How to Paraphrase Effectively (Writing with Sources) Workshop


The purpose of this VIRTUAL 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 VIRTUAL 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 VIRTUAL 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 VIRTUAL 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 VIRTUAL 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 VIRTUAL 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 VIRTUAL Workshop Date

After you complete all of the AI Training Universal Pre-Requisites, you will be able to enroll in the VIRTUAL workshop. This can be done in the How to Paraphrase Effectively Module on Canvas. If you enroll in a VIRTUAL workshop before completing your pre-requisites, you will be dropped from the VIRTUAL workshop and asked to re-enroll after you have completed them.

NOTE: when choosing a time/date to attend the How to Paraphrase Effectively VIRTUAL Workshop, make sure you are choosing a date that occurs AFTER your scheduled one-on-one Universal Pre-Requisite meeting and after you have completed the online module.

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

Also note that you must make sure to sign up and attend the face-to-face VIRTUAL workshop on a date before your workshop deadline (on your sanction letter). If none of the dates work with your schedule by your workshop deadline, email immediately with your full name, PID, and your concerns. If you fail to complete the workshop by the completion deadline on your sanction letter, a $50 fee and hold will be posted to your student account.

Step 2. Attend the How to Paraphrase Effectively (Writing with Sources) VIRTUAL Workshop

For exact date, time and Zoom Link of your VIRTUAL workshop, please refer to your email confirmation after you enroll in a workshop date.

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 VIRTUAL workshop.

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