WCP WEBINARS

 

Formulating Great Research Questions

 

In this seminar instructor Theadora Siranian demonstrates how convergent and divergent questioning can help writers define their research questions.

 

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Creating Great Hooks: Techniques For Capturing Your Reader's Attention

 

In this seminar Greg Duran of the SSH Writing Center presents students with strategies for creating "hooks" that draw readers in, spark their curiosity, and keep them reading. Q&A at the end includes an activity for participants to practice writing a hook.

 

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Paraphrasing to Avoid Plagiarism

 

In this seminar writing instructor Jeff Carney shares tips on paraphrasing and provides detailed examples.

 

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Contrastive Analysis: Russian Speakers Writing in English

 

In this seminar Arlyce Menzies draws on contrastive analysis to discuss writing styles in Russian and English.

 

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Writing Argument: Claims, Reasons, and Evidence

 

In this seminar Dr. Adina Arvatu explains why arguments matter in academic writing, and how to build one. She answers key questions like, what makes a good claim, and how can you know if you have one; what is the difference between reasoning and evidence, and why is data not (yet) evidence?

 

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Literature Reviews: Gathering Research, Synthesizing Sources, and Writing Strategies

 

In this two-part seminar James Swider offers information and strategies on how to approach the research process and organize sources into an academic literature review.

                          Part 1

 

                          Part 2

 

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Fun With Syllogisms: Using Logic to Improve Your Argument

 

In this seminar instructor Inzhuna Karazhanova explains several tools to help writers test whether their arguments are sound.

 

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Public Speaking Essentials

 

In this seminar WCP instructor Robert Winter discusses 5 points essential to the art of public speaking.

 

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Bilingual Writers Writing in English

 

In this WCP seminar on Contrastive Analysis, instructor Inzhuna Karazhanova discusses how a bilingual writer might transfer features of their native language to their second language writing, and what it often looks like in practice for Russian and Kazakh speakers writing in English. 

 

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