, Wendy Traas from the Education Library will introduce Mendeley, Endnote and Refworks: citation management tools that can help you keep track of your research and improve the efficiency of your writing process by storing your citations in a central location. Citation managers allow you to focus on writing without spending too much time tracking down full bibliographic references for the authors you choose to include in your work. Wendy will include an overview of the features of different citation managers and how they can be used to build a personal library.

To explore the use of these tools, bring your laptop.