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October 2020

Research Article Introductions

October 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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. Register for Research Article Introductions. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

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Responding to Student Writing

October 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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. Register for Responding to Student Writing. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

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2020 NC Master’s and Doctoral Virtual Career Fair

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

UCS is working with five universities to hold our annual NC Master's & Doctoral Virtual Career Fair. Graduate students, postdocs, and graduate alumni in humanities/social sciences and STEM fields are welcomed to attend and sign up for group and one-on-one sessions with hiring employers. Register on Handshake Update your Handshake profile View the participating organizations and select available employer chat times (1:1 and group sessions). Then login on the day of the fair and meet with employers! The site will…

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Introducing Teaching-as Research: A Systematic Approach to Improving Your Teaching

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hear Teaching-as-Research (TAR) Leaders from around the CIRTL Network describe Teaching-as-Research, a mentored experience that applies the process of inquiry to teaching and learning. By translating skills that you already have as researchers, you can investigate, reflect on, and improve your teaching. Leaders will describe TAR programs at their own institutions, and issues such as developing a strong project, finding the right question, doing TAR during COVID, and the professional benefits of doing a TAR project. Come to this informative…

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November 2020

Responding to Reviewer Comments

November 2 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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. Register for Responding to Reviewer Comments. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)

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Principles of Funding Proposal Writing

November 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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. Register for Principles of Funding Proposal Writing. (Please use your @email.unc.edu address to register.)  

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Dissertation Writing Boot Camps

November 9 @ 9:00 am - November 13 @ 5:30 pm

Join fellow dissertation writers for a week of focused writing. Dissertation Boot Camp will meet through Zoom and will be facilitated by the UNC Writing Center. Participants will set goals for the week, experiment with writing strategies, work on their writing in several structured time blocks, and engage in a series of writing-related discussions with other grad students. Choose morning or afternoon. Because it’s on Zoom, returners are welcome! Nov. 9-13: morning (9-12:30) or afternoon (2-5:30)  

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Dissertation Writing Boot Camps

November 30 @ 9:00 am - December 4 @ 5:30 pm

Join fellow dissertation writers for a week of focused writing. Dissertation Boot Camp will meet through Zoom and will be facilitated by the UNC Writing Center. Participants will set goals for the week, experiment with writing strategies, work on their writing in several structured time blocks, and engage in a series of writing-related discussions with other grad students. Choose morning or afternoon. Because it’s on Zoom, returners are welcome! Nov. 30-Dec. 4: morning (9-12:30) or afternoon (2-5:30)

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