Our seminars meet one time for 90 minutes. Attend them to practice a wide variety of language and cross-cultural skills.
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Communicating Data Effectively
Practice organizing structures and language used for explaining data in papers and presentations.
Learn techniques to summarize and simplify complex material.
Email for Academic Purposes
Identify and practice strategies for effectively organizing information and communicating politely in academic emails.
Improving Spoken Delivery
Use drama techniques to focus on muscularity/ mouth movement, gestures, and emphatic stress.
Paraphrasing Properly & Avoiding Plagiarism
Nonnative English speakers can avoid unintentionally plagiarizing by understanding what plagiarism means in US universities, and how to paraphrase another author's work properly.
Participating in Classes
Learn how to demonstrate your knowledge more effectively in classes, discussion groups and seminars.
Principles of Academic Writing
Learn principles of successful academic writing (e.g. audience, purpose, organization, style, flow).
Learn how to better tell your "professional story": e.g., professional strengths, motivations, future aspirations, personal and professional influences.
Revising for Clarity
Learn to revise your writing through structuring sentences and paragraphs so that readers will interpret ideas as you intended.
Three Keys for Better Presentations
Writing Academic Summaries
Learn how to successfully write the various types of summaries that are required in many CMU classes (reports, reviews, critiques, exams, etc.).