Grad Help Workshops

Grad Help workshops are workshops delivered by peer mentors, that is graduate students with some graduate school under their belt that volunteer to help their fellow grad students.  The workshops are on academic topics that the peer mentor has experience in. We also occasionally offer workshops by faculty and recent PhDs. These workshops are delivered from September to March.

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Oct
Thu
30

Now That I Am a Master's Student, How Do I Read Scholarly Articles Effectively?

Grad Help Workshop with Jenny G., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY 145

Are you a senior undergrad or master’s student who is concerned about or having difficulty with reading in grad school? If so, then this is the workshop for you! We will be discussing many helpful tips, tricks, and information tidbits for before you read; during reading, and after you read.  We will discuss some reading methods; note taking vs. highlighting; myths about reading; reading effectively; and reading critically.  This workshop is intended for new master’s students but EVERYONE is welcome including undergrads and PhD students.
Oct
Fri
31

Poster Presentations

Grad Help Workshop with Bassey B., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY 145

Many graduate students, and senior undergrads, will be required to give a poster presentation in the course of their studies. Join Grad Help peer mentor, Bassey, as he discusses how to give good poster presentations. This workshop is open to all students but will be of most help to those who will be giving poster presentations in the future.
Nov
Thu
6

Reading Articles in Grad School

Grad Help Workshop with Nataliia S., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
3:30 PM to 4:20 PM

MURRAY 145

Grad students are often required to read numerous articles in very little time.  If you would like some tips on how to read an article quickly and decipher its importance, then join Grad Help Peer Mentor Nataliia for her workshop on reading articles in grad school.  All students are welcome.
Nov
Mon
17

Research Skills

Grad Help Workshop with Bassey B., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY G3

Research is a process which requires particulars skills. Come join Grad Help peer mentor, Bassey, as he discusses some of these basic research skills. This workshop is open to all students but will be of most help to students who are either doing, or planning on undertaking, research in the near future.
Nov
Tue
18

How to Start a Literature Review

Grad Help Workshop with Stacy Y., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY 145

Grad students may need to write literature reviews for a thesis or publication. In preparation for your first literature review, we will discuss some things you should pay attention to. Grad Help peer mentor, Stacy, will talk about some tips for literature review preparation and share her own experiences. Open to all students but will be of most help to those writing a thesis/dissertation or other materials with lit reviews.
Nov
Wed
19

Data Collection

Grad Help Workshop with Nataliia S., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
3:30 PM to 4:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Research is essential to most grad programs, but it can be a tricky process.  If you would like some tips on how to collect data and how to check that data once collected, then join Grad Help Peer Mentor Nataliia for her workshop on data-collection. This workshop is intended for those in the research stage of their degree, but all students are welcome.
Nov
Mon
24

M.A and M.SC. Thesis Revisions

Grad Help Workshop with Jenny G., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY G3

Are you a master's student worried about, or working on, revisions to your thesis? If so, this is the workshop for you!

We will be discussing:

  • the ins and outs of thesis revisions
  • some tips and lessons from my and my colleagues' revision experiences
  • learning how to not take criticisms personally and how use them to improve your thesis
  • professional email and face-to-face communication about revisions
  • what do do when you need help with revisions, as well as how to actually ask for and use revisions help
  • working through differing options and perspectives.

This workshop is intended for master's students who are or will be doing thesis revisions but ALL students are welcome including senior undergrads and PhD candidates!

Nov
Wed
26

Grad School Applications: Essential Tips

Grad Help Workshop with Cathy Q., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
2:00 PM to 2:50 PM

MURRAY 102

Applying to grad programs can feel like a full-time job. Join Grad Help Peer Mentor, Cathy, for a discussion on how to ease this process with some helpful tips. All students are welcome but this might be of most interest to those applying to a masters program in the near future.