Learn about the expectations for the U.S. academic paper, including choosing a topic, identifying the appropriate format and level of formality, organizing your paragraphs and your paper, finding and citing sources. Part of the Research Commons initiative.
This workshop examines this graduate-level writing task from formulating a research question, to developing a research plan, to producing a well-argued and documented thesis. Special emphasis will be given to writing a literature review. Part of the Research Commons initiative.
Come learn about the writing resources American University offers! Hear from professors, librarians, and representatives from the Writing Center, Writing Lab, and Career Center about where to go for help with cover letters, research, grammar problems, writing a thesis statement, and more. This event is free and open to all students. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.
This class will help you learn to access and use subject-specific databases that index the scholarly literature necessary for completing a literature review assignment. In addition, the basic aspects of what a literature review looks like will be covered. Bring your research topics and literature review questions with you so that the class can be as useful as possible.
Stop delaying what you need to do. The Overcoming Procrastination workshop helps participants examine reasons they procrastinate and develop strategies to resist procrastination and feel more productive. Part of the Research Commons initiative.
This workshop will provide tips to help you give your best presentation. Topics include preparation techniques, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, and ways to manage stress and anxiety before, during, and after a presentation. Part of the Research Commons initiative.