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Spring 2021

All workshops are offered twice. Please register for your preferred day. All workshops will be delivered on Zoom. Because they are activity-based workshops, they will not be recorded.

Presentations: Handling Q & A Sessions — 3/31 & 4/1 @ 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Especially for international grad students. Dealing with questions at the end of your talk can be quite nerve-racking. Come learn some helpful strategies to anticipate and manage questions successfully.
Register for Mar. 31
Register for Apr. 1

Presentations: Describing Visuals — 4/7 & 8 @ 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Especially for international grad students. Does your presentation include complicated graphics? Learn techniques for leading your audience’s eyes to key items.
Register for Apr. 7
Register for Apr. 8

Presentations: Creating Quality Slides — 4/14 & 15 @ 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Especially for international grads. PPT slides don’t have to be boring. Explore ways to make your slides more effective and appealing.
Register for Apr. 14
Register for Apr. 15

Past workshops

No More All-Nighters! Time Management for Semester Projects – 2/8 & 9 @ 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Want to make sure your paper is done BEFORE the deadline? Would you like to have time to revise and polish it? This workshop will help you create an effective working schedule. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)
Register Feb. 8
Register for Feb. 9

Jump Start Your Writing Group – Special schedule: Wednesday, 2/10 only, 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Looking for community and accountability when working on your writing projects from home? In this workshop, we will provide advice and resources to help you organize your own writing group.
Register for Feb. 10

Research Article Introductions – 2/22 & 23 @ 2:30-3:20 p.m.

What are the components of a typical research introduction? How do writers in your discipline describe “the gap”? Bring several articles from your field and join us for a guided analysis of the structure and language of effective introductions. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)
Register for Feb. 22
Register for Feb. 23

How to Get and Give Effective Feedback – 3/1 & 2 @ 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Feedback from peers and senior colleagues is an extremely useful resource that can help you improve your writing. This workshop helps you solicit and provide helpful feedback on writing. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)
Register for Mar. 1
Register for Mar. 2

Responding to Student Writing – 3/8 & 9 @ 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Do you struggle to decide what to comment on? How much to say? How to say it? How much time to spend? This workshop describes general principles and specific strategies for responding to student writing in ways that are helpful for the student and efficient for the instructor. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)
Register for Mar. 8
Register for Mar. 9

Principles of Funding Proposal Writing – 3/15 & 16 @ 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Are you applying for funding to support your research? While every application is different, there are key qualities of a good application. This workshop describes general principles and offers strategies for writing your best proposal. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)
Register for Mar. 15
Register for Mar. 16

Get It Done! Winning Your Battle with Procrastination – 3/22 & 23 @ 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Battling procrastination may seem like an insurmountable challenge. Use this chance to get together with fellow procrastinators and learn about tools that have proven to be helpful. Create your own anti-procrastination toolkit! (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)
Register for Mar. 22
Register for Mar. 23

Presentations: Confidence and Vocal Clarity — 3/24 & 25 @ 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Especially for international grad students. Would you like to sound more confident? Would you like your listeners to understand your speaking more clearly? This workshop will teach you techniques to boost your confidence and vocal clarity.
Register for Mar. 24
Register for Mar. 25

Responding to Reviewer Comments – 3/29 & 30 @ 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Congratulations! You have received an R&R from the journal! Now, what do you do? In this workshop, we will discuss general strategies for responding to reviewers’ comments and share some language for politely disagreeing. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)
Register for Mar. 29
Register for Mar. 30