Carnegie Mellon University

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All GCC workshops occur from 5-6 pm in IDeATe Studio A in the Hunt Library and offer FREE PIZZA. GCC workshops are free and appropriate for students at all levels of study, in the sciences and humanities.

Improving the “Flow” of Your Writing
Tuesday, March 20 Register here
If you have ever been told that your writing is “choppy” or does not have any “flow,” this workshop is for you. We will teach you a simple – but effective – principle for improving the logical flow between sentences and paragraphs, called the Known/New Contract. This crucial rhetorical principle will help an audience follow the progression of your ideas and arguments.

Writing a Related Work Section
Tuesday, March 27 Register here
It is easy for your related work section to become a “data dump” that overwhelms your reader with information. This workshop will give you strategies to connect research into trends and put studies in conversation with each other. We will look at strong and weak examples and focus on the language they use. This workshop is applies to writing journal articles, theses, and more.

Making the Case for Your Research
Tuesday, April 3 Register here
This workshop will teach you four steps that make the case for why your research is an essential contribution to the field. You will turn your research into a compelling narrative and highlight the innovation of your work, especially for non-specialist audiences. These moves can help you structure the abstract and introduction of your paper, and can be applied to conference presentations, application materials, grant proposals, and more.

Communicating Data to Non-Experts
Thursday, April 12 Register here
In your professional life, you often have to present technical data to non-expert audiences such as managers, clients, or members of the general public. This workshop teaches you principles for creating graphs and tables that non-experts can understand. You will learn to transform your data into a story (with minimal distractions) that will capture the audience's attention.