Let me admit something first. I have written a lot of research papers, including my doctoral dissertation. And even though I love to learn, research, and read, almost every single one of the days it came to writing those papers, I would rather have cleaned a truckstop bathroom on my hands and knees than sit down and write. Realize, most people find the research paper process imposing. (I’ve written about the process before. So check out some of the earlier entries.)
So this spring, the Kisber Library is coming up with a couple of programs that might make the whole thing easier, if not fun.
Instructional Librarian Emily Bush will be conducting a series of workshops on the research paper on Saturdays (and spring break):
Research Skills for Distance Ed Students — Feb. 28 at 10 a.m.
Spring Ahead! Research Workshops — March 9 at 10 a.m.
Spring Ahead! Research Workshops — March 10 at 2 p.m.
Search 101: Desmystify the Databases– March 21 at 10 a.m.
Down to the Deadline Research Help– April 18 at 10 a.m.
Down to the Deadline Research Help– April 30 at 10 a.m.
Call the library at 353-3555 to reserve your spot. To be able to give folks individual help, Emily is limiting each workshop to 12 people.
Also, we know that some folks have research papers assigned in courses other than composition and need help. This semester, you can call and make an appointment to have a librarian provide in-depth help on your assignment. You can have the librarian’s undivided attention, and you can talk about your assignment, not research in general. To make an appointment, call the circulation desk at 353-3555.
All workshops will be held in the library on the main campus.