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Center for Learning and Teaching: Spring 2023 Workshops

Spring 2023 Writing and Research Workshops

Registration is required and closes at 6:00 p.m. CT the night before the session.

All workshops on Zoom except where noted.


APA: Formatting Your Paper This workshop is over, a recording is available here.

January 12, 6:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. CT./9:00 p.m. ET  OR   January 13, 10:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. CT/ 1:00 p.m. ET Register for one; workshops are identical.

This interactive workshop will cover basic formatting and style elements for writing in APA 7. We will cover: title page; header; headings; an introduction to in-text citations; and limited grammar and writing practices. We will leave significant time at the end of the session for a practical Q and A. Participants are encouraged to bring APA questions or problems to troubleshoot.


Common Language Errors to Avoid in Academic Writing This workshop is over, a recording is available here.

January 19, 5:00 p.m.PT/ 7:00 p.m. CT/ 8:00 p.m. ET OR January 20, 2:30 p.m.PT/4:30 p.m. CT/5:30 p.m. ET  Register for one; workshops are identical.

We all make language errors even when we're doing our best, so no need to feel ashamed. The more we're conscious, the more we can avoid them. In this workshop, Sinan aims to focus over common language errors and strategies to avoid them. And congratulations if you spotted the only language error in this description! But there are actually two, and you missed the other one! See, there's still room to learn! 


APA: Writing Your Research This workshop is over, a recording is available here

January 26, 4:15 p.m. CT (in person on the Chicago campus, classroom to be announced) OR February 17 10:00 a.m. PT /12:00 p.m. CT/1:00 p.m. ET on Zoom

Though APA style can seem overwhelming, at its core are consistent concepts that aim to create access points for scholars and writers of all levels. This workshop will cover approaches to understanding APA 7 through research and writing practices that treat APA as a tool. Participants should gain access to the APA 7 manual, if at all possible, before attending.  We will cover advanced in-text citations and reference questions; examples of APA writing; understanding when and how much to cite; and maintaining personal voice and ideas in an academic context.


Introduction to Graduate-Level Research at Adler University Library This workshop is over, a recording is available here.

January 30, 4:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m. CT/7:00 p.m. ET

Join the Online Campus Librarian, Dorinne Banks, as we explore the most widely used research tools and services at Adler Library. Participants will leave with a higher level of confidence locating scholarly literature. This workshop is designed for Online Campus students but is open to students on all three Adler campuses. 


Help With Academic Writing: Creating an Abstract Voice This workshop is over, a recording is available here.

February 2, 5:00 PT (in person on the Vancouver campus, classroom 419. OR  February 3, 2:30 p.m. PT/4:30 p.m. CT/5:30 p.m. ET on Zoom. 

Too much passive voice? No passive voice? How do I keep it balanced? What in the name of academia is nominalization? And what do you mean by lack of intensity; are we learning Physics now? Join Sinan in discussing how to create an abstract voice, one of the most essential conventions of academic writing.


RefWorks: Keeping Your Research Organized This workshop is over, a recording is available here.

February 6,4:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. CT / 7:30 p.m. ET

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography manager that allows you to manage all your research citations in one place. In this 60-minute workshop, attendees will learn how to export references from library databases; create a library to store PDFs; utilize the word processing plug-in [Reference Citation Manager] for in-text citations; and create a bibliography in APA format. 


Guiding Your Reader through Your Paper With Signposting This workshop is over, a recording is available here.

February 9, 5:00 pm PT/7:00 p.m. CT/8:00 p.m. ET OR  February 10, 2:30 p.m. PT/4:30 p.m. CT/5:30 p.m. ET  Register for one option; workshops are identical.

Have you ever had to find ghee or tahini in a grocery store that has no aisle signage? Can you imagine how frustrating, disorienting and time-consuming it could be? You don't want to go in circles over and over again, do you? You want aisle numbers, signs, guidance! Well, whoever's reading your paper wants the same. Signposting signals transitions throughout your paper, and it orients the reader until the end. It guides them by showing what the next section, paragraph or sentence will be about. In this workshop, Sinan hopes to demonstrate the benefits of signposting and ways to practice it. 


Managing Writing Anxiety  This workshop is over and was not recorded

February 24, 10:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. CT/1:00 p.m. ET

Writing is a difficult process for many of us.  Even the most intelligent, practiced, and gifted writers struggle with the act of transforming complex and sometimes personal material into words on a page. This workshop, structured as a group conversation, will provide a welcoming space for writers of all levels to process the challenges of writing at the graduate level. By sharing both challenges and strategies with one another, my hope is that we can feel less alone and empowered to move forward. Though explicitly focused on anxiety, all writing struggles are welcome. 


Open Education Week 2023 

When: March 6-10, 2023 

Who: Adler University faculty, students, and thought leaders 

What: Open Education Week is an annual celebration that raises awareness of global efforts to make learning more “open” — that is, more affordable and accessible to students everywhere. Every March, the weeklong, online event gives educators and students an opportunity to learn more about open educational practices and be inspired by the work being developed around the world 

Where: Fully Online. Check this webpage for event listings as they become available.