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Courses and Workshops

Abstract Writing Workshop

The Drexel Writing Center periodically offers workshops on various steps in the writing process, including workshops on writing abstracts. This is particularly helpful for students looking to apply to present their undergraduate research, as most conferences require that applicants submit an abstract of their work to be considered. Please check back here or on the Drexel Writing Center Workshops page for updates on when these workshops will be held.

FOR STAR Scholars: The Drexel Writing Center staff will host two abstract writing workshops specifically for STAR Scholars to help prepare you for writing your abstracts for the STAR Scholars Summer Showcase Program Booklet.

Abstract Writing Workshop slides [PDF]

Poster Design Workshop

Hagerty Libraries and the Drexel Writing Center periodically offer workshops on various skills related to presenting research, including designing effective research posters. Please check back here, on the Drexel Writing Center Workshops page, or on the Hagerty Libraries events page for updates on when these workshops will be held.

FOR STAR Scholars: We will host a poster design workshop specifically for STAR Scholars to help prepare you for designing your posters for the STAR Scholars Summer Showcase.

Introductory Research Courses

FOR STAR Scholars 
Research Methods 1 & 2 (MIS 481-001, MIS 481-002)

STAR Scholars in the LeBow College of Business who intend to work with a Business faculty member for their STAR project are required to take Research Methods 1 & 2 in Spring Term. This is a four-credit course, with the two sections being worth two credits each. Research Methods 1 (MIS 481-001) takes place during Weeks 1-5 and covers general social science research methodology, while Research Methods 2 (MIS 481-002) takes place during Weeks 6-10 and covers research methods specific to business disciplines. Students in the social sciences are welcome to register for MIS 481-001, as well, if they are interested. Please contact the OUR staff for more information.

Research Workshop Series

FOR STAR Scholars
This set of workshops, hosted in conjunction with the Hagerty Library, is meant to introduce students from all disciplines to thinking about their specific research topic within the larger narrative of their discipline and the world at large, while also reviewing elements of the research process such as literature reviews and finding/reading scholarly articles.  

Workshop #1: Contextualizing Your Research

This workshop introduces students to the concept of research in context, which will be the overarching theme for all three workshops. In this first workshop, we will discuss the idea of “context,” explore what a literature review is and how a literature review is related to context, and begin mind-mapping the different contexts of students’ STAR topics.

Contextualizing Your Research slides [PDF]

Workshop #2: Finding and Reading Scholarly Articles

This workshop will deal with the academic context of research - particularly in terms of how to read a scholarly article. Students will be asked to bring an article related to their STAR topic and will use that and a second article to visually depict common and unique elements among the two articles and their STAR topic.

Finding and Reading Scholarly Articles [PDF]

Workshop #3: Research in Other Contexts

The third workshop will ask students to consider contexts other than the academic context in which their research exists, including real world applications and interdisciplinary connections. We will also explore the importance and value of understanding research in these various contexts.

Research in Other Contexts [PDF]

Workshop #4: Presenting Research

The final workshop will review for students different methods and modes of communicating research, particularly in terms of presentation formats. We will review different types of presentations and how those presentation formats can be employed to highlight different aspects of research projects/topics.

Presenting Research [PDF]

Please RSVP for the Research Workshops through Discover