Reboot on our Research Strategies

I am glad we took the time to make a visit to Craig in the “Learning Commons” (aka Library) this past week, just to circle back to strategies for developing your Lit Review further and gaining access to the materials needed to write up your MA thesis project. I want to remind you that you can always book a one-on-one appointment with any of the reference librarians at our Learning Commons. I highly recommend Crain Anderson, Chrisler Pitts, or Linda Cifelli – they have all been excellent colleagues over the years, and I am sure they could help guide you individually.

There is also a chat box function on our Learning Commons website, just in case you have a specific question that you need assistance with. In addition, I want to remind you that you can always book a quiet study space for your thesis writing in the Library (study rooms, pods, etc) by clicking on the “Book A Space” button on the Learning Commons home page. Finally, remember there are many workshops you can select from in order to receive support in this MA thesis journey. And we can always suggest a workshop for class if we all identify a specific need. Keep the in mind, so we can make the most of the resources on hand.

Our agenda from 2/7:


This weekend (Sunday 2/13) is the deadline for participating in Research Days.

OER Conference

Also, I want to announce the next OER conference to be held this Spring (March 17 & 18). Last year we had a phenomenal MA in Writing Studies panel participate. Many mentioned to me that when thinking about the entire conference, our MA in Writing Studies panel (based on the “Cards for Humanity” game produced in the ENG 5020 course from Fall 2020) was the “standout” panel in which they learned so much.

Next week we will meet in CAS 205, and I hope to review the expectations for upcoming presentations (that will follow on our schedule later this month), and touch base on some other general concerns for all of you as you continue to develop your work. There will also be writing time set aside.

See you on Valentines Day!

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