Carnegie Mellon University

Student Academic Success Center

Office of the Vice Provost for Education

Communication Support Workshop Recordings

Since Communication Support focuses on learnable principles, it's easy to apply the information we provide to a variety of subjects, projects, and situations. Below, we've listed videos of our learnable principles organized by common projects and subject matter. Each category begins with the very basics (organization and structure) and moves to principles that are more specific to the type of project you're working on.

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3MT Introduction

3MT People's Choice Winner Example

3MT Winner Example (Queensland)

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Academic Publishing in STEM (recorded workshop)

Application Essay for Graduate School (recorded workshop)

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BLUF: Using Topic Sentences in Academic Writing

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Citing your Sources

Communicate Like A Professional: Contacting Your Professors and Employers

Communicate Like a Professional (recorded workshop)

Concise Writing (recorded workshop)

Creating Scientific Research Posters (recorded workshop)

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Designing Effective Slide Presentations (slides at end of video here)

Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations part 1 & part 2 (recorded workshop)

Designing Effective Research Posters (recorded workshop)

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Emails: Writing Effective and Professional Emails

Executive Summaries

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Faculty Panel on Academic Publishing in STEM (recorded workshop)

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Graduate School Application Essay (recorded workshop)

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Handling Difficult People and Situations with Team Communication (recorded workshop)

How do good writers get started?

How do I cite my sources correctly?

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Improving the "Flow" of your Writing (recorded workshop)

Introduction to 3MT

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Literature Review

Literature Review (recorded workshop)

M

Making a Case for your Research

Maximizing the Impact of your Cover Letter (recorded workshop)

Metaphors and Transitions

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Novelty Moves

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Oral Presentation Guidelines

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Pacing for Oral Presentations

Paraphrasing: How do good writers get started?

Paraphrasing: How do I cite my sources?

Paraphrasing: What does my instructor want?

People's Choice Winner 3MT Example

PowerPoint Presentations (slides at end of video here)

PowerPoint Presentations part 1 & part 2 (recorded workshop)

Presentation Skills (recorded workshop)

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Research Poster Design (recorded workshop)

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Scientific Metaphors and Transitions

Scientific Research Posters (recorded workshop)

Sentence Concision 

Slide Design (slides at end of video here)

STEM Faculty Panel (recorded workshop)

Strategies for Concise Writing (recorded workshop)

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Team Communication I: Managing Team Projects (recorded workshop)

Team Communication Part II: Handling Difficult People and Situations (recorded workshop)

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Using Metaphors and Transitions

Using Topic Sentences in Academic Writing with BLUF

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What does my instructor want?

What is 3MT?

Winner Example 3MT

Writing Effective and Professional Emails

Writing a Graduate School Application Essay (recorded workshop)

Language & Cross-Cultural Videos

Mastering a second language requires repeated practice over time. The materials below can provide hours of practice to supplement our language support workshops and allow students to work at their own pace with a variety of materials.