Writing with Sources: Learning to Paraphrase Effectively


The purpose of this workshop focuses on why it is important to differentiate your ideas from others and discover tools to properly quote, paraphrase, and summarize in the research process.


Expectations and Standards

In order for the workshop to function well, the following rules and expectations must be respected and observed by all students.

  1. Punctuality. This is very important because this meeting is participatory and it shows respect for everyone else in the room. 
  2. No cell phones, laptops, or other communication devices should be on during the workshop. Staying present to other individuals without external distraction is fundamental to ensuring that all members have the opportunity to learn from one another.
  3. Confidentiality. Although individuals are not obligated to share personal information about themselves or their violation, the workshop is designed as a safe space wherein individuals can freely discuss information that is considered personal and/or private. Thus, by participating in this workshop, you may learn confidential and personal information about other students. Communicating such information in any way that may be attributed to an individual is not permitted. However, you should feel free to share what you learn or insights you've gained.
  4. Participation and Respect. The goal is not to speak for the sake of speaking, but rather to enrich the learning process through consistent participation. You will find that if you are open to participation, you will feel activated to discuss various topics at various times in an instinctive manner. Participation also relies on the expectation of respect for others ideas, opinions, and values. Such respect may come in the form of sharing time in discussions for all individuals to speak, as well as listening and learning from differing viewpoints.



Step 1. Enroll in a Workshop Date

After you complete all of the AI Training Universal Pre-Requisites, you should receive an email with the enrollment link to enroll in this workshop. If you do not receive this email within two business days, contact aio@ucsd.edu to let us know you have completed the pre-requisites. Make sure to include your name and PID.

NOTE: when choosing a time/date to attend the Writing with Sources Workshop, make sure you are choosing a date that occurs AFTER your scheduled one-on-one Universal Pre-Requisite meeting.

You will not be able to attend the face-to-face workshop until you have completed all 3 pre-requisites.

Make sure to sign up for a workshop that will take place before your workshop deadline. If none of the dates work with your schedule by your workshop deadline, email aio@ucsd.edu immediately with your full name, PID, and your concerns. If you fail to complete the workshop by your deadline, a $25 fee and a hold may be posted to your student account.


Step 2. Attend Writing with Sources Workshop

For exact date and time, refer back to the email confirmation you received after you enroll in a workshop date.

This workshop is open to all students, so you can bring a friend.

No shows or arriving late may result in a $25 late fee and a hold posted to your student account. In addition, you will have to sign up for another face-to-face workshop.

Failure to complete the Workshop by your deadline, may result in a $50 AI Training fee and hold posted to your student account.

Common Workshop Locations