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November 2014

Writing Center Workshop, Presenting with Prezi

November 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Ready to move beyond PowerPoint? Co-taught by a Writing Center instructor and a DoIT instructor, this workshop will focus on writing for this presentation program and will offer training on the use of this software. Reserve a place online.

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Last Steps to Completing Your Ph.D.

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

As you make progress toward finishing your dissertation, learn about the Graduate School’s requirements for completing your Ph.D. degree and depositing your dissertation. We will offer a brief introduction to the new electronic process for submitting your dissertation, and present information to help you make decisions about your thesis publishing options. This workshop is intended for Ph.D. candidates preparing to graduate in fall 2014 or spring 2015.

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Introduction to Oral History

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Troy Reeves, Head of the UW-Madison’s Oral History Program, will discuss the key points of the art and science of oral history, such as interviewing, transcribing, and presenting the interviews for public consumption. Plus, he’ll talk about the current use (or mis-use) of the term, oral history in popular culture. (Graduate Support Series workshop; please register at: http://bit.ly/1vyxfNh)

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Delta Program in Teaching and Learning Info Session

November 6 @ 8:30 am

Consult with Delta staff and instructors to plan out your involvement with Delta! Please join us for an informal drop-in session to learn how Delta can help you meet your goals in teaching, learning and mentoring. The Info Session will be an opportunity to meet with staff members and instructors. Feel free to drop in at any time during the session. Coffee and pastries will be served!

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Delta Program in Teaching and Learning Info Session

November 6 @ 8:30 am

Consult with Delta staff and instructors to plan out your involvement with Delta! Please join us for an informal drop-in session to learn how Delta can help you meet your goals in teaching, learning and mentoring. The Info Session will be an opportunity to meet with staff members and instructors. Feel free to drop in at any time during the session. Coffee and pastries will be served!

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Writing Center Class, Writing Résumés and Cover Letters

November 6 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Participants will discuss strategies for consolidating their experiences into one-page résumés and for targeting their cover letters for particular positions. The workshop will concentrate on what employers say they want on résumés and cover letters and will explore ways to meet those criteria impressively. Please register online.

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Writing Center Class, Writing Literature Reviews of Published Research

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This workshop is for those who need to write a lit review of several texts. Participants will explore ways of focusing on the topic, selecting texts, reading critically, developing themes, organizing the material, and citing sources. (Brown Bag) Reserve a place online!

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Researching and Writing Literature Reviews in the Sciences

November 11 @ 12:00 pm

If you need to write a review that brings together many different research publications, this workshop is for you! Join the Writing Center and Steenbock Library/Wendt Commons as we discuss strategies for focusing your topic, searching for papers and publications, reading critically, developing themes and organizing your material. (Graduate Support Series workshop; please register at: http://bit.ly/1vyyoEs )

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Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP)

November 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Creating an individual development plan (IDP) encourages you to think about what you need to do next – and over the next year few years – so that you achieve your goals. We will discuss how to define achievable goals, identify resources, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining your plans. Participants will begin to create a personalized plan that takes into account career interests and addresses the development of knowledge and skills for professional growth.

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Writing Center Workshop, Creating Research Posters

November 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

If you need to create a research poster, this two-part workshop is for you! In Part I, offered by the Writing Center, you’ll analyze sample posters and discuss strategies you can employ for maximum rhetorical effectiveness. In Part II, offered by DoIT, you’ll experiment with Adobe Illustrator and begin designing your own research poster. Reserve a place online.

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