Scott Memorial Library

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Upcoming CTL Workshops

MONDAY, 2/18 TUESDAY, 2/19 WEDNESDAY, 2/20 THURSDAY, 2/21 FRIDAY, 2/22
12:00pm How to Write Better Abstracts
MONDAY, 2/25 TUESDAY, 2/26 WEDNESDAY, 2/27 THURSDAY, 2/28 FRIDAY, 3/1
1:00pm Creating and Preparing Charts for Publication

THURSDAY, 2/21

    How to Write Better Abstracts
    Instructor: Pamela Walter, MFA
    Date: 2/21/2019
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A and virtual classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    What do you look for when you are researching abstracts? What barriers prevent you from finding what you need? Perhaps the abstract wasn’t as clear as it could be. The purpose of this course is to offer research writers a tool and process for writing abstracts that make it easier for your readers to find your published work. This course focuses on unpacking the elements that define a well-crafted abstract and helping you write one.

    At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
    • Explain why abstracts are important
    • Define what makes an abstract bad or good
    • Use a simple tool to design better abstracts



    This workshop is also available online on the date of the session--click here to enter the virtual classroom.

THURSDAY, 2/28

    Creating and Preparing Charts for Publication
    Instructor: Jessica Diebold, MEd
    Date: 2/28/2019
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 307, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    Creating charts for publication is a snap with Microsoft Excel. The graphing and formatting of Excel make it a quick and easy solution for many types of data display. We’ll look at optimizing your format in Excel for easy placement into PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. Participants should already possess the skills to work with data in Excel.

    During this workshop we will:
    • Create various types of graphs including: bar charts, x-y plots, scatter plots
    • Manipulate formatting to gain adequate resolution
    • Add a chart to MS PowerPoint for automatic updating
    • Copy and manipulate a chart in Photoshop that satisfies publishers’ requirements