Events

Upcoming Events

Both students and faculty at Bates gather regularly to discuss writing.  A schedule of student and faculty  workshops for Winter 2011 will be posted in January.

WRITING AT BATES WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS
WINTER 2011

GETTING STARTED ON YOUR THESIS
Writing a senior thesis may appear daunting, but careful planning can help you to manage it effectively and confidently.  Come discuss the components of a thesis, strategies for structuring research and writing, and techniques to stay organized and disciplined.

TUES., JAN. 25, 4:10
Peer Writing Center, Ladd Library
TUES., FEB. 1, 12:00
Peer Writing Center, Ladd Library

WRITING A SCIENCE THESIS
Whether you’re writing a lab or a library thesis, it’s important to get started early.  We’ll discuss format and audience for the science thesis, and cover planning, communicating with your advisor, note-taking, and referencing.  Bring your questions!

THURS., JAN. 20, 4:00
Carnegie 230
WEDS., JAN. 26, 12:10
Dana 201

WRITING AN ABSTRACT
Polishing your Honors Abstract for the Jan. 28 deadline?  Wondering how to foreshadow your conclusions when you don’t yet have results? Struggling to make it interesting to a specialist, but readable for a general audience? Attend our workshop! Drop-in hours for feedback are also available.

WED., JAN. 26, 4:30
Peer Writing Center, Ladd Library
DROP-IN HOURS:
TUES., JAN. 25, 3:00-5:00
THURS., JAN. 27, 12:00-3:00
Coram Library, 2nd Floor

TECH TIPS FOR THESIS
Thesis is not just an academic adventure; it’s a juggling act, featuring files, notes, citations, deadlines, and more. Come learn about low-tech (and no-tech) tools that might help!

MON., JAN. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Ladd Library Computer Classroom
WED., FEB. 2, 4:30
Ladd Library Computer Classroom

WRITING A LITERATURE REVIEW
Writing a literature review requires you to make some important decisions: What should you include? How should you organize the material? How do you incorporate your own ideas while demonstrating your knowledge of the field? This workshop will help you make those decisions while avoiding some common literature review pitfalls.

TUES., FEB. 15, 4:10
Peer Writing Center, Ladd Library
THURS., MAR. 3, 12:00
Peer Writing Center, Ladd Library

COPYRIGHT BASICS FOR THESIS WRITERS
Want to be able to share your thesis or creative work at Bates or beyond? Want to include others’ work in it, such as images, music, photos, or maps? Come learn about about your rights and opportunities as an author and creator, including digital publication in Bates’ SCARAB archive.

THURS., FEB. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Ladd Library Computer Classroom
TUES., FEB. 15, 11:00
New Commons 201

Contact info: Hillory Oakes, Director of Writing
General e-mail: writing@bates.edu